Sports Illustrated’s Peter King made his weekly appearance with Mut & Merloni on Friday to preview Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game and talk about other NFL news.

The Ravens had major personnel changes in the offseason, but King said they’ve started to return to their physical style the last few weeks.

FOXBORO — On Friday, Bill Belichick revealed his more humble side to make a point about the fine line he walks between correcting mistakes and accepting them as part of the game and the other side where too many can just kill a team.

The obvious best example of this on the 2013 Patriots is Stevan Ridley, the most explosive running back the Patriots have. He was benched in the Houston game after losing fumbles in each of the previous three games.

FOXBORO — For the second straight day, rookie receiver Josh Boyce was the only player missing from sweats and shells practice on the lower grass fields as the Patriots finished their on-field preparations for the Ravens this Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Boyce injured his ankle during a 15-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. Boyce has missed all three practices this week and is likely to sit out Sunday’s game in Baltimore.

A New Bedford judge ordered the North Attleboro house and other assets of accused murderer Aaron Hernandez frozen at the request of the family of Odin Lloyd, which is suing the former Patriots tight end.

Bristol County Super Court judge Richard T. Moses made his ruling Thursday with no objection from Hernandez’s criminal attorney, who asked that the matter be revisited at a later date after Hernandez hires counsel for the lawsuit.

Ron Winter will work as the lead official for Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Ravens, according to Football Zebras.

Winter has worked as an NFL referee since 1998. This marks Winter’s first Patriots game of the 2013 season. His last New England contest was Dec. 2, 2012 when the Patriots met the Dolphins in Miami — that game was a 23-16 win for New England.

Here’s a look at each lead official assigned to work Patriots games to this point in the 2013 season:

FOXBORO -- “Friggin’ Baltimore,” said Tom Brady with a sigh.



FOXBORO — Nate Solder went from DNP to limited, but the change in the status of the left tackle was the only tweak to the Patriots injury report on Thursday.

Solder, who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, was missing from practice on Wednesday, but was present Thursday — at least for the start of the session — which was held in sweats and shells inside Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO — Left tackle Nate Solder returned to practice on Thursday, but rookie receiver Josh Boyce was missing again as the Patriots continued preparing for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Solder, who suffered a head injury last week against Miami and was listed on Wednesday’s injury report with a concussion, was not present for Wednesday’s practice session. He was on the field at the start of Thursday’s session, which was held inside Gillette Stadium in sweats and shells.

FOXBORO -- The last two years, the Patriots offense has been the football equivalent of high-speed DSL. This year, it’s been more like old-school dial-up.



FOXBORO — For a second straight Wednesday, Nate Solder did not practice. And for the second straight week, it was officially due to a concussion, this time suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. Solder also sustained a head injury in the win over the Browns a week earlier.

Josh Boyce was also absent due to an ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter Sunday.