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10/17/2010 - 5:02pm
Branch: 'Haven't felt this way in four years'

It felt like old times for Patriots receiver Deion Branch, who caught nine passes for 98 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to help the Pats beat the Ravens, 23-20 in overtime. "I don't want to talk about the past, but I haven't felt this way in four years," Branch said. "It's kind of crazy. I truly feel like when we got the ball on that last drive that we knew, 'Hey we're going to go down and get some points out of this and win the game.' That's the feeling we had." 

 

It's been a whirlwind week for Branch, who didn't know until Monday night that he was heading back to New England. "You never know in the NFL," Branch said. "It's never true until it happens." The first thing Branch had to do was assure his wife that they could get their kids into a new school. He told her: "We're going back home."

 

It wasn't all perfect for Branch, who noted that he made a mistake...

10/17/2010 - 4:36pm
Belichick: 'I'm really proud of those kids'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was happy with the way his team came back from a 10-point deficit to beat Baltimore, 23-20 in overtime Sunday, and gave credit to his players for the performance. "That was a good win for our football team today," Belichick said. "I'm really proud of those kids. They played hard. Ten points down in the fourth quarter, rallied, fought through in overtime. Really a heck of a job by our players. Got to give them all the credit in the world. I know a lot of people doubted what they could do, second half and all that, but you come back from behind against a team like Baltimore, win it at the end, you can talk about everybody. It was a real team effort against a real good football team."

 

It seemed like old times with Deion Branch, who caught nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown, back with the team. "It was good to have him back there," the coach said. "He's a good football player...

10/17/2010 - 4:21pm
Brady: 'It was a good one to win'

After engineering a fourth-quarter comeback and 23-20 win over Baltimore in overtime, Tom Brady noted the importance of the victory. "That was a battle," Brady said. "I think there's a lot of things that we wish we could have done better. It feels good to win down 10 in the fourth quarter. It's a good one to win." 

 

Brady hooked up with Deion Branch on a touchdown that cut the Ravens lead to 20-17 and found his old teammate nine time for 98 yards in Branch's return to New England. "He did great," Brady said. "You guys asked me earlier in the week if there was chemistry there. I've been throwing balls to him for a long time. He made some big time plays. We all kept battling." On the touchdown, which came after Brady scrambled and found Branch in the corner of the end zone, Brady said, "We put him over there to see if he could get open and he didn't let us down." 

 

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10/17/2010 - 2:39pm
Late and great: Pats beat Ravens in OT

FOXBORO -- Steve Gostkowski's third field goal of the day, from 35 yards out with 1:55 left in overtime, lifted the Patriots to a 23-20 win over the Ravens at Gillette Stadium.

 

The Patriots trailed 20-10 early in the fourth quarter before Tom Brady led the comeback with a four-yard TD pass to Deion Branch and Gostkowski's 24-yard field goal that tied it with 1:51 left in regulation.

 

Playing their first game without Randy Moss, Deion Branch stepped in and caught nine balls for 98 yards and a touchdown. Brady finished 27-of-44 for 292 yards and a touchdown and two interceptions. 

 

It was the 12th straight regular season win for the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Brady has also won 23 straight regular season home games dating back to Nov. 2006. 

 

BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Deion Branch, in his first game back...

10/17/2010 - 10:41am
Pats inactives: James Sanders out

FOXBORO -- Safety James Sanders has been ruled out of today's game against Baltimore with an ailing hamstring, an injury that limited him in practice this week. 

 

The full list of inactives include running back Thomas Clayton, offensive linemen Mark LeVoir and Rich Ohrnberger, defensive lineman Kyle Love, wide receiver Taylor Price, running back Fred Taylor and cornerback Tyrone Wheatley.

 

For more, visit the Patriots page at weei.com/patriots. 


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