Ups and downs for the Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, and without the benefit of film review, a look at which New England Patriots are "up" and those at the opposite end of the spectrum in Saturday's game against the Baltimore Ravens:


Danny Amendola -- Caught two touchdowns -- one from Tom Brady, the other from Julian Edelman -- as he overcame an early fumble on a kickoff return (recovered by New England) to provide a spark.

Rob Gronkowski -- Tight end had four catches for 90 yards at halftime and then eclipsed the 100-yard mark with a touchdown in the second half.

Duron Harmon -- Second-year safety intercepted Joe Flacco on a long pass in the end zone to seal the win.


Darrelle Revis -- Cornerback was involved in three key plays that went the wrong way for the Patriots -- in coverage on Steve Smith on a first-quarter touchdown, called for defensive pass interference late in the second quarter that led to a touchdown, and called for defensive holding to negate a Jamie Collins strip sack and recovery in the third quarter.

Run defense -- While credit goes to the Ravens' offensive line for a job well done, the Patriots played a significant amount of base defense with three big defensive tackles inside and still struggled to stop the run.

Chris White -- Linebacker whose primary role is on special teams was penalized for taunting in the first half.