Ravens defender admits Patriots hurry-up offense was ‘almost unstoppable’ at one point


BALTIMORE — While the Patriots lost to the Ravens by 17 points and scored only 20 points, their second-fewest of the year, the offense did some things that made Baltimore uncomfortable at times.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey even admitted it afterwards.

“I ain’t going to lie, that no-huddle was killing us,” he said. “When we got to the sideline, we were like, ‘Yo, we have to do something.’ When they were doing that no-huddle they were almost unstoppable at one point.”

While the Patriots went with the no huddle the entire game, it was working a great deal in the second quarter and even into the third quarter before Julian Edelman’s fumble. 

After totaling 13 yards on their first three drives, the Patriots had 218 yards on their next 33 plays, spanning five drives. If Edelman did not fumble, there’s a chance the Patriots would have taken the lead on that drive and who knows how the game would have gone from there.

Tom Brady finished 30-for-46 with 285 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

So, if the Patriots are to meet the Ravens again this year, maybe thanks to Humphrey’s admission, we’ll see the no huddle once again.