ON FOOTBALL Josh McDaniels needs to let his players play ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Rob Carr/Getty Images New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft stands on the sideline at M&T Bank Stadium before the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots tight end Michael Hoomanawanui tried to sail into the end zone after a first quarter catch. jim davis/globe staff Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by the Ravens Dannell Ellerbe (left) and Haloti Ngata (right) on a second downplay during the last New England possession of the game. Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (left) celebrated his first-half touchdown against the Patriots with teammate Tommy Streeter. Gail Burton/associated press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) rushed the ball past teammates Dan Connolly (rear left) and Sebastian Vollmer in the first half. Patrick Smith/Getty Images A referee separated players in the first half. Nick Wass/associated press Ravens fullback Vonta Leach (top) is upended by Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty as he rushes the ball in the first half. Nick Wass/associated press Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepared to run a play in the first half. jim davis/globe staff Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker dived for the last couple of yards on a first quarter catch. Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith tackled Patriots running back Danny Woodhead at the end of a run during the first half. patrick Smith/Getty Images Wes Welker was hit in the third quarter. jim davis/globe staff Patriots coach Bill Belichick yelled to the referees. jim davis/globe staff Ravens head coach John Harbaugh screamed at an official after a first half play. Rob Carr/Getty Images Torrey Smith of the Ravens catches a touchdown pass in the second quarter against Kyle Arrington. Rob Car/Getty Images Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Ravens is brought down after scrambling for a first down by Kyle Love and Jermaine Cunningham. jim davis/globe staff Patriots running back Stevan Ridley is taken down on a third down running play, as the Ravens' Ed Reed sails over quarterback Tom Brady as he tries to get in on the tackle. jim davis/globes staff Wes Welker is grabbed by the jersey by the Ravens' Lardarius Webb, but he escaped and picked up some more yardage after a fourth quarter catch. Nick Wass/associated press Tom Brady points across the line of scrimmage before running a play in the second half. Gail Burton/associated press Ravens receiver Torrey Smith rushed the ball past Patriots safety Sterling Moore in the second half. Rob Carr/Getty Images Cornerback Lardarius Webb of the Ravens tackled Wes Welker during the fourth quarter. jim davis/globe staff No penalty was called on this tackle of Wes Welker by Lardarius Webb. jim davis/globe staff Torrey Smith hauls in a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Joe Flacco as the Patriots' Devin McCourty defends. jim davis/globe staff Torrey Smith celebrated after he hauled the fourth quarter touchdown pass from Joe Flacco. Patrick Smith/Getty Images Placekicker Justin Tucker of the Ravens booted the game-winning field goal against the Patriots in the fourth quarter. jim davis/globe staff Ravens kicker Justin Tucker celebrated after nailing the game-winning kick. Patrick Smith/Getty Images Justin Tucker celebrated with long snapper Morgan Cox. Patrick Semansky/Associated press Teammate Arthur Jones celebrated with Justin Tucker. Rob Carr/Getty Images A dejected Tom Brady walked off the field after losing.