Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has caused a lot of pain to members of the Patriots over the years and he doled out another big hit in the fourth quarter on Sunday.
Pollard laid out Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, who appeared to be out on his feet before fumbling the ball on his way to the turf. Ridley returned to the locker room, likely to be evaluated for a concussion that would put him alongside Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski on the list of Patriots knocked out of games by Pollard.
It looked like Ridley might have been down before the ball came out, but referee Bill Leavy ruled otherwise after the replay and the Ravens took possession of the ball just a few plays after an Anquan Boldin touchdown put them up 21-13.
And it led to another Boldin touchdown just a few plays later. It’s the third touchdown pass of the game for Joe Flacco, who has completed 11 of his last 12 passes, and the Ravens have scored 21 straight points to grab a 28-13 lead with just over 11 minutes to play.
UPDATE 9:16 p.m. ET: The Patriots have announced that Ridley won’t return to the game.