The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots will wrap up this weekend’s NFL action with a Thursday Night Football matchup at Gillette Stadium. This matchup has lost much of its intrigue with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay now and Cam Newton leading the Patriots to a 3-5 record this season. But the Ravens are still very much in the hunt for the Lombardi trophy and a win in Foxborough is needed to keep up in their race for the AFC North and playoff seeding. The game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC.
This game has the Ravens as 7-point road favorites with an over-under line at 43.5. That’s a low line after falling four points from the 47.5 opening total. That big drop is likely due to a big weather even moving through Sunday night. Heavy ran and gusts into the 40s are on tap. Much will depend on the timing of the storm, so keep your eyes on the forecast.
The Ravens defense comes into this game as the strongest unit of the two teams. They’re ranked 1st in DVOA against the run and seventh against the pass so far this season. The Patriots defense has taken a huge hit this season, as they rank 31st against the run and 30th against the pass over at Football Outsiders. Neither team has been good at throwing the ball this season, but both have had success running the ball. If the weather turns out to be as poor as the forecast says, we could have a whole bunch of rushing attempts on Sunday night.
If you can’t watch this game on TV, you have the option to stream the matchup on the NBC Sports Live. If you don’t have cable, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream Sunday Night Football this week.
The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.