The week after New England quarterback Tom Brady set the all-time National Football League record for wins with 201, his Patriots can clinch their eighth straight AFC East Division title if they defeat the Baltimore Ravens in a Monday Night Football game that will live stream from Foxboro, Massachusetts. But the game is a must-win for the Ravens and their playoff hopes — while Baltimore will also be seeking revenge for a shattering loss to the Patriots in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff game.
The Ravens took a 21-14 lead into halftime in that game, only to lose 35-31 on a Brady touchdown pass with 5:13 left on the clock.
The game featured the Patriots running an unusual offensive formation in which an offensive lineman was declared an eligible downfield receiver. The play enraged Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh, who complained bitterly to the referee as well as to the press after the game — despite the fact that the play was indeed legal at the time.
Monday night’s game will mark the first meeting between Baltimore and New England since that playoff game on January 10 of 2015, and the first regular-season clash between the Patriots and Ravens since December 22 of 2013 — a game won by Brady and the Patriots in a 41-7 blowout.
While a win clinches the AFC East for the Patriots, Baltimore sits at 7-5 and must win to equal the Pittsburgh Steelers atop the AFC North. In the current playoff picture, the AFC North appears unlikely to produce a Wild Card team, meaning that the Ravens must win the division to book a spot in the postseason — and a shot at their third Super Bowl championship since the franchise moved from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996.
Brady and the Patriots are looking for their fifth Super Bowl trophy since 2001.
Watch a preview of the Ravens vs. Patriots Monday Night Football clash from ESPN’s Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe in the video below.
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Baltimore Ravens vs New England Patriots NFL Week 14 Monday Night Football matchup, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, on Monday, December 12 — 5:25 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Can the New England Patriots pass one of their toughest tests of the season and clinch their eighth AFC East Division title in a row — and 13th in the last 14 seasons? Or can the Baltimore Ravens get revenge for their playoff lost to New England two seasons ago and pull even with the Pittsburgh Steelers on top of the AFC North in the process? To find out, watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots NFL Week 14 Monday Night Football game stream live online from the 66,800-seat Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, with streaming video provided by WatchESPN at this link, or by downloading either the WatchESPN or ESPN app to watch on mobile devices. WatchESPN also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and other set-top streaming devices, allowing fans to watch the Ravens vs. Patriots NFL Week 14 Monday Night showdown streaming live to their TV sets.
As an alternative, for fans who are unable to access WatchESPN (which requires login credentials), the Sling TV basic internet TV package offers ESPN, including the Baltimore vs. New England game and offers a seven-day free trial. To sign up, visit this link.
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