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Pats Win in Last Minute

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The New England Patriots came perilously close to their first loss of the season Monday night, trailing by seven midway through the fourth quarter in Baltimore. But the Pats are 12-0 after Tom Brady led a pair of scoring drives for a 27-24 win over the Ravens.

Jabar Gaffney grabbed a six-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to give the Patriots their first lead since the opening quarter. It capped a 73-yard drive that included a pair of fourth-down conversions, one coming in a holding penalty and another aided by a timeout called by the Ravens.

The Ravens enjoyed a 24-17 lead after Kyle Boller tossed his second touchdown pass of the night, a one-yard strike to Daniel Wilcox with 14:25 left. Stephen Gostkowski drilled his second field goal of the game to cut New England's deficit before Brady helped the Pats remain perfect.

Baltimore almost pulled out a victory on the final play, when Boller threw a 52-yard pass to Mark Clayton on a jump-ball play at the New England three. But the Patriots wrapped up Clayton before he could reach the end zone.

The Pats are only the sixth team in NFL history to start a season 12-0. They host Pittsburgh next Sunday as the continue their quest to become the first team to post a perfect season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

This program aired on December 4, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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