Brady comes through after Pats almost blow 20-point lead (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) – After the Patriots blew most of a 20-point lead with two special teams flubs, Tom Brady hit a wide-open Chris Hogan with a 79-yard touchdown bomb with 6:18 remaining as New England escaped with a 30-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Brady’s second touchdown pass of the game was also the 450th of his NFL career, making him the fourth player to hit that mark. New England led 23-3 in the third quarter before rookie Cyrus Jones had a bouncing punt hit off his foot for a fumble and Matthew Slater dropped a kickoff that allowed Joe Flacco to throw a pair of short touchdown passes.