Patriots get big win, continue to inch toward playoffs (The Associated Press)

By the time the Patriots took the field Monday night against the Ravens, they knew they’d have to wait at least another week to wrap up their eighth consecutive playoff berth. The Patriots overcame a pair of miscues on special teams and provided some timely offense late to beat the Baltimore Ravens 30-23 on Monday night . New England enters its final three regular season games in great position for an eighth straight AFC East crown.