New England Patriots

Nov 3, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs with the ball as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) defends during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium. (Douglas DeFelice/USA TODAY Sports)

Battling back from a 17-0 deficit, the Patriots found themselves just 30 yards from taking their first lead of the night in the opening moments of the third quarter when Mr. Reliable himself, Julian Edelman, fumbled the ball.

Scooped-and-scored by the Ravens’ Marlon Humphrey, it was a mistake that ultimately made a difference, as the Patriots never got closer than they did on Edelman’s fumble en route to a 37-20 loss at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday night.

And speaking with reporters after the loss, No. 11 wasted no time putting the loss on his miscue.

“It put us in a hole. You can’t turn the ball over against a team like that when they can hold the ball that long,” Edelman, who finished with 10 catches for 89 yards in the losing effort, said. “I feel like I let my team down. But you’ve got to move on.”

Edelman’s fumble wasn’t the final nail in the Patriots’ coffin in a forgettable Sunday (Tom Brady threw a massive interception on a deep attempt in the fourth quarter), but it surely didn’t help in a night that was all Baltimore.

“It just wasn’t our day,” said Edelman. “You’ve got to tip your hat to the Baltimore Ravens. They played a good game.”

The Patriots will get their yearly breather next week, as they’ll have a Week 10 bye.