Malcolm Butler made a perfect deflection on third down to put the Ravens’ best player (kicker Justin Tucker) on the field for a 34-yard field goal attempt. Tucker missed his first field goal attempt of the year on the attempt, but it was through no fault of his own. Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin hopped the offensive line at just the right moment and easily blocked the kick. The Patriots would score on the ensuing drive.
Vaulting the line is the cool new thing to do this year, and McClellin’s leap was one of the best of the year. He clearly took off after the snap and didn’t come close to grazing the Ravens’ long snapper.