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Patriots dial up a WR pass to give a spark to stagnant passing game, hit a TD

Get ready for more years of New England Patriots receivers throwing passes on trick plays.

Julian Edelman, a college quarterback, has been throwing passes for years on special plays. Jakobi Meyers was a quarterback in high school, and he can throw it a bit too.

Meyers threw a touchdown pass to Rex Burkhead in the second quarter to give the Patriots a surprising 13-10 lead over the Baltimore Ravens. Meyers took a lateral, sized up Burkhead and hit him in the end zone with a nicely placed pass.

The Patriots aren’t exactly lighting it up through the air with their conventional passing game.