Ravens will be measuring stick for Pats

New England's new offense will be put to test in barometer game against Baltimore

Updated: October 14, 2010, 11:45 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Much was learned about the New England Patriots two weeks ago in Miami. They showed resiliency and mental toughness against the Dolphins in a challenging environment, important ingredients for any team desiring to play deep into January.

Now it's time to find out even more.

Sunday's opponent -- the big, bad Baltimore Ravens -- will provide another measuring stick for what the Patriots are, and where they may ultimately be headed.

By most accounts, ...

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