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Wilfork’s helmet removal wouldn’t have given Cundiff another try

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Several Ravens fans have pointed out that, after Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff made like Gary Anderson late in the AFC title game, Pats defensive lineman Vince Wilfork removed his helmet in the field of play.  And several Ravens fans wonder whether the maneuver should have resulted in a penalty that would have given the Ravens another shot at the failed field goal attempt.

The first name that first comes to mind in such situations?  Dwayne Rudd.

In Week One of the 2002 season, the former Browns linebacker believed he’d tackled former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, ending the game.  Rudd celebrated by removing his helmet and throwing it.  But Green had managed to lateral the ball to tackle John Tait, who carried it 28 yards to the Cleveland 25.  The officials then moved the ball half the distance to the end zone, awarded the Chiefs an untimed down, and a 30-yard field goal from Morten Andersen (whose foot eventually won for Atlanta the game Gary Anderson blew for Minnesota) delivered the victory, 40-39.

Today, Wilfork’s helmet removal should have resulted in a penalty.  But it wouldn’t have altered the outcome of the game.

“A post-possession foul, i.e. after the play is over, the penalty spot is enforced from the succeeding spot,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora told PFT by email.  “So it would be half the distance to the goal, and Patriots football.”

In other words, the officials’ failure to penalize Wilfork for removing his helmet in the field of play had no impact on the outcome of the game.  The field goal had been missed, the Pats had secured possession, and the infraction would have simply moved the Patriots from their own 22 to their own 11 for the final snap of the game.

That won’t make Ravens’ fans feel any better.  But at least they shouldn’t feel any worse.

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84 Responses to “Wilfork’s helmet removal wouldn’t have given Cundiff another try”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Jan 22, 2012 11:12 PM

    Don’t losers always look for some little technicality?

  2. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Jan 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    Any other excuses ?

  3. steelwarriors55 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:16 PM

    Ok what are you trying to do exactly ? You want to find reasons why the Ravens lost ? Here’s one simple reason…..they’ve choked once again.Stop trying to find reasons or penalties we all know that the Ravens usually get a lot of favorable calls anyway just not this time.Ravens thought that they had a clear path to win it all this year since we werent there but looks like you blew it off once again.See ya next year !!! You wont kick our butts twice each year.

  4. redguy12588 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:17 PM

    Ravens fans, just stop, you’re embarrassing yourselves

  5. raider23mike says: Jan 22, 2012 11:19 PM

    Looks like the city of Indianapolis will get to see a Manning under center this year after all.

    GIANTS 2011 SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!!!

  6. upyoursnfu says: Jan 22, 2012 11:20 PM

    I am sure they will still complain about it

  7. seanmmartin says: Jan 22, 2012 11:22 PM

    As a pats fan, I’m still often confused who I’m looking at wearing a #75 jersey: Vince or his wife.

  8. donkeykong2011 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:24 PM

    given another shot, Cundiff would have missed it wide right

  9. bspn2 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:24 PM

    Typical moronic Ratbird fans trying to come up with every possible excuse to blame the refs for their loss. It’s really getting tiresome.

  10. groess says: Jan 22, 2012 11:24 PM

    Raven fans….really?
    Quit reachin’

  11. patriotinvasion says: Jan 22, 2012 11:26 PM

    One again Ravens bums….you beat us ONCE ever and lost to the Colts the next week. Big mouths, with nothing to show for it.

  12. patriotinvasion says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    That said, Ray Lewis IS FOOTBALL. Much respect to he and Eddy Reed.

  13. donny1rodriguez says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    Ravens fans aren’t blaming refs for anything….

  14. pfunk1971 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    Can we stop with all the conspiracy theories and missed calls? The game is already micro managed enough!

  15. dumdumdidday says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    As a Texan’s fan, the Ravens’ fans need a reality check

    The Texans lost last week’s game more than the Ravens won it – tough, that is life

    This week, The Ravens lost the game more than the Patriots won it – tough, that is life

    I just hate the fact a New York team is going to the SB, I hope the Patriots destroy them

  16. flakazoid says: Jan 22, 2012 11:28 PM

    Well…it wouldn’t be a Ravens loss without a little bitchin’ about the officials…would it?

  17. vincentbojackson says: Jan 22, 2012 11:28 PM

    Put that Gatorade down Ravens fans, Gatorade showers are for closers.

  18. billfbrennan says: Jan 22, 2012 11:29 PM

    all ravens fans do is complain and look for excuses. pathetic

  19. mavix27 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:31 PM

    Instead of Kyle Williams, Lee Evans, and Billy Cundiff choking in unbelievable fashion it would have been nice to see someone from a winning team make a play.

  20. raideralex99 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:31 PM

    LOL … not one post from Raven fans making excuses yet all these losers calling down Raven fans for making excuses … who’s the losers.

  21. kelvinmchale says: Jan 22, 2012 11:32 PM

    What’s with those new conference championship trophies? Look so cheap, like someone stole the nice crystal football that belongs inside the silver frame. Even the players and coaches were looking at them like “Where’s the rest of it?”

  22. Soulman45 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:33 PM

    When he kick the ball and the ref said no good it was the Pats ball.

  23. truthoffootball says: Jan 22, 2012 11:35 PM

    nice to see that pioli cant try and take credit for this Patriot trip to the superbowl! but we will probably hear through some other “source” that he had a secret talk with Bill B to help him over the top…..but he didnt want to talk about it because we all know he doesnt like to talk about himself. i love when GM’s try to take credit for coaching football. hey wait a minute why didnt we ever hear about GM’s in the 60′s thru the 90′s??? save for a bobby betheard here and there

  24. nattypoes says: Jan 22, 2012 11:35 PM

    Evans dropped the Super Bowl. It’s not on Cundiff, and definitely not the refs. Evans got careless with the most important catch of his entire life.

    And Joe Flacco is a damn good quarterback. I had no doubt he was going to drive us down the field at the end. It felt just like the game at Pitt this year. Joe Flacco proved he can get to the Super Bowl. He made all the plays to do it, Evans just couldn’t hold on.

  25. nepatriots128154 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:36 PM

    Haha, that Vikings fan in you Mike really has it out for poor Gary Anderson!

  26. mornelithe says: Jan 22, 2012 11:38 PM

    Regardless of Wilfork taking his helmet off, honestly Raven’s you guys played a HELL of a game. I cannot remember a game where I was more on the edge of my seat. There were mistakes on either side tonight, who knew that the Pats D would actually carry the team for once in 18 games. Absolutely astounding.

    Awesome game, clean and down to the wire. My hats off to the Raven’s Defense, and also to Flacco, he did a hell of a job. As a Pats fan, I’m not ashamed to admit that I feel it deserved to go to OT, I was expecting it.

    That having been said, some amazing resilience there by the Patriots, Brady had an abysmal game, and they never lost focus…never let it get carried away. Couldn’t have asked for a better game than that.

    Not sure if we meet next season, but I look forward to our next encounter Raven’s.

  27. donny1rodriguez says: Jan 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    I’m wondering where all these complaining raven fans that you guys speak of… I’ve been on ravens forums all evening, and the only thing ravens fans are blaming are a bum WR and a bum kicker.

  28. billyrocket says: Jan 22, 2012 11:40 PM

    Who can blame the Raven fans for complaining about ever little thing. They get that from their coach.

  29. stairwayto7 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:42 PM

    QUIT CRYING RAVEN FAN! I remember in Sept after being up 27-7 on the Steelers you went for 2 and no STEELER COMPLAINED! RAVENS YOU GOT SERVED!

  30. baltimoreballs says: Jan 22, 2012 11:46 PM

    Being a Ravens fan I haven’t seen any other Raven fans complain about this specific thing.

    Yeah were down in the dumps, and way to kick us while were down. We accepted our loss and there is nothing we can do about it but generalizing a whole fan base does not help.

  31. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 22, 2012 11:51 PM

    ((whose foot eventually won for Atlanta the game Gary Anderson blew for Minnesota) delivered the victory, 40-39.)

    Try 30-27 Falcons in OT, Geesh! get a proofreader.

  32. dannylaruso says: Jan 22, 2012 11:52 PM

    ravens fan here, haven’t heard any ravens fans complaining about anything today. we blew it. not crying…..we blew it.

  33. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 22, 2012 11:52 PM

    nattypoes says:
    Jan 22, 2012 11:35 PM
    Evans dropped the Super Bowl. It’s not on Cundiff, and definitely not the refs. Evans got careless with the most important catch of his entire life.

    And Joe Flacco is a damn good quarterback. I had no doubt he was going to drive us down the field at the end. It felt just like the game at Pitt this year. Joe Flacco proved he can get to the Super Bowl. He made all the plays to do it, Evans just couldn’t hold on.
    ——————————————————–

    First you guys pretend there’s some fairy-tale possession re-do with Wilfork. Then you pretend Flacco got you to the Bowl, it’s just well, the receiver didn’t hold on to the ball. Wow you guys are embarrassing!

    Oh and if I’m not mistaken there was a DEFENDER there who knocked the ball out of his hands — you’re acting like he just dropped the ball and gave New England a gift. Seriously, are you guys this deluded?

    Instead of fantasizing, why don’t you look at reality — the fact that the Ravens will never get to the Super Bowl with Joe Flacco.

  34. stewballz92 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:55 PM

    Ravens would have won if they had Tebow that’s all I have to say. It would have been Tebow hour he would have taken a massive cum on all of the Patriots.

  35. joyjoy69 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:04 AM

    mornelithe says: Jan 22, 2012 11:38 PM

    Regardless of Wilfork taking his helmet off, honestly Raven’s you guys played a HELL of a game. I cannot remember a game where I was more on the edge of my seat. There were mistakes on either side tonight, who knew that the Pats D would actually carry the team for once in 18 games. Absolutely astounding.

    Awesome game, clean and down to the wire. My hats off to the Raven’s Defense, and also to Flacco, he did a hell of a job. As a Pats fan, I’m not ashamed to admit that I feel it deserved to go to OT, I was expecting it.

    That having been said, some amazing resilience there by the Patriots, Brady had an abysmal game, and they never lost focus…never let it get carried away. Couldn’t have asked for a better game than that.

    Not sure if we meet next season, but I look forward to our next encounter Raven’s.

    ———————–

    Well said, except that the #1 team from each division always plays each other next year, so they will meet. As for anyone that would gripe over the non-call, don’t we all complain (on occasion) about the refs over-officiating?! This was a clear, “we could call it, but it makes no difference, so we won’t call it and waste everyone’s time” decisions that we should all praise. Overall, they let the holding go on both sides of the ball a bit and called a pretty even game. This was a case of two pretty evenly matched teams coming down to the wire. What a game!

  36. mlbbal52 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:07 AM

    You all are trusting a report that says Ravens fans were reaching for a second shot because of Wilfork taking off his helmet? It s a report no one even cared he took off his helmet the play was over once he missed. Stop using this thread to make your Ratbird jokes and what not it sounds stupid. We lost and this is just some report that made no since for anyone to even post. Again we lost that’s how it is Cundiff missed a kick a NFL kicker should have made I bet you no Ravens fan said crap about wilforks helmet these guys just look for a story…

  37. painkiller20 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:16 AM

    Ummm… a Ravens fan didnt write this article. Not sure why so many people are jumping on the fan base. Get a life. I’m sure 1 out of a million ravens fan even knew this happened so it didn’t really warrant an article.

  38. abbazabba420b says: Jan 23, 2012 12:16 AM

    No excuse for letting go of the game winning touchdown, they banded the pats the game on a platter.

  39. sariff420 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:30 AM

    How can Ray Lewis not anticipate the Tom Brady leap at the goal line? He was right there ! Teams always try that down there.

  40. cmack15 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:30 AM

    nattypoes says: Jan 22, 2012 11:35 PM

    Evans dropped the Super Bowl. It’s not on Cundiff, and definitely not the refs. Evans got careless with the most important catch of his entire life.

    And Joe Flacco is a damn good quarterback. I had no doubt he was going to drive us down the field at the end. It felt just like the game at Pitt this year. Joe Flacco proved he can get to the Super Bowl. He made all the plays to do it, Evans just couldn’t hold on.

    +++++++++

    Hurts don’t it? Like a nightmare that just keeps getting worse? You, your whiny coach, the murderer and the unibrowed, Bert looking d head deserve it.

    enjoy watching the superbowl.

    ps… hope the Giants break Marsha’s leg

  41. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 23, 2012 12:32 AM

    Really? Someone brought this up?

  42. benwantsababyruth says: Jan 23, 2012 12:34 AM

    There is nothing to complain about except Evans dropping that ball and Cundiff missing the field goal. No excuses. You just expect a pro place kicker to make a 30 yarder.

  43. cowhawkfan says: Jan 23, 2012 12:38 AM

    I haven’t seen a single post by a Raven’s fan blaming the ref?!

  44. steveyurk36 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:41 AM

    lamarr woodley is right the ravens will never win a superbowl with joe (ben stiller)flacco at qb. the steelers show how you make plays in the big games thats why they have 6 lombardi trophys. nobody else in the league has as many. great to see both harbaughs choke in the big games. bwaahahhahahaha

  45. CKL says: Jan 23, 2012 1:18 AM

    Not sure why the last post I made is gone, but whatever.

    Hats off to the Ravens team today. They were a valiant and tough opponent that gave the Pats all they could handle and then some. They have nothing to hang their heads about.

  46. rarson says: Jan 23, 2012 1:24 AM

    Oh please. I’m not making any excuses as a Ravens fan. We blew this game. However, it was actually a pretty good game and we saw some great performances by some key players (which unfortunately were wiped out by other plays and bad coaching decisions).

    Let’s hope that the result of this game means that Cam Cameron is gone. The play calling, especially at the beginning, was atrocious.

    Oh, and regarding this rule, it’s just not something that gets called very often. Mason used to get called for it when he’d throw his helmet against the bench. And yet, I’ve seen players talk their helmets off on the field countless times and they mostly don’t get called for it. I wouldn’t have expected this to be called in this instance.

  47. ttommytom says: Jan 23, 2012 1:25 AM

    Cundiff should have called a timeout. Winded and rushing the play. Tynes also should have called a timeout. Stupid kickers who don’t know situatioal football…i.e. how many timouts and if this then that. It is NOT hard to have a grasp of such a simple thing like the playclock and how many timeouts you have.

    As per Evans: One needs to play WR in paranoid mode . Get 3 feet down. Grab and turn. Pretend your life depends on both. Lazy play cost the Ravens the game as Cundiff only cost them the chance to win. They could have still lost in OT had he made the kick.

  48. bbgraf08 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:43 AM

    Pats fan…season ticket holder…Have much respect for Flacco and the Ravens. I almost had 3 heart attacks from the 3rd quarter on.

  49. 00maltliquor says: Jan 23, 2012 2:10 AM

    Choke! Laces out!

  50. buffalomafia says: Jan 23, 2012 2:36 AM

    First Ravens fan your receiver was out of bounds holding onto a Patriots mask for 7 yards for a touchdown & the refs blew the call!

    Second Evans dropped an easy catch in end zone!

    Third wide left!

    There are are main eventers & there are ham & eggers! Ravens are ham & eggers!

  51. thetwilightsown says: Jan 23, 2012 3:17 AM

    Not a Ravens fan but… Is it too much to ask to get the entire Giants D to snap Brady in Half, then use his terrible hair to dry the river of Pasty Tears? Is that so much to ask. Really?
    Boston/New England fans are easily the worst.

  52. billybone says: Jan 23, 2012 3:58 AM

    loosing is a tough pill for anybody to have to swallow. If the roles were reversed, a lot of you would be singing a different song. That’s the name of the game, its why we watch it, and why we love it. Kudos to one hell of a game!

  53. ogre2010 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:26 AM

    My goodness, seems like we are grasping at anything now!! GAME OVER people, it was a great game and it’s time to move on.

  54. lgwelsh1 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:55 AM

    The Ravens lost, they had their chances. See you next year.

  55. fanofthegame says: Jan 23, 2012 5:02 AM

    I’ll preface by saying I’m not a Ravens’ fan but as was mentioned in another article, why didn’t Harbaugh call a time out instead of hurrying Cundiff on the field?

    The kick is stressful enough knowing that if he makes it, it’ll bring them one step closer to possibly going to the Super Bowl.

    Hindsight is always 20-20 but everyone knows that nothing is a given in the game of football.

    Good coaches prepare their players in the best way possible and in this case, it didn’t happen.

  56. thebrownswillalwaysloose says: Jan 23, 2012 5:23 AM

    Unlike years past where the steelers and pats needed zebra help to beat the ravens, yesterday they beat themselves. At least the Patriots didn’t cheat this time (that we know of)?

  57. akulabug says: Jan 23, 2012 6:32 AM

    Once more for review:

    Evans did not “drop” the ball it was knocked out of his hands !!!! Stop making it seem like he was all alone in the endzone and just dropped it. Give the guy a break that play happens all the time. Should he have caught it, YES. But he didn’t drop it.

  58. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 6:37 AM

    ps… hope the Giants break Marsha’s leg
    ______________________________

    what will you wish for when this doesn’t happen and Brady is hoisting the Lombardi once again? A set of new ones maybe?

  59. stilllovemybungles says: Jan 23, 2012 6:51 AM

    As a Bengals fan, I would just like to say “Go Giants!”

  60. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 23, 2012 7:07 AM

    There is a new dance sensation going around this morning. It’s called the “Do the Ratbird Shank”. What a joke!

    Baltimore Ravens = 1 Super Bowl win, one appearence.

    Pittsburgh Steelers = 6 Super Bowl wins, eight appearences.

    GO STEELERS!!

    HA!

  61. annes22 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:51 AM

    Who cares? Cundiff missed the kick end of story.
    Everyone on the Ravens is to blame, it shouldn’t have got to the field goal. What does Ricky have to say today??? Maybe he should have kept quiet during the week. This is a team game, you loose together.

  62. malvord13 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:54 AM

    Just another example of how the refs seem to miss and forget some of the rules when it comes to their baby Tom Brady and the cheating patriots. If that was the ravens who took their helmet off…. please every single flag that could be thrown, would have been thrown. Everything seems to fall in the patriots lap all the time

  63. marinephinfan says: Jan 23, 2012 8:13 AM

    The Patriots have got to be the luckiest team in all professional sports.

  64. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:14 AM

    Pittsburgh Steelers = 6 Super Bowl wins, eight appearences.
    __________________________________

    You seem pretty immature for someone who is clearly old enough to have lived through all their wins dating back to 1975.

  65. flash1283 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:15 AM

    sweetzinger says:
    What was the score in 2009? 33-14 for Baltimore. Expect the same. Like always, this Patriot team is a fraud, just for a different reason this time. They haven’t beaten a team with a winning record all season-and they still have the worst defense. Just stop the TE’s and it will be easy. Get a good pass rush and don’t worry about your Offense. Everyone can score on this Patriot defense. Except Teblow it.
    ——————–
    Guess 2009 didnt help!

    wabeeb1 says:
    Flacco has the most wins out of any QB to ever play in their foirst 4 years.He is 19-1 at home in his last 20 games.He will do what needs to be done Sunday and beat the Pats in NE AGAIN.Brady is great but if you shut down Gronkowski(something like that) he has no one to throw to.Branch will be taken out of the game by a stout Ravens D.What happens when the Pats play the number 1 defense left in the playoffs?They can’t stop anyone from scoring,certainly can’t stop Ray Rice or Boldin and Brady will be held in check.
    —————-
    Guess they can STOP Ray Rice (21 rushes 61yard) yeah and Boldin was a non factor.

    KIR says:
    I guess great defense and great run game isn’t so bad after all. Especially outside in January. All of you “experts” who’s team does not play in a dome and thought you could win without a great back need to go back to the drawing board. Watch what’s going to happen to the Patriots. The only thing that scares me in Ed Reed’s injury (not Tom Brady).
    ————-
    Guess defense does win, except it was the Patriots D!

    QuothTheRaven says:
    Hey Boston fans what do you think is going to suck more, Baltimore ending your baseball season, or Baltimore ending your football season?
    The Ravens ain’t the Broncos.
    —————–
    What sucks more, a WR getting an easy TD catch smacked out of his hands or a kicker missing an easy kick?

  66. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:15 AM

    Loved the look on Ray Rice’s face when the field goal was missed. I could tell for once a Raven was actually speechless LOL

  67. ravenfan820 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:17 AM

    I love how all the Loser Stiller fans are gloating….

    we beat you twice this year….

    You were knocked out of the playoffs by a team that the Pats demolished.

    next year you are 25 million over the cap and your boy little ben is upset that the OC has just been fired (retired)…

    you have bigger fish to fry than worrying about the Ravens…..we’re fine!!

  68. sudz28 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:20 AM

    Are these the same Ravens fans who always laugh and dance and point out any time any other fan base feels they didn’t get the benefit of the calls? Who tell other fan bases to not whine? You reap what you sow, Ratbird nation! Funny none of you are pointing out the blatantly missed holding and facemask calls the Ratbirds didn’t get. Even with the obvious zebra help you STILL managed to blow it down your legs!

    You got beat by a better team yesterday, enjoy your semester at “choke so hard university”.

  69. purpleattack says: Jan 23, 2012 8:21 AM

    @steelwarriors55, I wouldn’t be talking Ben was probably watching this game while laying wood to some prostitute ;)

  70. jammer88 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:24 AM

    couldn’t have happened to a nicer team. Good riddens ravens fans, don’t let the door hit you on the way out. F the ravens and Ray Lewis who instead of playing football in the NFL, should be doing a life sentence for murdering two innocent people

  71. ballboy48 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    You know what Ravens fans, it’s called Karma! The Browns had to endure “The Drive” and “The Fumble”, and for gladly accepting another city’s team, you all get “The Drop” and “The Miss”! Karma baby, Karma! Thanks Pats!

  72. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    Lost in all of this is Harbaugh’s call at the beginning of the game to kick a field goal on 4th and inches at the goal line, down by 3. That sent a message to your team, and it wasn’t a good one.

    He coached scared, and the game was obviously too big for him, given his multiple mistakes.

  73. ahostiletakeover says: Jan 23, 2012 8:28 AM

    The subject here is a huge reach for Ravens’ fans, no excuse for Cundiff missing that kick. What I’m curious about is why the Lee Evans potential TD wasn’t even reviewed in a game of this magnitude. I seem to remember a Texans pass getting reviewed last week within the last two minutes when they were driving for a potential tying score, so what was the difference here? The difference was all of the house money riding on the Patriots, and I knew that was the difference in the 2nd when Pollard intercepted Brady but the play was called back for illegal contact on Webb as he was backpedaling and his receiver he was covering plowedinto HIM as he broke off his route. The game is done and Patriots made enough plays to win, but its obvious who Vegas wanted to win, with the refs and Cundiff on their side, how could they lose? Go Giants!

  74. pastabelly says: Jan 23, 2012 8:41 AM

    As a Patriots fan, I’m glad the Patriots won. But it feels more like the Ravens lost the game as opposed to the Patriots winning it. We Patriots fans are spoiled by seeing Tom Brady, Gronkowski, Welker, and Hernandez beating opponents into oblivion. That wasn’t happening yesterday. If it doesn’t happen in two weeks, the Pats will surely lose.

  75. opbilly says: Jan 23, 2012 8:59 AM

    to all the jerks on here especially the stairwayto7 jerk. ive been every website in balti and i havent heard anybody ask about or whine about this. it just shows that it takes a made up story to bring the jerk out in people. we got beat. we are staying classy. we know we have some problems (ie harbaugh and cameron) but nobody is blaming anybody but our own. so go back in your holes until next year when you can jump back on more made up stories. hopefully next year the steelers can get some better players so we can actually have some competitive games with them. we were hoping they could have gotten to n.e. and beaten them so we could have crushed them yesterday but they couldnt hold up their end of the bargain losing to an h-back masquerading as a quarterback!

  76. primetime0552 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:59 AM

    Remember when Suh did the same thing after blocking Janikowskis kick and everybody was saying how it should have been a penalty. There was even an article on here about it, and that article didn’t mention how it wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the game at all. Funny how the media leaves facts out on similar stories to continue to make a guy look like he is doing something wrong…..

  77. jetfanfolife says: Jan 23, 2012 9:18 AM

    Insert “Sad Trombone Sound” here

  78. melikefootball says: Jan 23, 2012 9:23 AM

    Is this the best the Ravens can hang their hat on, how many times as Ray Ray and Reed done the same. Get over it your team hasn’t showed it can win the big one.

  79. hystoracle says: Jan 23, 2012 9:43 AM

    00maltliquor says: Jan 23, 2012 2:10 AM

    Choke! Laces out!

    ———————————

    Laces were out. Thought I was watching FSU and Miami all over again. WIDE LEFT!!! Sad. Dropped winning TD in the end zone and missed FG to tie.

    As a football fan, both AFC and NFC champ games were great games to watch. It would be awesome to see the Superbowl go to OT.

  80. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    This is what frustrates me about PFT….

    I live in Baltimore, watched the game with about 20 ravens fans, read articles on several Baltimore media sites and the Ravens official website after the game. Did not see ONE other media outlet that made this an issue or even brought it up. Not to mention nobody I spoke to mentioned it. All the talk is Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff, no mention of this play at all. Until 5 minutes ago I didn’t even know this happened. But because PFT wants to write about it now Ravens fans look like crying whiney bitter losers.

    Thanks PFT…. thanks a lot

  81. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 23, 2012 11:38 AM

    Not blaming PFT. Not one little bit. The sore losers gripe. EVERY fan base has them. And I have seen them on here. EVERY fan base has them!

    Proud Ravens fan here. We LOST. Time to move on. The officials did not lose the game. We did. Yes it stings. But my head is high because I know we had our chances. Telling it like it is…we blew our chances at the end.

    Ravens’ fans complain no more about bad calls than any other group I read in here. And I love all the patriots smack talk about such a bunch of bums the Ravens are. All the blowout comments from last week are just too funny now. And in the end, I know how you all were sweating it out at the very end. You all got a great break that Cundiff missed that kick. You know it. I know it. The world knows it. Doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the win…because you do. But we let you off the hook.

    Best of luck to the remaining teams. Great year Ravens! Very proud of you!

  82. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 23, 2012 11:41 AM

    @jammer88
    Really? Still going there? Where’s your proof on Ray? I’m waiting?

    Guess you’ll be upset. He’s coming back again.

  83. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 11:53 AM

    There are actually more Steeler fans on here complaining / gloating / trolling than Ravens fans. Pathetic.

    Henceforth, I’m rooting for the Ravens in the AFC North (though I don’t want the Pats to play them again… prefer easy wins in the playoffs against the STEELERS.)

  84. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 6:22 PM

    jenniferxxx says:
    Jan 22, 2012 11:12 PM
    Don’t losers always look for some little technicality?

    __
    You tell us. I saw TONS of Pats fans making excuses after SB 42. Biggest crybaby fan base in all of sports.

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