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Billy Cundiff feels bad for letting Ray Lewis down

Baltimore Ravens kicker Cundiff looks on as he misses a field goal late in the fourth quarter of his team's loss to the New England Patriots the NFL's AFC Championship football game in Foxborough Reuters

After missing a 32-yard field goal that could have sent the AFC Championship Game into overtime on Sunday, Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff said he accepts the blame for the loss to the Patriots.

It’s a kick I’ve kicked a thousand times in my career, there’s really no excuse for it,” Cundiff said. “You know that Ray Lewis has poured his heart out, and you don’t know how many years he has left. To let him down is pretty tough.”

It’s still not clear what happened on that field goal attempt, as Cundiff appeared to be rushing into position and didn’t look ready, even though he could have simply called timeout if he needed more time. The Ravens had plenty of time, but the whole field goal unit looked like it was in a hurry.

The Ravens had another missed opportunity earlier in the fourth quarter, when they chose to go for it on fourth-and-6, rather than have Cundiff try a 50-yard field goal. Joe Flacco threw an incomplete pass to Dennis Pitta on that play, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh defended the decision after the game.

“We just felt like from a percentage standpoint,” Harbaugh said, “we probably had a better chance of getting the first down.”

Harbaugh might have been right on that call: Cundiff was just 1-for-6 from 50 yards and beyond during the regular season, and he’s made just 26.3 percent of his 50-plus field goals in his career.

And that raises a question: If Cundiff can’t be counted on to make long field goals in big situations, and he can’t even be counted on to make short field goals in big situations, can the Ravens keep him as their kicker in 2012?

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  1. galbertkun says: Jan 23, 2012 10:38 AM

    Ray Lewis: You didn’t let me down, you let this team but more importantly, you let the fans down.

  2. rambo08 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:40 AM

    You wouldn’t be having this conversation had Lee Evans held on to that TD pass.

  3. mjbulls45 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:40 AM

    it was the Raiders that did them in,

    if they never let Sterling Moore walk,

    he doesnt sign with NE,

    and hence he doesnt have the “magic hand”

  4. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    Shanked left!

    The Ravens lose!

    The Ravens lose!

  5. ProDolphinsTalk says: Jan 23, 2012 10:42 AM

    When 3 other teams have cut your kicker what do you expect? NFL kickers have gotten worse IMO.

  6. dcfan4life says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    No big leg, missed a 32 yarder well right. I mean its hard to find good kickers in this league but i think he has to go. If he had a big leg thats one thing, but no big leg and missed the big kicks, that usually means unemployement.

  7. bshuclassof2012 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    Cundiff has to go. I can’t imagine a situation in which the Ravens would keep him. 10 missed FG’s on the road this year, and this one is the biggest of them all, certainly the most devastating miss in Ravens history. Some people get cut for missing those kicks in the regular season. No way in hell should he be kicking for the Ravens next year. I would have a serious issue with it as a fan.

  8. packerjer says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    I don’t know why Cundiff is taking most of the heat. Evans catches that pass and they WIN.

    Cundiff makes that kick and it’s a 50/50 chance in overtime.

    Evans is by FAR the bigger goat here.

  9. lolb23 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    don’t get stabbed Billy!

  10. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 23, 2012 10:44 AM

    Can we have a story instead about who the idiot was on the New England sidelines that called for a deep shot to Matthew Slater after the interception, instead of running their offense and eating up clock? If it wasn’t for that stupid move then Cundiff maybe never even gets in a position to tie the game.

  11. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 23, 2012 10:44 AM

    The Godfather

    Clemenza – “You won’t see him around no more.”

  12. ttommytom says: Jan 23, 2012 10:44 AM

    Cundiff should have called a timeout.
    Tynes also should have called a timeout.
    How hard is it to grasp the concept of the play clock? How hard is it to understand the situation?
    Unbelievable.

  13. mataug says: Jan 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    The other 51 guys on the roster: wtf dood

  14. psuravens19 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    Not surprised Billy missed the FG, he has been inconsistent all season. I’m more pissed off about Evan’s dropped TD. That would have sealed the game right there. He needs to hang on to that ball.

  15. ducksouped says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    Lee Evans: Thanks for that shank. Now Ill only be the second most hated player in ravens history.

    Both these guys should be banned from the city limits. I personally hope this game haunts them the rest of their lives. I mean this guy got lazy on a touchdown pass that would have sent them to the superbowl. Then a pitching wedge gets lateraled. I hate my life.

  16. pittsburghpoonslayer says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    hahahahhahha good for you losers!!!! wahhhhh

  17. ragingyinzer says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    Ray Lewis: “Billy, relax, I’m not going to stab you. Probably.”

  18. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    I don’t think Ray is that mad. In fact, I read that Cundiff was invited to join Ray and some of his friends to go clubbing in Atlanta over the Super Bowl weekend. Lewis has even rented a limo!

    Funny, I thought the game was in Indianapolis this year?

  19. steelbydesign says: Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM

    If Cundiff can’t be counted on to make long field goals in big situations, and he can’t even be counted on to make short field goals in big situations, can the Ravens keep him as their kicker in 2012?

    ====================================

    It was a bad miss, but if the Ravens cut him I hope the Steelers call him about 10 seconds after he’s cut.

  20. mikeeg says: Jan 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    EPIC FAIL

  21. raylewis52 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    Silly if you put this loss all on Billy Cundiff. The team just has to work hard during the offseason and give the NFL HELL next season. Lamenting won’t change anything.

  22. yelix says: Jan 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    It sucks that he missed, but it isn’t entirely Cundiff’s fault. He looked rushed. The Ravens should’ve used their time out to get set.

    What sucks even more is that Flacco played great for most of the game. If Lee Evans catches the perfect TD pass with 15 seconds left, we’re all sitting here talking about how clutch Flacco is.

  23. cubano76 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:49 AM

    Bring back Shayne Graham TODAY!!!!!

  24. benwantsababyruth says: Jan 23, 2012 10:50 AM

    The answer is no, Cundiff needs to go. The man only makes kicks at home and when we are up two scores. He can’t make them when we are losing or one the road.

  25. polegojim says: Jan 23, 2012 10:50 AM

    It’s NEVER about one play or one mistake, but we always remember the last plays of a game.

    The Ravens missed numerous opportunities at other points in the game.

    Three turn overs…. 6 points? That’s where you lost boys.

  26. silverhornet says: Jan 23, 2012 10:51 AM

    Amazing how many opportunities the Ravens had to win that game. Wasn’t just the kicker… Lee Evans… Oh the life of a kicker.

  27. theshakeweight says: Jan 23, 2012 10:51 AM

    Ray Lewis, “I felt like I could have just killed him after he missed that kick”.

  28. broncosaddict says: Jan 23, 2012 10:51 AM

    Not saying it would have changed anything, but it didnt make any sense why they did not call a timeout (they had one to burn).
    Everyone was rushing around ) barely in position.
    Such an important play you would think you would call the timeout and settle everyone down and in position.

  29. phillyphever says: Jan 23, 2012 10:52 AM

    1) Don’t blame Evans. He had it, but Moore made the defensive play of the postseason knocking it out of his hands. That would have been a TD if he didn’t do that.

    2) It’s either Rackers or a high draft pick kicker next year for the Ravens. Say hello to Gary Anderson and Scott Norwood for me Cundiff.

  30. grumble69 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    Jerry Jones: LMAO!

  31. herokravon says: Jan 23, 2012 10:53 AM

    Blame Harbaugh

  32. grapes911 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:54 AM

    He is afraid Ray Lewis will murder him. Or at least have a friend do it while Ray sits around and watches.

  33. pats54 says: Jan 23, 2012 10:56 AM

    Thank God the Patriots didn’t try to ice the kicker like so many idiotic teams try to do.

  34. rotoraider says: Jan 23, 2012 10:58 AM

    There’s a lot of should ofs, would ofs and could ofs in all of these games but unfortunately they never change the final score.

  35. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 10:59 AM

    Lewis’ and Harbaugh’s comments afterwards were spot on. They went down as a team, and besides the field goal there were 10 other plays on both sides of the ball that could have turned the game. Just like the Giants / 49ers game.

  36. kydolfan says: Jan 23, 2012 11:00 AM

    He is taking 100% of the blame, when in my eyes, that needs to fall on the shoulders of Lee Evans.

  37. steelersmichele says: Jan 23, 2012 11:00 AM

    “It was priceless to see the look on their faces. I’m sure they went into that game expecting to win, but the outcome was a lot different.”

    “I’m kind of excited they lost.”

    After the steelers lost to Denver, those were two comments made by ravens players. Fitting that I can copy and paste them here and they make sense after yesterday game.

    I must say after the way the ravens celebrated after beating us twice, it was so nice to see the look on ray rice’s face after the missed FG. I also took pleasure in seeing Suggs mouth the words “oh my god.” while I took no pleasure is seeing the patriots win (go giants) I enjoyed seeing the look on harbaugh’s face after losing another important game.

    Those comments above were for the annoying ravens fans.

    these next comments are for my friends who are ravens fans and the nice ravens posters: I am sorry for your loss. the game was close and could have gone either way. its horrible to lose a game that way, and as someone whose team has lost to the patriots in the AFC championship game a few times, I can sympathize with you. I dislike Brady and the patriots just as equally as you do.

  38. donterrelli says: Jan 23, 2012 11:03 AM

    It shouldn’t have even come to that. It takes a whole team effort, and Ravens DEF couldn’t stop the Law Firm. Ray Lewis is partially to blame for that, too.

  39. ducksouped says: Jan 23, 2012 11:04 AM

    Why the hell are there steelers fans on here talking trash? How did you guys do in the AFC championship game??? Did you or did you not get TEBOWED?????

  40. blurryvisi0n says: Jan 23, 2012 11:04 AM

    Billy, you are this years Ray Finkel!

  41. joetoronto says: Jan 23, 2012 11:05 AM

    iluvwikileaks says: Jan 23, 2012 10:44 AM

    The Godfather

    Clemenza – “You won’t see him around no more.”
    **************************************************
    He sleeps with the fishes.

    If you can’t count on your kicker for a 50 yard FG, you need a new kicker.

    What about the time out they kept in their pocket though, why didn’t they use it so they weren’t rushing?

  42. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 11:05 AM

    yelix says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:48 AM
    It sucks that he missed, but it isn’t entirely Cundiff’s fault. He looked rushed. The Ravens should’ve used their time out to get set.

    What sucks even more is that Flacco played great for most of the game. If Lee Evans catches the perfect TD pass with 15 seconds left, we’re all sitting here talking about how clutch Flacco is.

    __
    Flacco already prove that…by outplaying “the pretty boy media darling” yesterday.

  43. kenosando says: Jan 23, 2012 11:05 AM

    The Ravens did not stop the run very well at all, against a team that normally isn’t a good running team as of late. They pounded the ball with BGE and allowed two rushing TDs, including a Brady sneak. They needed TDs instead of FGs the entire game, and their offense couldn’t get it together. Cundiff was just the icing on the cake.

  44. dmatt777 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:05 AM

    well Mr. Suggs, Me’s guess u did need GOD on your sideline. bye-bye….

  45. kevpft says: Jan 23, 2012 11:06 AM

    He should have made the kick. He should have called time out if he was rushed. His coaches should have called time out if he was rushed and they saw he wasn’t doing anything about it. Evans should have caught the touchdown pass. They shouldn’t have turned it over, even with the subsequent interception. They should have called a better play on 4th & 6. They should have converted more 3rd downs. They should have gone for the touchdown instead of the FG when they were at the Pats’ 2-yard line in the first half.

    Cundiff gets the spotlight, but he was just the last in a long chain of things that could have won the game for the Ravens. They had their chances, especially with all the random mistakes we saw from the Pats’ offense.

  46. bigjdve says: Jan 23, 2012 11:07 AM

    If they don’t allow 2 rushing TDs to a passing team then it isn’t an issue either. There is enough blame to go around.

  47. steelerfanjo says: Jan 23, 2012 11:08 AM

    No one should feel bad for a loser like Ray Lewis. Lewis is what ia wrong with America. Bad thigns happen to bad people. Ray Lewis should retire.

  48. rayguyreturns says: Jan 23, 2012 11:09 AM

    iluvwikileaks says:

    Shanked left!

    The Ravens lose!

    The Ravens lose!
    _____________________________________

    A right footed kicker “shanks” or “blocks” to the RIGHT and “pulls” or “hooks” to the LEFT.
    Idiot

  49. dmatt777 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    needed God after all huh Suggs.

  50. jessethebody says: Jan 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    “Billy Cudiff feels bad for letting Ray Lewis down”. Translation: “I hope Ray Lewis doesn’t kill me for missing a kick that Ray Finkle would’ve made.”

  51. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 23, 2012 11:11 AM

    not even noon eastern time and I’m already sick of the jocking-head nonsense we’re going to have to endure for the next two weeks.

    Hey here’s one I haven’t heard yet though – NEITHER of these Superbowl teams won their games – in both the other team lost it.

    We won’t hear that though cause the media just love’s them some Giants and Pats.

  52. yahmule says: Jan 23, 2012 11:12 AM

    The only consolation to the damn Patriots getting in is Ray Lewis not getting in, Billy.

  53. noquickreactionshere says: Jan 23, 2012 11:12 AM

    yelix says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:48 AM
    It sucks that he missed, but it isn’t entirely Cundiff’s fault. He looked rushed. The Ravens should’ve used their time out to get set.

    ____________________________

    It’s the kickers job in that situation to call the timeout if he feels he needs to get set. The coach does not call the time out from the sidelines (Jason Garrett) for the risk of icing his own kicker.

  54. hystoracle says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    I think Peyton said it best : “Idiot Kicker!”

  55. deepbacksidedig says: Jan 23, 2012 11:18 AM

    20 plays could have turned that game.
    Last bad play loses.

  56. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 23, 2012 11:22 AM

    Let’s face it, the game really should’ve ended when Flacco threw that interception. Only a flukey tipped-to-the-guy interception got Flacco the ball back. So really, Cundiff should’ve never even been in the position to shank that kick.

    It was the football gods way of saying “sorry Joe, we’re not going to let you get carried by the defense again. Cundiff WILL miss the kick.”

    After all, the Ravens will never be going to the Bowl with Flacco anyway, so why sweat it,
    Ravens fans?

  57. bearsblow says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    Billy watch you back buddy!! Ray’s a pretty good butcher.

  58. 6ball says: Jan 23, 2012 11:23 AM

    .

    From : Vince Lombardi
    To: John Harbaugh
    Re: Raven’s Special Team’s Chaos

    ” What the hell is going on out there? ”

    .

  59. irongershwin says: Jan 23, 2012 11:24 AM

    Ray Lewis, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder.

  60. govtminion says: Jan 23, 2012 11:30 AM

    *reading the comments* I was wondering where all the obnoxious Steelers fans were. I hadn’t seen you guys in a couple of weeks, glad you’re all okay.

  61. yyyass says: Jan 23, 2012 11:30 AM

    So many things: Flacco was asleep the first quarter. Cam Cameron was his usual self. Flacco wakes up and then some of the receivers go to sleep. The head coach stood there looking confused as usual, thinking he could use that timeout mid-takeoff on the flight home when realized he forgot his luggage. This team ALWAYS plays to the level of the competition so their games are always tight and they have no room for error. Since we are fast becoming the Buffalo Bills lite, we are the ones making the crucial mistakes on the field and on the sidelines. Playing the first place schedule next year will have the Ravens fighting to qualify for a wild card spot behind Cincy who gets a third-place draw.

  62. infectorman says: Jan 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    @patskrieg dot com:

    Can we have a story instead about who the idiot was on the New England sidelines that called for a deep shot to Matthew Slater after the interception, instead of running their offense and eating up clock? If it wasn’t for that stupid move then Cundiff maybe never even gets in a position to tie the game.
    *******************************************

    That Idiot to which you refer is Tom Brady…
    I’m hoping I don’t have to explain why to you…
    The worst decision he made yesterday, but not far behind is the first INT; trying to “lob” a pass to a 5’9″ Julian Edelman? really, Tom???

    Tommy Boy better step up next week.

  63. hendawg21 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:31 AM

    Hmmmm did Ray Ray offer him a ride in his limo under the premise that there might be a possibility someone may slash him to death???

  64. purplepride4ever says: Jan 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    Billy Cundiff and Gary Anderson should open up a Kickers camp and call it…”Laces Out”

  65. tdurdenlives says: Jan 23, 2012 11:32 AM

    Einhorn is Cundiff! Cundiff is Einhorn!

  66. trollhammer20 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    The NFL really needs a third-place game to be played in the week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. That way, everyone would get to live the dream and see what happens when Cundiff kicks off to Kyle Williams.

  67. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 23, 2012 11:39 AM

    Harbaugh’s usually too busy crying to the refs about every call to worry about little things like clock management — not surprising they left a time-out on the field.

  68. lionsfan415 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:42 AM

    He better hope ray Lewis’s knife misses left

  69. bshuclassof2012 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:45 AM

    pittsburghpoonslayer says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:47 AM
    hahahahhahha good for you losers!!!! wahhhhh
    ————————————————————

    Dude. Tebow.

    And your handle is poonslayer? I have an extremely hard time believing that, you sir, actually slay any kind of poon at all. The Defense (unfortunately) now rests. But we still beat you guys twice this season. And won the division.

  70. shaner329 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:45 AM

    Ravens should try and pick up either Novak or Kaeding, whichever San Diego decides to let go. Both are great kickers and much more consistent than Cundiff.

  71. skittlesareyum says: Jan 23, 2012 11:49 AM

    Both these guys should be banned from the city limits. I personally hope this game haunts them the rest of their lives. I mean this guy got lazy on a touchdown pass that would have sent them to the superbowl. Then a pitching wedge gets lateraled. I hate my life.

    Way to keep this football game in perspective. I guess we should be thankful you didn’t call for him to get hit by a bus or something.

  72. gmen1987 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:50 AM

    Billy Cudiff is afraid of that Ray Lewis’s posse may offer to take him for a ride so they can “talk”.

  73. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 23, 2012 11:52 AM

    “And your handle is poonslayer? I have an extremely hard time believing that, you sir, actually slay any kind of poon at all. The Defense (unfortunately) now rests. But we still beat you guys twice this season. And won the division.”
    ————————————————————-

    remember though bshu it’s pitt-poon it’s not like it’s real poon. This is a family website and it’s nearly lunchtime so I’ll just say this.

    1 – Pitt-poon is readily available.

    B – and where do you think all those yellow towels come from?

  74. jammer88 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:00 PM

    Cundiff, don’t feel sorry for the murderer Ray Lewis, feel sorry for the two innocent people Ray Lewis killed.

  75. blackbeardk says: Jan 23, 2012 12:00 PM

    Lee Evans did score the TD. He caught the ball had both feet down in the endzone before the ball was smacked out his hands by Sterling Moore. He was not going to the ground so he did NOT have to maintain possession of the ball. Under two minutes couldn’t challenge…pretty bogus that the replay official didn’t even bother looking at the play…

  76. melikefootball says: Jan 23, 2012 12:01 PM

    Ray Ray also missed some tckles at the start of game and one a touchdown. He was goooood at giving us is usual two years in a row spech after the game……no it had nothing to do with another lose but rant on his take on life under the cover of the Bible. What a lamer.

  77. wutliss07 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:02 PM

    maybe if they had Evan’s “drop” reviewed this wouldn’t have happened in two ways…

  78. wutliss07 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:03 PM

    oh – the look on Ray Rice’s face was priceless…

  79. patsfiend says: Jan 23, 2012 12:10 PM

    There are actually more Steeler fans on here complaining / gloating / trolling than Ravens fans. Pathetic. As a Pats fan, the Ravens fans seem, to me, to be the classier bunch.

    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.

  80. quickwitt says: Jan 23, 2012 12:10 PM

    Better watch your back Billy. The Criminal has killed before; we know what he’s capable of.

  81. raider316 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:15 PM

    As he missed that FG I keep thinking about the kicker from the movie “The Replacements”. You know the one who was going to miss the game winning on purpose cuz he owed some bookees money. Just sayin’

  82. icyhuckh20 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:16 PM

    hell no we don’t want him or Cam.Flacco has reached his peak with cam,& take Evans too.he makes too much for nothing

  83. scomibord says: Jan 23, 2012 12:19 PM

    trollhammer20 says: Jan 23, 2012 11:33 AM

    The NFL really needs a third-place game to be played in the week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. That way, everyone would get to live the dream and see what happens when Cundiff kicks off to Kyle Williams.

    kyle williams lets the ball bounce off his knee!

  84. dayumyou says: Jan 23, 2012 12:22 PM

    I’m shocked at how shocked they were when they lost…..

  85. mobuccsfan says: Jan 23, 2012 12:34 PM

    I personally don’t like the way the rules are in this game. Too much inconsistency IMO> Torrey Smith’s TD, barely got to the goal line, reached out, ball broke plane, touchdown. Just like the Calvin Johnson catch last year in the Lions/Bears game. What a joke. So a player can break the plane when running and heading out of bounds, etc, and it’s a touchdown. But a receiver has the ball, plane broken, both feet in bounds (as was the case in the Evans catch noncatch *rolls eyes*) and it’s not a touchdown because it was knocked out at the last minute.
    I’m sorry but how many times have we seen a RB or QB sneak over the goal line, reach ball over, it gets punched out but remains a touchdown and not a fumble? Just dumb. That being said, Cundiff can’t come back. Like another poster said, they need a clutch kicker. That is way too many misses and at very crucial times. It is alright, the NFL is happy because this is the Superbowl they wanted anyways. A shame really. I think 9ers vs Ravens would have been way more entertaining, especially for any true fan of football. JMO

  86. hank10 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:39 PM

    So why didn’t Harbaugh call for the time out? Oh, that’s right he came from the ‘coaching loins’ of that master of time management Andy Reid.

    And, how would he know he had a so-so kicker it isn’t like he has any special teams background . . . Oh, never mind.

  87. dsimp724 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:46 PM

    Funny how he feels bad about letting ray lewis down and not joe flacco..hmmm.. Watch your back billy

  88. youngseptember says: Jan 23, 2012 12:46 PM

    I understand the “we lose as a team” theory but let’s be honest bonehead plays are worst way to lose. I hate field goal kickers they have one job and one job only, even if there’s a kick return the kicker isn’t expceted to stop him, they didn’t hire you to tackle. But chip shots for ties and wins being missed is unexcuseable. Lee evans, u got cut from the bills and we all see why. Less clutch than automatic cars.

  89. jackrabbit56 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:52 PM

    Lawrence Tynes > Billy Cundiff

  90. sellout3871 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:58 PM

    “cubano76 says:
    Jan 23, 2012 10:49 AM
    Bring back Shayne Graham TODAY!!!!!”

    I hope this was meant to be sarcastic…he cost the Bengals a playoff win against the Jets in 2009 with TWO missed field goals….

  91. christopher525 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:08 PM

    Got to be missing Matt Stover right about now.

  92. coseybedaman says: Jan 23, 2012 1:34 PM

    Lee Evans getting the blame is a joke. How about the missed field goal? How about the whole 1st quarter when Flacco was horrible? How about the constant persistence to run the ball on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd downs when it clearly wasn’t working. The Ravens played “not to lose”, and when you do that in the NFL YOU LOSE! Flacco missed on 2 very easy touchdowns at least (leach & smith), Dickson dropped a huge pass, etc, etc. You win as a team and lose as a team. The game plan was a joke. They could’ve won that game by 10 points yesterday

  93. jziii says: Jan 23, 2012 1:35 PM

    Pretty sure this is going to haunt Cundiff for the rest of his life. Pretty sure nobody feels worse about it than he does. Dang. I hate it when games are decided that way.

  94. fwippel says: Jan 23, 2012 1:38 PM

    I hate this for Cundiff. When kickers miss kicks like that (unless you’re Gary Anderson), they usually don’t get over it. Scott Norwood, Lin Elliot, Mike Vanderjagt all missed key kicks in the playoffs that cost their teams wins and were never heard from again.

    Vanderjagt left the game as the most accurate FG kicker in history, and couldn’t land a job because he never recovered from his miss in the 2005 playoffs against Pittsburgh.

    That said, if I were John Harbaugh, I’d be looking for another kicker heading into next year. You just don’t want to be burned by the same guy twice with a Super Bowl birth on the line.

  95. Matt Volk says: Jan 23, 2012 1:40 PM

    Yea don’t throw all the blame on Cundiff. That kick would of never happened if Lee “butterfinger” Evans had held on to that touchdown catch!

  96. dempsey63 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:41 PM

    The flags at the top of the uprights appeared to show no effect from the wind, and I thought Cundiff nailed it high and right down the middle.

    Then the ball took a wicked turn (much like Soldier Field attempts) at its peak, which makes me wonder if there was a swirling wind that was not apparent at field-level.

    Keep in mind that the stadium has a wierd skywalk opening to the right of one end zone that could create such an effect.

  97. rexadelphia8 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:44 PM

    Lee Evans lost that game for you guys, lazy you gotta secure the ball, if he wasn’t lazy ravens would be at super bowl. One catch = super bowl…………….massive fail

  98. dpndots says: Jan 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    We ALL KNOW DEVIN THOMAS AND STERLING MOORE ARE CHEESING AT HOME BUT ..
    WHO HAS THE WORST MONDAY MORNING OF HIS LIFE?

    A. Billy Cundiff
    B. Kyle Williams
    C. Lee Evans

    I say B.

  99. max20characters says: Jan 23, 2012 2:34 PM

    Cundiff deserves no blame. Flacco threw one of the best passes I’ve ever seen to Evans and he simply dropped it…. Evans fault, Cundiff’s misery.

  100. billycundiff says: Jan 23, 2012 5:58 PM

    Screw Ray Lewis, I ain’t scared of him. This loss is not all my fault, so what that I have trouble getting kickoffs in the end zone, and I missed a few field goals this year. It’s only a game for chrissake, it’s not like I killed anyone

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