To quote Al Davis: just win baby. Who cares if Billy Cundiff needed to kick 5 field goals, or the fact that the Texans were without Andre Johnson and Mario Williams. If a win is not just a win, what is it? It is not a loss!
Imagine for a moment the team had lost, it would be a bad “end of the world movie” in the Maryland area.
On another note, I am constantly astonished by the degree of disrespect the NFL player receives. Be it friend or foe. If the Ravens lose, or play poorly, it is attributed to a player, or players. Never the fact that the other team came to play or that the other team has talent, or the other team planned well. Sure it would have been a different game maybe had a couple of their stars been there, but the Ravens had their injuries too and have had to overcome injuries in the past.
Injuries are a part of the game.
Also, someone might want to inform Baltimore’s National Aquarium that the octopus and squid tanks were compromised between 4-8 pm Sunday. They were covering for the Houston Texans offensive lineman. Clever disguises actually, because I am not sure how a human could hold that much and not get flagged.
Then again, it is the NFL and the part time referee crew. You may think that a 9 billion dollar operation would pay its referees year round to make the calling of a game as good as it could be. But not the NFL!
They are part time, which by my definition is they are watching the game part of the time; the other part, well, who knows what they are watching, Tom Brady’s knee? I am sure at half time they call the other ref’s who are officiating Tom Brady’s game to check and make sure he is all right and no one hurt his feelings by talking badly about his hair.
Ray Lewis is now the only player to have 40 sacks and 30 interceptions. It is biased around here that he is the greatest middle linebacker ever to play the game, but I have a hard time seeing how someone could say he is not. I need not list all his other accomplishments, but to be the first man to do the 40/30 has to leap frog him over some of the competition or seriously give a heavy barrel to the ammunition in that discussion.