BLOG: Assessing The Ravens Loss

Lots of finger pointing, so I’ll break the Ravens/Steelers game down like this. Our running back fumbled and it led to a TD. So did theirs. Our QB turned it over and it led to a score, and so did theirs. (Actually, our guy Flacco had a bonus turnover that gave them three points more, but whatever.) Each team had a costly pass interference on a scoring drive.  Both teams made their share of penalties.

But here it is in a nutshell: their receivers made big catches, including a 6th round pick Antonio Brown with the play of the game.  Our big name guys didn’t deliver. Boldin dropped what would have been the go-ahead TD.  TJ Houshmanzadeh dropped a sure first down catch to keep the game going. That’s the difference.  For all the things that went wrong, if we make relatively easy catches, the AFC Championship might be here in Baltimore. That’s why you signed them. It doesn’t make them bad guys or bad players. It does have everyone watching instead of playing this weekend though.

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