Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL this season.
The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome: a fourth-quarter deficit on the road against the top-seeded New England Patriots.
By the time John Harbaugh figured out what Bill Belichick had up his hoodie sleeves, New England was one play away from cutting a 14-point deficit in half.
Heartbreaking loss. After taking an early lead, the Ravens fall to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots beat the Ravens 35-31 in the AFC divisional playoff game.
So close, they can taste it. Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens will try to extend their playoff run beyond New England.
All aboard! Some Ravens fans are just a few miles and hours away from Foxboro. They left Friday morning on board a bus headed to New England.
The Ravens beat the Steelers, moving them into the divisional round of the playoffs, where they will take on the New England Patriots.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is scheduled to visit New England this week.
“The NFL has this rule that prevents suspended players from entering the teams’ facilities. To me, that is ridiculous. Use your league for good, not to hinder someone’s progress. Let him be around the guys,” said Nagler.
My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week – losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else – let’s try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.
The best thing the Baltimore Ravens could do after being humbled by the New England Patriots was to box up the loss, cast it aside and immediately forget about it. Needing a victory to remain in the hunt for the AFC North title, the defending Super Bowl champions came up with a dud of a performance and fell to the Patriots 41-7 Sunday.