Many people seem to think that although the officiating was the worst ever, the defense could've stepped up and overcome those zebras.
I agree to some extent, but it looked to me that the flags affected how our defense played. To me, it looked like all those questionable holding/illegal contact/PI calls made the secondary timid. After those calls, I thought the DB's looked less physical at the line, and were scared to jam the receivers.
I don't think those flags just gave the Ravens chances to keep the drive alive. I think they affected the way the game was played. What do you guys think? Did any one see it the same way?