BALTIMORE -- Plenty to digest here from M&T Bank Stadium, from both sides. Here are some of the highlights:
Linebacker Terrell Suggs indicated that the referees made calls in favor of the Patriots at the end of the game.
"It's kind of the feeling of the 2001 tuck rule. That is the NFL for you, man. When they got a guy like that that is selling a lot of tickets, you want to keep him selling tickets."
Added receiver Derrick Mason: "It's kind of like that old Bulls team when they were running the table. You were playing against Jordan, Pippen and the bunch and it was hard to beat them because everyone was on their side. That's the way it is now. You've got Brady and the bunch. It's hard to beat them when you're playing against them and extra people."
“I mean, hell, they were holding for three quarters. Now, they want to throw the flags in the fourth quarter? So, it was a good thing to see that they called the game right,” Moss said.
Moss also touched on the Ravens' approach to the game.
"“It was a tough game. Baltimore came out with a game plan that they were going to try to be physical and do a lot of talking with their mouths. Coach Belichick doesn't coach us or raise us that way, so for us to shut them up with a last-second touchdown that's really what felt good. There was just so much trash talking, man, from guys who really hadn’t done anything in the league. So basically, me being a 10-year vet and seeing those other guys out there talking smack, they haven’t done anything yet. So it was a good thing for the offense that Jabar Gaffney came up with a key catch, luckily for six, and we shut them up. I’m not a trash talker. I talk with my play, not my mouth.”
We'll have more in a bit as we gather our notes together.
If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.