Ravens' upset bid falls just short

Ravens' upset bid falls just short

There are 89 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 3, 2007, titled Ravens' upset bid falls just short. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The New England Patriots are still perfect, but looking mighty vulnerable. New England pulled off its greatest escape thus far to become the sixth team in NFL history to start a season with 12 victories.

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Ravens fan in Boston

Boston, MA

#1 Dec 3, 2007
Never thought I would say this, but GO STEELERS!
Doug

North Fort Myers, FL

#2 Dec 3, 2007
THere was some BS officials and some Bad calls. The last touchdown was not, and several other bad calls. On the last drive there WR tackled Rolle, Rolle got a penalty on it.

However, Bollers INT was bad, the Time out call, was bad. Despite the bad calls, or being "duked" we still did not make the plays to get first downs to run the clock out.

The refs Wanted NE to win it showed. Despite it we still almost one.

Have to ask, where was that effort for the last 5 games!!!
Doug

North Fort Myers, FL

#3 Dec 3, 2007
I still cannot blame the officials 100% for the loss. The Ravens needed to seal the win them selves and did not.
Ravens_Flock

Chico, CA

#4 Dec 3, 2007
I don't give a f*ck what any of you haters might have to say.....I'm damn proud of this team, I'm damn proud of every single one of it's players, and I'm damn proud to be a Ravens fan. This game was BRILLIANT, for a team that has done as badly as we have this season....this game was amazing for us, a major turnaround, and the fact that we had the LEAD for most of the game? Priceless. Tom Brady is a whining little pampered B*TCH, and it showed tonight more than ever. Every time they showed him on the sidelines when our offense was on the field, he was practically crying. What a damned baby.

Kyle Boller had a great game, despite the turnover. Willis Mcgahee had an AMAZING game, against one of the stingiest D's in the league. We went toe to toe, blow for blow, with "The Best", and we came away THIS CLOSE to winning. So what that we lost? I'm very dissapointed, but I can't be angry. This was a great game to watch, and I hope we can build off of the positives in this game for the rest of the season, as well as heading into next year.
tough break

Baltimore, MD

#5 Dec 3, 2007
Where has this Ravens team been hiding all season (especially McGahee)? If we've played like this all year, we'd be steamrolling into the playoffs. They showed guts tonight but penalties will kill you everytime. Whoever called that 4th down t.o. should be tarred and feathered. That was the game right there.
Colts Fan

Greenfield, IN

#6 Dec 3, 2007
Billick is a waste of a coach. How they lost the game by calling that time out is amazing. I hope the defense ripped him and Rex Ryan (who signaled TO) apart for wasting their effort.
Horrible team, horrible coach and the worst uniforms ever. Maybe you will get a pro team someday. I can't believe I wasted my night rooting for this joke of a franchise.
Maui Guy

United States

#7 Dec 3, 2007
The greatest crock of s... I've ever seen and I've been watching and coaching football for fifty years.

First off: Rex Ryan calling time out gave the game away. Moronic call from a supposed genius D Man who undermined his own D. Is he betting?

2. The call on our D in the end zone was blatant bull..... Our defensive back barely scraped the receiver. No way did it interfere with his lame attempt at a reception. The call was given to NE because the NFL needs the Pats to go undefeated. Really, there needs to be an investigation on fixes. I really hope that fat boy Kraft and Company plus NFL are indicted.

3. I'd rather watch wrestling which is at least up front about betting.

4. Last NFL game I watch this year. Total bull.....
Ravens

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Dec 3, 2007
Brady did not come through for pats in the end it came down to a time out nullifying a turnover on downs. Had that stood if I remember correctly the ravens would have had the ball with 44 seconds left on the clock. Event if they went 3 and out and with the punt that should have given the Pat's the ball back with little to no time and the Ravens would have won.
raven fan

Glen Arm, MD

#9 Dec 3, 2007
lack of discipline cost us. 13 flags for 100 yards....no excuse for that. great effort though....
CANT U DO ANYTHING RIGHT

Eastchester, NY

#10 Dec 3, 2007
The Ravens and the ref's gave this game AWAY to the Patriots!!
How embarassing!
YOU LOSERS HAD THE GAME WON!! OH THAT'S RIGHT, YOU CALLED A TIME OUT!!!
I D I O T S IDIOTS IDIOTS NO WAIT...TIME OUT....
LOSERS!!!
Hot Sauce

Baltimore, MD

#11 Dec 3, 2007
Bart!!!

Can't be a dumb football player, now can you? Plus, were you CRYING after you suddenly decided to start throwing flags?

The Pigeons...er...Ravens are simply a group of thugs surrounded by flunkie groupies. You deserve everything you're getting this year. The sad part is, you guys actually played well tonight. Celebrated pretty well, too.

Now where's that "Hot Sauce" again?
Joshua

Catonsville, MD

#12 Dec 3, 2007
http://myespn.go.com/profile/hashmarks... <= great story. The fix was in for the Patriots
Ravens fan in Boston

Boston, MA

#13 Dec 3, 2007
Rex Ryan called th TO. And Brady is a bigger whiner than Manning, and that is saying something.
Tony

Virginia Beach, VA

#14 Dec 3, 2007
I think that even though this is one of the most painful losses I've seen from the Ravens (the cleveland game being the other) This was definitely the best game they've played all season. This was as close as anyone has come to beating the Patriots, and it should probably be the lone bright spot this season. Not that they give a crap, but I'm so proud of the Ravens right now. They need to watch the penalties for sure, but tonight we saw the REAL Ravens. I still think that we should have won that game because we pretty much dominated until the 4th quarter. I think that this is the only game they've lost this season where you honestly can't blame the loss on anything or anyone. There were some bizarre circumstances toward the end, but the bottom line is that the Patriots pulled this one out of ther arses, and the Ravens deserve as much praise, if not more, than the Patriots do. I guess it helps to get lucky every once in a while.
Cassie

Rosedale, MD

#15 Dec 3, 2007
OMG. Tom Brady is soooo hot. Does anyone else feel the same way?
Doug

North Fort Myers, FL

#16 Dec 3, 2007
Ravens Flock, Moral victories are for college teams..........

We are a Veteran team. We did earn some respect! I am proud that we fought hard.

But we still lost. If we put that kind of effort into all of our games we would be playoff bound.

Hope we can find this effort next week for the Colts.

I think Billick called the Time out.

Hope we play this well @ Miami, as I have tickets for the Game.
Budwid

Hagerstown, MD

#17 Dec 3, 2007
Even though the Ravens lost, they played their best game so far this season. To even outscore the Pats most of the game was mind-boggling. I wished they played like this all season long, minus the penalties and Bart Scott throwing a tantrum.

The Steelers better beat the Patriots next game. This way Tom Brady can stop whining like a child and actually lose.
Susan

Rosedale, MD

#18 Dec 3, 2007
I think Kyle is so much more the hottie than Brady
Ravens_Flock

Chico, CA

#19 Dec 3, 2007
Hey, f*ggot, guess what? That timeout was called buy our "Genius" DC. Not our players. They played one of the best games in team history, hands down. Despite our mistakes, we had the lead most of the game, and could have WON had it not been for that time out. So why don't you take that BS elsewhere? I'm not ashamed of this loss, and you're a f*cking tool.
Paul

Charlotte, NC

#20 Dec 3, 2007
CANT U DO ANYTHING RIGHT wrote:
The Ravens and the ref's gave this game AWAY to the Patriots!!
How embarassing!
YOU LOSERS HAD THE GAME WON!! OH THAT'S RIGHT, YOU CALLED A TIME OUT!!!
I D I O T S IDIOTS IDIOTS NO WAIT...TIME OUT....
LOSERS!!!
keep riding the patriots d.ick just like all the nfl refs. how much did the patriots pay off the refs... just like they had to cheat against the jets

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