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    I've titled 2 of my recent threads "satisfaction delayed". Well after this win, there is reason to say it again - A flubbed gimmee FG wasn't exactly the way I wanted to win this game, but you might say it was Karma for all the unlucky things that have happened the last 6 years. The miracle catches, the bad calls, etc. THIS time we were the beneficiaries. OR you just might look up and thank the Franchise Matriarch for pushing that kick wide. Thank you Myra!

    Here are the bad things;

    1. Brady didn't lie when he said he "sucked" in this game. He missed open receivers - threw to covered receivers for picks - he was impatient - he was inconsistent - This is especially irritating because his protectionism was by and large pretty good

    2. We were just 2 for 5 in the red zone. We won't win a superbowl if that stat is repeated

    3. 3 turnovers is another stat that won't win a superbowl

    4. Solder better work on his inside move protection

    5. Zoltan hadn't kicked one into the endzone all year, and in this game he did it twice

    7. It hurts me to say that the best QB on the field today was Joe Flacco - who'd have thought that could happen. Who would have thought that could have happened and the Pats win :rolleyes:

    8. Gronk's injury - Hopefully he had the Ed Reed ankle injury, and that they've put him in a cryogenic chamber, and will thaw him out in a week

    9. He had 2nd and 3 to pick up a first down which would pretty much lock up the game. Both plays failed. The fact is it never should have come down to a missed kicked. Too often in big game we have missed key 3rd downs to win games. This was just another one.

    Thinks that were good

    1. The fact is that the defense IS getting better. The Denver game wasn't a mirage, Flacco played the game of his life. Most of his completions where REAL tough throws into tight windows. It cause the Ravens to have to make a lot of 3rd downs. They made their share, but so did the Pats.

    For 17 games Tom Brady essentially carried the defense. Today the defense carried him. What do they call it? Complimentary football. AMEN.

    2 While Solder got beat on 2 inside moves, he was money on any outside rushes.

    3. Rice and Williams are a vary good RB combo, and they got their share of yardage (about 120 yds I would guess) That's not bad against one of the better running teams in the league. Deadrick was a beast

    4. Spikes sometimes took himself out of the play by shooting gaps on occasion, but overall this was the best overall game he's had as a Patriot, Nice timing Brandon.

    5 Sterling Moore missed a key tackle that led to a TD where it should have been a FG try. Yet he was also the guy who saved the game punching out the ball, and stopping the last Raven pass. Pretty good for an UDFA who washed out of the Radiers camp and ours. ;)

    6. There were a few breakdown, like the BL that worked and the long pass that didn't where Ravens had wide open.guys deep, but again by and large I though, like the run defense, the pass coverage was the best I've seen this year They made Flacco hold the ball a lot. They made him throw some perfect throws on the completions he made. Its getting getting better folks......and it will have to.

    7. I love the fact that for the most part the refs let them play. I don't thing there was a single holding call, and god know it seemed like the DL was held on any number of occasions. But I bet Ravens feel the same way. So better none where called than a half dozen on each side, Both officiating groups the Pats had in the playoff were excellent. A+. II hope the next group is as good. LET THEM PLAY

    8. This wasn't the most impressive win the Pats have had. Suffice it to say that the meidiots will find all the faults the next 2 weeks - You know. The Pats can be stopped by a good defense, the defense still sucks when you compare with the Giants or Niners,,etc, etc. What's good about that? That would put us right where we want. UNDERDOGS - :D

    9. Nice gesture by BJGE - You have the like the way he ran, but you've got to LOVE the gesture

    10. I thought Woody had a great game running the ball. I wish they'd throw it to him more. Also his KO returns have improved. Even though he fumbled, its hard to fault him because it was more a great play by the defender, than something physical Woodhead did.

    so much more to talk about, but I said this was the short version
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    I hope this was the most unsatisfying win ever.

    We will play much better next time IMO.
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    You know TB is not going to have 2 stinkers in a row, so that bodes well for us.
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    He fumbles a KO in the biggest game of the year and it's an improvement? Cmon man!
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    It's called a hyperbaric chamber.
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    The Ravens' interceptions were remarkable plays, really amazing catches. 9 times out of ten, those plays aren't made. And Flacco played very well today, with some elite quarterback caliber pinpoint passing. So their skill game was better than I expected, ours was awful, and we still won.
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    The INT in the end zone had a lot of luck to it although it was a great coverage to break up the play, but any tipped ball INT has some luck to it that the ball bounces in the right direction.
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    I swear I developed ulcers today. The pats cannot play like that in 2 weeks. BJGE was running with authority. So one question is glaring, "Why not use him more?".

    Overall, I have to say that the Ravens are one of, if not the, dirtiest team in the game. They are neck and neck with the Steelers. The refs could have called at least 5 personal fouls on them and they didn't. The refs let them play the game.
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    I was surprised when Rice went out that they didn't leave Williams in there for that series ... later part of the game we were tired and he was fresh and a big back like Williams would have helped that drive. He seemed also surprised that they took him out.
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    One of the greatest offenses in NFL history has a so-so game and the defense steps up and covers their backs.

    Sounds like the perfect formula for a team headed to the Super Bowl in 2 weeks!
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    If Baltimore wants to place any blame, it should go onto Lee Evan's shoulders, and NOT Billy Cundiff's. Had Evans put away the ball, Moore wouldn't have been able to knock it free and we'd be crying bitter tears right about now.

    So, thank heaven's that things played out like they did. Of course, Ray Lewis is complaining about the refs. I swear God that that team has some genetic defect that makes them say such things. Our guys man up when we lose, they ought to as well.
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    Not excusing the fumble, but yardage-wise, he has shown improvement. I don't think the coaches were too concerned, because he was right back out there next time around, and had a good return. **** happens.
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    I didn't know that 6 carries for 18 yards with 1 fumble and 0 TDs is better than 68 yards on 15 carries and 1 TD. :confused:
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    unsung heroes of this game our OL/DL. They really dominated when it counted. Rex Ryan's comment about no one can block suggs was really answered..
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    after 1Q I thought for sure he was headed for MVP for the game. Then they stopped using him. And that 4Q handoff 10 yds deep for a run to the outside when he was just money off Tackle earlier in the game. ?????

    and TB NEVER threw to him as an outlet. despite him being open several times. only time TB tried he waiting too long and suggs got to him first.
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    There's no such thing as an unsatisfying win. Especially in an AFCCG. :)

    Actually, I was thinking the silver lining in this would be that they will definitely not be going into the SB feeling overconfident. Brady will obviously be (hopefully) burning the candle at both ends these next two weeks trying to correct his mistakes from this game.
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    Yes, unlike some members of the game thread, who were packing it in after that, our coaches didn't panic and Woodhead came back and had success.
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    The game was won in the trenches
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    That's because unlike much of this fanbase, the team and coaches are mentally tough and they never quit and they don't dwell on mistakes, they just keep grinding. And more often than not that is what actually wins championships. Not offense or defense, mental toughness and teamwork. Just ask the Giants.
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    It's all fun and games until someone rips your helmet off I guess.

    As forthe INT in the endzone, that wasa perfectly beatiful play. That's why they do the tip drill. Would have preferred a drop, but I can appreciate it.
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