Randy Moss had a great post game quote. (Paraphrasing) For three quarters they put away the flags but at least they got it right in the end." The officiating was inconsistent and awful. The play before the deflection where Reed intercepted the ball where he covered Moss down the sideline was an awful no call. It was similar to the AFCCG when Hobbs got called expected Reed made contact before the ball got there. Conversely there were a couple of illegal contact penalties away from the play, one was against a Ravens defender on Welker, where the refs threw flags on what I consider to be a borderline call at best. The league needs to get this straight it's killing the game. Every week in every game we see a flagrant foul not get called and ticky tack stuff being flagged. Awful. The catch by Gaffney was extremely close. If that had been ruled incomplete I don't think they over turn it. Callahan had a great point this morning, it happens so infrequently you have to take notice. Ray Lewis is going to have an amazing acting career. He is all about getting it on camera. I can picture him in a war movie with the Rock, fellow U alum, grabbing a piece of scorched earth and doing one of his speeches. I'd pay to see it. Amazing the ESPN spin saying that Lewis, Reed, and McGahee were playing for Taylor from the U yet they never mentioned Wilfork or Meriweather who played with Taylor there. The camera crew did their job and showed Vince on camera before the game started while Cornholeheiser rambled on and on about the Ravens. He is without a doubt the worst announcer ever. Worse than Beasley "giggle giggle" Reese. The Watson call on 4th and 5 was not as egregious as a half dozen no calls earlier in the game. Watson and the rest of this team need to start holding on to the ball. The amount of drops since the bye week has been very disturbing. I know part of it is adjusting to the cold but if we are going to play a spread offense and not establish a running game we cannot be dropping the ball. Another ESPN spin that drove me nuts was their constant chatter about how Brady was having an off game. The receivers dropped no fewer than a half dozen balls and it might have been a dozen. So when pulling up the graphic on Brady's 72%+ season completion percentage and the 48% at the time it might be nice to note the drops. But they wanted to play up the Ravens rather than call it down the middle. The Patriot ball washing at the start of every game is also getting old. Stop trying to over hype everything. What a great play by Kevin Faulk stripping Ed Reed. As pointed out in the game thread it was like Troy against the Chargers. He is so under valued. I think we might have under estimated the loss of Colvin. The Ravens ran over Seymour and AD last night like I haven't seen since the Chargers game when they did it to Seymour and TBC. In other games like the Colts where we were run on it wasn't primarily to one side. I've been saying all year the run defense is the thing that scares me the most about this team. We haven't seen it early because of the leads but it could bite us. At the end of the game we did stop the run but we were selling out to do so. Against a team like the Colts the play action will kill us in that situation. Before everybody jumps all over me I'm not saying the sky is falling but this needs to be addressed. It was AD's first game full game on the edge but he didn't look great at the point of attack and was getting blocked by a running back. I have to wonder about flipping Vrabel and AD since Warren is more stout against the run than Seymour right now. I have to watch the game again but it seemed like Vrabel also took some snaps inside last night. I thought before the season Maroney would get a lot more touches in the passing game like Reggie Bush. It just makes sense since he's so good in the open field. He's clearly not hitting the holes aggressively in the running game right now on a consistent basis but he has such good physical skills I think the coaching staff needs to keep finding a way to get him the ball in a way he can be successful. I still think as a second year back he's developing and the bust talk is way off base but the loss of Morris is huge because he was making his own yards inside. If the official really did refer to the Ravens several times as "boy" they should be suspended. The sequence of the time out then the penalty both of which saved the drive for the Pats was amazing. I could not sit still. Thank god my house is three levels because when Gaffney caught that ball that was probably as loud as I've yelled since SB36 when the FG was good. Amazing, dramatic...... Thank god this is the last work night, night game this year. I am running on fumes. It is so hard to fall asleep after games like this one.