Still trying to calm down from the game, a few observations from sec. 130 row 15, not far from Gaffney's winning catch: * Ravens fans and players are angry and bitter over this one. An old guy decked out in Ravens gear a row down from me was crying afterward and the young drunks were throwing things, screaming obscenities at the refs, etc. It was wild in there. The Ravens players were trying to pick fights with Patriots on the field after Gaffney's score, lots of pushing, shoving, etc. * Raven fans felt Gaffney didn't have control of the ball when he stepped out of bounds during the touchdown. Too bad for them. * Raven Samarie Rolle said on the radio he is going to file a complaint with the league and talk to BOTH his agent and a lawyer about a referee (No. 110) who referred to him as "boy" several times on the field. * Couldn't understand why we didn't have Gostkowski squib kick on that last kickoff instead of force the touchback. * The Patriots played without passion most of the game and the Ravens clearly wanted it more ... for the first three quarters, at least. We were getting manhandled on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Ogden is gigantic and McGahee looks bigger and stronger than he did with Buffalo -- maybe that's because I was seeing him up close. I was amazed at how easily the Patriots were getting pushed around. * Bruschi is no longer a force; he is constantly getting beat physically out there. Seymour is still showing very little ... The whole defense looked like it was sleepwalking for most of the game -- defensive backs whiffing and letting guys get wide open a la Philadelphia last week. We were lucky, lucky, lucky that Baltimore played not to lose at the end and lost its composure with stupid penalties. Also very lucky the Ravens called timeout right before Brady got stonewalled on fourth and one. Otherwise, game over. * Fans were LOUD and very into it. Nobody in the lower bowl sat down the entire game. * Weather was much colder outside the stadium; bowl shape and close confines kept a lot of the wind out and most of the crowd noise in. * Ravens were introduced as a team, Ray Lewis didn't do his introductory 'hood dance. * Ravens marching band does a halftime show and plays between quarters from seats in the south end zone. Sort of a weird college-style vibe that seems out of place. * Our cheerleaders look a lot better than theirs, plus they have male cheerleaders along with them that sort of takes the edge off wanting to watch them much. * I came away feeling like we stole one, but you just knew Brady would pull it out after so many chances given us at the end with Baltimore continually shooting itself in the foot. * I want to see us stick to the running game more, if for no other reason than to give the team some toughness and chew up a bit of clock.