I don't think I've ever seen a more blatant mugging than what the Ravens were allowed to put on the Patriots Sunday. Perhaps the 2003 AFCCG was a pretty good mugging of the Colts' receivers but that was before the rules changed. Now the 5 yard chuck rule should be enforced pretty evenly, but I must say that the officials had a hard time keeping up with the end-to-end assault the Ravens put on our receivers. They got away with so much of it that they actually felt betrayed when they got caught tackling Watson in the end zone. Of all the idiot complaints I've seen, that stands out as the biggest. They got away with murder most of the night, and when they finally got caught they had the nerve to complain? The only thing I'll say on their behalf is that the officials called it so loose for the Ravens all night that I think the Ravens expected them to let it go again. In that context their complaining makes some sense. Now they're pissed off because the rules seemed to change on the fly. Well, maybe. My take is that the officials might have been overwhelmed by the fact that there was so much crap happening out there, and they did, in fact, decide that they couldn't call it close or there would be no game. Well, this is what you have to do though. You have to put a stop to it earlier in the game. You don't let it run out of control. There was something out of control going on out there. The Ravens just assumed, perhaps, that it would continue like that into the end zone on Watson. But wait a minute guys, all eyes are on the end zone in that situation. All cameras catch that flagrant hold and tackle of the receiver. How the hell do you expect the officials to cover your asses on something that blatant? No matter what they let you get away with before, they cannot let you get away with that with all eyes on it. Watch the replay and tell me that you think the officials could let that go. That was the game winner and they just knocked him down. My take: The Ravens miscalculated what they could get away with at the end, and they really didn't have the coverage to do otherwise. I think they knew it too. They were plain beaten on the Watson hold, and they knew they were beaten. They knew it was game over and they just went looking to put the blame on somebody else. The officials were dealing with mob conditions on the field and I'm amazed that there weren't any fights, or fans throwing things. That was as close to mob scene as you get in the NFL. If the Pats had been the Titans it would have ended in a brawl with some fans getting killed. The Ravens should shut the hell up because they were out of control and the Patriots saved that situation from melting down into chaos.