10 Oct 2005
This was ugly on several levels. The Ravens racked up 21 penalties (one shy of the record), had two players ejected, committed four turnovers, and some Baltimore fans are wondering (again) if Billick has lost control of his team. But it's also worth noting that Joey Harrington had another subpar performance, Roy Williams left with a leg injury, and before a bevy of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties late in the third quarter, the Ravens were still in the game.
And most importantly, the officiating left a lot to be desired. I would say more, but I don't want to get fined by the league office.
13 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2005, 5:25pm by Whatever0
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?