Peyton’s Place: Not Where Baltimore Ravens Fans Want To Spend Wild Card Weekend

December 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How big does that play call against the Steelers on Sunday night football look now Ravens fans? As a fan of the purple and black and knowing the ramifications today more than that night, I think I'm more disgusted about it today than I was when it happened.
Many will probably say there were many plays you could point to this season to say the Ravens cost themselves a shot at a division title and a bye. While true, none of them come to mind like this one does. Since then, the Ravens have yet to lose a game.
So for me it's the strip sack fumble by Troy Polamalu on 2nd-and-5 in Steelers’ territory with under three minutes to play that led to Pittsburgh's subsequent game-winning touchdown.  A touchdown that cost the Ravens a shot at the division and bye week, an unnecessary arrogant play call led to this moment. It was a passing play that should have been a run, killing the clock.
A bye week for a banged up and aging defense like the Ravens hav...

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