Look in mirror

Instead of blaming officials for causing Monday's loss, team should be focusing on correcting its mistakes

Analysis

December 05, 2007|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

In the aftermath of Monday night's devastating 27-24 loss to the unbeaten New England Patriots, the Ravens refused to say they were outplayed.

In their minds, they were simply outnumbered.

Colts@Ravens Sunday, 8:15 p.m., chs. 11, 4, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Colts by 9 1/2

RAVENS COMMENTS ABOUT OFFICIATING

CB SAMARI ROLLE: "I don't want to take anything away from New England, but everybody in this locker room feels like the game was taken from us. In a game of this magnitude, you don't make those types of calls on fourth down. Let the players decide the outcome. It's a travesty when you go out there and play that hard, and the refs decide the outcome. Nobody really likes us because we earned the reputation we have, but you have to let the players play, man. It's sad."

CB CHRIS MCALISTER: "It's hard to go out there and play the Patriots and the refs at the same time. They put the crown on top of them. They want them to win. They won."

LB TERRELL SUGGS: "I think the world, everybody's kind of cheering for them to go undefeated and break all the records. If they're the best, make them prove it. Don't help them make a play, let them make it."

RB WILLIS MCGAHEE: "I felt like we played our hearts out tonight and got some bogus calls. ... I can't even remember them all."

WR DERRICK MASON: "It's kind of like that old [Chicago] Bulls team when they were running the tables. You were playing against [Michael] Jordan, [Scottie] Pippen and the bunch, and it was hard to beat them because everyone was on their side. That's the way it is now. You've got [Tom] Brady and the bunch. It's hard to beat them when you're playing against them and extra people."

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