Not even the end of the Ravens’ 31-30 win against the New England Patriots Sunday night could escape controversy.
Officials ruled that rookie kicker Justin Tucker’s 27-yard field was good although the ball appeared to be very close to flying outside the right upright. Immediately after the kick, Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork berated officials and coach Bill Belichick placed his hand on another official just prior to his post-game handshake with Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Asked if officials should have reviewed the field goal, Wilfork replied, “They have to. You have to. In a game like this, you have to. They ran off the field. So it is what it is. I’m not going to sit here and pick a fight with those guys. They have a job to do, we have a job to do. The only thing we can do is play better and try not to be in those situations. We’ll see how it goes from here.”