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I'm reading all of these criticisms about the fake punt for a TD and running up the score and us being classless.

I say WHATEVER! When the Texans handed us our behinds, it was "the Texans and the rest of the AFC." Yes they beat us and we beat the lowly Raiders. Who cares?

We dominated in every phase and when you play Carson Palmer whose arm can change a game quickly you hit the gas until the final second.

So stop with this classless garbage. We whooped booty 55-20.

7-2!

Congrats RAVENS!
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fake punt for a TD, bla, bla, bla.
So it would have been 51-20
Big dif ?
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This is the NFL! I hate when people cry about the score being run up. Score as much as possible!

However, I do wish they would've saved this for a closer game. The fake FG can be a game changer in a close game, but now opponents know to be prepared for it.
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May I recall, that the Raiders may be the dirtiest Franchise in the history of the NFL? The taste of the your own medicine.
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Forget about them, any self-respecting individual/team will take responsibility for their performance.
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[quote name='bmorefan444' timestamp='1352672590' post='1215981']
[b]This is the NFL! I hate when people cry about the score being run up. Score as much as possible![/b]

However, I do wish they would've saved this for a closer game. The fake FG can be a game changer in a close game, but now opponents know to be prepared for it.
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exactly!

you score UNTIL the final whistle blows! no one was complaining when the texans was kicking our _____ 3 weeks ago. the roof caved in on us that game...and...it just caved in on the raiders this game. it's the NFL!

~Mili
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Harbs was a special teams coach and now, during a rocky season filled with injuries and uncertainties, critics want to take the simple pleasure of a fake FG away from John? Now [b]THAT [/b]is classless.
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And we didnt play our starters for the entire 4th quarter. i dont think Rice played in the 2nd half.
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Yeah I never got mad when the Texans kept scoring against us simply because this is elite-level professional sports. Any competitive pro, in [font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif][b][i]ANY [/i]sport [/b][/font]will want to do as best as they could come given any opportunity.

There are no extra points for "sportsmanship". Not that I think it was unsportsmanlike of the Texans or us to do so.
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Look we have injured guys that needed to come out and rest because we have the Steelers next on the schedule. We did what needed to be done to make sure they could comfortably do that. I think it WAS the right call.
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It was midway thru the 3rd quarter. Keep scoring!!! Anyone saying it was running up the score must have not seen the plethora of 20+ second half come backs in the last 10 years in the NFL. Screw 'em!
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1352672390' post='1215969']
I'm reading all of these criticisms about the fake punt for a TD and running up the score and us being classless.

I say WHATEVER! When the Texans handed us our behinds, it was "the Texans and the rest of the AFC." Yes they beat us and we beat the lowly Raiders. Who cares?

We dominated in every phase and when you play Carson Palmer whose arm can change a game quickly you hit the gas until the final second.

So stop with this classless garbage. We whooped booty 55-20.

7-2!

Congrats RAVENS!
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Am i the only one that was hoping Harbs wasn't going to be a B. and try and go for 70 points. Heck it was Classless of the Raiders to let us score that many points.

I hate the Pats but i like [b]Bill Belichick, he dose not care about the opposing teams. He will put his foot on their neck and then continue to jump on it. I Love that about him. Hate it when he TRIES, to do it against us.[/b]
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[quote name='hawkprey' timestamp='1352683061' post='1216241']
Todd Haley next week.

Should be fun.
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Ah yes

Who can forget him sulking as Tyrod Taylor was in and the team scored a pre-season TD

Somehow Haley got offended.
It's freaking pre-season!
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I think we gave them plenty of freebee. By the 3rd quarter we already put our backups on both side of our offense and defense.

Isnt that enough?
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I actually haven't seen as much criticism of that decision as I expected to. Obviously there were questions asked about it to players and coaches after the game, but I think that the Raiders playing it off sort of killed the media enthusiasm for it. You need a quote complaining about it to pair with a critical headline, and the Raiders refused to give them one. I respect them a lot for that.

As for saving the fake field goal for later, I kind of like the strategic decision to bring it out this week. In part because it really worked with the way the Raiders line up for field goals, and partially because now we force the Steelers to practice against that kind of trick play. Hopefully they'll waste valuable practice time getting ready for a fake field goal when they're already operating on a short week. It might give us more of a leg up to make them prepare for it than it would to try and use it against a disciplined team like the Steelers.
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Classless is spiking the ball at an opponent. Classless is stomping on a defenseless opponent. Classless is sucker-punching an opponent. Classless is slinging profanities at an opponent's family. Classless is disrespecting an opponent verbally after the final whistle.

Playing the game within its parameters is not classless. Maintaining a lead by any legal means is not classless. If the Ravens hadn't scored a TD on a fake FG and the Raiders had come back to tie or win the game, critics would be singing a different tune.

Running up the score, especially at the professional level, isn't wrong at all. You literally play to win the game.
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1352672390' post='1215969']
I'm reading all of these criticisms about the fake punt for a TD and running up the score and us being classless.

I say WHATEVER! When the Texans handed us our behinds, it was "the Texans and the rest of the AFC." Yes they beat us and we beat the lowly Raiders. Who cares?

We dominated in every phase and when you play Carson Palmer whose arm can change a game quickly you hit the gas until the final second.

So stop with this classless garbage. We whooped booty 55-20.

7-2!

Congrats RAVENS!
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Normally, I'd say it's just asking for some karma like a bad injury. Or asking for a Raider to take a cheap shot.... which then results in a retaliation from the Ravens... which ends up getting a good player suspended for the next game which happens to be the first meeting with the Steelers this year.

BUT... this is what the Ravens haven't done in a long time. It's what they needed. We have been waiting for them to DOMINATE an inferior opponent. They're been skating by winning by field goals against bad teams for a couple years now. They've played down to the opposition's level. So, they needed to prove to themselves more than anyone that they were capable of blowing a team out. Especially when that team is missing it's top two running backs, among other starters.

We all know the Ravens and Steelers games never follow how the rest of the season goes... so it's not like the Steelers will gather any useful information from any trick plays the Ravens ran this past weekend.

Steelers twice in three weeks. LOVE IT. We feast on Steelers this week, we give thanks for feasting on Steelers the following week. And we feast on Steelers again! Happy Holidays everyone!
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Someone please explain to me how are you running up the score with 5:44 left in the 3rd quarter???
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Even the media agrees. If you do not want the score ran up then stop them. I agree and it was a very sweet Sunday and helps our team going into the toughest part of our schedule.
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You can never score enough points in an NFL game. This isn't Pop Warner, so you don't have to worry about hurting the other team's feelings. If they don't like it, stop it! We would've put up close to 70 if Flacco and Co. weren't taken out of the game so early... I think putting in back-ups is even more of a slap in the face lol.
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I agree completely with Steve Davis. It was fine doing it, and I didn't think it was classless. The only downside is that we could've saved it and used it later on, but now teams have it on tape, and that might be significant.
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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1352754918' post='1216949']
I agree completely with Steve Davis. It was fine doing it, and I didn't think it was classless. The only downside is that we could've saved it and used it later on, but now teams have it on tape, and that might be significant.
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The Ravens have done it before. Notably 2008@Dallas and 2011vsPittsburgh; they've probably done it some other times, too.
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[quote name='Fang' timestamp='1352728957' post='1216659']
Someone please explain to me how are you running up the score with 5:44 left in the 3rd quarter???
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While I'm not going to fault the team for what they do, we were absolutely running up the score. Do I care? No. Was awesome to watch, but that's exactly what we were doing. The game was long out of reach by then.

That being said, I do kind of wish we'd saved the fake FG run. Teams aren't going to stack a side to try and block on us again.
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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1352754918' post='1216949']
The only downside is that we could've saved it and used it later on, but now teams have it on tape, and that might be significant.
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Good.
That just gives them that much more that they need to prepare for and keep a watch for.
Cant keep their defense too busy now can we ?
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[quote name='Fang' timestamp='1352728957' post='1216659']
Someone please explain to me how are you running up the score with 5:44 left in the 3rd quarter???
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Superstision that god will help the other team magically come back.......
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Heard it was payback for a late hit on Tucker that should have been flagged.
A sorely needed shot of confidence going into this next stretch, which promises to be brutal.
Go Ravens!
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[quote name='RavensAllTheWay' timestamp='1352754918' post='1216949']
I agree completely with Steve Davis. It was fine doing it, and I didn't think it was classless. The only downside is that we could've saved it and used it later on, but now teams have it on tape, and that might be significant.
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I think using it now (and using it in the past) is a reminder to teams not to try that overload crap on us.
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Doesn anyone else think that the fake FG touch down had anything to do with Joselio Hanson's trash talking to Boldin about "denying" us the touchdown, even though they were losing as bad as they were.

I took it as an "ok want to talk trash? look at the scoreboard....keep looking.... see that? 6 more... Keep talking" I think their coach thought the same thing by the look on his face. to me he was saying to himself, we deserved that for talking trash down by 21 points.
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I always thought the purpose of the game was to score the most points during the 60 minutes of play time. Did the Ravens do something outside the scope of the rules? Is there an "unsportsmanslike" penalty for scoring, now? Once we get ahead, are we supposed to take a knee for the rest of the game, because we are afraid of "karma"?

Keep hunting until the head is on the wall!!!
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[quote name='Fang' timestamp='1352728957' post='1216659']
Someone please explain to me how are you running up the score with [b]5:44 left in the 3rd quarter[/b]???
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lol.....Critics think we play foolballs....

Another good example is the Chargers was up 24pts leading into the second half against the Denver, and then they started to play soft cuz of worrying about running scored (IMO); the Chargers lost their momentum cuz they didn't finish up the Denver, and the Broncos came back and whooped the Chargers 35-24......

PS: Critics are ignorant....
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first of all it was a field goal an second if any any one watched the game between den and san d it taught us 24 point lead dont mean a whole lot
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1352672390' post='1215969']
I'm reading all of these criticisms about the fake punt for a TD and running up the score and us being classless.

I say WHATEVER! When the Texans handed us our behinds, it was "the Texans and the rest of the AFC." Yes they beat us and we beat the lowly Raiders. Who cares?

We dominated in every phase and when you play Carson Palmer whose arm can change a game quickly you hit the gas until the final second.

So stop with this classless garbage. We whooped booty 55-20.

7-2!

Congrats RAVENS!
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I agree with what you said. Also the Ravens did exactly what good teams are supposed to do and that is to beat up on the weak teams!! Remember last year when we played down to our competition and lost?
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1352672390' post='1215969']
I'm reading all of these criticisms about the fake punt for a TD and running up the score and us being classless.

I say WHATEVER! When the Texans handed us our behinds, it was "the Texans and the rest of the AFC." Yes they beat us and we beat the lowly Raiders. Who cares?

We dominated in every phase and when you play Carson Palmer whose arm can change a game quickly you hit the gas until the final second.

So stop with this classless garbage. We whooped booty 55-20.

7-2!

Congrats RAVENS!
[/quote] If it so so classless to score a lot of points then the NFL should implement the eqivilent of the "10 run rule" so no team will be offended!
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I like how if Harbaugh & the Ravens run up the score, we're monsters. If the Packers, Saints or Patriots & their respective coaches run up the score, they're phenomenal & the talk of the town.
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1352857069' post='1218558']
I like how if Harbaugh & the Ravens run up the score, we're monsters. If the Packers, Saints or Patriots & their respective coaches run up the score, they're phenomenal & the talk of the town.
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That is because they are not from the land of Johnny Unitas where there are Museums dedicated to specific sports and with memorabilia..The next closest thing is Detroit Auto historic dedication or the Smithsonian...
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When NE obliterated the Titans in the snow, nobody criticized them for dropping 50 points. I guess we get criticized because Queen BB and Princess TB aren't the faces of our city
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1352857069' post='1218558']
I like how if Harbaugh & the Ravens run up the score, we're monsters. If the Packers, Saints or Patriots & their respective coaches run up the score, they're phenomenal & the talk of the town.
[/quote]Thankyou! You score when you can score, how many times has Palmer torched us?
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I must have missed that play lol. I do remember the fake FG however. And who cares, it was a punter running the ball in untouched its not like the offense was sent out and just throwing TDs. The way the patriots did a few years ago in the snow to I believe the Titans 59-0.
No one cared about that they simply marveled at Brady's efficiency.
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Plus this is the nfl comebacks from big do occur! A few weeks ago patriots were down 21-7 to the bills then they went on to 52-28. No mention of running up the score. Patriots also beat the Rams 45-7 in England that wasn't considered running up the score either.

There was no way of knowing that fake fg would score a TD or that a kickoff would be returned for TD also....
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What the whiners have discounted is the Raiders were still playing full tilt. They were lined up to attempt to block that kick. They overloaded with every intention of blasting through the line and getting to the holder/kicker...

The call was correct... Ravens would have taken the 3 if the Raiders had just lined straight up... Why put your kickers at risk when there is this beautiful walking path to the end-zone?
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no one complained when the texans was kicking our asses 3 weeks ago. you got rocked....man up and move on! now you can close the thread mods. lol!

~Mili
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