New England beats Ravens 27-21

October 04, 2009 | Drew Forrester

Let’s hope the Ravens don’t whine too much this week.

I’ve already heard enough moaning today after the 27-21 loss in New England to last me until the next time the Orioles lose 13 in a row.

Terrell Suggs says the team should “just play 2-hand touch”.  Ray Lewis called the officiating “embarrassing”.  

I saw the game today.  It was a helluva football game.  It came down to one series and the Patriots held on to win.  

The Ravens have nothing to be ashamed of…they played New England tooth and nail.

And they are only making themselves look bad by barking about the officiating.

It’s a loss, men.

Move on to next Sunday against the Bengals.

I expected a different reaction from them, honestly.

I thought they’d speak the truth:  “We battled them…they have champions on their team.  We’d gladly face off with them again in January, either here (in New England) or in Baltimore.”

Instead, the early reports out of the locker room include a bunch of guys crying about a bad call here and there.

Get used to it, kids.  There are bad calls every single week. 

If the Ravens can’t say it, I’ll say it for them.

This Baltimore football team is very good.  They’ll be a tough out in the post-season, you can bet your purple-feathered-butt on that.  New England didn’t impress me all that much.  If that’s the best they have to offer, they’re as vulnerable as anyone else in the AFC.

The Ravens have a very legitimate quarterback who nearly guided the team down the field in Tom Brady-fashion in Tom Brady’s house to pull off a great win.

They came up short. 

The referees aren’t to blame.

You just can’t win them all.