Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14

Baltimore Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff faced the music in the moments immediately after the AFC Championship on Sunday against the Patriots. The veteran kicker said that there was "no excuse" for the missed 32-yard field goal in the final seconds, a field goal that would have sent the game to overtime. Yet, in the days following the game, Cundiff and the Ravens have offered a couple of "excuses," the biggest of which had to do with a misunderstanding in regards to the scoreboard. As the story goes, Cundiff was late in getting on the field because he didn't know what...

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  • Every time New England wins a big game there's always something to place blame, beside's the fact that the other team lost.The Pats did everything they could to hand that game over to Baltimore, but the Ravens FAILED to take advantage.Baltimore lost, Cundiff sucks & the Pat's are going to yet another SB!
  • The Ravens outplayed the Patriots and should have won that game.
    They are the team that should be going to the Super Bowl. Why Billy Cundiff missed the field goal, who knows? It is sad it happened because during the game you could tell that Coach Billichek and Tom Brady were worried they were going to lose the game by the expressions on their faces throughout the game. Do I think the Patriots or their organization had any control over the outcome and the mistake on the # of downs? That is questionable after their history of cheating in the past. Re- gardless, I hope they come home with a loss at the Super Bowl. They were not the best team on the field and everyone knows it. Admitting it is the hard part...
  • The best team won the game. The best teams make the plays and the losers don't. It's funny you say "everyone knows it". That is a joke. Everyone in Baltimore perhaps is trying to console themselves into thinking they were the better team. Look at it this way, the Patriots went undefeated a few years back and then lost the Superbowl to the NYG. No true, honest fan would lament the Pats were the best team. They LOST the game and are remembered for that more then their undefeated 18-0 season leading up the the Super Bowl. It shouldn't be and it isn't any different with any other team including your loser Ravens. They lost the game. They were not the better team. Plain and simple. A team that CHOKES, not once, but twice in the final minutes is in no way a better team! Get over yourself and move on. Start by admitting the truth which is the Ravens were not the better team. The 2 best teams remain and are going to Indy. Sorry, its just the plain and simple truth.
  • Perhaps the Raven's "kicking consultant" should have "consulted" his kicker on what down they were playing. Or called a time out. Well, the Ravens have the rest of the winter, spring and summer to use that time out! Sounds like the "kicking consulant" is trying to take away the blame from himself for also not knowing what down it was! Blame the NFL if you want for not having the scoreboard correct but the Raven's should know since it was the biggest game of the year for both teams! Such a pathetic excuse. Geez, in 1986 at Shea Stadium, the scoreboard actually read "Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox, 1986 World Champions". Does that mean its the Mets fault the Sox didn't win the World Series. Perhaps, the Red Sox should have read the scoreboard and started popping champagne right then and there. PLEASE! I guess I expect the whining from a Raven fan that can't accept his team lost to the better team but from the "kicking consultant" employed by the Ravens! LOL, that is just too damm funny. I wonder if he will be employed next year. Perhaps, he can get a job operating the Ravens scoreboard next year!! HAHAHA!
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