Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/24/12

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...

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
4 Comments:
  • 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!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Report: Spurs sign Danny Green to deal, trade Tiago Splitter

Matt Duffy is baseball’s biggest surprise

Jim Harbaugh joins Colin Cowherd for awkward interview

Report: Butler leaning toward long-term deal with Bulls

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Nick Foles ready to lead dynamic Rams offense

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

Kings reportedly have 'strong interest' in Rajon Rondo

Report: Country club might be too exclusive for Brady, Gisele

Reports: Jerry DiPoto likely out as Angels GM

DeSean Jackson rips Eagles in new reality TV show

Deciding what the All-Star Game really means

Being a Dallas Cowboys fan could cost Chris Christie votes

Winning and losing the strike zone game: Midseason update

Baltimore Orioles keep finding a way to win

Aldridge recruited to Lakers by Adam Levine, Snoop Dogg

Report: Pelicans sign Davis to five-year, $145M extension

Rex Ryan more excited about Taylor than Cassel?

Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, replaced by Chad Mendes

Landon Donovan takes shot at Jurgen Klinsmann

Hope Solo admits to using stalling tactics on penalty kick

Scottie Pippen: ‘I was LeBron James before LeBron James’

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Michael Sam, boyfriend broke up?

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.