Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/21/13
With the Ravens hanging on to an 8 point lead the very first play of the 4th quarter was one of the key plays in the game. At these times in the game is when Tom Brady makes his living being known as one of the most clutch QB’s of all time, but instead on this drive was cut short. The Patriots decide to run the ball with Ridley, who rips off 8 yards, but gets hit helmet-to-helmet by Bernard Pollard and gets knocked out cold and fumbles the ball. This is one of the biggest plays in the game and it has some Patriots fans questioning, not only the fumble,  but the rules for helmet-to-helmet hits on players. No one blames Ridley for fumbling because you don’t have control of your limbs when you get hit into next week, but Patriots fans are wondering about the call in general. Referee Bill Leavy was the one who reviewed it in the booth and when asked about the call by an ESPNBoston.com reporter Leavy said “What I saw was the receiver was going to the ground, had both legs off the gro...
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