The Ravens and Patriots certainly have a history with each other, and their two big meetings last year compelled us to choose their game as the subject of our Prime Time Preview this week. The teams did not disappoint, playing one of the two overtime games on Sunday with the Patriots winning 23-20.
One of the most intense moments of the game came late in the 4th quarter with the Ravens up 20-17. Tom Brady completed a 1st and 25 past downfield despite taking a vicious hit to the midsection from Haloti Ngata. Brady banged his hand against the ground demanding a flag be thrown but he did not get the call. Linebacker Terrell Suggs immediately got in Brady’s face as if to say “You’re lucky you got that off and you’re lucky the refs didn’t protect you this time.”
In last year’s regular season meeting between the teams, Suggs was flagged for roughing the passer despite barely touching Brady. Tom celebrated after the flag was thrown and linebacker Ray Lewis termed the penalty call “embarrassing” after the game. Suggs was happy the Bieber wannabe didn’t get the call this time, but the best part came in his remarks after the game.
When asked after the game what Brady said to him, Suggs answered “He was trying to tell me how to bag a Hollywood actress. He said, ‘If you want to get a Hollywood actress, take my seminar on Saturday.’ …He was going over the Dow and the economy and politics. He doesn’t really talk football that much.”
That was some funny stuff from Suggs, but his real message should not be lost: “[Brady] just better hope he don’t see us again.” It was an awesome game and the Pats had to scramble to pull it out. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens won a rematch.Google+