Originally Posted by Taco John
Bottom line for me - there were a lot of non-calls in this game, and that's simply because these refs were going to "let the players play." That means the most aggressive team was going to win. And they did.
Your premise is only valid under the assumption that the refs "let the players play" on both sides. Which they didn't. See the BS 3rd down PI call on Carter on the Ravens first drive (eventually leading to Smith's first TD), the BS PI on Bailey late in the game, etc.