Originally Posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton
I don't necessarily agree with teh conspiracy theory, but there were a lot of things that "just happened" to go the Ravens way in that playoff and super bowl run.
Lewis announces his retirement (after being the star of the opening credits of Madden)
All the calls they got during the season (that conversion against the Chargers where they were about a foot short; they don't win that game, they don't make the playoffs)
The calls they got in that playoff game against us. Their line doesn't allow a single sack but they also don't get called for a single hold? Get the **** out.
The calls they got in the Super Bowl?
There's a lot of "wow, that's some home cookin'" in the Ravens season.
I agree, it was the perfect storm in that playoff game. NOTHING went out way and we still should have won.
I would like to point out though that even if they had lost that game against SD where Rice was short of the first down they still make the playoffs. They would have been 9-7.
You got me all riled up when you said that, I was gonna freak if that would have kept them out of the playoffs.