QUOTE(bigzipguy @ Jan 23 2012, 12:00 PM)
Anybody else think that from the time they came on the field to the actual snap, the Ravens rushed that field goal attempt??
It was a routine, 32 yard fieldgoal attempt being by a veteran kicker. The kicker choked and it had nothing to do with rushing anything. The kick wasn't even close. They practice running on the field to rush a kick when the clock is moving everyday and this wasn't close to that level of being rushed. It was such a choke job that Bill Belichick actually showed some emotion on the sideline when he displayed a shocked look when the ball didn't go through.
The games yesterday prove the evolution of the game and the fact that it has become a game of QBs, WRs and the ability of coaches to use them. The teams ranked the following in all of the ways that matter.
Total offense: Winners = NE 2nd and NY 8th, Losers = Bal #15 and SF #26
Passing: Winners = NE 2nd and NY 5th, Losers = Bal #18 and SF #29
Rushing: Winners = NE 20th and NY 32nd, Losers = Bal #10 and SF #8 (four of the top five NFL rushing teams didn't make the playoffs)
Scoring: Winners = NE 3rd and NY 9th, Losers = Bal #12 and SF #11
The teams ranked in the following in all of the ways that DON'T matter.
Total defense: Winners = NE #31 and NY #27, Losers Bal #3 and SF #4
Scoring Defenses: Winners = NE #15 and NY #25, Losers Bal #3 and SF #2.
Remember, QBs, Coaches, WRs.....
At least we won't have to watch ESPN promote an All Harbaugh Super Bowl for two weeks.