Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
Biggest single reason is just too many mistakes, mental & physical. Thought we had it won at the end, but our guys just failed to execute. Not crazy about the playcalls, but that's not the reason we lost. Our secondary was exposed...but it's not all on them. Outside of a couple of plays, we had a very poor pass rush. For the most part, Flacco had all the time he needed to pick our secondary apart. He deserved the MVP. Now he'll be a rich man and he's earned it. Kap did show his inexperience, particularly in the 1st half. But overall, the Ravens took advantage of more key situations than our guys did. We had enough chances to win the game, and just couldn't execute enough of them.
I agree with all you say. I would add that the Ravens OL deserves some credit. They gave provided excellent pass protection all through the playoffs. It wasn't just tonight that opponents were not able to get to Flacco.