The New England Patriots are vampires. That is all I can say after watching them survive two fourth-ands… during the final two minutes to defeat the game and able Baltimore Ravens 27-24 on Monday Night Football.
If I were Conspiracy Brother, I’d say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued an edict declaring that the Pats, chasing history, will no lose – no matter what. How else to explain Brian Billick’s idiot calling of timeout out on a fourth down play when it looked like his defense (remember Ray Lewis is still playing) had stopped the Pats with 1:46 left? How else to explain a defensive holding call on the second fourth-and play just a few ticks later – with just :54 left?
Like I said, if I was Conspiracy Brother.
But I’m not. So I’ll just let it go.
In the meantime, Pats opponents would be advised to wear turtlenecks.