Ravens: No zebra hunting today
There were few complaints about the officiating in the Ravens lockerroom after the game, perhaps because they all recognized that they didn't play nearly well enough to win today. The pass interference call during Carson Palmer's final drive -- which was on Frank Walker, not Ed Reed -- was a tossup, but everyone seemed to agree that the game should never have come down to that final drive in the first place.
"I want to give a compliment to the Bengals,'' said coach John Harbaugh. "They are a good football team. They came into a tough environment and did what they needed to do. We didn't play well enough to win. We didn't play well enough in any of the three phases of the game."
For most of the game, the only points on the board for the Ravens came from Reed's interception return early in the second quarter.
"We made some plays, but they made more,'' said Terrell Suggs. "In our stadium, that's unacceptable."