If you have the NFL Network (or NFL Mobile or you’re logged on to NFL.com) I hope you are bundled up inside watching an incredible football game between the Ravens and Cowboys.
I know, a 9-7 game in the 3rd quarter shouldn’t be exciting. But the Ravens defense, led by Bill Belichick’s favorite non-Patriot Ed Reed, along with Ray Lewis and Bart Scott, is simply dominating this game. Tony Romo can’t seem to keep the ball out of Reed’s hands (2 INT), which probably isn’t making squabbling receivers Terrell Owens and Jason Witten too happy.
The only drama here is whether rookie QB Joe Flacco (pride of Delaware) can get the Ravens enough points to win.
They are pulling out all the stops too, calling for the fake field goal on what would have been a 40-yard attempt to get a first down. Amazing. But you can do this when your defense is playing on another level. Sure enough – it leads to a touchdown for the Ravens. 16-7 with 2:51 left in the third.
Oh yeah, this is all bad for the Patriots. If Baltimore wins this game (and next), the Patriots have to win the division to make the playoffs, and that means either the Jets or Dolphins (or both) will have to lose tomorrow.
Start rooting for Romo and TO!