Dennis Allen Didn’t Mind The Ravens Fake Field Goal, But Pete Prisco Thinks It Was “Classless”
Pete Prisco’s commentary and predictions have been fun to keep track of this football season. First he said the Ravens will regret Ray Rice’s contract extension, then he predicted that the Patriots would go 16-0 this season and the Bengals would win the AFC North and most recently he said that the Ravens are better off without Ray Lewis on the field.
Baltimore’s favorite national pundit weighed in on John Harbaugh’s fake field goal against the Raiders while the Ravens were up 41-17 and, not surprisingly, he strongly disagreed with the call.
“The more I see that fake field goal up 41-17, the more classless I think it is by the Ravens,” he tweeted.
If running up the score is classless, then why hasn’t Bill Belichick been scrutinized for repeatedly letting Tom Brady sling the ball down the field late in the fourth quarter while his Patriots were up 30+ points?
Ravens fans are so angry I called the fake field goal classless. That’s what it was — and I would say that to anybody
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) November 13, 2012
This is the NFL. The Raiders could have stopped it, but they didn’t. Their head coach Dennis Allen didn’t care, so why should Prisco or anyone else?
Should the Ravens have kicked the field goal and only beaten the Raiders by 31 instead of 35? Or would that have been too classless too.
You know what? They should have just played it safe, been respectful and just taken a knee to turn the ball over on downs.
Seriously though, a 55-20 win is a statement to a weak conference before the toughest stretch of schedule that the Ravens will face. Adding 7 more points has nothing to do with class.