The New England Patriots coach grabbed the arm of an official as they were leaving the field Sunday night after rookie John Tucker’s last-second field goal barely sneaked inside the right upright, giving Baltimore a 31-30 victory.
Belichick said he doesn’t expect to be fined for making contact with the official, although that usually is NFL policy.
“I’m not going to comment about that. You saw the game,” Belichick said in his postgame news conference. “What did we have, 30 penalties called in that game?”
Actually, it was 10 for 83 yards, fewer than the Ravens’ 14 for 135 yards.
“It’s our job to go out there and control what we can control,” Belichick added. “That’s what we’re going to try to work on. Talk to the officials about the way they called the game. Talk to the league about the way they called it. I don’t know. But we just have to go out there and try to play the best we can.”
Frozen tundra With Aaron Rodgers resting up for the playoffs, Matt Flynn had to be ready to run the Green Bay Packers offence.
Was he ever.
With Rodgers bundled up on the sideline in cold and windy conditions at Lambeau Field, Flynn set franchise records with 480 yards passing and six touchdowns—the final one to Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left, giving the Packers a 45-41 victory over the Detroit Lions in a wild regular-season finale Sunday. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
Sweet victory B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay drinks from the trophy after his team won the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Lions in Vancouver. Photo: Arlen Redekop / Postmedia News
A little crowded Green Bay Packers Evan Dietrich-Smith raises his arms to celebrate a touchdown by Packers fullback John Kuhn against the Detroit Lions during the second half of their NFL football game in Detroit. Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Don’t be a turkey A Detroit Lions fan, wearing a unique turkey decoy with team helmet, watches his team in the first half of their annual Thanksgiving NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers. Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook