Raiders not upset about Ravens' fake field goal

Raiders not upset about Ravens' fake field goal
November 12, 2012, 9:15 am
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Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch (4) scores a touchdown on a fake field goal run in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium.


The Raiders weren’t up in arms over the Ravens’ decision to run a fake field-goal try in the second half when Baltimore held a 24-point lead. Instead, they pointed the fingers at themselves.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said, as reported by the Oakland Tribune: "Nothing surprised me. Our job is to stop them, and we have to stop them."

Cornerback Michael Huff said: "We're all grown men. If they run it, we've got to stop it."

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said: “At the end of the day, we've got to stop it. So that's all that matters."

Kelly did preface his statement by asking a reporter: “You're up 40-something in the third quarter, would you run a fake field goal?"

Asked if the Ravens’ decision to run the fake had bothered the Raiders, punter Sam Koch, who waltzed into the end zone behind perfect blocking, particularly a kick-out by offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski, said he didn’t notice.

 "I was too busy doing high-fives and spiking the ball," Koch said.