By Edward Lee
6:00 AM EST, January 23, 2012
Seconds before Billy Cundiff’s 32-yard field goal that strayed wide left in the Ravens’ eventual 23-20 win to the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC championship game, it appeared that the kicker was sprinting onto the field to line up for the field goal.
With the play clock winding down, it appeared that Cundiff might have benefited from a timeout. But coach John Harbaugh said he didn’t think about calling the team’s final timeout to slow things down for Cundiff and the field-goal unit.
“Yeah, that never occurred to me,” Harbaugh said. “I didn’t think that. You know, looking back at it now, maybe there was something we could have done. But in the situation, it didn’t seem like we were that rushed on the field. [I] thought we were in pretty good shape.”
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