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Mike Preston: Harbaugh made wrong call not kicking deep
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh likes to talk about attacking, but he needs to attack with common sense. His decision to try an onside kick trailing 9-7 with 2 minutes and two seconds left in the game, and two timeouts, was a poor one. Instead of attempting the onside kick, he should have allowed one of his top weapons, kicker Billy Cundiff, to nail it deep in the endzone. He should have put the pressure on rookie quarterback Baline Gabbert to produce and get a first down. If the Ravens had held, they only needed a field goal to win.
By Mike Preston
October 25, 2011