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Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke this afternoon, and he stuck to his original assertion that the Ravens were not pushed around in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Cornerback Samari Rolle said the Ravens were "out-physicalled," and defensive end Trevor Pryce called it a "thumping." But that's not how Harbaugh saw it.

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"I feel the exact same way," he said. "Samari's playing corner, so he's not watching the front seven. He's out there playing cover, and he played very well. I don't think we were knocked off the ball. That's my definition of being 'out-physicalled,' when you're knocked off the ball. There were three running plays in there that were poorly defended. It might have been tackling, it might have been getting off blocks. I think also give credit where credit is due. That's a good football team. I think their backs are impressive, maybe even more impressive in person when you see them. Making guys miss, running physical, great patience. Sometimes you've got things defended and wait, wait, wait, find a crease and -- bam! -- pop outside like [Giants running back] Brandon [Jacobs] did early. But was it a result of getting knocked off the ball? No way."

Other notes:

• There has been speculation that the Ravens should have challenged a non-call that a Sam Koch punt might have been touched by a Giants player before Brendon Ayanbadejo recovered the ball at New York's 21-yard line at the beginning of the fourth quarter. But Harbaugh pointed out that CBS and the operators at Giants Stadium did not show a replay of the punt and the players on the field said the ball did not touch a Giants player.

"Our players coming off the field were pretty adamant that it didn't hit anybody," Harbaugh said. "[Rookie safety Tom] Zbikowski, who did a great job of kind of knocking their guy into the ball, couldn't tell. Nick Greisen and the rest of the guys said, 'No, it didn't hit anybody.' So I just didn't feel -- being behind at that time -- it was worth giving up a timeout. Now if any of our players had thought it hit the guy, I would have thrown the flag because it would have been a shot to get it back. But then we went back and saw it this morning, and you couldn't tell. So we obviously wouldn't have gotten the ball."

• Harbaugh declined to place sole responsibility of Matt Stover's 32-yard blocked field-goal attempt on the kicker. "It's always the field goal unit when you get one blocked," Harbaugh said. "There was a little bit of a push inside, and that's unacceptable. We try to stonewall them up in there. But a lot of times, you get push and you kick it right over that. Sometimes you kick it low and there's no push and the ball gets it through. And sometimes you get a push and you kick it high and it doesn't matter. This time, they got a little push and the ball was kicked low and they got it."

• Harbaugh agreed with the officials' ruling to reverse Rolle's apparent interception late in the third quarter. "The way the rule reads -- and they called it right -- is you have to finish the catch," Harbaugh said. "So when you hit the ground, you've got to basically finish the catch on the ground. He was down by contact with the ball, but when he rolled over, the ball kind of popped out and you could all see it. They ruled it correctly, we thought."

• The Ravens' 10 penalties were one shy of the season high set in a 13-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 5. "Penalties are always a concern," Harbaugh said. "... I don't think it really was the difference in the game, but it was a factor in the game. The pre-snap penalties -- whether it was jumping offsides on defense, whether it's moving on offense -- those are the things we can control and we need to eliminate."

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