Ravens kicking consultant Randy Brown said Tuesday the Patriots may have deliberately flashed the wrong information on the Gillette Stadium scoreboard late in the Sunday’s AFC championship game, causing confusion on the Baltimore sideline and leading to a missed field goal from Billy Cundiff.
Brown said the information on the scoreboard was incorrect during Baltimore’s final drive, saying it was third down when Baltimore was actually facing fourth down prior to Cundiff’s game-tying field goal attempt. While Ravens players and officials have said the wrong information was on the scoreboard, no one had suggested that it was a nefarious move on the part of the Patriots until Brown hinted there was something else going on. Speaking with 94 WIP Radio in Philadelphia, Brown was asked if the Patriots did it purposefully in hopes of gaining an advantage, Brown replied, “I don’t think you can rule anything out in New England, can you?”
As a result of the confusion, Cundiff rushed onto the field for a 32-yard field goal that would have tied the game with less than a minute to go, but missed badly.
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