Tuesday, November 16, 2010
AFC North Week 10 decisive moment
By James Walker
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Was it a push-off or a clean play?
According to most people who saw the Atlanta Falcons' 26-21 come-from-behind victory against the Baltimore Ravens, Falcons receiver Roddy White pushed Ravens cornerback Josh Wilson before making a 33-yard touchdown reception late in the fourth quarter. The game-winning play is the decisive moment for Week 10.
"Yeah, you've got to do whatever you've got to do to win," White admitted to reporters after the game. "It was one-on-one coverage with one guy. But he was kind of flat-footed, and he tried to grab me, so I just pushed him down."
No flag was thrown, despite Wilson's protests to officials. After the game, Wilson calmed down and was relatively low-key about the play.
"I was playing coverage, man, and I guess it's tough to play good coverage in this league," Wilson said. "I don't know. I can't call it."
Either way, both teams had a great showing and further confirmed the Falcons and Ravens are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. When two good teams play, it's often a very thin line between winning and losing, which the Ravens learned Thursday.