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Harbaugh doesn't second-guess decision

9/29/2013

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn't second-guessing his decision to go for a field goal instead of the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter in a 23-20 loss at the Buffalo Bills.

Trailing 23-17 with 4 minutes, 8 seconds remaining, the Ravens faced a fourth-and-five from the Bills' 6-yard line. Harbaugh went for the field goal, which got the Ravens to within three points.

"If you have that much time left and the distance is that far, the chances of making it are not as high, I think you definitely kick the field goal there," Harbaugh said after the game. "We have two time outs and we have a lot of time and we feel like we’re going to get a stop and that’s what happens. If we had been fourth-and-one there, it might have been a different thought. If there had been less time on the clock, it would have been a different thought. I feel like we did the right thing there."

It worked out as Harbaugh had planned. The Ravens' defense forced a three-and-out, and their offense got the ball back at the Baltimore 37 with 2:20 left in the game. But the Ravens never got within field-goal range to tie the game, and Joe Flacco's fifth interception dropped the Ravens to 2-2.