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Vic Fangio slams Ravens for ‘bull—-‘ last play in Broncos’ 23-7 loss

Vic Fangio slams Ravens for ‘bull—-‘ last play in Broncos’ 23-7 loss

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Oct 05
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Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio did not hold back when asked about the Baltimore Ravens’ last-second play on Sunday’s game.

With three seconds left in the game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh had his team run to tie the NFL record with 43 consecutive games with over 100 yards rushing. Denver lost 23-7.

“I thought it was bull—-, but I expected that from them,” Fangio said. “In 37 years of pro ball, I’ve never seen anything like that. But it was to be expected, and we expected it.”

When the result is almost certain in an NFL game, the winning team usually will kneel on the field to run out the clock, but that did not happen during this game.

Fangio, who spent four seasons with Baltimore from 2006-2009, first as a defensive assistant then as a linebackers coach, said that Harbaugh only cared about breaking records and did not care about his players’ safety.

“I just know how they operate,” Fangio said of Ravens. “That’s just their mode of operation there. Player safety is secondary.”

Responding to Fangio’s comment on the Ravens’ style of play, Harbaugh took the high ground and said he thought they were “on good terms.”

“I promise you, I’m not going to give that insult one-second thought,” Harbaugh told reporters on Monday. “What’s meaningful to us might not be meaningful to them. Their concerns are definitely not our concerns. We didn’t expect to get the ball back, but we decided that if we got the ball back, we were going to try to get the yards.”

Harbaugh said it was “100 percent” his call to go for a run to extend the team’s streak of 100-yard games to 43, tying a record set by the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1974 to 1977.

“It’s one of those things that’s meaningful,” Harbaugh said post-game. “It’s a very tough record to accomplish and it’s a long-term record. I’m not going to say it’s more important than winning the game. As a head coach, I think you do that for your players and you do that for your coaches, which is something that they’ll have for the rest of our lives.”

Baltimore will host the Indianapolis Colts next Monday, and they could break the record in front of M&T Bank Stadium’s loyal home crowd.

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