Every team's fans gripe about officiating, especially when they've lost a couple. The Ravens, though, have been the victims of two officiating mistakes that resulted not from a judgment call, but from a blatant misapplication of the rules.
(5:57) (Shotgun) 5-K.Collins pass incomplete deep right to 19-J.McCareins. PENALTY on BLT-55-T.Suggs, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at TEN 20 - No Play. Penalty on TEN-71-M.Roos, False Start, superseded.
No, that isn't what was called. The officials called Suggs for roughing the passer after he grazed Collins' helmet. The play never happened. There was a false start. By definition, there cannot be a roughing the passer call on a play that never happened, and thus no pass was thrown. We see flags picked up all the time for fouls that occurred after a dead ball foul, such as a false start or delay of game. Some personal fouls can be assessed even if they occur between plays, but not one where the condition precedent is that the quarterback throws a valid forward pass.
(3:01) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 5-J.Flacco pass short right to 89-M.Clayton to BLT 20 for -1 yards (41-C.Ndukwe). Cincinnati challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #2.)