Game replays appeared to show Pollard led with his shoulder -- and not the helmet -- but that's not how the refs saw it. The flag gave Jacksonville a critical first down on a drive that ended in a field goal and a 9-0 lead.
"That's football. As defensive backs, we're taught to break on the ball, go get it," Pollard told the Ravens' official website after the game. "But the ref thought it was a foul. So, he called the play. It don't matter what I thought it was. The call's been made."
"They were holding our guys a little bit, and it was tough for our guys to get off it and separate," Flacco said. "I thought we would get a couple (calls) early on and we didn't. But hey, that's the name of the game. You can't complain about it and you have to go on to the next play."