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The Baltimore Ravens courted controversy on Sunday as they won their game against the Cincinnati Bengals in less-than-tasteful style.

With less than 20 seconds left in a game that they were leading by seven, the Ravens decided to commit 10 penalties and walk out of the end-zone to give up a safety as the clock expired. The Bengals got the two points, but the game was over and they lost.

Naturally, a lot of fans around the league weren't too happy with that bending of the rules. Well, John Harbaugh came out today to speak about the play, and he bloody loved it.

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The Ravens also ran an intentional safety at the end of Super Bowl XLVII. Harbaugh said they did it better this time.

“I tried to mention that that was the best safety ever taken,” Harbaugh said, via the Ravens official website. “What I meant was that it was the best-executed safety ever taken because we kept him clean the whole time. But, [Terrell Suggs] says that nothing can top the Super Bowl safety.”

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Harbaugh added that each of the 10 Ravens blockers did a good job of identifying one Bengal to hold on the play, which is a big part of getting the play done correctly.

“Part of the deal was just identifying all of their men, because if we misidentify on the count and leave one guy running through there, he’s going to get to Sam, and there’s going to be very little time off the clock,” Harbaugh said.

“Everybody did a great job of communicating. They were moving and shifting like they are well coached to do. Our guys got on all of their guys and did a great job.”

Not one ounce of remorse. This ruling is definitely getting changed in the offseason. 

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