Ravens’ Justin Tucker Argues Footballs ‘Were Just Different’ Against Chargers


Stop us if you’ve heard this before: the Baltimore Ravens complained about the footballs during one of their games.

Justin Tucker missed two field goals — something he doesn’t do very often — during Baltimore’s tilt with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, and it had him questioning the footballs even after the Ravens won 22-10.

“(The balls) were just different,” Tucker said, via the New York Post’s Anthony Barstow. “The result of that hour or whatever it was from this last pregame (warmup), none of the footballs were very good, and it was no fault of our equipment staff by any means. It was just what it was.”

Both the Chargers and Ravens could have asked for the balls to be tested before kick-off.

Tucker missed 53- and 65-yard field goals, but made a 56-yarder and two others from a shorter distance in the victory.

If you remember, Baltimore was the team that tipped off the Indianapolis Colts in 2015 about the New England Patriots allegedly were using under-inflated footballs, which led to Deflategate.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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