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Ray Lewis questions refs after calls against Baltimore Ravens

It's possible that Ray Lewis got a better workout in the locker room than he did on the football field in the Baltimore Ravens' 15-10 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lewis was energetically ripping officials, particularly for a roughing-the-passer call on Terrell Suggs. Lewis found unusual company in Mike Pereira, the NFL's former vice-president of officiating and now a Fox analyst, said, "I feel the call was incorrect." (Oh, fine. That helps now.)

"Suggs made a form tackle on [Bengals quarterback Carson] Palmer," Pereira said. "And while he did land on top of him, he did not appear to unnecessarily or violently throw the quarterback down and land on top of him with most or all of his weight, which is what the rule states. I can see why the referee made the call that he did, but to me, it was a normal tackle and not a foul."

The call against Suggs for his tackle of quarterback Carson Palmer led to the game-winning field goal for Cincy. Earlier in the game, Lewis was flagged for tripping Palmer and the Bengals kicked a field goal for a 9-7 lead.

By Cindy Boren  | September 20, 2010; 2:21 PM ET
Categories:  NFL, Ravens  
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