“I thought he had a hand in it," Suggs said of the NFL commissioner. "Most definitely, he had a hand in it."
The Ravens had pulled to a 28-6 lead over the San Francisco 49ers early in the third quarter when the power outage occurred, causing the unprecedented delay. When play resumed, there was a definite momentum switch on the field, with the 49ers running off 17 unanswered points before the Ravens finally put them away for a 34-31 victory.
The incident was later blamed on an abnormality in the electrical system, but Suggs has his own theory.
"It was just like, ahh, ol' Roger Goodell, he never stops," Suggs said. "He always got something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide, huh?”
"You’re the commissioner of this league and you’re supposed to make sure everything is being played on an even playing field," Suggs said of Goodell. "I definitely don’t think he’s doing a good job, and I don’t think he should be making 10 million a year. That’s just my personal opinion.”
“You cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens [are] about to blow them out. Man, we better do something,’" Lewis said.
Not sure exactly how Suggs and Lewis think the whole situation played out. Maybe something like this: