The Baltimore Ravens insist their celebration on the Tennessee Titans’ logo after Marcus Peters’ game-sealing interception wasn’t planned.
In the final two minutes of the Ravens’ 20-13 wild-card victory Sunday, 15 Ravens defenders followed Peters and stormed midfield, where many stomped on the logo. This outburst came two months after the Titans’ players huddled on the Ravens’ logo before the teams’ last matchup, which led to a confrontation between Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Titans players.
“This is an emotional football game. Sometimes you act out of emotion,” Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe said. “I felt like it was a good time to go ahead and do that — so we did it. It wasn’t a disrespect thing. It was a team unity thing like we accomplished something as a team, so we’re going to go out there and take a little bit of revenge. I don’t think it’s a big deal.”
Baltimore defensive end Calais Campbell, who flexed on the Titans’ logo, told NFL Network when asked about the gathering at midfield: “Respect is earned.”