The Baltimore Ravens destroyed the Miami Dolphins, 40-0, in one of the chippiest games of the season last night. After Kiko Alonso delivered a dirty late hit on Joe Flacco, Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh got into it with Ryan Mallett and ended up grabbing the Ravens QB by the throat late in the fourth quarter.
The officials issued three penalties on the play, all against Miami. It cost the Dolphins less than five feet of actual field position, so probably worth it in the end. Well, except for the possible suspension.
Suh said postgame that he was only protecting himself. Twice.
“Simple as this,” Suh began, “He came at me and tried to attack me, and I’m protecting myself.”
Asked whether he regretted his actions, Suh replied, “I’m never going to regret protecting myself.”
The league office is going to be busy watching the game tape from tonight’s game.