Locker room talk after the win

John Harbaugh

On the performance of the offense: “I think the whole team won the game. That’s important for [our offense]. Our offense wants to be that kind of group that can - if we’re not shutting a team down like we’re capable of doing, which we didn’t do today like we’ve done before on defense, we have to be able to score some points and keep our defense off the field and give them a break. It didn’t happen all the time. There were times when we had to get back out there on defense and find a way to get a stop. I thought our offense carried themselves really well.”

On the performance of Anquan Boldin: “You talk about Anquan, but I really want to frame it up in terms of all the guys. It didn’t show up last week. We weren’t able to take the so-called weapons and put the kind of points up, so it’s not going to be there every week. That’s why it’s got to be a few men with [big numbers]. But Anquan Boldin showed today why we wanted him to be a Raven. He’s our kind of guy. He played, we want to play. I say that about [Derrick] Mason, I say that about T.J. [Houshmandzadeh], I say that about [Todd] Heap. It’s going to be Anquan today. It’s going to be the next guy the next week. That’s what we’re really all about on offense.”

On if he knew how dangerous RB Peyton Hillis would be: “That’s a good question. This guy, Hillis, we watched him on tape, and we thought, he’s a downhill player. I know that Eric [Mangini] really liked him, just by what you read. He’s physical, but I guess he’s a guy you have to see in person to appreciate him. He is physical. I mean, this guy is hard to bring down. He’s a north-south runner. And, he’s a guy we’re going to have to contend with for a long time in this division.”

On if his decision was validated on keeping K Billy Cundiff: “Thank you for bringing that up. I should’ve mentioned that. What’s the word? I told him he was a stud when he came off the field. I couldn’t think of a better word. But he wanted those deep kicks. We were piddling around in our minds of squibbing it and side-kicking it and stuff like that, because [Josh Cribbs] is dangerous. And Billy said, ‘I want that deep kick,’ and he came through twice. And then he came through with a huge field goal, and it wasn’t an easy kick, at the end of it, so it was a big day for Billy Cundiff.”

Billy Cundiff

On deciding when to kick to Cribbs and when not to: “It kind of just depends on the wind; the direction kind of changed by minute. So it kind of depends on what we were feeling at the moment. I know that the next-to-last kickoff they were going to go ahead and sky it up. I told them today I’m feeling really good, let’s try and kick it out of the back of the end zone. They kind of gave me the green light knowing that ‘OK, let’s see if this kid actually can do what he says he’s going to do,’ knowing that if I don’t put it [at] the back of the end zone, I’m probably going to get screamed at. So, for me, I felt really comfortable with that, and just did it. And the last kickoff, same thing. So [I’m] just kind of riding that wave of confidence.”

On the first FG hitting the upright and the second one going through:“It felt like a great hit [the first time], and as I look at it, nine times out of 10, that ball goes through. It was really strange. We had a left to right wind, and the ball actually worked right to left. If you kind of frame things that right way, you can still have confidence going into the next kick, even if you miss it. I knew that if I [kick] that ball, nine times out of ten, it’s going to make it. Why not turn around go the other way, let’s just play it off to the right side just a little bit, go ahead hit down my line and kind of let it all hang out.”

Michael Oher

On his personal foul call: “That’s my teammate. You got to have your teammate’s back.”

On playing at home Sunday: “The home crowd is a lot of fun. We have the greatest fans in the league.”

Ray Rice

On getting a big division win: “Their record doesn’t show how good they actually are. They’re a good team. They’re a team that’s going to be good in this division. It was a tough, hard-fought game, and I’m just glad that at the end of the day, we were able to get a divisional win.”

On the offense clicking today: “Yeah, it was a great mixture today between run and pass. Joe [Flacco] was able to find things we needed to find, and we were able to run the ball pretty good. It was really a total team effort. There are going to be games like that, where the game isn’t won in the first quarter. Sometimes the game is won in the fourth quarter, and that’s what happened out there today.”

On injuring his knee Sunday: “Right now everything is standard. I’ll take some tests on Monday, but everything looks positive right now.”

Ray Lewis

On Boldin and the offense: “Once again, I’ll tell you. Time and time again, as we keep progressing throughout the year, that is kind of what we’re looking for. ‘Q’ made a lot of big catches, but you look at probably one of the biggest plays in the game, which was [the catch by T.J.] Houshmandzadeh. To even catch that pass was so big for the guys jumping in front of him, so that’s the kind of mix that, I think, when you look and you see us as a team, you’re going to start to get. And then the beautiful part about it is when we come together as a team and put it all together, then that’s when you really start to progress.”

Anquan Boldin

On recording his 600th career reception: “I guess it’s something to be proud of, but at this point I don’t really want to dwell on it. I think once my career is all said and done, it’s something I’ll look back on. I think as a player you can’t get caught up in things you do while you’re playing. For myself, I always want to stay hungry. You can never be satisfied.”

On his first regular season home game and three touchdown receptions: “It felt great. The crowd was unbelievable. I played here only once in my career as a Cardinal, probably about three years ago. The crowd was the same way. To be a part of it now, it’s unbelievable. It’s second to none. To go out and have a performance like that, it feels good.”

On whether he noticed a difference in QB Joe Flacco this week: “Joe is always Joe. I think he’s a great quarterback. I think he caught too much flack last week, but that comes with the quarterback position. Whenever a team is doing well, quarterbacks get all the praise. Whenever things don’t go well, they get all the blame. I love what he did today. He came out and just played football. He made a lot of great throws out there. I think he made quick decisions, good decisions, and you see the end result.”