John Harbaugh is labeling his screaming match with Marcus Peters as a heat of the moment situation.
The Baltimore Ravens coughed up a 17-point lead Sunday afternoon, losing to the Buffalo Bills 23-20 at M&T Bank Stadium. What began as an afternoon of promise for a Ravens team that would have benefitted from the statement win turned into a brutal collapse.
As the Bills were taking a knee to drain the clock and set up their game-winning field goal, Peters was visibly upset. When Peters came off the field, cameras caught Harbaugh shouting at the defensive back, who then had to be restrained by teammates and staff as he tried to scream back at the head coach.
It’s unclear what exactly prompted the sideline shouting, but Harbaugh downplayed it in his postgame press conference.
"Emotions run high. We’re on the same page," Harbaugh said. "We’ve got a great relationship, we’ve got an honest relationship. I love him, hope he still loves me, we’ll see."
Maybe it wasn’t a huge deal, but it’s little surprise such a performance elicited that kind of frustration from the Ravens.