Count the Patriots -- at least one Patriots executive -- among those who seem to be reveling in the Ravens poor start this season.
On the Patriots pregame show on Sunday, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was asked about teams that have struggled to an 0-2 start. As host Marc Bertrand mentioned the 0-2 Seahawks, Colts and Ravens, Kraft interjected, "It's too bad about Baltimore, isn't it?" (Go to about the 5:25 mark)
"It's really too bad about Baltimore," Kraft said, with some audible chuckling in the background.
Bertrand suggested that perhaps karma had something to do with the Ravens' poor start.
"Oh, that has nothing to do with it," Kraft says. "The Ravens are sweethearts. John Harbaugh, he's a sweetheart."
The Patriots are perhaps still smarting over what they perceive as a role the Ravens played in the DeflateGate saga; reports surfaced that the Ravens tipped off the Colts about underinflated footballs, but the Ravens have denied doing so. Of course, facing off in the playoffs three times in the past four years has added plenty of juice to the rivalry.
And, granted, this interview was given before the Ravens blew another late lead and fell to 0-3. Kraft must be feeling even better about the Ravens today.