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Matt Damon

Ravens Would NOT Have

Beat a HEALTHY Pats Team

1/23/2013 6:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

012313_matt_damon_launchMatt Damon is in NFL denial ... 'cause the guy honestly believes the New England Patriots would NEVER have been defeated by the Baltimore Ravens if they weren't riddled with injuries.

Problem is ... the Pats weren't as injured as Damon made them out to be.

Matt -- a Boston-native -- had just arrived at LAX last night when someone asked why his team folded in the AFC Championship this past Sunday.

"Lotta injuries," Damon said ... "They couldn't beat us full strength."

Obviously, the Pats were missing Rob Gronkowski going into Sunday's game ... but that's really their only big-time guy who was sidelined with an injury (forearm).

A couple of important Pats players were hurt DURING the matchup -- including CB Aqib Talib and RB Stevan Ridley ... but hey, that's part of the game, right?

But when Damon was asked who he's rooting for in the Super Bowl -- the Ravens or the 49ers -- he still refused to acknowledge defeat ... saying, "I'm going for a healthy New England team, that's the best team in the country."

FYI -- Damon couldn't have been NICER at the airport, signing autographs for EVERYONE who asked ... and doing it all with a smile.

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Amy    

I'm so glad the Patriots aren't going to the Super Bowl. Enough already!

547 days ago
2.

Superior Lifeform    

Keep making excuses. The Patriots lost fair and square.

547 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I never saw such a bunch of fricking whiners. Are they all on their periods or what?

547 days ago
4.

Bob    

Matt is an idiot... Ravens beat a"completely healthy" Pats team earlier this year.. Brady is the greatest 2 yard passer in NFL history tho.

547 days ago
5.

Dukebasketball    

To bad,so,sad. Woulda,coulda,shoulda.......But didn't.
Hey Matt. There is always next year.

547 days ago
6.

Amroy    

I live right in Ma and have been a huge Pats fan for years. They didn't play their best during that game. If they had, they would've won...period. the end.

547 days ago
7.

TEAM LAMMY    

Sore loser

547 days ago
8.

Quinn    

I'm a JETS fan (yea yea yea) but I flew to Seattle to have a bartender tell me that PATS fans are the biggest douchebag fans on the planet. Case in point : Matt Damon.

547 days ago
9.

Gretel    

Most people where I'm from go with the Philly sports teams, but there is a good number who go with Baltimore, so let's go Ravens. My husband is a Pittsburgh boy, so he's a Steeler fan and it's killing him to cheer the Ravens. The only thing better than the Pats losing the playoffs would be the Pats losing the super bowl. What a bunch of little girls. I hope they get them new panties next year.

547 days ago
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TigersMom    

It's the end of the season, is ANY team completely healthy? Geez, why can't a team just lose because they were outplayed?

547 days ago
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Anonymous    

The Patriot players and their fans are the biggest sore losers in all of sports. Their arrogance is unbelievable. Thrilled that they lost, and Brady should be fined for his slide into Ed Reed, but since he's Goodell's boy, there's no chance of that happening. I'm suprised Reed wasn't fined for his groin coming in contact with Tommy's foot. Expect a new Brady rule in 2013. QB's are now allowed to slide with spikes up to protect themselves.

547 days ago
12.

Kims_Fake_Marriage    

Seems like a pretty decent guy

547 days ago
13.

zoltar    

The Ravens aren't 100% healthy either. Excuses,excuses. The Patriots aren't as good as a team.Face it. The Patriots are pompous little b@tches. Go Ravens!!!!!

547 days ago
14.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

Whacko for Flacco!!!!!!

547 days ago
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Stephanie White    

Oh, please! Ravens have defeated the Panzies w/all of their guys healthy. Nothing worse then a sore loser, just ask Mrs. Welker!!!!GO RAVENS......

547 days ago
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