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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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31.

DaveT    

Will any of this matter after the 49ers win the Super Bowl? Haaaahahaha gonna be a 49er part after the Bowl baby :D

606 days ago
32.

alpini    

this arrogance surrounding this team is exactly why they are hated by so many! all they do is cry like little babies when they lose! such spoiled sports!

606 days ago
33.

Brien    

Oh go pound dirt you cry-baby!

606 days ago
34.

helloitsme    

Matt Damon is not a sports expert so I don't care.

606 days ago
35.

spectator72    

It goes to show you /It doesn't matter how big you are in size .Some people still cry like babies

606 days ago
36.

roxy    

Well the 49ers have and would have again so stop the f'ing crying I swear besides the cowboys the patriots are the most cry baby franchise ever

606 days ago
37.

Mick    

Sore looser

606 days ago
38.

Chris    

All of you are ****in morons. The pats wernt healthy. They didnt have edelman. Our secondary was brokenfrom the start. Seriously all of you on here dont know **** about football and act like u do.Cept statistically in the past 10 years NO SPORTS TEAM has won as much as the pats. I cant wait to see the rookie colin run all over ****ty ass ray lewis.

606 days ago
39.

Pete    

translation : " im from Boston and i'm a retard"

606 days ago
40.

Jenlardanjorm    

The ravens are playing amazing this year like always! We won because we were te better team on the field that day, we've already beat te patriots this year in regular season. I do think Brady is a great QB but I joe wouldn't put his leg up like that the ravens would have had a flag thrown immediately! I'm excited for harbowl! I'm glad there's 2 new teams in it this year! GO RAVENS!!

606 days ago
41.

sanity    

He is such a baby. Maybe thier foot slipped. It was bad call Lets have a do over Matt THey did not play as well THey lost get over it Stope being such a baby Anyway is he still acting? WHat's happened to him ?

606 days ago
42.

tucker    

Damon is 100% correct.

606 days ago
43.

douchecolincowherd    

I'm not a ravens fan but isn't ray Lewis playing with one arm as well as sighs?? And not too mention Webb was lost for the season. So what's your excuse now pats fans

606 days ago
44.

douchecolincowherd    

Meant *suggs *not "sighs"

606 days ago
45.

Joboo    

Stick to what you do best wich is acting and shut the **** up about politics and football. You can suck a dick Matt Damon.

606 days ago
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