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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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46.

MAX    

THE PATS ARE LIKE YOU BOY WASHED UP

600 days ago
47.

laffnbear    

"They couldn't beat us full strength."
Really. What position dis he play? Maybe an owner?
Why does HE think he is part of the team?
And none of that "12th player" crap.

600 days ago
48.

diane    

Typical Patriot fan...Wahhabi wahhhh wahhh. I'm so happy they r not in the super boel

600 days ago
49.

PurpleRain    

Bowl.. Super Bowl! Win or loose Go Pats!!

600 days ago
50.

bon    

IF IF IF. God, just lose graciously.

How can anyone like that arrogant team with their arrogant fans? The wives act like children after losses. I get it it if you're from there, but otherwise it's pathetic to be a fan of this team.

600 days ago
51.

Shaunie    

What a cry baby

600 days ago
52.

jimi    

and " we bought a zoo " didn't suck either

600 days ago
53.

Wolftech    

Of course the Cheatorits are the favorite team of that libtard crybaby Damon.

600 days ago
54.

stevenwilliam    

Nobody cares about hollywoods political or sports views

600 days ago
55.

Carolyn G    

AHHH Shut up. All teams have injured players, that didn't make that much of a difference. The Ravens out played New England plain and simple. Stick to acting, and stop trying to be a NFL commentator

600 days ago
56.

Forker    

Matt Damon is correct Patriots had many of their best out of the game including Gronk, Edelman, Talib, Chung, Ridley and Chander Jones !

599 days ago
57.

ibjujub    

Who is Matt Damon?

599 days ago
58.

Chris    

In an age where we have players drunk driving and killing teammates, abusing both street and performance enhancing drugs, being arrested for domestic abuse, constantly trying to reduce child support payments for their illegitimate children, etc...we hate the guy who seems to be a pretty decent guy.

Welcome to America

599 days ago
59.

JoelleNicole24    

We beat u twice so they're aren't no excuses and we beat your recorded of not losing to da same team twice so SUCK IT UP N SHUT UP

596 days ago
60.

Mrugowsky    

Matt would be dead wrong.

579 days ago
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