Asked by a follower on Twitter whether he was cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks or Boston Bruins, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith sounded off about his dislike for New England Patriots fans on Saturday night.
Smith, a 2011 second-round pick entering his third season in Baltimore, responded to the question by writing, "I hate everything about NE except KG (Kevin Garnett)." He later poked fun at the Patriots' failure to win a Super Bowl since the Spygate scandal.
The Ravens and Patriots have developed a rivalry as two of the top teams in the AFC in recent years, as the teams have met in the playoffs in three of the last four seasons.
Baltimore beat New England, 28-13, in last season's AFC Championship Game.
Smith has posted 279 receiving yards in three career games against the Patriots, including two playoff games. He sparked the Ravens' dramatic 31-30 Monday Night Football victory on Sept. 24 last season, with 127 yards and two touchdowns the day after his younger brother died in a motorcycle accident. BANKS: Smith and Co. ready to step up for departed Boldin in Baltimore