Ravens vs. Broncos: Ravens Win an Instant Classic, Head to AFC Title Game

January 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As is often the case, the outcome of Saturday's Baltimore Ravens meeting with the Denver Broncos can be boiled down to one play—Ravens cornerback Corey Graham's interception of Manning near the end of the first overtime period, which set up Justin Tucker's game-winning 47-yard field goal at the start of the second.
However defining that final interception was, the game twisted and turned numerous times to get to the Ravens' 38-35 victory. With the advantage for either side never greater than a single score, each possession of the ball carried with it a sense of ever-increasing urgency. It's why this game will now be included among the NFL's best.
It started innocuously enough, with the Ravens' drive stalling after running back Ray Rice was tackled by Von Miller. However, things proceeded quickly from that point on.
Denver's Trindon Holliday returned the ensuing punt for 90 yards and a score, the next Baltimore drive resulted in a 59-yard Torrey Smith touchdown...

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