This was the early kick off on Saturday night and it was also a battle between two future hall of fame players. For those who may be unsure I am of course refering to the great Mr Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning or just Eli's brother as he is known in some circles! For Ray Lewis each game has added importance because it may be his last with his pending retirement at the end of the season. Before I continue with the match let us take a look a some of Mr Lewis career highlights by clicking on the videos below.
This was to prove costly for the Broncos because on the next drive Ray Rice broke a 30 yard run which set up his one yard touchdown run to tie the game at 28 all going into the fourth quarter. The teams continued to exchange possessions in the fourth quarter with no scoring, that is until with just over seven minutes left Manning managed to find Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown putting the Broncos up by seven points. The Denver defense then stood tall and managed to keep the Ravens out of the endzone until there was just over 30 seconds left in the quarter. In what must have been a blown coverage Jacoby Jones caught a 70 yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to tie the game at 35 all. At this point you would have expected Denver to let Manning use that 30 seconds to try and get the winning field goal but for some reason they made him take a knee to run out time. This was a move that would come back to bite Denver as after a further series of scoreless possessions the Ravens managed to kick the winning field goal at the start of the second overtime quarter. Ray Lewis and the Ravens continue to win in the playoffs and people are now labelling them as the team of destiny.
Please click on the picture below to watch the highlights.
Please click on the picture below for the game highlights.