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Flacco’s Hail Mary | Ravens vs. Broncos 2012 AFC Divisional Playoffs | NFL Full Game


Gumbel:
BACK IN DENVER, COLORADO. THAT’S JACOBY JONES
BACK TO RECEIVE. HE HAS RETURNED TWO KICKOFFS
FOR TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON, ONE PUNT
FOR A TOUCHDOWN. BUT AT THIS ALTITUDE, IT’S DOUBTFUL WHETHER OR NOT
HE’LL BE ABLE TO DO IT. Dierdorf: I THINK
THAT REALLY HURTS BALTIMORE BECAUSE HE IS SUCH A WEAPON
FOR THEM. AND AGAIN,
HE PROBABLY WILL NOT GET MUCH OF A CHANCE HERE TODAY
BECAUSE OF THE THIN AIR. DENVER WON THE TOSS.
THEY HAVE DEFERRED. SO BALTIMORE WILL GET THEIR
HANDS ON THE FOOTBALL FIRST. AND THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
ARE UNDER WAY. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
OUT OF THE END ZONE. JOE FLACCO PLAYING OUT
HIS CONTRACT IN BALTIMORE. HE KNOWS, THE RAVENS KNOW, THEY WILL HAVE TO CONTEND
WITH A LOT OF NOISE HERE TODAY. ON FIRST DOWN,
IT’S RAY RICE. AND RICE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE
FOR ABOUT 5 YARDS. SECOND AND 5. FLACCO’S FIRST PASS
OF THE DAY. ON THE SLANT.
THAT IS COMPLETE. VERY CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN
TO ANQUAN BOLDIN, WHO WAS HELD WITHOUT A CATCH
IN THEIR MEETING A MONTH AGO. AND CERTAINLY NO SURPRISE
THAT RIGHT OFF THE BAT THEY’RE GONNA
TRY TO GET BOLDIN INVOLVED. ANQUAN WAS VERY MUCH LOOKING
FORWARD TO THIS REMATCH TODAY. YOU’RE RIGHT. A RECEIVER
OF THAT CALIBER, HE IS NOT USED TO
HAVING A GOOSE EGG SHOW UP ON THE SCOREBOARD
AND ON THE SCOREBOOK. HIS 10th SEASON
IN THE LEAGUE. IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME
IN HIS CAREER HE HAD BEEN HELD
WITHOUT A RECEPTION. FIRST DOWN. STRAIGHT AHEAD. ACROSS THE 35. OUT TO ABOUT THE 37-,
38-YARD LINE. TWO CARRIES ALREADY,
13 YARDS. BUT LOOK AT THIS —
SECOND AND SHORT. THAT’S AN OFFENSIVE
PLAY CALLER’S DREAM. FLACCO THROWING
OVER THE MIDDLE. AND THAT IS INCOMPLETE. BROKEN UP BY CHRIS HARRIS.
INTENDED FOR BOLDIN. LET’S SEE IF DENVER
COMES AFTER JOE FLACCO. OFF THE EDGE,
THEY BRING FIVE. BUT HE’S GOT
GOOD PROTECTION. HE THROWS
A VERY GOOD PASS. IT HITS THE HANDS
OF BOLDIN. BUT CHRIS HARRIS WAS RIGHT
THERE, PULLING DOWN THE ARM. VON MILLER
WITH THE STOP. VON MILLER — HARD TO HAVE
A BETTER YEAR THAN HE HAD. AND LOOK HOW HE FIGHTS
UPFIELD. GOES THROUGH THE INSIDE SHOULDER
OF MICHAEL OHER INTO THE BACKFIELD. MICHAEL OHER WAS TAKING
A PASS SET AND ACTUALLY INVITING VON MILLER
UPFIELD. AND HE WAS MORE THAN HAPPY
TO ACCOMMODATE HIM. TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK
FOR THE PUNT. BACK TO HIS OWN 10. BREAKING FREE,
RIGHT SIDE. GETS A BLOCK. HOLLIDAY DOWN
THE SIDELINE! TOUCHDOWN, DENVER! [ CROWD CHEERING ] UP THE RIGHT SIDE. I THINK HE’S GONNA GET
A KEY BLOCK FROM MIKE ADAMS. AND A MAJOR BREAKDOWN
IN THE LANE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE RAVENS’
COVERAGE TEAM. AND THAT IS JUST ASKING
WAY TOO MUCH TO ASK SAM KOCH
TO MAKE THAT TACKLE. AND PEYTON GOES, “I DON’T MIND NOT GETTING
AN OFFENSIVE SERIES.” A TOUCHDOWN
IS A TOUCHDOWN. AND IT ISN’T IT INTERESTING,
GREG? WE TALKED TO JOHN HARBAUGH
ABOUT SPECIAL TEAMS AND THE ROLE THEY COULD PLAY
FOR BALTIMORE IN THIS GAME — NOT NEGATIVELY
BUT POSITIVELY. EXTRA POINT IS GOOD. IT HAS
BEEN OFFICIALLY CALLED A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN
FOR TRINDON HOLLIDAY, THE FIRST
PUNT-RETURN TOUCHDOWN IN POSTSEASON
DENVER BRONCOS HISTORY. ON THE BALTIMORE SIDELINE,
TIME TO REGROUP. JACOBY JONES HOPING FOR A CHANCE
TO DO THE SAME THING. AND HE’LL GET A CHANCE
TO RUN THIS ONE OUT. HE DROPPED IT. STILL LOOKING FOR IT
INSIDE THE 5. AND BURIED
AT ABOUT THE 6-YARD LINE. LET’S GO BACK AND LOOK
AT THIS PUNT RETURN BY HOLLIDAY. AND I’LL TELL YOU
WHAT HE’S GONNA SEE. TAKE A LOOK RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE LONE RAVEN
ON THIS SIDE OF THE HASH MARKS. AND WATCH THIS.
LOOK AT THE LANE BREAKDOWNS. FINALLY ANOTHER GUY JOINS HIM,
BUT TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE. THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO GET BACK
IN THEIR PROPER LANES. THE BREAKDOWN
HAD ALREADY OCCURRED. AND TRYING TO MOVE LATERALLY
INTO A POSITION TO CUT OFF THE PUNT-RETURN GUY
WAS JUST LATE. BERNARD PIERCE
INTO THE BACKFIELD. FLACCO AND THE RAVENS
IN A HOLE. AND THIS IS PIERCE. FOR A COUPLE. BALTIMORE WAS LAMENTING THE FACT
THAT JACOBY JONES MIGHT NOT EVEN GET A CHANCE
TO RETURN A KICKOFF. AND THEN, WHEN THEY DO GET
THE OPPORTUNITY, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. JUST BOUNCES
RIGHT OFF HIS CHEST. AND EVEN WHEN HE TRIES TO
PICK IT UP THE SECOND TIME, HE’S NOT ABLE TO CORRAL
THE FOOTBALL. AND GEEZ, AFTER A COUPLE PROMISING
FIRST-DOWN RUNS BY RAY RICE, THINGS HAVE FLIPPED IN A HURRY
ON THE RAVENS. ON SECOND AND 8. FLACCO THROWING. AND HE MISSES HIS TIGHT END,
ED DICKSON, NUMBER 84. AGAIN, JIM CALDWELL IS CALLING
THE PLAYS FOR THE RAVENS. CAM CAMERON WAS LET GO
BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER. AND AGAIN, I HAVE BEEN
AT THIS LOCATION BEFORE, BACKED UP IN YOUR OWN END ZONE
IN FRONT OF THESE CRAZY FANS. YOU CAN’T HARDLY HEAR ANYTHING
EXCEPT YOUR HEARTBEAT. BALTIMORE WAS JUST 1 OUT OF 12
ON THIRD DOWN WHEN THEY MET A MONTH AGO. THEY ARE 0 FOR 1 TODAY. HERE’S THEIR SECOND
THIRD-DOWN ATTEMPT. FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP
DOWN THE SIDELINE. AND IT IS INCOMPLETE. AND A PENALTY MARKER
IS THROWN. TANDON DOSS WAS
THE INTENDED RECEIVER. HE WAS BEING COVERED
BY TONY CARTER. AND CARTER FORCED DOSS
OUT OF BOUNDS. PASS INTERFERENCE, DEFENSE,
NUMBER 32. CUT OFF. SPOT FOUL. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. BILL VINOVICH
IS OUR REFEREE TODAY. TANDON DOSS,
WHO HAS GREAT SPEED, IS JUST FLYING
UP THE SIDELINES. NOTHING FANCY
ABOUT THIS PATTERN. BUT LOOK AT
ALL THE CONTACT. AND THAT IS WAY BEYOND
THE 5 YARDS. THAT ALONE COULD HAVE DRAWN
A FLAG. AND THEN CARTER FORCES HIM
OUT OF BOUNDS. A LITTLE TOO MUCH HAND-FIGHTING
ON THE PART OF TONY CARTER WAY BEYOND
THE 5-YARD ZONE. RAY RICE
BACK INTO THE BACKFIELD. FLACCO TO THROW AGAIN. PULLS IT DOWN.
NOW THROWS. AND THAT’S COMPLETE ACROSS THE
40-YARD LINE TO ANQUAN BOLDIN. ANQUAN BOLDIN TALKING IT OVER
WITH WESLEY WOODYARD, THE LEADING TACKLER
FOR DENVER. AND AGAIN, THEY JUST WANT TO GET
BOLDIN INVOLVED EARLY. HE HAD SUCH A GOOD GAME
LAST WEEK AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS. FIVE CATCHES, 145 YARDS,
AND A TOUCHDOWN. THAT 145 YARDS
A FRANCHISE PLAYOFF RECORD FOR RECEIVING YARDAGE. SECOND AND 2. FLACCO, WITH TIME.
GONNA GO DEEP. HAS A MAN OPEN
DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD! IT IS CAUGHT!
TOUCHDOWN! TORREY SMITH! WHAT A GREAT JOB OF PROTECTION
BY THE OFFENSIVE LINE, FOLLOWED UP BY A MAGNIFICENT
THROW FROM JOE FLACCO. FIRST OF ALL,
THE FOUR-MAN RUSH — THEY DON’T GET ANYWHERE
NEAR JOE. HE STEPS INTO IT AND DROPS IT RIGHT ONTO
THE HANDS OF TORREY SMITH, WHO BEATS CHAMP BAILEY,
WHO RUNS AWAY FROM CHAMP BAILEY. AND CHAMP BAILEY,
GOING TO HIS 12th PRO BOWL. BUT WHAT A JOB UP FRONT
BY THIS REVAMPED OFFENSIVE LINE, AND JOE FLACCO DELIVERS
A PERFECT PASS. 59-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS. AND JOE FLACCO
TELLING US HE HAD NO INTENTION
OF WEARING A GLOVE TODAY. HE DOES JUST FINE WITHOUT
A GLOVE ON HIS THROWING HAND. THE EXTRA POINT
IS GOOD. BACK IN DENVER,
WHERE THE WEATHER HASN’T AFFECTED BIG PLAYS
ON EITHER SIDE SO FAR, AS YOU LOOK AT JOHN FOX. HIS 11th YEAR AS A HEAD COACH,
HIS SECOND HERE IN DENVER. AND TRINDON HOLLIDAY, WHO ALREADY HAS
A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN, NOW BACK FOR THE KICK. HOLLIDAY FROM THE 2. OUT TO ABOUT THE 25-YARD LINE
BEFORE HE IS PUSHED BACK. LET’S GO BACK
TO THAT TOUCHDOWN PASS. TORREY SMITH AND CHAMP BAILEY
ARE LOCKED UP RIGHT DOWN HERE. BUT WATCH THE SAFETY
WHO GETS CLEARED. HE’S GONNA GET CAUGHT UP ON A CROSSING PATTERN
ACROSS THE MIDDLE. HE’S GONNA STEP UP,
TAKE THAT. BY THE TIME HE CAN RECOVER, HE’S
IN NO POSITION TO HELP BAILEY. BUT CHAMP BAILEY
IS USED TO THAT. HE’S USED TO BEING
ALL BY HIMSELF ON MAN COVERAGE. NORMALLY,
IT’S GOOD ENOUGH. THAT TIME, WELL EXECUTED BY EVERY MEMBER
OF THE BALTIMORE OFFENSE. AND NOW HERE’S PEYTON MANNING
WITH GLOVES ON BOTH HANDS. HIS FIRST
OFFENSIVE SERIES. KNOWSHON MORENO
FOR A COUPLE. PEYTON WEARING THEM
ON BOTH HANDS. THE LAST TWO GAMES
OF THE SEASON, HE WORE THE GLOVE
ON HIS THROWING HAND. AND CERTAINLY,
I WOULD THINK THAT WHEN THE BALL IS AS HARD AS IT IS IN THESE
TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS, THAT’S GOT TO HELP
TAKING THE SNAP. MANNING. THAT ONE THROWN JUST A LITTLE
BIT BEHIND DEMARYIUS THOMAS, HIS INTENDED RECEIVER. WHAT A SHOT IN THE ARM JOE FLACCO
GAVE HIS FOOTBALL TEAM. A MISHANDLED KICKOFF RETURN GIVES THEM
TERRIBLE FIELD POSITION, AND THEY CONVERT IT
INTO A TOUCHDOWN. MANNING NOW LOOKING AT
A THIRD AND 7. THROWING.
TIPPED. INTERCEPTED!
PICKED OFF BY THE RAVENS! COREY GRAHAM TO THE END ZONE
FOR THE TOUCHDOWN! THE WORD THAT COMES TO MIND
TO DESCRIBE THE RAVENS RIGHT NOW IS “RESILIENT.” THIS CROWD IS
COMPLETELY QUIET. PEYTON MANNING PUTS THE BALL
RIGHT THERE. BUT TALK ABOUT
THE OLD TIP DRILL, WHEN IT JUST GETS POPPED UP
INTO THE AIR. BREAKING IN UNDERNEATH,
HERE COMES DECKER. NOW, THERE WAS SOME CONTACT
EARLY. THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT THE RAVENS GOT AWAY
WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING THERE. YOU COULD SEE
DECKER’S UPPER BODY MOVE AND KIND OF TAKE A JOLT FROM
CONTACT BEFORE THE BALL ARRIVED. THAT DOESN’T MATTER. DOWN 7-0, THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES NOW
WITH A TOUCHDOWN LEAD. THEY HAVE COME
ROARING BACK. YOU COULD SAY THAT. 14 POINTS FOR THE RAVENS
IN THE LAST 42 SECONDS. JOHN FOX. HIS TEAM UP IN A HURRY
AND THEN DOWN IN A HURRY. BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE BRONCOS
HAVE BEEN BEHIND IN A FOOTBALL GAME. AND RAY LEWIS. HE KNOWS THERE’S A LONG WAY
TO GO IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME. MEANWHILE,
PEYTON MANNING. HE WAS LOOKING FOR
A FLAG. YOU COULD SEE HIM GESTURING
AFTERWARDS. “WHAT THE HECK?
WHERE’S THE LAUNDRY?” TRINDON HOLLIDAY IN THE END ZONE
FOR THE KICK. WILL HE GET A CHANCE
TO RETURN THIS ONE? HE WILL. FROM ABOUT 5 OR 6 YARDS DEEP
IN THE END ZONE. ACROSS THE 15.
ACROSS THE 20. AND OUT TO ABOUT
THE 25-YARD LINE. LET’S GO BACK.
DID YOU SEE INTERFERENCE, DAN? WELL, WHEN YOU SLOW IT DOWN
IN SLOW MOTION, YOU CAN CERTAINLY SEE —
HERE’S DECKER. WATCH HIM COME ACROSS. CHYKIE BROWN, NUMBER 23,
AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, HE’S GONNA COME IN
AND PULL DOWN DECKER’S LEFT ARM BEFORE THE BALL GETS THERE. WE’RE WATCHING IT
IN VERY SLOW MOTION. THE OFFICIATING CREW CALLS THAT
A BANG-BANG PLAY, THAT IT WAS BOOM-BOOM, AND THAT
IS VERY TOUGH TO ADMINISTER. IT COULD’VE BEEN CALLED.
IT WASN’T. VERY CLOSE. ON FIRST DOWN,
THIS IS MORENO. AND MORENO STOPPED
FOR NO GAIN. THOSE RETURNS
AGAINST DENVER — THE KICKOFF RETURN
AND THE INTERCEPTION RETURN — THE ONLY RETURNS AGAINST DENVER
ALL SEASON LONG. AND YOU LOOK BACK
AT HOW BALTIMORE GOT THE LEAD. KEEP IN MIND
THAT THE BIG INTERFERENCE CALL AGAINST TONY CARTER THAT
ALLOWED BALTIMORE TO GET OUT FROM BACKED UP
INTO THEIR OWN END ZONE. MANNING THROWING OUTSIDE.
AND THAT’S COMPLETE. WE HAVE
A PENALTY MARKER DOWN AS JOEL DREESSEN
TAKES IT ACROSS THE 30 TO ABOUT THE 33-YARD LINE. BILL VINOVICH DID NOT GO
TO THE MICROPHONE. WELL, THAT’S THE SIGNAL FOR
AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER DOWNFIELD. THAT COULD HAPPEN
IF YOU COVER UP — IF ONE OF THE RECEIVERS LINES UP
IN THE WRONG PLACE, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, IF HE’S
COVERED, HE CAN’T GET OUT. HE’S NOT ELIGIBLE
TO GO OUT. SO DENVER AND MANNING
ARE NOW LOOKING AT SECOND AND 16 FROM THE 20-YARD LINE. LOOKS LIKE THE SAME PASS
TO DREESSEN. AND DREESSEN OUT OF BOUNDS
SHORT OF THE 30-YARD LINE. THAT TIME,
YOU SEE TERRELL SUGGS WAS ACTUALLY THE BALTIMORE
DEFENDER BACK THERE IN COVERAGE. HE IS MUCH MORE
OF A PASS-RUSHING TYPE GUY. AND WHEN HE’S CALLED UPON
TO GET BACK IN COVERAGE, HE DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB
OF GETTING OUT THERE. DREESSEN’S ABLE TO MAKE
THE CATCH, BUT SUGGS KEPT HIM FROM GETTING
TOO MUCH. SO A BIG THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITY
FOR BALTIMORE DEFENSIVELY. MANNING WITH TIME. SHORT ONE.
COMPLETE. FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE. JACOB TAMME, THE TIGHT END,
TO MIDFIELD. WELL, THAT STARTED
WITH TREMENDOUS PASS PROTECTION BY THE BRONCOS. PEYTON MANNING WENT
FROM OPTION ONE, TWO, TO THREE, AND THEN STARTED GOING THROUGH
HIS PROGRESSION AGAIN. AND HE FINALLY
JUST FLICKS IT. A LITTLE LOW,
BUT TAMME WENT DOWN AND GOT IT. MANNING CHANGING THINGS UP
AT THE LINE. MORENO FOR A COUPLE. NICE CATCH
BY JACOB TAMME. YOU KNOW, IT REALLY WAS. PEYTON HAD TO
KIND OF THROW IT SIDEARM, AND IT WAS A LITTLE LOW
AND A LITTLE BEHIND JACOB TAMME. AND IT MAY LOOK EASY, BUT THAT’S
A DIFFICULT CATCH TO MAKE. WHAT’S ALSO DIFFICULT IS ON
THE BALTIMORE DEFENDERS TRYING TO COVER SOMEBODY
FOR THAT LONG A PERIOD OF TIME. MANNING ON SECOND AND 8. SIDELINE. AND WHAT A CATCH MADE
CLOSE TO THE 35-YARD LINE. ERIC DECKER WENT UP
AND GOT IT. ERIC DECKER AND DEMARYIUS THOMAS
ARE TWO HUGE RECEIVERS. AND WHEN YOU’VE GOT THIS KIND
OF A HEIGHT ADVANTAGE, WHEN YOU’RE 6’3″
AND YOU CAN ELEVATE — AND THERE’S A GOOD BLITZ PICKUP
BY KNOWSHON MORENO. AFTER EXECUTING THE FAKE
AND THE PLAY-ACTION, HE FINISHED HIS JOB
BY PICKING UP THE BLITZ. THE ROOKIE RONNIE HILLMAN
IS IN THE BACKFIELD NOW, OUT ON A PASS PATTERN. BUT MANNING GOING DEEP. AND THAT IS INCOMPLETE.
FANS WANT A FLAG. DEMARYIUS THOMAS BEING COVERED
BY CARY WILLIAMS. THE OFFICIATING CREW
DECIDING THAT THAT’S INCIDENTAL CONTACT,
THAT THEIR LEGS… I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING HERE
FOR CARY WILLIAMS IS THAT
THAT WAS UNINTENTIONAL. HE WASN’T PLAYING
THE BALL. IF HE WAS PLAYING THE BALL, YOU GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT
OF THE DOUBT. THAT SHOULD HAVE DRAWN
A FLAG. LITTLE PASS TO HILLMAN
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. HILLMAN CLOCKED
AT ABOUT THE 32. AND WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER
IN THE BACKFIELD. WELL, THIS PENALTY IS GOING
AGAINST THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. AND CLEARLY, THE WEATHER PERHAPS HAS GOTTEN
TO BILL VINOVICH’S MICROPHONE. THAT’S ILLEGAL USE
OF HANDS. OH, RIGHT THERE. I THINK THEY’RE GONNA CALL IT ON
TERRENCE CODY, THE NOSE TACKLE, WHO WENT RIGHT TO THE THROAT
OF CENTER DAN KOPPEN. THAT QUALIFIES
AS ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS. PRETTY GOOD ILLUSTRATION
OF HOW IT CAN GET SOMETIMES AT THE LINE
OF SCRIMMAGE. FIRST DOWN, DENVER,
FROM THE 31. THE GIVE IS TO MORENO. INSIDE THE 30,
TO ABOUT THE 28-YARD LINE. AND RAY LEWIS
IN ON THE TACKLE. MORENO’S STILL FIGHTING. HE’S ACTING LIKE HIS KNEE
NEVER TOUCHED THE GROUND. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GREAT
RAY LEWIS IN THE MIDDLE. AND AGAIN, LOOK HOW HE JUST
MOVES AROUND THE BLOCK OF ORLANDO FRANKLIN. HE JUMPED
AROUND FRANKLIN. AND FRANKLIN BARELY GOT A FINGER
ON RAY LEWIS. THEN RAY GETS IN
ON THE TACKLE. I LOVED WHEN YOU ASKED RAY
LAST NIGHT IF HE WAS GONNA GO WITH
THE BARE ARMS AND HE LOOKED AT YOU
LIKE YOU WERE NUTS. [ LAUGHS ] LOOK AT THE WHOLE TEAM. THE WHOLE RAVENS TEAM
IS BARE-ARMED, JUST ABOUT. MANNING.
SIDELINE. GOING UP THIS TIME AND MAKING
THE GRAB IS DEMARYIUS THOMAS. AND THAT IS ANOTHER
DENVER FIRST DOWN. AND AGAIN, HE’S BEING COVERED
BY CARY WILLIAMS. AND CARY WILLIAMS IS
A NICE-SIZED CORNER AT 6’1″. BUT WHEN THOMAS ELEVATES
LIKE THIS — LOOK WHERE HE’S GOING UP
TO GET THAT FOOTBALL. NO WAY COULD CARY WILLIAMS GO UP
AND PLAY THE BALL. HE’S GOT TO PLAY
THE RECEIVER. AND IN THAT CASE, THERE’S JUST
NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. BRONCOS INTO
THE RED ZONE. FIRST DOWN
AT THE BALTIMORE 17. MANNING THROWING
TO HIS LEFT AGAIN. INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE,
TO THE 9. AND THOMAS COMES DOWN
WITH IT. AND NOW IT’S RULED
INCOMPLETE. THEY’RE SAYING THAT IT HIT
THE GROUND. THIS IS GONNA GIVE US
A GOOD LOOK AT IT. RIGHT ON THE HANDS
OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS. AND HE’S STRUGGLING
TO PUT THE FOOTBALL AWAY. AND HE DOES NOT,
AND IT HITS THE GROUND. BERNARD POLLARD
GETS IN THERE AND FORCES HIM TO NOT BE ABLE
TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION. PEYTON GOES,
“HEY, I DELIVERED A GOOD PASS.” BERNARD POLLARD HAS SEPARATED
HIS SHARE OF RECEIVERS FROM FOOTBALLS. KEEP IN MIND IT’S 15 DEGREES
OUT THERE. THAT FOOTBALL IS
REALLY HARD. THIS IS MORENO. AND MORENO STACKED UP
AT THE 15-YARD LINE. HALOTI NGATA. HALOTI NGATA, WHEN WE ASKED
JOHN HARBAUGH ABOUT HIM, SAID, “WELL, HE’S MAYBE PLAYING
AT ABOUT 80%.” BUT RIGHT THERE,
GREAT JOB OF SHEDDING THE BLOCK OF CHRIS KUPER,
THE RIGHT GUARD. AND I’M TALKING ABOUT SHEDDING
THE BLOCK. HE JUST THREW KUPER
OFF TO THE SIDE. WHEN NGATA IS HEALTHY,
HE’S ALMOST UNBLOCKABLE. AND EVEN AT 80%, HE STILL GOES
TO ANOTHER PRO BOWL, HIS FOURTH. BAD KNEE, BAD SHOULDER,
BUT HE KEEPS PLAYING. MANNING ON THIRD AND 8. WITH TIME.
GOING CORNER OF THE END ZONE. IT IS… CAUGHT FOR THE TOUCHDOWN! BRANDON STOKLEY! [ CROWD CHEERING ] THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO DROP THAT FOOTBALL IN
TO BRANDON STOKLEY WAS ABOUT TWO FEET WIDE. IT’S GONNA BE INTERESTING.
DID HE GET BOTH FEET DOWN? COREY GRAHAM WORKING ON IT. TAKE A LOOK AT
THIS CONCENTRATION BY STOKLEY. THE KNEE IS DOWN. HE MAINTAINS SOLID POSSESSION
OF THE FOOTBALL AFTER HE HITS THE GROUND. BRILLIANT THROW AND RECEPTION
BY BRANDON STOKLEY. FIRST OF ALL,
LOOK AT THIS PASS FROM MANNING. THE KNEE IS DOWN. THE BALL DOESN’T WIGGLE
A BIT AFTER HE HITS THE GROUND
OUT OF BOUNDS. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WORK
BY 18 AND 14. EXTRA POINT IS GOOD. NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE
GIVE-AND-TAKE TO START
THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS, HUH? AS YOU AND I WERE TALKING —
IT’S 14s WILD. THE SCORE IS 14-14,
AND THE TEMPERATURE IS 14. I’LL SAY THIS —
WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT, HOW MUCH WAS THE PASSING GAME
GOING TO BE AFFECTED TODAY BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY LOW
TEMPERATURES? AND THE ANSWER IS, WELL, SO FAR,
APPARENTLY NOT VERY MUCH. FROM FLACCO THROWING
DEEP BOMBS, PEYTON MANNING WORKING
THE INTERMEDIATE STUFF, IT LOOKS GOOD. JACOBY JONES HOPING TO RETURN
THIS ONE. AND HE WILL. BROUGHT DOWN
AT ABOUT THE 17-YARD LINE. 3:58 TO PLAY IN A 14-14 GAME,
FIRST QUARTER. RAY RICE. NO RUNNING ROOM AT ALL
ON THE LEFT SIDE. RAY RICE IS GONNA FOLLOW
HIS FULLBACK, VONTA LEACH, WHO TRIES TO GET AROUND
THE CORNER, AND HE DOES. HE GETS ON WESLEY WOODYARD
AND KICKS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE, BUT THERE WAS
JUST TOO MUCH PURSUIT. AND HERE’S THIS NEW
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE RAVENS. THEY UNVEILED IT LAST WEEK,
AND I THINK IT’S A GREAT MOVE. THESE ARE THE BEST
FIVE PLAYERS. FLACCO. COMPLETE.
ACROSS THE 20 IS ED DICKSON. OUT ACROSS THE 25 TO THE 27,
WHERE VON MILLER MAKES THE STOP. ONE OF THE THINGS
JOE FLACCO TOLD US WAS THAT
“WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO COMPLETE “A LOT OF SHORTER PASSES
AGAINST DENVER AND HOPE THAT OUR GUYS GET SOME
GOOD YARDS AFTER THE CATCH.” HE WAS UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE
IN THAT FIRST GAME, BACK ON DECEMBER 16th. THEY FIGURE THEY’RE GONNA HAVE
TO GET RID OF THE BALL QUICKLY IN THIS GAME. BUT THAT’S A GOOD WAY
TO BUY YOURSELF A LITTLE TIME — MOVE THE POCKET
LEFT TO RIGHT, BUY YOUR QUARTERBACK A GOOD LOOK
AT THE FIELD, AND BUY HIM
SOME EXTRA TIME. NEW SET OF DOWNS FOR THE RAVENS
AT THE 28. END AROUND.
HERE COMES TORREY SMITH. AND SMITH RUN OUT OF BOUNDS
AT ABOUT THE 28-YARD LINE, AT ABOUT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,
BY WESLEY WOODYARD. WELL, END AROUNDS
EITHER END UP BEING A HOME RUN OR NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING. AND THIS FELL INTO THE
“NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING” CATEGORY. AND WESLEY WOODYARD SHOWS
THE GREAT RANGE AND SPEED THAT HAS MADE HIM
DENVER’S LEADING TACKLER. HE COVERS A LOT OF GROUND
IN A HURRY. I THINK HE SURPRISED
TORREY SMITH WITH HOW QUICKLY
HE GOT THERE AND THE FEROCITY
WITH WHICH HE ARRIVED. WESLEY WOODYARD,
WHO WEARS NUMBER 52 BECAUSE HE’S CRAZY
ABOUT RAY LEWIS AND THE WAY HE HAS PLAYED
THE GAME. FLACCO.
PENALTY MARKER IS DOWN. DENVER WAS OFFSIDES. RAY RICE WITH THE CATCH
AND IS KNOCKED DOWN. YEAH.
DENVER WAS OFFSIDES. I THINK THEY WERE IN
THE NEUTRAL ZONE. OFFSIDE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 92. 5-YARD PENALTY.
REPEAT SECOND DOWN. ELVIS DUMERVIL. A GOOD, HARD SNAP COUNT
BY JOE FLACCO. RIGHT THERE AT THE BOTTOM.
THAT’S ALL IT TAKES. HIS LEFT HAND IS IN
THE NEUTRAL ZONE. A GOOD, HARD SNAP COUNT
BY JOE FLACCO GOT DUMERVIL. A REFLECTIVE MOMENT
FOR RAY LEWIS. SECOND AND 5. FLACCO ON THE MONEY. CLOSE TO MIDFIELD
IS DENNIS PITTA. AND THAT’S A BALTIMORE
FIRST DOWN. DENNIS PITTA HAD A HUGE GAME
AGAINST DENVER IN THE FIRST GAME
BACK IN DECEMBER. AND IF THE DENVER DEFENSE HAS
AN ACHILLES’ HEEL, IT IS SOMETIMES DEFENDING
THE TIGHT END. ALL SEASON LONG, OPPONENTS’ TIGHT ENDS HAVE BEEN
FINDING SOME SOFT SPOTS AGAINST THIS
DENVER DEFENSE, WHICH IS THE SECOND-BEST DEFENSE
YARDAGEWISE IN THE NFL. THIS IS RICE. AND RICE WRAPPED UP AS HE
CROSSED THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY MITCH UNREIN, A SECOND-YEAR
D-LINEMAN OUT OF WYOMING. DENNIS PITTA HAD
TWO TOUCHDOWN CATCHES AGAINST DENVER
A MONTH AGO IN A GAME THAT HAD BEEN
WELL DECIDED BY THEN. YEAH. THE AIR IS A LITTLE THIN
UP HERE, AND THE RAVENS ARE THE ONES
TRYING TO ACCLIMATE. IT’S A QUESTION OF HOW MUCH OXYGEN CAN YOU GET
IN YOUR LUNGS. IT’S ALSO YOU GOT TO REALLY
FIGHT TO NOT BECOME DEHYDRATED, SO GETTING LOTS OF FLUIDS IS
A BIG PART OF THE DEAL TODAY. FLACCO. QUICK PITCH.
THAT ONE IS COMPLETE. INSIDE THE 45 TO THE 43
IS DICKSON. I LIKE THE GAME
JIM CALDWELL IS CALLING SO FAR FOR THE RAVENS —
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. REALLY TRYING TO KEEP THIS REALLY FAST DENVER DEFENSE
IN CHECK AND MAKE THEM HONOR
THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES BEFORE THEY START RUNNING
TO THE FOOTBALL. A LOT OF MISDIRECTION,
FLACCO ROLLING OUT. THE END AROUND DIDN’T WORK,
BUT IT SERVES NOTICE THAT “WE’RE GONNA TRY TO BREAK
CONTAIN DIFFERENT WAYS.” THE FIRST QUARTER HAS BEEN
A DANDY HERE IN DENVER. AN ACTION-PACKED
FIRST QUARTER. 14-14 AS WE BEGIN
THE SECOND. BALTIMORE, THIRD AND 2
AT THE DENVER 43. BERNARD PIERCE IN THE BACKFIELD
WITH FLACCO. AND FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP
DOWN THE SIDELINE. HAS A MAN OPEN! IT IS RULED
INCOMPLETE. TORREY SMITH. I THINK EVEN IF HE’D HAVE
HELD ON TO THE FOOTBALL, HE WAS OUT OF BOUNDS. I DON’T THINK WHEN HE COMES DOWN
WITH THIS FOOTBALL… YEAH, HIS LEFT FOOT WASN’T ABLE
TO GET DOWN IN BOUNDS. WELL, IT WAS CLOSE.
IT WAS REALLY CLOSE. BUT HE LOST POSSESSION
OF THE FOOTBALL ANYWAY. THAT WOULD’VE MADE IT
VERY INTERESTING IF THEY’D HAVE TAKEN
A CLOSE LOOK AT THAT. JIM LEONHARD IS DEEP
FOR THE BRONCOS. AND THAT IS A VERY SHORT PUNT
BY SAM KOCH, BUT IT GETS
A BALTIMORE ROLL. AND IT’S GONNA ROLL
INSIDE THE 10, TO ABOUT THE 7. SO MANNING AND THE BRONCOS START
FROM THEIR OWN 7-YARD LINE. FIVE DBs IN
FOR BALTIMORE AS THEY GO NICKEL,
AS MANNING GOES SPREAD. THIS IS MORENO. RUNNING ROOM OFF THE RIGHT SIDE.
BREAKING TACKLES. AND A PENALTY MARKER FLIES AS HE
MAKES IT OUT TO ABOUT THE 15, WHERE RAY LEWIS
BRINGS HIM DOWN. WE MIGHT HAVE HAD
A FACE MASK. PERSONAL FOUL. FACE MASK. DEFENSE, NUMBER 50. 15-YARD PENALTY
FROM THE END OF THE RUN. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. YOU CAN SEE
THAT’S DANNELL ELLERBE THAT GETS A HAND
THAT GRAZES THE FACE MASK. HERE’S RAY LEWIS WORKING
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. AND RAY COVERS
A LOT OF GROUND. HE HAS TO TO GET OVER THERE
TO MAKE THE TACKLE. SO THAT WAS REALLY NOT MUCH
OF A FACE MASK. BUT HE DID GRAB IT.
YOU GOT TO CALL IT. MORENO TO THE 34. AND ANOTHER MARKER
IN THE BACKFIELD. HOLDING.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 73. 10-YARD PENALTY. REPEAT FIRST DOWN. THAT’S CHRIS KUPER,
THE RIGHT GUARD. CHRIS KUPER HAS MISSED
THE LAST FOUR GAMES WITH A BAD LEFT ANKLE, AND THEY’RE HAPPY
TO GET HIM BACK. AND HE’S HAD
A HARD-LUCK SEASON. REMEMBER, HE MISSED
THE FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THE YEAR WITH A FOREARM INJURY
THAT HE GOT IN TRAINING CAMP. SO CHRIS KUPER JUST HAVING
TROUBLE STAYING HEALTHY. BUT WHEN HE IS HEALTHY
AND IN THE LINEUP, THE OFFENSIVE-LINE PLAY
OF THE BRONCOS IS JUST VASTLY DIFFERENT —
MUCH IMPROVED. MANNING NOW
WITH A FIRST AND 20. CROSSING PATTERN.
HE’S GOT HIM. ACROSS THE 20 TO THE 22.
BRANDON STOKLEY. AND RAY LEWIS
JUST SITTING THERE WAITING FOR THAT SHORT
CROSSING PATTERN. NOT FOOLED ONE BIT. THAT’S RAY’S ZONE. HE’S JUST GONNA SIT THERE AND
WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO SHOW UP. AND HE I.D.s STOKLEY RUNNING
ABOUT A 3-YARD PATTERN. THAT’S FISH IN A BARREL. AS YOU ALLUDED TO
AT THE START OF THE DAY, DAN, THIS IS NOT
THE SAME DEFENSE THAT PEYTON MANNING FACED
A MONTH AGO IN BALTIMORE. ANOTHER CROSSING PATTERN.
THIS ONE COMPLETE TO DREESSEN. AND DREESSEN OUT
TO CLOSE TO THE 30-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE
ABOUT A THIRD AND 10. AT LEAST
HE GETS BACK TO — YOU DON’T WANT TO SAY
THIRD AND 10 IS MANAGEABLE, BUT AT LEAST
HE PICKS UP — AND A GOOD BLITZ PICKUP
THAT TIME BY JACOB HESTER. HE PICKS UP DANNELL ELLERBE
COMING IN, AGAIN, AFTER THE BALL FAKE. THE BALL FAKE IS ONLY PART
OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. JACOB HESTER, WHO THEY DIDN’T
SIGN UNTIL LATE NOVEMBER, HAS BEEN
A REALLY NICE ADDITION. MANNING AGAIN WITH TIME
AND THROWING. AND INCOMPLETE.
INTENDED FOR STOKLEY. COREY GRAHAM WAS
THE BALTIMORE DEFENDER AND FORCED PEYTON MANNING
TO GO LOW WITH THAT THROW BECAUSE OF THE COVERAGE. AGAIN, THERE’S RAY LEWIS. HE RUNS UP RIGHT THE FIELD AND ENDS UP DESTROYING
TERRELL SUGGS IN THE PROCESS. WELL, IT ENDED WELL
FOR BALTIMORE, WITH A PUNT. JACOBY JONES. AND NOW SHIFTING OVER AND MAKING
THE GRAB IS TANDON DOSS. AND DOSS IS BROUGHT DOWN
ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, AT THE 19-YARD LINE. BY JOSH BYNES,
HIS OWN PLAYER. LOOK AT WHAT THE RAVENS
HAVE DONE ON OFFENSE AS THEY GET SET TO BEGIN
AT THEIR OWN 19-YARD LINE. DAN, I’M CURIOUS — IN WEATHER LIKE THIS,
WHEN YOU PLAYED, DID YOU COVER UP
YOUR ARMS? NO. SHOW-OFF. WELL, I MIGHT HAVE
LATER ON IN MY CAREER. [ LAUGHS ] I MIGHT HAVE WIMPED OUT ONE TIME
UP IN MINNESOTA. I CAN’T LIE. FLACCO TO THROW. GOT HIS MAN
ACROSS THE 30. AND THAT’S DICKSON,
THE TIGHT END. THROWING THE BALL VERY WELL
SO FAR TODAY. YEAH, AND A BIG PART
OF THE REASON IS THE FACT THAT McKINNIE,
OSEMELE, BIRK, YANDA, AND OHER ARE DOING
A REALLY GOOD JOB AGAINST THIS
BIG-TIME DENVER PASS RUSH. BRYANT McKINNIE
FINALLY GOT HIMSELF IN SHAPE, WORKED HIS WAY
INTO A JOB. AND THIS OFFENSIVE LINE,
SO FAR IN THIS GAME, OFF TO A GOOD START. THIS IS BERNARD PIERCE. AT THE 35. WESLEY WOODYARD. WOODYARD COMES IN, NO WRAP-UP.
[ LAUGHS ] NOTHING EVEN ATTEMPTING
TO WRAP UP, BUT A BIG COLLISION. WATCH WOODYARD SCRAPE
RIGHT INTO THE HOLE. AND THAT IS A PUT-DOWN. BUT YOU KNOW,
THAT’S ONE OF THOSE DEALS THAT CAN LOOK GOOD
BUT BACKFIRE ON YOU. IF THE RUNNING BACK
DOESN’T GO DOWN, HE COULD TAKE OFF
AND BURN YOU. FLACCO TO THROW
ON SECOND AND 8. GONNA GO DEEP DOWN THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD! OVERTHREW TORREY SMITH. WELL, JOE FLACCO
HAD AN OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE, AGAIN,
TORREY SMITH GETS SEPARATION. AND THAT’S CHAMP BAILEY AGAIN
WHO’S IN A CHASE POSITION. AND AFTER THIS PLAY
WAS OVER — CHAMP NOT GETTING ANY HIT AT ALL
ON TORREY SMITH AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. THAT WOULD’VE BEEN A GLIDE-IN
TOUCHDOWN FOR THE RAVENS IF JOE FLACCO WAS ABLE
TO DELIVER THAT RIGHT TO SMITH. THAT’S TWICE THAT THE GREAT
CHAMP BAILEY HAS BEEN SMOKED. THIRD AND 8. FLACCO ON THE MOVE. AND THREW IT AWAY. YOU KNOW, DAN,
YOU’RE RIGHT. AND CHAMP BAILEY WAS
VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE
TO CONTROL TORREY SMITH WHEN WE SPOKE WITH HIM. THE DENVER DEFENSIVE SCHEME
IS BASED AROUND CHAMP BAILEY NOT NEEDING
A SAFETY OVER THE TOP. THEY THINK THAT HIS
COVERAGE SKILLS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO GO IT ALL ALONE, AND THE SAFETY NORMALLY ROTATES
TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD, AWAY FROM BAILEY. WELL, GUESS WHAT. THEY MAY HAVE TO START
THINKING THAT A LITTLE BIT. JACK DEL RIO MIGHT HAVE TO
START THINKING, “MAYBE I’M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE
BAILEY A LITTLE HELP.” IT’S A LITTLE LITTLE LATE
TO CHANGE YOUR PHILOSOPHY, BUT TORREY SMITH
IS GETTING BY HIM. SAM KOCH
KICKS IT AWAY. TRINDON HOLLIDAY
SEES THIS ONE BOUNCE AND ROLL INSIDE THE 15
AND DOWNED AT THE 14-YARD LINE. WE HAD A CONVERSATION
WITH THE TWO DENVER TIGHT ENDS, JOEL DREESSEN
AND JACOB TAMME. YOU MENTIONED, DAN, THAT PEYTON
LOVES TO THROW TO TIGHT ENDS, AND JOEL DREESSEN’S REPLY WAS,
“PEYTON LOVES THE OPEN GUY.” YEAH. WELL, JOEL DREESSEN HAD A LOT
OF SUCCESS WITH THE TEXANS. AND HE KNEW MANNING WAS HERE
WHEN HE SIGNED. MANNING TO THROW. OVER THE MIDDLE. 20. DEMARYIUS THOMAS CLOSE
TO THE 25. HE’S DOWN TO THE 23. THAT THROW
FROM PEYTON MANNING — HE JUST FLICKS IT. BUT IT’S UP IN THE AIR,
AND THAT’S DEMARYIUS THOMAS. I’M SURE HE WOULD’VE PREFERRED
THAT RIGHT DOWN ON HIS CHEST. GOOD CATCH. THIS IS MORENO. AND MORENO OUT TO ABOUT THE 27-,
MAYBE THE 28-YARD LINE. WHEN WE TALKED
TO PEYTON MANNING, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT
NO-HUDDLING, BUT NOT THE SLOWER VERSION
OF THE NO-HUDDLE. HE WAS ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT
SNAPPING THIS FOOTBALL WITH ABOUT 20 SECONDS LEFT
ON THE PLAY CLOCK. THIS BALTIMORE DEFENSE HAS A LOT
OF OBSTACLES COMING IN HERE. REALLY, THEY WERE ON THE FIELD
FOR SO MANY SNAPS — OVER 90 OF THEM LAST WEEK
IF YOU INCLUDE PENALTIES. AND PEYTON WANTED TO TAKE THEIR
LUNGS OUT FOR A TEST DRIVE, SEE IF HE COULDN’T GET THEM BACK
ON THEIR HEELS A LITTLE BIT. MANNING. THIS IS MORENO
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. BROUGHT DOWN
AT THE 35-YARD LINE. TACKLE IS MADE
BY COREY GRAHAM. KNOWSHON MORENO HAS DONE SUCH
A WONDERFUL JOB OF FILLING IN AFTER THE INJURY
TO WILLIS McGAHEE. WE’VE ALREADY SEEN HIM
PICK UP BLITZES. HE’S RUN THE BALL
EFFECTIVELY. AND NOW, AFTER A FAKE, HE COMES OUT
AND BECOMES A GOOD RECEIVER. THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN. AND HILLMAN DANCING HIS WAY
ACROSS THE 40 TO THE 41
AND A FIRST DOWN. HILLMAN’S A ROOKIE, AND LOOK AT
HIM COVER UP THAT FOOTBALL. [ CHUCKLES ] RONNIE HILLMAN LOOKED LIKE
HE’S BEEN TAKING LESSONS ON HOW TO COVER IT UP
FROM WOODY HAYES. HE’S GOT BOTH HANDS
ON THAT THING AS HE’S GOING
THROUGH TRAFFIC. AND THAT IS
SMART FOOTBALL. THIS IS PLAYOFF
FOOTBALL, AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO PUT IT
ON THE GROUND. MANNING. SIDELINE. COMPLETE TO DECKER.
FIRST DOWN. AND I THINK
THIS IS WHERE MANNING WOULD REALLY LIKE
TO KEEP THIS UP-TEMPO. YOU’RE INTO A RHYTHM
OFFENSIVELY. LET’S KEEP THIS THING MOVING AND
FORCE BALTIMORE TO PLAY QUICK. THIS IS HILLMAN. HILLMAN AHEAD
TO ABOUT THE 46-YARD LINE. TERRENCE CODY
MAKING THE STOP. YOU MENTIONED
WILLIS McGAHEE. HE IS ELIGIBLE AGAIN
COME THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, SHOULD DENVER
REACH IT. HE WAS ACTUALLY OUT
ON THE PRACTICE FIELD THIS WEEK WITH THE BRONCOS. HE WAS ELIGIBLE TO COME OUT
AND TRY TO GET SOME WORK IN, AND IT’LL BE VERY INTERESTING
TO SEE IF THEY ACTIVATE HIM IN TIME FOR THAT AFC
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, IF —IF —
THEY’RE ABLE TO WIN TODAY. THAT’S A LONG WAY
FROM NOW. PLAY FAKE. MANNING WITH ALL KINDS
OF TIME. WIDE OPEN AT THE 30
IS DECKER, AND DECKER
BREAKING FREE! INSIDE THE 15,
TO THE 13. WE TALKED ABOUT
ERIC DECKER, WHO HAD EIGHT CATCHES
IN THE FIRST GAME. AND WORKING AGAINST
THE RAVENS’ ZONE — TALK ABOUT FINDING
A SOFT SPOT. THAT’S A PRETTY WIDE ANGLE
WE HAD THERE, AND THERE WASN’T A SINGLE
RAVENS DEFENDER IN THE FRAME WHEN DECKER CATCHES
THAT FOOTBALL. AND THEN CHYKIE BROWN NOT ABLE
TO MAKE THE TACKLE. BALL IS AT
THE BALTIMORE 14. MANNING PUMP-FAKES.
THROWING FOR THE END ZONE. [ CROWD CHEERING ] MORENO! TOUCHDOWN! AND NOW WE GET
A LATE FLAG. KNOWSHON MORENO,
SPLIT OUT AS A WIDE RECEIVER, DOES A DOUBLE MOVE
WORKING AGAINST DANNELL ELLERBE. THERE’S A FLAG DOWN
ABOUT THE 3-YARD LINE. ERIC DECKER CAME RUNNING UP,
PART OF THE CELEBRATION. I WONDER IF THAT WAS IT. CAME RUNNING UP
FROM THE SIDELINE. YOU SPLIT MORENO
ALL THE WAY OUT THERE, AND A LINEBACKER IS FORCED
TO GO WITH HIM. THAT WAS THE MATCHUP
MANNING WANTED. PEYTON. WHATEVER PEYTON SAID,
BILL VINOVICH SAID, “I KNOW.” THERE IS NO FOUL
FOR EXCESS CELEBRATION. RULING ON THE FIELD —
TOUCHDOWN. WELL, AGAIN, KNOWSHON MORENO
WORKING ON ELLERBE. ED REED NOT ABLE
TO GET OVER THERE IN TIME. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE
A GROUP CELEBRATION. AND WHERE IS
ERIC DECKER’S HELMET? NORMALLY, THE GUY’S ALLOWED
TO CELEBRATE ON HIS OWN. BUT THE OFFICIALS
PICKED THAT THING UP AND SAID,
“HEY, LET’S JUST MOVE ON.” IT WOULDN’T HAVE NEGATED
THE TOUCHDOWN. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPLIED
ON THE NEXT KICKOFF. KICKOFF WOULD’VE ENDED UP
IN THE SECOND DECK. THE EXTRA POINT
IS GOOD. ONCE AGAIN
THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES ON THE SHORT END
OF THE SCOREBOARD. 7:26 TO PLAY
IN THE FIRST HALF. THAT KNOWSHON MORENO
IS A HECK OF A STORY FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS,
ISN’T HE, DAN? HE FUMBLED IN THE ATLANTA GAME
EARLY IN THE SEASON, AND THEN HE WAS INACTIVE
FOR TWO MONTHS. NOW, THAT IS
A BIG DOGHOUSE. AND KNOWSHON MORENO WAS IN THERE
FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME AND DIDN’T GET AN OPPORTUNITY
UNTIL WILLIS McGAHEE GOT HURT. AND, BOY, HAS HE MADE
THE MOST OF IT. JOHN FOX SAID
HE DID EVERYTHING RIGHT. HE GOT ALL OF HIS REPS
ON THE PRACTICE FIELD. NEVER COMPLAINED.
JUST WORKED HARD. JACOBY JONES DEEP
FOR BALTIMORE. RETURNABLE KICK. JONES FROM THE 4. AND TRIPPED UP AT THE 25.
FALLS FORWARD TO THE 26. LET’S GO BACK TO THE TAIL END
OF THAT MORENO TOUCHDOWN CATCH. ERIC DECKER IS DOWN HERE, AND HE’S ACTUALLY RUNNING
FROM THE BENCH. HE WASN’T ON THE FIELD. HE WAS NOT ON THE FIELD
FOR THE PLAY. SO THE REALITY IS
IT’S NOT A PENALTY. IF HE WOULD’VE BEEN ONE OF THE
PLAYERS WHO WAS ON THE FIELD — ONE OF THE 11 GUYS
ON THE FIELD — AND REMOVED HIS HELMET
AND RUN IN FOR THAT CELEBRATION, THAT WOULD HAVE DRAWN
A FLAG. BUT SEEING THAT HE WASN’T —
HE CAME FROM THE BENCH — THAT’S OKAY. OKAY. LET’S SEE HOW RESILIENT
THE RAVENS CAN BE. 7:20 TO PLAY.
THEY’RE DOWN A TOUCHDOWN. FLACCO OVER THE MIDDLE.
INCOMPLETE. OVERTHREW RICE
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. AND HE WAS
UNDER PRESSURE. HE EXPECTED RAY RICE
TO BREAK UPFIELD, AND RAY BROKE OFF
HIS OUTLET PATTERN. I MEAN, THAT’S
PRETTY STANDARD STUFF. THAT HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY. BUT JOE THOUGHT
THAT RAY RICE WOULD SEE THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD WAS PRETTY EMPTY AND KEEP GOING. THIS IS RICE
RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. AND ACROSS THE 30,
TO ABOUT THE 31-YARD LINE. RAY RICE A LITTLE DEFENSIVE
THIS WEEK ABOUT THE TWO BALLS
THAT HE COUGHED UP LAST WEEK. AND HE JUST SIMPLY SAID
IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN. NO. YOU KNOW, HE DOESN’T HAVE
A REPUTATION AS A FUMBLER. HE’S A SURE-HANDED
BALLCARRIER. HEHASFUMBLED
MORE OFTEN IN THE POSTSEASON THAN HE HAS
IN THE REGULAR SEASON. BUT STILL,
THEY WERE FORTUNATE. THEY WON THE GAME ANYWAY. KIND OF
“NO HARM, NO FOUL.” THIRD AND 4. FLACCO GONNA ROLL TO HIS LEFT
AND LOFT IT FOR BOLDIN. KNOCKED DOWN
BY CHRIS HARRIS. AND BALTIMORE STILL HASN’T
CONVERTED A THIRD DOWN. THEY’RE 0 FOR 4. AND CHRIS HARRIS GETS AWAY
WITH A LITTLE CONTACT ON ANQUAN BOLDIN
AS WELL. BUT AT THE END, HE GOES BACK
AND HE PLAYS THE FOOTBALL. I.D.s IT
AND KNOCKS IT AWAY. HIS DEFENSIVE
COORDINATOR, JACK DEL RIO,
WITH THE OPEN ARMS. TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK
AT ABOUT HIS OWN 20-YARD LINE. AND SAM KOCH DRIVES THIS ONE
OUT OF BOUNDS. THAT’S A HECK OF A PUNT. OMAR BOLDEN THE INJURED
DENVER BRONCO ON THAT PUNT. LET’S GO BACK AND TAKE A LOOK
AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. HIS JOB IS TO TRY TO BLOCK
THE GUNNER. AND WHEN HE GOES DOWN,
HE LANDS REALLY AWKWARDLY, AND HE SOMEHOW DAMAGED
THE LEFT SHOULDER OR COLLARBONE,
WHATEVER. BUT HE’S NOT INTERESTED AT ALL
IN TRYING TO MOVE THAT LEFT ARM. THERE’S OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
MIKE McCOY, ONE OF THE HOT PROPERTIES
FOR VACANT HEAD-COACHING JOBS AROUND THE LEAGUE. AND HE’S HAD
MULTIPLE INTERVIEWS. AND IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
IF TEAMS ARE WILLING TO WAIT. STILL A LOT OF VACANCIES
OUT THERE. THIS IS MORENO. AND MORENO
FOR A COUPLE. ACROSS THE 20
TO ABOUT THE 21. KEMOEATU MAKING
THE TACKLE. AGAIN, IT IS VERY COLD
HERE IN DENVER. THE TEMPERATURE
IS DROPPING, AND IT’S SOMEWHERE
IN THE LOW TEENS RIGHT NOW. WIND CHILL IS ABOUT 1,
DAN. BUT SURPRISINGLY,
THE PASSING GAME, WHEN YOU’VE WATCHED IT,
HASN’T REALLY SEEMED TO SUFFER LIKE YOU MIGHT THINK
IT WOULD. WE’VE SEEN
SOME TOUCH PASSES, AND WE’VE SEEN
SOME GOOD CATCHES. ON SECOND AND 8, MANNING THROWING. ACROSS THE 30-YARD LINE, AND THAT IS COMPLETE
TO ERIC DECKER. THAT’LL BE
A FIRST DOWN. AND HOW ABOUT
PEYTON MANNING SHOWING THAT HE CAN MOVE
A LITTLE BIT, GET THOSE 36-YEAR-OLD LEGS
MOVING A LITTLE BIT? [ CHUCKLES ] “WE’LL HAVE
A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION, ANDI’LLCOME OUT
AND BREAK CONTAIN AND SET UP.” AND AGAIN, A GOOD THROW
TO A SLIDING RECEIVER. TOUGH TO DEFEND THAT. BACK TO THE GROUND GAME. AND RONNIE HILLMAN
BREAKING FREE. OUT ACROSS THE 40 AND VERY CLOSE
TO ANOTHER FIRST DOWN AT THE 41. DENVER HAS OUTGAINED BALTIMORE
HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER, 127 TO 22 YARDS. MANNING. PULLS IT DOWN.
LOOKS THE OTHER WAY. AND HITS JACOB HESTER
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. TO THE 49. HESTER PLAYED FOR THE CHARGERS
FOR FOUR YEARS. AND WHEN THEY LET HIM LOOSE, THE BRONCOS COULDN’T
GOBBLE HIM UP QUICKLY ENOUGH. AND WHEN YOU SIGN
THAT LATE IN NOVEMBER — THE 26th —
THAT’S GREAT PRODUCTION. THAT’S HESTER AGAIN. AND HESTER LOOKING FOR
FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE. LOOKS LIKE HE MAY BE
ABOUT A YARD SHORT OF IT. HOW ABOUT JACOB HESTER, WHO WON
A HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SUPERDOME
IN 1999, THEN HE WON
THE BCS CHAMPIONSHIP WITH LSU IN ’08
IN THE SUPERDOME. ARE YOU GOING SOMEWHERE
WITH THIS? [ LAUGHS ] NO, BUT HE MIGHT. WHERE IS THE SUPER BOWL
THIS YEAR? DOWN YONDER. MORENO WITH
THE FIRST DOWN. THAT IS A GREAT STORY. BUT THEY JUST LOVE WHAT HESTER
BRINGS TO THIS TEAM — PASS BLOCKING, RECOGNITION,
ALWAYS PICKS UP THE RIGHT GUY, AND A LITTLE POWER
TO THE RUN GAME. GOOD HALF SO FAR
FOR KNOWSHON MORENO. THE RUNNING IS A LITTLE
TOUGH SLEDDING FOR MORENO — NINE CARRIES, 27 YARDS. THAT’S ONLY 3 YARDS PER. YOU SAW TERRELL SUGGS HUFFING
AND PUFFING ON THE SIDELINE. 3:20 TO PLAY
IN THE FIRST HALF. THAT PASS BY MANNING SHORT OF
HIS INTENDED RECEIVER, DREESSEN. PEYTON READ
THE BALTIMORE BLITZ COMING, AND HE GOT RID OF IT
IN A HURRY. IT WAS JUST
AN INACCURATE THROW. AGAIN, THERE’S RONNIE HILLMAN,
NUMBER 21. LOOK AT HIM COME ACROSS,
GET INVOLVED. BUT HE’S GOT COURTNEY UPSHAW
COMING RIGHT AT HIM UNBLOCKED, AND HE GETS RID OF IT
IN A HURRY AND JUST DIDN’T THROW IT
ACCURATELY. THIS IS HILLMAN
GOING AROUND THE LEFT SIDE. TURNING THE CORNER
AND OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 40. KNOCKED OUT
BY CARY WILLIAMS. HILLMAN THAT TIME
SHOWED EVERYBODY WHAT KIND OF QUICKNESS
HE’S GOT GETTING AROUND THE EDGE. HE SURPRISED
COURTNEY UPSHAW, WHO WAS IN GOOD POSITION
BUT COULDN’T MAKE THE PLAY. RONNIE HILLMAN
THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE NFL, AT 21 YEARS
AND THREE MONTHS. JACOB HESTER IS BACK
INTO THE BACKFIELD. HESTER WITH THE BALL. AND TRIPPED UP ON HIS WAY
TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY TERRELL SUGGS. I DON’T THINK HE’S GONNA GET IT.
HE’S GONNA BE SHORT. LET’S SEE
WHERE THEY SPOT THIS. AND PEYTON MANNING
WANTS TO GO FOR IT. WELL, IT’S TOO FAR
FOR A FIELD GOAL. IT’S TOO FAR
FOR A FIELD GOAL. I THINK THIS IS
YOUR ONLY CHOICE. WHY PUNT FROM THE 38-,
37-YARD LINE? YOU GOT TO GO FOR IT. FOURTH AND 1. HESTER STRAIGHT AHEAD.
DIVING. AND VERY CLOSE TO IT. THIS, IF HE MAKES IT, IT’S GONNA BE BY THE NOSE
OF THE FOOTBALL. AND BILL VINOVICH GIVES IT
TO HIM. AND JOHN HARBAUGH GOES,
“WITHOUT EVEN A MEASUREMENT?” I HAVE TO TELL YOU,
I DIDN’T THINK THAT WAS A GIMME. AGAIN, PRETTY WELL DEFENDED
BY THE RAVENS. TOUGH SLEDDING IN THERE. TERRELL SUGGS IS RIGHT
IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT. WELCOME BACK TO DENVER,
EVERYBODY. WHILE WE WERE AWAY,
THEY DID MEASURE. THEY GAVE THE FIRST DOWN
TO THE BRONCOS. BUT KEEP IN MIND, BECAUSE THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE
THE 2-MINUTE WARNING AND IT HAS TO DO
WITH A FIRST DOWN, BALTIMORE COULD
CHALLENGE THIS. AND I’M SURE JOHN HARBAUGH
IS GETTING WORD. AND HERE IT COMES. YEP. THEY’RE GONNA
CHALLENGE IT. BALTIMORE IS CHALLENGING
THE PREVIOUS RULING ON THE FIELD OF THE LINE TO GAIN. TIME OUT. WELCOME BACK. BILL VINOVICH
IS UNDER THE HOOD, TAKING A LOOK AT SHOTS
LIKE THIS ONE. THE PROBLEM WITH THAT SHOT
IS YOU CAN’T SEE THE FOOTBALL. HE’S GOT TO SEE SOMETHING
COMPLETELY CONCLUSIVE TO OVERTURN THE CALL
ON THE FIELD. RIGHT THERE, WHEN DOES HESTER’S
KNEE TOUCH THE GROUND? AT FIRST,
HIS KNEE’S NOT ON THE GROUND, AND HE’S STILL DRIVING. AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY,
THE RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS. BALTIMORE IS CHARGED
WITH A TIME-OUT AND THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE. AND HE SAYS “IT STANDS”
AND NOT “CONFIRMED.” THE REALITY IS YOU JUST COULDN’T
SEE THE FOOTBALL FROM ANY OF THOSE ANGLES, AND I DON’T SEE
HOW BILL VINOVICH COULD HAVE POSSIBLY EITHER
CONFIRMED IT OR OVERTURNED IT GIVEN THE EVIDENCE
IN FRONT OF HIM. SO BALTIMORE DOWN
TO TWO TIME-OUTS REMAINING HERE IN THE LAST 2 MINUTES
OF THE FIRST HALF. STILL A GOOD CHALLENGE
BY JOHN HARBAUGH. DENVER WITH 10 FIRST DOWNS
HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER TO BALTIMORE’S ONE. THIS IS HESTER. TO THE 33. AGAIN, THOUGH,
WHAT DENVER IS DOING IS THEY’RE RUNNING
THE FOOTBALL. THAT WAS THEIR 17th RUN. AND THAT REALLY SETS UP
THE MANNING PLAY-ACTION. MANNING THROWING. OFF THE HANDS
OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS. THAT WILL STOP THE CLOCK
WITH 1:26 TO PLAY. DEMARYIUS THOMAS REALLY DROVE
CARY WILLIAMS DEEP. I MEAN, CARY WILLIAMS IS A GOOD
3 OR 4 YARDS BEHIND THOMAS, WHO DID
A GREAT COMEBACK, BUT THE MANNING THROW
WAS JUST TOO FAR TO THE OUTSIDE, AND THOMAS NOT ABLE
TO GET IT. THAT WAS A REAL MISSED
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BRONCOS. THIRD AND 7. ED REED SITTING BACK
IN CENTER FIELD, CLEAR BACK
AT THE 10-YARD LINE. MANNING. LOTS OF TIME
AND THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE. INCOMPLETE.
BATTED DOWN. TERRELL SUGGS ALL OVER
JACOB HESTER. SUGGS IN COVERAGE AGAIN. HESTER LOOKING AROUND
FOR A FLAG. YOU KNOW, SUGGS, WHO REALLY MADE
HIS MARK MOST OF HIS CAREER BY CRASHING THE QUARTERBACK
IN THE POCKET, SHOWING HIS COVERAGE SKILLS HERE
A LITTLE BIT THIS AFTERNOON. AND THAT WILL BRING OUT
MATT PRATER. 133 TOTAL POINTS
DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. TWO CAREER
59-YARD FIELD GOALS. THIS ONE FROM 52. WHAT WIND WE HAD EARLIER
WAS BLOWING IN HIS FACE AS HE ATTEMPTS THIS. AND THAT WAS A KNUCKLEBALL
ALL THE WAY. KICKING HERE IN DENVER HAS
ITS ADVANTAGES. MATT PRATER 15 OUT OF 20
FROM 50 OR MORE YARDS, BUT NOW 15 FOR 21. A GOOD SNAP.
COLQUITT GIVES HIM A GOOD HOLD. AND NOW BALTIMORE ENDS UP WITH SOME REALLY GOOD
FIELD POSITION. HE HITS THE GROUND. BOY, HE HIT THE GROUND
WAY BEHIND THE FOOTBALL. I MEAN, HE STRUCK THE GROUND
A GOOD FOOT BEHIND THE FOOTBALL. AND NOW, WITH 1:16, THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES
WITH SOME GOOD FIELD POSITION. KEEP IN MIND THEY ONLY HAVE
TWO TIME-OUTS BECAUSE THEY BURNED ONE
ON THAT CHALLENGE. JOE FLACCO WITH 1:16
ON THE CLOCK. RAY RICE
IN THE BACKFIELD. FLACCO DODGING PRESSURE. THROWS. WHAT A CATCH MADE INSIDE THE
50-YARD LINE BY ANQUAN BOLDIN. SOMETIMES THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE
FOR BEING A BIG, STRONG GUY. AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT JOE FLACCO IS. THAT WAS ONE
OF THE FEW TIMES TODAY THAT HE WAS UNDER DURESS
IN THE POCKET, AND HE STOOD IN THERE
AND DELIVERED A GREAT PASS. FLACCO THROWING
IN THAT DIRECTION AGAIN. AND THE DIVING CATCH MADE
ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD BY DENNIS PITTA. REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE TALKING
WITH ANQUAN BOLDIN ABOUT CATCHING THE BALL
IN COLD WEATHER AND HE SAID, “YOU CATCH THE BALL
WITH YOUR EYES.” YEAH. AND HE SAYS,
“IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL. “YOU JUST DO
WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. IT DOESN’T MATTER
WHAT THE TEMPERATURE IS.” FIRST DOWN NOW
AT THE 32 OF THE BRONCOS. FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP
DOWN THE SIDELINE. CAUGHT FOR THE TOUCHDOWN! TORREY SMITH! AND AGAIN CHAMP BAILEY
ON THE COVERAGE. THAT WAS A FANTASTIC DRIVE
BY THE RAVENS. BAILEY LOOKS BACK,
FINDS THE FOOTBALL. BUT LOOK AT BAILEY.
HE’S NOT ABLE TO REACT. TORREY SMITH IS ABLE TO PULL UP,
STOP HIS FORWARD MOMENTUM AND COME BACK
AND MAKE THE CATCH. AND CHAMP BAILEY JUST UNABLE
TO STOP HIS MOMENTUM DOWNFIELD. TORREY SMITH THE GUY THAT ATHLETICALLY WAS ABLE TO
COME BACK AND MAKE THAT CATCH. HOW PRETTY IS THAT? THE EXTRA POINT
IS GOOD. WITH 36 SECONDS TO PLAY,
WE ARE TIED AGAIN AT 21. AND, DAN,
THIS IS AMAZING BECAUSE ALL OF OUR CONVERSATIONS
WITH CHAMP BAILEY, HE WAS ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THAT
HE COULD HANDLE TORREY SMITH. THAT HASN’T BEEN
THE CASE TODAY. HE WAS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT
GETTING HIS HANDS ON TORREY SMITH
AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, DISRUPTING HIS ROUTE, AND AFTER THAT,
HE’S NOT MUCH OF A FACTOR. TORREY SMITH IS JUST
GOING WILD HERE — 91 YARDS ON TWO CATCHES
AGAINST CHAMP BAILEY. AND REMEMBER,
HE WAS WIDE OPEN ON ANOTHER ONE WHERE JOE FLACCO
OVERTHREW HIM. YOU KNOW, JOHN HARBAUGH
CHALLENGED THAT PLAY. AND AFTER THAT,
YOU’RE GOING, “IT DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR THEM.
HERE COMES DENVER.” AND THEN WHAT A STAND
BY THE RAVENS’ DEFENSE. AND THEN WOW.
BANG — AWAY THEY GO. APPARENTLY THE WIND HAS
KICKED UP DOWN ON THE FIELD. AGAIN, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS
BALTIMORE OFFENSIVE LINE. AND THAT’S JUST, YOU KNOW,
GIVING JOE FLACCO — AND WITH FLACCO’S
ARM STRENGTH, HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO STRIDE
INTO THE FOOTBALL TO COVER
THAT MUCH GROUND. SO NOW THE BALL IS GOING TO BE
HELD FOR JUSTIN TUCKER. TRINDON HOLLIDAY WILL LET
THIS ONE GO THROUGH THE END ZONE FOR THE TOUCHBACK. WELL, FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS
THEY HAD TEEING UP THE FOOTBALL, THE FLAGS AREN’T SHOWING
ANY WIND, BUT IT IS STILL VERY COLD
HERE IN DENVER. WELL, 36 SECONDS,
THREE TIME-OUTS FOR DENVER. HOW AGGRESSIVE ARE THEY
GOING TO BE? NOT VERY. HESTER. TO THE 21. AND NO TIME-OUT
IS CALLED. THE TEAMS WILL LEAVE
THE FIELD. IT HAS BEEN A FIRST HALF
OF REBOUNDING FROM A BIG PLAY AND HITTING THE OTHER GUY
WITH A BIG PLAY. THREE TIES, 21-21,
BALTIMORE AND DENVER. RAY LEWIS GOING UP
AGAINST PEYTON MANNING FOR THE LAST TIME
IN HIS GREAT CAREER. IT IS STILL A COLD DAY
HERE IN DENVER. THE TEMPERATURE IS NOW
11 DEGREES, AND THE WIND CHILL
IS -1. AND DENVER WILL GET THE FOOTBALL
FIRST HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. TRINDON HOLLIDAY. HE’LL BE ABLE TO RUN THIS ONE
OUT OF THE END ZONE FROM ABOUT 4
OR 5 YARDS DEEP. AND RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD! AND THERE HE GOES! HOLLIDAY! 20, 10. TOUCHDOWN, DENVER! [ CROWD CHEERING ] A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN. HE FOLLOWS THAT UP
WITH A 104-YARD KICKOFF RETURN TO START
THE SECOND HALF. OH, THE PAIN JOHN HARBAUGH MUST BE FEELING
RIGHT NOW. TRINDON HOLLIDAY STARTS RIGHT,
GOES LEFT, AND THEN GOES RIGHT BACK UP
THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. AND ONCE AGAIN,
A LACK OF LANE RESPONSIBILITY BY THE COVERAGE UNIT
OF THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. AND FOR THE SECOND TIME TODAY,
PEYTON MANNING, READY TO COME OUT
ONTO THE FIELD, HAS TO WAIT
BECAUSE OF TRINDON HOLLIDAY. AND JOHN HARBAUGH,
AN OLD SPECIAL-TEAMS COACH, MUST ESPECIALLY FEEL
THE PAIN. OH, HOW THAT’S
GOT TO HURT. 5’5″ TALL. TRINDON HOLLIDAY PLAYING
REALLY BIG TODAY. THE LITTLEST GUY
ON THE FIELD HAS MADE
THE BIGGEST IMPRESSION TODAY. WELL, HE’S GOTTEN
SOME GOOD BLOCKING UP FRONT. BUT AS YOU SEE, HE DIDN’T HAVE TO BREAK
ANY TACKLES ON THE WAY THERE. IT’S NOT LIKE HE STEAMROLLED
ANYBODY. EXTRA POINT IS GOOD. IT IS
A GENUINE HOLLIDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS. THE FANS, BECAUSE OF
THE COLD WEATHER, WASTED NO TIME
GOING INDOORS AT HALFTIME. AND LOOK —
THEY AREN’T BACK YET. NO, BUT THEY COULD HEAR IT
AND PROBABLY FEEL IT WHEREVER THEY WERE
IN THIS STADIUM ABOUT THE TIME THAT HOLLIDAY
GOT TO THE 50-YARD LINE. 28-21, DENVER. AND JACOBY JONES, WHO IS THE PRO BOWL
KICK RETURNER FOR THE AFC, HOPING TO GET A CHANCE
TO STRUT HIS STUFF. NOT ON THIS ONE. IT’LL COME OUT
TO THE 20-YARD LINE. LET’S GO BACK TO IT. HOLLIDAY GETS A GREAT BLOCK
THAT SPRINGS HIM, FROM JACOB HESTER. NUMBER 40 THERE IN THE MIDDLE
OF YOUR SCREEN. HE TAKES OUT
SEAN CONSIDINE. AND BRENDON AYANBADEJO
KIND OF JUMPS OUT OF HIS LANE, THINKING THAT HOLLIDAY’S GOING
TO THE RIGHT. AND THAT CREATED
THAT OPENING. THERE’S HESTER THERE
ON YOUR LEFT. CONSIDINE, REALLY,
RUNS INTO HIM, BUT HE TAKES HIM
TO THE GROUND. AND THEN AYANBADEJO
KIND OF OVERPURSUED IT AND JUMPED
OUT OF HIS LANE. AND BRENDON AYANBADEJO
IS A THREE-TIME PRO BOWL SPECIAL TEAMER. ON FIRST DOWN, RAY RICE, WHO ONLY HAD SIX TOUCHES
IN THE FIRST HALF. SECOND AND 8. AND RICE AGAIN. WELL, SOLLY,
I’LL TELL YOU ONE THING — YOU CAN MAYBE ASK FLACCO IF HE’LL START THROWING IT
OVER TO THE LEFT, BUT AS LONG AS TORREY SMITH
IS LIGHTING UP CHAMP BAILEY, HE’S GOT NO REASON
TO MOVE. AND AGAIN, I THINK IT ALL STARTS
WITH CHAMP BAILEY. WHEN HE GETS
AN OPPORTUNITY, HE’S GOT TO GET UP
IN TORREY SMITH’S FACE AND DISRUPT HIM
EARLY IN THE PATTERN. HE CAN’T GET INTO
THIS DEAL OF RUNNING DOWNFIELD
WITH TORREY SMITH. HE’S LOSING THAT BATTLE. BAILEY IS OUT HERE
AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN ON TORREY SMITH
ON THIRD AND 7. FLACCO. FIRST SACK OF THE DAY. AND ROBERT AYERS IN
ON THE BALTIMORE QUARTERBACK. AND WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER
DOWN ON THE PLAY. OFFSIDE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 92. 5-YARD PENALTY. REPEAT THIRD DOWN. ELVIS DUMERVIL. AND HE DOES —
HE GUESSES ON THE SNAP COUNT, AND HE GUESSES WRONG. HE’S TRYING TO GET UPFIELD
ON BRYANT McKINNIE. AND NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.
HE WAS WELL OFFSIDES. SO THAT NEGATES
THE SACK. BALTIMORE STILL LOOKING FOR
A THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION FOR THE FIRST TIME
TODAY. KEEP IN MIND, THEY WERE 1 FOR 12
IN THAT GAME BACK IN DECEMBER. WELL, THEY’RE 1 FOR 16
FOR THE SEASON. AND HERE IS
A THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION. AND RAY RICE DOWN THE SIDELINE
FOR BIG YARDAGE. KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS
NEAR MIDFIELD. WELL, AS RAY RICE GOES,
NORMALLY, THAT’S HOW
THIS OFFENSE GOES. I DON’T THINK YOU CAN COUNT
ALL DAY ON TORREY SMITH CARRYING
THIS OFFENSE. AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT YOU NEED. GREAT BLOCK AT THE POINT
OF ATTACK BY MICHAEL OHER. AND THEN ANQUAN BOLDIN
WITH A NICE KICK-OUT. AND DENNIS PITTA GETS
A GOOD BLOCK ON MILLER AT THE POINT OF ATTACK
AS WELL. THIS IS BERNARD PIERCE. AND PIERCE IS GONNA LOSE A YARD
ON THE PLAY. THAT’S HOW YOU SET
THE EDGE. NOBODY WAS GONNA GET AROUND
THAT CORNER ON DENVER. THAT STACKED IT UP. BUT THAT LAST PLAY, THAT WAS
A THING OF RUNNING BEAUTY. WE HAVE
A PENALTY MARKER. 12 MEN, DEFENSE. 5-YARD PENALTY.
REPEAT FIRST DOWN. WELL, A COUPLE OF MISTAKES
ON THIS DRIVE BY JOHN FOX’S DEFENSE. AND AGAIN,
THIS IS A SUPERB DEFENSIVE UNIT. BUT YOU DON’T MAKE IT EASY
ON THE OTHER GUY. AND THAT’S JACK DEL RIO, THE FORMER
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS COACH, WHO’S IN HIS FIRST YEAR HERE
COORDINATING. FLACCO WENT
WITH A QUICK SNAP AND CAUGHT THEM
WITH THE 12th MAN ON THE FIELD. FIRST AND 5. AND DENVER’S OFFSIDES
AGAIN. THIS TIME, I THINK,
VON MILLER. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY THINK
THEY’VE GOT SOME CUE AS TO JOE FLACCO’S SNAP COUNT,
BUT THEY DON’T. OFFSIDE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 58. 5-YARD PENALTY.
RESULTS IN A FIRST DOWN. THERE’S VON MILLER. AND AGAIN,
HE JUST LEANS DOWN AND TRIES TO GET A LITTLE JUMP
UPFIELD ON MICHAEL OHER. BUT HE’S IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE
AT THE SNAP. THIS IS REALLY UNCHARACTERISTIC
FOR THIS DEFENSIVE TEAM TO JUST BE HANDING YARDAGE OVER
TO THE OPPONENT. THE BRONCOS GRAB
THE LEAD AND THEN SUDDENLY BECOME
MISTAKE-PRONE ON DEFENSE. BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH. SEVEN PENALTIES
ON THE DAY. AND THE CROWD NOISE
CERTAINLY SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING THEIR OWN DEFENSE
INSTEAD OF BALTIMORE’S OFFENSE. AND THE BALL’S
ON THE GROUND. LOOSE BALL COVERED
BY DENVER! KEITH BROOKING,
THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER. THE BALL IS ON THE GROUND, AND JOE FLACCO LOOKS LIKE HE’S
GONNA BE ABLE TO GET THE BALL. BUT THEN IT GETS KICKED
BY ONE OF HIS TEAMMATES. AND YOU SEE A LITTLE PUSHING
AND SHOVING HERE. JOE FLACCO’S GONNA BE ABLE
TO RECOVER THIS BALL WHEN IT HITS THE GROUND. IT’S A FUMBLED EXCHANGE
RIGHT THERE. AND THEN YOU SEE THE BALL
GETS KICKED AWAY FROM HIM. LOOKED LIKE BRYANT McKINNIE’S
FOOT HIT IT. AT THE VERY START
OF THE DAY, I ASKED YOU ABOUT COLD-WEATHER
EFFECT ON THE TEAMS. AND YOU SAID ONE OF THE THINGS
IS THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE CENTER
AND THE QUARTERBACK. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. ANYONE WHO HANDLES THE FOOTBALL
IN THIS TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT, YOU’VE JUST GOT TO STAY
WITH IT. TWO VETERAN GUYS — MATT BIRK
AT THE CENTER POSITION. BALTIMORE LOST FIVE FUMBLES
DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. THIS IS THE THIRD FUMBLE
THEY’VE LOST IN THIS POSTSEASON. KEEP IN MIND,
FLACCO HAD A FUMBLE IN THE GAME BACK IN DECEMBER
ON A QUARTERBACK SNEAK. KNOWSHON MORENO. TO ABOUT THE 48. RAY LEWIS AND ED REED COMBINING
FOR THE STOP. RAY LEWIS, SINCE HE WAS DRAFTED
NUMBER ONE BACK IN 1996, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN HIM
ABLE TO RALLY A DEFENSE TO OVERCOME A MISTAKE BY
THEIR OFFENSE AND MAKE A STAND? WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT
HIS WHOLE CAREER, AND THAT’S RIGHT
WHERE THIS DEFENSE IS RIGHT NOW. THEIR OFFENSE MADE
A MISTAKE. THEY GAVE GREAT FIELD POSITION
TO DENVER. CAN THEY GET IT DONE AND FORCE
DENVER TO KICK IT AWAY? MANNING. OVER THE MIDDLE. PENALTY MARKER FLIES.
AND ANOTHER. [ CROWD CHEERING ] RAY LEWIS
ON BRANDON STOKLEY. PASS INTERFERENCE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 52. SPOT FOUL. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. WELL, RAY LEWIS AGAIN,
JUST SITTING — WE SAW IT
IN THE FIRST HALF, WHERE HE MADE A GOOD TACKLE
ON STOKLEY AFTER STOKLEY CAUGHT
THE BALL. BUT RAY LEWIS THIS TIME, HE JUST DIDN’T THINK
HE COULD RUN WITH STOKLEY AND JUST REACHED OUT
AND GRABBED HIM. THAT WAS A CONSCIOUS DECISION
ON RAY’S PART. YARDAGEWISE,
IT WASN’T THAT BIG A DEAL. THIS IS
RONNIE HILLMAN. AND HILLMAN… ANOTHER LATE FLAG
IN THE BACKFIELD. HOLDING.
OFFENSE, NUMBER 77. 10-YARD PENALTY. REPEAT FIRST DOWN. THAT WAS A HOLDING CALL
ON DENVER. THE BRONCOS NOW HAVE
A FIRST AND 20. THEIR EIGHTH PENALTY. DENVER IS JUST REALLY
NOT PLAYING VERY DISCIPLINED FOOTBALL
HERE IN THIS SECOND HALF. THANK HEAVENS FOR HOLLIDAY. MANNING THROWS.
BOUNCES IT. WELL, PAUL KRUGER FORCED
THAT THROW. IF PEYTON MANNING
WOULD’VE PUT THAT BALL WHERE IT WOULD’VE BEEN
COMPLETED, PAUL KRUGER WOULD’VE RUN
INTO THE END ZONE WITH AN INTERCEPTION. KRUGER THERE ON THE RIGHT, 99,
UNBLOCKED. I MEAN, YEAH,
HE’S RIGHT THERE. PEYTON HAS TO THROW THAT LOW
AND AWAY. THAT WAS A SMART MOVE
BY MANNING AND A GOOD PIECE OF WORK BY
PAUL KRUGER FORCING THE ISSUE. PAUL KRUGER HAS BEEN A FORCE
FOR THE RAVENS IN THE SECOND HALF
OF THE SEASON — 7 1/2 SACKS
OVER HIS LAST EIGHT GAMES. SECOND AND 20. HE’S REALLY THE ONLY REAL
EFFECTIVE PASS RUSHER THEY HAVE. TERRELL SUGGS,
COMING BACK FROM THE ACHILLES’, HE’S JUST NOT AS EXPLOSIVE
AS HE WAS. MANNING.
HE GOES DOWN. AND ANOTHER PENALTY MARKER
IS DOWN, AND THE BALL IS LOOSE. AND THE MINUTE I SAY THAT,
THERE’S SUGGS RIGHT AT HIS FEET. [ WHISTLES BLOWING ] RAVENS SAY THEY HAVE
THE FOOTBALL. AND AN OFFICIAL AGREES
WITH HIM. NOW LET’S CHECK THE FLAG. [ CROWD BOOING ] PEYTON SAYS,
“NOT SO FAST.” ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 55. 5-YARD PENALTY. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. SO THAT NEGATES
THE FUMBLE RECOVERY. THE PENALTY IS ON
TERRELL SUGGS. TERRELL SUGGS IS THERE
ON THE LEFT, WORKING AGAINST
RYAN CLADY. AND WHERE ARE THE — BOY, THAT WAS BRIEF. YOU CAN SEE CLADY’S HEAD
GO BACK. BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE HIS HAND
IS MORE ON THE SHOULDER PAD AND DOWN A LITTLE LOWER. I DIDN’T SEE THE HAND
ACTUALLY UP IN THE FACE. THAT WAS A PRETTY TICKY-TACK
CALL AGAINST TERRELL SUGGS. THERE’S STILL A DISCUSSION
GOING ON AMONGST THE OFFICIALS. REMEMBER, IN THE POSTSEASON,
IT’S NOT AN OFFICIATING CREW THAT’S BEEN TOGETHER
ALL SEASON LONG. HERE WE GO. OKAY. THERE ARE TWO FOULS ON
THE PLAY, BOTH ON THE DEFENSE. ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 55. THAT PENALTY IS DECLINED. ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 29. THAT PENALTY IS ACCEPTED. 5 YARDS FROM THE PREVIOUS SPOT. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. WELL, THE ONE
AGAINST CARY WILLIAMS IS THE ONE
THAT’S BEING ACCEPTED. AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
HOW THIS IS BEING RECEIVED IN BALTIMORE RIGHT NOW. ABOUT THE SAME WAY IT’S BEING
RECEIVED ON THEIR SIDELINE BY JOHN HARBAUGH —
NOT VERY WELL. THAT WOULD’VE BEEN A HUGE PLAY,
A TURNOVER, THAT GETS NEGATED
BY THE TWO PENALTIES. THE OFFICIALS
ARE STILL CONFERRING, NOT FREEING THE TEAMS
TO PLAY YET. THIS IS ON THE FAR SIDE
OF THE FIELD. THAT IS CHYKIE BROWN
ON DEMARYIUS THOMAS. I DON’T KNOW.
I COULDN’T SEE A FLAG IN THE… SINCE DENVER FUMBLED THE BALL, WE HAVE TO GO FROM THE SPOT
OF THE END OF THE RUN. IT’LL BE 5 YARDS
AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN FROM THAT SPOT. SO THIS IS ALL JUST TRYING TO
DETERMINE THE PROPER POSITIONING FOR THE FIRST-DOWN PLAY
FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS. SO THEY’VE MOVED
THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BACK. AND PEYTON MANNING — HE WAS
ACTUALLY DOWN ON THE GROUND. HIS KNEE WAS ON THE GROUND
BEFORE THAT BALL CAME OUT. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN
OVERTURNED. SO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE
IS THE DENVER 42. FIRST DOWN. HILLMAN. SQUEEZES THROUGH THE MIDDLE.
ACROSS THE 45, TO THE 47. AND DANNELL ELLERBE
IN ON THE TACKLE. WELL, THAT TOOK A LONG TIME
TO SORT THAT OUT. AND AGAIN,
PEYTON MANNING GOING NO-HUDDLE BUT NOT GOING
REALLY QUICKLY. BRONCOS TRYING TO CAPITALIZE
ON A FLACCO FUMBLE. MANNING.
INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR DECKER. COVERED BY ELLERBE. AND DANNELL ELLERBE —
MAN, HAS HE STEPPED UP. AND YOU TALK TO DENVER AND ASK THEM ABOUT WHO STANDS
OUT ON THE RAVENS DEFENSE, AND THEY’LL TELL YOU
THAT IT’S DANNELL ELLERBE. AND LOOK AT THAT MOVE
HE MAKES. GONNA WORK IN HIS ZONE. HE ROLLS
WITH THE RECEIVER AND THEN BREAKS OFF,
COMES BACK INSIDE. BEAUTIFULLY DONE. ELLERBE ONE OF THOSE
WHO DIDN’T PLAY A MONTH AGO IN THE GAME IN BALTIMORE
AGAINST DENVER. THIRD AND 5. AND THAT WON’T GET THEM
ANYWHERE NEAR A FIRST DOWN. NO. YOU KNOW,
BEFORE THIS ALL STARTED, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES
THAT WE’VE SEEN RAY LEWIS GET HIS DEFENSE
TO GET THIS DONE. AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT THEY DID. IT’S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID —
FORCING A DENVER PUNT. GOOD WORK
BY THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE, EVEN WITH A COUPLE PENALTIES
ALONG THE WAY. THAT’S TANDON DOSS
BACK AT HIS 10-YARD LINE. NOT VERY OFTEN
ON THIRD AND 5 YOU SEE PEYTON MANNING
HAND IT OFF INSTEAD OF TRUSTING HIMSELF
TO GET IT DONE THROWING THE FOOTBALL. BRITTON COLQUITT. DOSS IS GONNA
LET THIS ONE BOUNCE. INSIDE THE 5 AND COVERED
AT ABOUT THE 2 1/2-YARD LINE. MATTHEW WILLIS. 9:45 TO PLAY
IN THE THIRD. THIS DENVER CROWD
IS ALIVE. THEY SEE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEFENSE TO CAPITALIZE
ON FIELD POSITION. FIRST DOWN FROM THEIR OWN 3
FOR THE RAVENS. PIERCE. TO ABOUT THE 5
OR THE 6. LET’S GO DOWN
TO SOLOMON WILCOTS. SOLLY. Wilcots:
GUYS, AT HALFTIME, I TALKED TO
HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH. HE SAID THAT JOE FLACCO
HAD SOME SUCCESS THROWING THE BALL
IN THE FIRST HALF. HE BELIEVES DENVER WILL HAVE TO
COMMIT A SAFETY TO THE BACK END. THEY SHOULD GET THE LOOKS
UP FRONT AND BE ABLE TO POUND
THE RUNNING GAME — LOTS OF RAY RICE,
LOTS OF BERNARD PIERCE. THANKS, SOLLY. HE DID WANT TO MAKE SURE RAY RICE ESTABLISHED
THE RUNNING GAME TODAY. RICE HAS NINE CARRIES
FOR 46 YARDS. NO RECEPTIONS. SECOND AND 7. VONTA LEACH. OUT TO ABOUT THE 8. WELL, VONTA LEACH
ISN’T A PRIMARY BALLCARRIER BY ANY STRETCH
OF THE IMAGINATION. HE ONLY HAD NINE
OF THEM DURING THE COURSE
OF THE ENTIRE REGULAR SEASON. BUT SOMETIMES HE’S BEEN
AN EFFECTIVE CHANGE OF PACE. RIGHT NOW, THOUGH,
THIRD AND 4. BE CAREFUL OF DUMERVIL
AND VON MILLER GETTING A GOOD JUMP
ON THE BALL. JOE FLACCO’S BEEN GETTING THEM
OFFSIDES. LET’S SEE
IF HE CAN DO IT AGAIN. CHAMP BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH
AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. ON THE SLANT. AND TORREY SMITH TO ABOUT THE 15
FOR A FIRST DOWN. THAT’S A GOOD, CRISP PATTERN
BY TORREY SMITH AND A VERY DECISIVE,
GOOD THROW. AND AGAIN,
CHAMP BAILEY BACK ON HIS HEELS. AND THE ABRUPT CUT INSIDE ON
THE QUICK POST BY TORREY SMITH REALLY LEFT CHAMP BAILEY
STRUGGLING TO KEEP HIS FEET. RAY LEWIS LOOKS LIKE HE’S
BLEEDING ON HIS RIGHT HAND. HERE IS BERNARD PIERCE. PIERCE BROUGHT TO A STOP
BY WESLEY WOODYARD. HE’S GOT THE TRAINING STAFF
WORKING ON HIS RING FINGER THERE ON THE RIGHT HAND. YOU THINK
HE FEELS THAT? NO.
NOT AS COLD AS IT IS. ON SECOND AND 6,
THIS IS PIERCE AGAIN. PIERCE HAD HIMSELF A TERRIFIC
DAY AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS LAST WEEK —
13 CARRIES FOR 103 YARDS. THERE YOU GET A GOOD LOOK
AT HIS FINGER. PRETTY BANGED UP. THERE GOES PIERCE OFF AND RAY RICE BACK OUT
ONTO THE FIELD. HE’S GOT A KNEE PROBLEM. HE MISSED A COUPLE DAYS
OF PRACTICE THIS WEEK — BERNARD PIERCE. THIRD AND 3. FLACCO. LOOKING.
THROWING. HE JUST THROWS THAT AWAY.
HE HAD NO CHOICE. HE WAS BEING RUN
OUT OF BOUNDS, AND HE HAD NOWHERE TO GO
WITH THE FOOTBALL. HE DID A GOOD JOB
OF GETTING OUTSIDE. HE GETS AWAY
FROM KEVIN VICKERSON. BUT THEN AGAIN, COULDN’T FIND
A RECEIVER WITH ANY SEPARATION. THERE’S THAT MAN
TRINDON HOLLIDAY. I MIGHT BE TRYING TO KICK THIS
TOWARD A SIDELINE. I’M NOT SURE I’D BE INTERESTED
IN HITTING A HUGE, HIGH PUNT. FAIR CATCH CALLED FOR
AND MADE AT THE 25-YARD LINE. YOU LOOK
AT TODAY’S LEADERS. AND KEEP IN MIND,
THESE TWO TEAMS FIGHTING FOR A BERTH IN THE
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME NEXT WEEK. TODAY’S WINNER PLAYS THE WINNER
OF TOMORROW’S MATCHUP BETWEEN THE PATRIOTS
AND THE HOUSTON TEXANS. MANNING 1 FOR HIS LAST 6
THROWING. OVER THE MIDDLE. COMPLETE TO THE 35. JOEL DREESSEN. VERY CLOSE
TO A FIRST DOWN. RIGHT BETWEEN RAY LEWIS
AND COREY GRAHAM. PEYTON MANNING LOOKING
ALL THE WAY FOR JOEL DREESSEN. AND HE GETS RIGHT INTO THE
MIDDLE OF THAT BALTIMORE ZONE. THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN. JUST BECAUSE PEYTON MANNING HAS
A ONE-TOUCHDOWN LEAD DOESN’T MEAN
HE’S GOING TO ABANDON THROWING THE BALL ALL OVER
THE FIELD, AS HE’S USED TO. NO, BUT PEYTON MANNING WILL TAKE
WHATEVER HE GETS. AND IF BALTIMORE IS GONNA
SIT BACK IN NICKEL, HE WILL RUN
THE FOOTBALL. HE KNOWS HE’S SITTING
ON A LEAD. HE’S MORE THAN COMFORTABLE
HANDING THE BALL OFF TIME AFTER TIME. THIS IS HILLMAN. AND NOTHING THERE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD FOR HILLMAN. LET’S SEE IF HE HAS ENOUGH
FOR THE FIRST DOWN. DAN, IF THIS IS SHORT,
WHAT’S JOHN FOX DOING? WELL, THEY’RE GONNA COME OUT
FOR A MEASUREMENT. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE
GONNA DO. WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE NUMBER-TWO
DEFENSE IN THE NFL, YOU DON’T TURN THE BALL OVER
AT YOUR 35-YARD LINE. IF IT’S FOURTH DOWN,
YOU PUNT THIS BALL AWAY. YOU DON’T THROW YOUR DEFENSE
TO THE HOUNDS. NOT WHEN YOU’VE GOT
A TOUCHDOWN LEAD. WOW. FIRST DOWN,
AND NOT BY MUCH. BY ABOUT ONE LINK
OF THE CHAIN. THAT WAS IT. AND AGAIN, JOHN HARBAUGH —
THE SPOTS AND THE MEASUREMENTS JUST HAVE NOT BEEN GOING
THE RAVENS’ WAY. AGAIN, PEYTON MANNING’S GOT THEM
UP AT THE LINE, READY TO GO. MANNING. THIS SIDE
OF THE FIELD. BATTED AWAY.
INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR DECKER. AND DECKER WANTS A FLAG
ON WILLIAMS, BUT THAT WAS
PRETTY GOOD TIMING. AGAIN,
YOU TALK TO OFFICIALS, AND THEY USE THE TERM
“BANG-BANG.” IN SUPER SLO-MO,
MAYBE IT’S A HAIR EARLY. THAT IS VERY SELDOM GONNA DRAW
A FLAG. THAT’S JUST GOOD DEFENSIVE WORK
BY CARY WILLIAMS. BOY, YOU GOT TO BE PATIENT
ON DEFENSE AGAINST MANNING. MANNING UNDER PRESSURE.
AND THROWS IT AWAY. IT WAS HALOTI NGATA
COMING RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. AND HE ENDS UP PUTTING
PEYTON MANNING ON THE GROUND, AND PEYTON COMES AWAY WITH A
LITTLE BIT OF THE MILE HIGH TURF ON HIS FACE MASK. AND NGATA JUST GETS
A GREAT WHIFF ON CHRIS KUPER, THE RIGHT GUARD. AND I KNOW
IT MUST REALLY BE SOMETHING TO HAVE A GUY THE SIZE
OF HALOTI NGATA JUMP AROUND YOU. AND HIS ACCELERATION, HIS ATHLETICISM
IS JUST EXTRAORDINARY. 6’4″, 340 POUNDS. AND PEYTON WEARING A LITTLE
OF THE TURF ON HIS HELMET. THIRD AND 10. AND HERE COMES
THE BLITZ. MANNING ON THE MOVE.
THROWING SIDELINE. DIVING CATCH MADE
FOR A FIRST DOWN BY JACOB TAMME. WHAT A JOB BY PEYTON MANNING
THROWING THE BALL ON THE RUN. HERE COME THE RAVENS
RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE. DOUBLE A-GAP BLITZ. RAY LEWIS GETS PICKED UP
BY HESTER. BUT STILL,
HE’S ONLY SLOWED DOWN. HE’S STILL CHASING
MANNING. THIS IS A TIGHT END RUNNING
A PATTERN LIKE A WIDE RECEIVER. JACOB TAMME IS TIGHT END
IN NAME ONLY. HE’S GOT A LOT OF WIDE RECEIVER
IN HIM. THIS IS
RONNIE HILLMAN. AND HILLMAN IS BROUGHT DOWN
BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BY 52. WELL, COURTNEY UPSHAW —
HE MAKES THIS HAPPEN. HE GETS UPFIELD.
TALK ABOUT SETTING THE EDGE. THERE’S UPSHAW.
HE FORCES THIS PLAY REALLY WIDE. HILLMAN NEVER GETS A CHANCE
TO TURN UPFIELD, AND RAY CLEANS IT UP. 91, THOUGH, COURTNEY UPSHAW —
HE MADE IT HAPPEN. WORD WE GET
FROM THE SIDELINE IS THAT KNOWSHON MORENO HAS
A KNEE INJURY. HIS RETURN IS QUESTIONABLE
FOR DENVER. RONNIE HILLMAN GETTING THE SNAPS
OUT OF THE BACKFIELD NOW. MANNING STEPPING UP. AND A BULLET TO THE 45-YARD LINE
AND COMPLETE TO TAMME. WELL, IF YOU WONDER
WHETHER PEYTON MANNING, AFTER THE FOUR NECK SURGERIES,
CAN STILL DRIVE THE FOOTBALL, CHECK THIS OUT. PAUL KRUGER COMES RIGHT IN THERE
AND DROPS MANNING. BUT THIS IS REALLY A LASER SHOT
TO JACOB TAMME. AND I’LL TELL YOU,
THE LOSS OF MORENO, THAT HURTS. HE DOES THE HEAVY LIFTING IN THE
RUNNING GAME FOR THIS OFFENSE AND HAS ALREADY RUN THE BALL
24 TIMES. HESTER IN THE BACKFIELD NOW
ON THIRD AND 1. PLAY CLOCK DOWN TO 3. HESTER WITH THE FOOTBALL. AND HAS THE FIRST DOWN. THERE’S A LATE —
REALLY A LATE FLAG THROWN IN. HOLDING. OFFENSE, NUMBER 73. 10-YARD PENALTY.
STILL THIRD DOWN. THAT NEGATES
THE FIRST DOWN. CHRIS KUPER IS
THE GUILTY PARTY. THERE IT’S 73,
CHRIS KUPER, RIGHT ON THE RIGHT SIDE
OF YOUR SCREEN. HE JUST FLIPS KEMOEATU OVER
ONTO HIS BACK. PART OF THAT FLAG WAS KEMOEATU
FLIPPING OVER LIKE THAT. THERE’S PEYTON MANNING
SPREADING THE FOOTBALL AROUND, LETTING EVERYBODY
GET INVOLVED. AND AGAIN, DEMARYIUS THOMAS
KIND OF STICKS OUT THERE WITH ONLY TWO RECEPTIONS
FOR A TOTAL OF 20 YARDS. SO NOW ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY
FOR THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE. THIRD AND 11. MANNING NEEDS THE 44
OF THE RAVENS FOR A FIRST DOWN. NINE PENALTIES ALREADY ON DENVER
IN THIS GAME. STILL IN
THE THIRD QUARTER. MANNING. DOWN. LOST THE FOOTBALL! AND PAUL KRUGER
IS ON TOP OF IT! OFFICIALS SIGNAL
BALTIMORE FOOTBALL. BERNARD POLLARD IS SCREAMING
AT AN OFFICIAL. PEYTON MANNING AGAIN — OH, THE TUCK RULE IS GONNA
COME INTO PLAY HERE. PEYTON MANNING ABORTED
THAT THROW AND WAS BRINGING
THE FOOTBALL DOWN. THE QUESTION WAS, DID HE GET IT
COMPLETELY PUT AWAY? THEY’RE TAKING A LOOK
AT THIS. I THINK PEYTON MANNING STARTS
TO LOSE CONTROL OF THIS FOOTBALL RIGHT THERE. IT’S COMING OUT
OF HIS HANDS. AND HE’S NOT ABLE TO EVER REGAIN
CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL. I THINK THAT’S GONNA BE
AN INCOMPLETE PASS. THIS IS THE SHOT
RIGHT HERE. IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE FOOTBALL
IS COMING LOOSE IN HIS HAND ON THE WAY DOWN. YOU CAN SEE IT
SLIDING DOWN HIS FINGERS IN AN ATTEMPT
TO TUCK THE BALL BACK. AND HE NEVER REGAINS CONTROL
OF IT. AND I DON’T KNOW
HOW THEY COULD… AND BILL VINOVICH HAS MADE
HIS DECISION. AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY,
THE RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS. BALTIMORE’S BALL.
FIRST DOWN. WOW. WHAT A HUGE, HUGE PLAY
FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. I’M VERY SURPRISED
AT THAT. OBVIOUSLY BILL VINOVICH
IS SAYING THAT HE DIDN’T SEE ENOUGH
TO OVERTURN IT. AND THAT HE FELT THAT PEYTON HAD
IT PUT AWAY AND THEN LOST IT. IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS
LOSING CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL AS HE WAS TUCKING IT. MANNING NOW WITH AN INTERCEPTION
AND A FUMBLE — TWO TURNOVERS TODAY. AND THIS IS RICE. AND RICE BROUGHT TO A STOP
BY VON MILLER. ONLY THE SECOND
FUMBLE LOST IN 20 CAREER GAMES IN THE
POSTSEASON FOR PEYTON MANNING. AND THAT CAME AT A —
THERE’S NOT A GOOD TIME, BUT AFTER THEY CONVERTED
A FIRST DOWN, HAD TO BACK UP
BECAUSE OF THE HOLDING CALL, AND NOW BALTIMORE ENDS UP
WITH THE BALL. THIS IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
FOR THE RAVENS. YES, IT IS. RICE. RICE RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE!
BREAKING IT! 15, 10. DOWN INSIDE
THE 5-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE FIRST
AND GOAL. WELL, WHAT A GREAT JOB
BY THIS OFFENSIVE LINE. TAKE A LOOK.
MARSHAL YANDA COMES AROUND. A GREAT DOUBLE TEAM BY McKINNIE
AND OSEMELE. AND THEN YANDA COMES AROUND
ON THE POWER, GETS THE KICK-OUT, AND RAY RICE GOES, “WHOA,
DO I LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS.” AND RAHIM MOORE,
WHO MADE ONE OF THE LAST HITS, LOOKED TO BE A LITTLE SHAKEN UP
AND IS COMING OFF THE FIELD. THIS IS BALTIMORE’S FIRST TRIP
INTO THE RED ZONE ON OFFENSE TODAY. BACK IN BALTIMORE,
NEAR THE END OF THE FIRST HALF, JOE FLACCO THREW
A SIDELINE PASS THAT WAS PICKED OFF
BY CHRIS HARRIS AND RETURNED 98 YARDS
FOR A TOUCHDOWN. FIRST AND GOAL
FROM THE 4. RICE. DIVING TO THE 1. THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT THE RAVENS — SOLOMON WILCOTS TOLD US THAT JOHN HARBAUGH WANTED TO
REALLY RUN THE BALL HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. ANOTHER DOUBLE TEAM —
McKINNIE AND OSEMELE — AND RAY RICE COMES RIGHT IN
BEHIND IT. A LITTLE OLD-FASHIONED
POWER FOOTBALL. DIRT. MUD.
GOT IT ALL GOING ON. FOLLOW 44
TO THE FOOTBALL. RICE. DOWN SHORT
OF THE GOAL LINE. AND WE HAVE 50 SECONDS TO PLAY
HERE IN THE THIRD. WHEN THEY GET IN
THAT “I” FORMATION, YOU KNOW VONTA LEACH
IS GONNA LEAD RAY RICE. BUT THAT TIME IT JUST WASN’T
EXTREMELY WELL BLOCKED. JACKSON WAS STANDING IN THE HOLE
AND TACKLED RICE. RICE AGAIN. TOUCHDOWN, BALTIMORE! AND AGAIN, RAY RICE GOT YOU DOWN
TO THE GOAL LINE, AND THEN GO POWER FOOTBALL ON
FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD DOWN. THAT’S WHAT YOU DO
IN THE PLAYOFFS. AND AGAIN,
TAKE A LOOK AT IT. THERE’S VONTA LEACH. MARSHAL YANDA PULLS AROUND
ONE MORE TIME. AND BY THE TIME DENVER’S ABLE
TO GET A HAT ON RAY RICE, IT’S HAPPENING
IN THE END ZONE. AND THERE’S A LITTLE
MILE HIGH SALUTE IN REVERSE. PEYTON AND OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
MIKE McCOY ON THE SIDELINE. TUCKER FOR THE TIE. AND BALTIMORE
WITH 14 POINTS OFF OF TWO
PEYTON MANNING TURNOVERS TODAY, AND WE HAVE OUR FOURTH TIE
OF THE DAY AT 28. THE DENVER OFFENSE
HAS ONLY SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS THROUGH THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS
OF THIS GAME. AND I’M TELLING YOU
RIGHT NOW, IF YOU HAD ASKED JOHN HARBAUGH
WOULD HE SIGN UP FOR THAT, HE WOULD SAY, “WHERE?
I’LL SIGN IT RIGHT NOW.” BY AND LARGE, THE BALTIMORE
DEFENSE IS DOING ITS JOB. PEYTON MANNING LAST LOST
TO BALTIMORE IN THE ’01 SEASON,
39-27. I KNOW ONE THING — THIS WOULD BE
A BOUNCING, KNUCKLEBALL KICKOFF. I DON’T THINK I’D GIVE
TRINDON HOLLIDAY A REAL OPPORTUNITY
TO BRING THIS THING BACK. I WOULD DRIVE THIS BABY LOW
AND BOUNCE AND MAYBE GET ONE OF THE UP GUYS
HAVE TO HANDLE IT. THE FIRST IN NFL HISTORY WITH A PUNT RETURN AND A KICKOFF
RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN IN THE SAME
POSTSEASON GAME. AND THERE IT GOES. GROUND BALL TO SHORT. BOUNCING AT THE 15. PICKED UP AT THE 15
BY LANCE BALL. AND HE RETURNS IT ACROSS THE 25,
TO ABOUT THE 27-YARD LINE. WHETHER PEYTON MANNING
IS GONNA HURRY IT UP, WHATEVER THEY’RE GONNA DO, IT’S BEEN A LITTLE HERKY-JERKY
HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. AND AGAIN,
NO KNOWSHON MORENO. THAT’S A BIG LOSS. RONNIE HILLMAN
IN THE BACKFIELD. HILLMAN WITH
THE HAND-OFF. AND THAT WILL PROBABLY DO IT
FOR THE THIRD QUARTER. IT’S LIKE TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS
GOING AT IT, AND THIS TEAM LED
BY PEYTON MANNING ON ONE SIDE, RAY LEWIS ON THE OTHER. THE TWO GREAT WARRIORS WE TALKED
ABOUT AT THE START OF THE DAY, THEY’VE WAGED
A BATTLE ROYAL. SECOND AND 7
FOR THE BRONCOS. MANNING THROWING OUT
TO THIS SIDE OF THE FIELD. THAT’S COMPLETE. OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 32-YARD
LINE, JOEL DREESSEN. AGAIN, DANNELL ELLERBE RIGHT
WITH HIM IN HIS HIP POCKET. ANOTHER THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION
FOR DENVER COMING UP HERE. AND, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE FACT
THAT THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVEL CAN’T BE ALL THAT HIGH
RIGHT NOW, THEY’RE IN NEED
OF A FIRST DOWN HERE. I MEAN, IF THEY CAN DO
A THREE-AND-OUT, MAN, OLD MO’ IS CLEARLY RIDING
ON THE RAVENS’ SHOULDER. MANNING THROWING
ON THIRD AND 4. PULLS IT DOWN
AND GOES DOWN! TERRELL SUGGS IS GONNA GET
THE SACK. AND PEYTON MANNING
PULLED THAT THING DOWN. HE FOUND NOWHERE TO GO
WITH THE FOOTBALL. NOWHERE. INITIALLY, HE’S GOT TIME
TO SURVEY THE FIELD. HE COCKS IT. CAN’T FIND ANYWHERE TO GO
WITH IT. HERE’S ERIC DECKER
WORKING ON CARY WILLIAMS. ABSOLUTELY NO SEPARATION
WHATSOEVER. MAN, BALTIMORE’S DEFENSE
IS GETTING IT DONE. AND JACOBY JONES LOOKING FOR
A CHANCE TO RETURN. FROM THE 19. DIVING ACROSS THE 30,
TO ABOUT THE 33-YARD LINE. CHAMP BAILEY HAS HAD HIS HANDS
FULL WITH TORREY SMITH. CHAMP BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH
AT THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. ON FIRST DOWN, RICE. SHOWING A LITTLE
PATIENCE. JUST ACROSS
THE 35-YARD LINE. THERE’S TERRELL SUGGS, PUTTING A GATORADE COOLER
TO GOOD USE. DAN,
IT’S WORTH REPEATING — NEITHER TEAM THOUGHT
THAT THE GAME PLAYED A MONTH AGO HAD ANY BEARING
ON TODAY. NO. BALTIMORE BASICALLY PLAYED
THAT GAME WITH ONE ARM
BEHIND THEIR BACK, AS MANY INJURED PEOPLE
AS THEY HAD. ON SECOND AND 7,
FLACCO ROLLING. THROWING. AND THAT’S COMPLETE,
BUT NOT FOR VERY MUCH AT ALL. VONTA LEACH FIGHTS HIS WAY
FOR A COUPLE. THIRD AND 6. ON THE SLANT.
ALMOST PULLED IN. ANQUAN BOLDIN COULDN’T MAKE
THE CATCH AT MIDFIELD. INCOMPLETE. THAT REALLY WAS
A THING OF BEAUTY. HOW CLOSE
WAS ANQUAN BOLDIN TO JUST SNATCHING THIS FOOTBALL
OUT OF MIDAIR WITH ONE HAND? JOE FLACCO
REALLY DRIVES IT JUST A LITTLE TOO FAR
OUT IN FRONT OF BOLDIN, AND HE ALMOST,
ALMOST PULLS IT IN. TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK
AT HIS OWN 17-YARD LINE. SAM KOCH. IT’S A RETURNABLE KICK. HOLLIDAY BACK
TO HIS 5. TAKES A LOOK
AT THE LANDSCAPE. AND DOESN’T GET VERY FAR
AT ALL. 12:09 TO PLAY
IN THE FOURTH. IT HAS BEEN A DIFFERENT
PEYTON MANNING HERE IN THE SECOND HALF
SO FAR. HE’S GOT TO TRY TO FIND
DEMARYIUS THOMAS. THOMAS JUST HASN’T BEEN A PART
OF THIS GAME. THERE HE IS AT THE BOTTOM
OF YOUR SCREEN. PLAY FAKE.
MANNING THROWING. AND THAT’S COMPLETE. OUT ACROSS THE 20, TO THE
23-YARD LINE IS RONNIE HILLMAN. AGAIN, THE RECEIVERS DRIVE
EVERYBODY DEEP, AND THAT FREES IT UP
AFTER THE PLAY-ACTION PASS. RAY LEWIS TRYING TO RUN
WITH RONNIE HILLMAN. BUT THAT’S ASKING AN AWFUL LOT
OF THE 37-YEAR-OLD LEWIS, RUNNING WITH THE YOUNGSTER
RONNIE HILLMAN — AS GREG TOLD YOU EARLIER,
THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE NFL. WITH THAT GAIN, ONLY 43 TOTAL YARDS FOR DENVER
HERE IN THE SECOND HALF. THEY’LL ADD
TO THAT TOTAL HERE. KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS
IS JOEL DREESSEN JUST SHORT
OF THE 30-YARD LINE. AND THIS WOULD BE —
MANNING SHOULD HURRY IT UP. GET THIS OFFENSE MOVING
AT A BRISKER PACE. THEY ALWAYS GO NO-HUDDLE, BUT I’D BE TRYING TO SNAP
THIS BALL A LITTLE QUICKER. TRY TO TIRE
THIS DEFENSE OUT. HILLMAN. AND APPEARS TO HAVE ENOUGH
FOR A FIRST DOWN, AT ABOUT THE 33 1/2. JOE FLACCO AWAITS
HIS TURN. THAT’S A DENVER
FIRST DOWN. AND LANCE BALL
COMES INTO THE BACKFIELD TO GIVE RONNIE HILLMAN
A LITTLE REST. WE’LL SEE
HOW THIS WORKS OUT FROM A PASS-PROTECTION
STANDPOINT. HERE THEY COME. AND MANNING HAD TO GET RID OF IT
IN A HURRY. AND MY POINT IS THAT LANCE BALL
OR RONNIE HILLMAN — NONE OF THEM ARE
THE PASS PROTECTORS THAT KNOWSHON MORENO IS. AND THERE’S A GOOD EXAMPLE
RIGHT THERE. LANCE BALL IS GONNA JUMP
TO THE OUTSIDE. ALL HE DOES IS RUN INTO
HIS LEFT TACKLE, RYAN CLADY, AND ALLOWS COREY GRAHAM
TO COME RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE ON PEYTON MANNING. THE LOSS OF KNOWSHON MORENO
JUST ISN’T IN THE RUN GAME. IT’S GONNA BE
IN THE PASS-PROTECTION ASPECT OF THINGS AS WELL. IN THE FOURTH QUARTERS OF GAMES
THIS SEASON, PEYTON MANNING — NINE TOUCHDOWN PASSES,
NO INTERCEPTIONS. MANNING WITH TIME THIS TIME.
AND THROWING. AND THE CATCH IS MADE CLOSE
TO THE 45-YARD LINE BY DREESSEN. AND A LATE FLAG. CHYKIE BROWN MADE
THAT HIT. KIND OF GET THE FEELING
THEY’LL CALL THIS DEFENSELESS? WELL, YOU COULD HEAR IT
ALL THE WAY UP HERE, WHICH LEADS YOU TO BELIEVE
IT WAS HELMET-TO-HELMET. PERSONAL FOUL. HIT ON A DEFENSELESS RECEIVER.
DEFENSE, NUMBER 23. 15-YARD PENALTY
FROM THE END OF THE RUN. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. THERE’S DREESSEN MAKING
THE CATCH. AND I GUESS THEY’RE GONNA SAY
THAT CHYKIE BROWN COMES IN — AND YES, WITH THE CROWN
OF HIS HELMET, HE HITS DREESSEN
RIGHT IN THE FACE MASK. NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT. HE LED WITH THE HELMET,
AND THE CROWN OF HIS HELMET CAUGHT THE RECEIVER
RIGHT IN THE FACE. SO NOW THE BRONCOS
AT THE BALTIMORE 40. THIS WAS AFTER
A GREAT SAM KOCH PUNT PINNED DENVER
WAY BACK THERE. THIS IS A GOOD DRIVE. HILLMAN STRAIGHT AHEAD. AGAIN, HILLMAN GETTING
THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK NOW THAT KNOWSHON MORENO
HAS BEEN SIDELINED WITH A KNEE INJURY. AND HILLMAN NOT THE BIGGEST BACK
IN THE WORLD, AT 5’10”, 190. HE’S A THIRD-ROUND DRAFT PICK
OUT OF SAN DIEGO STATE. REMEMBER LAST WEEK
IN THE PLAYOFF GAME, BERNARD POLLARD GOT CALLED
FOR THAT SAME THING. THAT EXTENDED
AN INDIANAPOLIS DRIVE. 52 IS MIKE! YOU HEAR PEYTON MANNING
CALLING OUT THE MIKE. OF COURSE,
THAT’S RAY LEWIS. SHORT PASS INSIDE THE 35
TO MATTHEW WILLIS. MATTHEW WILLIS. HIS FIRST CATCH — I BELIEVE
FIRST CATCH OF THE DAY. AND AGAIN,
PEYTON MANNING SO CONTENT, SO PATIENT TO JUST COMPLETE
ALL THESE 3- AND 4-YARD PASSES. I DON’T KNOW THERE ARE
MANY QUARTERBACKS THAT HAVE EVER PLAYED
THE GAME — AND AGAIN WE’RE GETTING HAND
SIGNALS OUT TO HIS RECEIVERS — BUT ARE WILLING TO JUST TAKE IT
IN SHORT CHUNKS LIKE PEYTON MANNING IS WILLING
TO DO. WILLIS WAS THE NINTH DIFFERENT
RECEIVER HIT BY MANNING TODAY. NOW A BIG THIRD DOWN DEFENSIVELY
FOR THE RAVENS. THE WIND CHILL RIGHT NOW — -3,
IN THE NEGATIVE NUMBERS. MANNING LOOKING LEFT. THROWING.
INCOMPLETE. AND A LATE FLAG
COMES IN. JOHN HARBAUGH
IS SPEECHLESS. CARY WILLIAMS, THE DEFENDER IN THE VICINITY
OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS. PRIOR TO THE PASS, HOLDING. DEFENSE, NUMBER 29. 5-YARD PENALTY.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. SO THEY’RE CALLING THIS
DEFENSIVE HOLDING PRIOR TO THE BALL
BEING THROWN. YOU JUST CAN’T KEEP YOUR HAND
ON HIS SHOULDER PAD AND RIDE HIM ALL THE WAY DOWN
THE FIELD LIKE THAT. THAT’S AN INVITATION
TO BE CALLED FOR HOLDING. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH AFTER THE BALL WAS THROWN. YOU JUST GOT TO GET YOUR HANDS
OFF THE RECEIVER. YOU GOT 5 YARDS. NOW, I DIDN’T SEE HIM YANKING.
YOU DIDN’T SEE HIS BODY MOVE. BUT YOU’RE JUST INVITING
THAT FLAG. FIRST DOWN
JUST INSIDE THE 30. THIS IS HILLMAN. HIT HARD
AND DOWN TO THE 25. LET’S GO BACK
TO THAT LAST PASS PLAY AGAIN. YEAH.
LOOK AT IT AGAIN. RIGHT HERE HE’S GOT
HIS RIGHT ARM ON THE HAND. EVEN IF HE DIDN’T YANK HIM,
EVEN IF HE DOESN’T JERK HIM, EVEN IF YOU DON’T SEE
DEMARYIUS THOMAS’ UPPER BODY REACT TO IT, RIDING A GUY LIKE THAT IS
JUST — “PLEASE THROW THE FLAG.” MANNING ON SECOND
AND 7. THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE.
AND THAT’S DECKER. AND DECKER SPINNING
INSIDE THE 20 FOR A FIRST DOWN
AT THE 17. AND NOW YOU BEGIN TO WONDER IF THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO PILE
UP ON THAT BALTIMORE DEFENSE THAT MAY BE GETTING
A LITTLE TIRED. FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS JUST GOOD
OPEN-FIELD RUNNING BY DECKER. MAKING PEOPLE MISS. HE GOT CARY WILLIAMS RIGHT THERE
TO STUTTER-STEP. BUT YOU’RE RIGHT. THIS IS A SHORT WEEK,
A LONG WAY, 5,280 FEET, 7 MINUTES LEFT
IN THE BALLGAME. THIS IS WHERE BALTIMORE
HAS TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS. THEY HAVE SOMEHOW GOT TO FIND
THE RESERVE AND FIND THE ENERGY
TO CLOSE OUT THIS DRIVE. THEY’VE GOT TO BE HURTING.
THEY HAVEGOTTO BE TIRED. MANNING THROWING
TO THIS SIDE. THAT’S COMPLETE TO THOMAS.
THOMAS TO THE 5. TO THE END ZONE!
TOUCHDOWN! [ CROWD CHEERING ] KEEP IN MIND,
THAT WAS THE 68th PLAY THAT DENVER HAS RUN
IN THIS GAME, AND BALTIMORE HAS RUN
ONLY 44. AND THE FATIGUE STARTED TO SHOW
ON THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE. MISSED TACKLES. MISSED TACKLES REAR THEIR
UGLY HEAD WHEN FATIGUE SETS IN. HERE COMES RAY LEWIS, AND HE JUST CAN’T GET
TO DEMARYIUS THOMAS. THOMAS, A QUIET BALLGAME
UP THIS POINT. DENVER — THREE RED-ZONE TRIPS,
THREE TOUCHDOWNS TODAY. THE 10th TIME THIS YEAR MANNING HAS THROWN THREE
TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN A GAME. THE EXTRA POINT
IS GOOD. 7:11 TO PLAY. DENVER HAS HAD THE BALL
FOR NEARLY 10 MINUTES LONGER. THEY HAVE RUN 24 MORE PLAYS
THAN BALTIMORE. THERE’S JACOBY JONES. KEEP IN MIND,
DURING THE REGULAR SEASON, HE RETURNED TWO KICKOFFS
FOR A TOUCHDOWN, ONE PUNT
FOR A TOUCHDOWN. JONES ON THE RUN
AT THE 10. ACROSS THE 20
AND OUT TO THE 25-YARD LINE. THE TEMPERATURE IS
8 DEGREES. FLACCO GIVES TO RAY RICE.
AND RICE STRAIGHT AHEAD. LET’S CHECK IN
WITH SOLOMON WILCOTS. SOLLY. Wilcots: GUYS, THE ENERGY DOWN
HERE ON THE FIELD IS ROCKING, BUT MOST OF IT RESTS
WITH THE DENVER BRONCOS. AS I TAKE A LOOK
AT THE BALTIMORE RAVENS, ESPECIALLY THEIR DEFENSE, IT SEEMS LIKE THE HEART
IS WILLING BUT THE BODY JUST ISN’T ABLE. THEY COME INTO THE SEASON THE
OLDEST ACTIVE ROSTER IN THE NFL. NOW IT’S UP TO THE YOUNG GUYS —
FLACCO, RICE, SOME OF THE YOUNG GUYS
ON OFFENSE — TO LIFT
THIS FOOTBALL TEAM. RICE AGAIN. NOTHING THERE. NOW FLACCO IS GONNA HAVE TO GO
TO THE AIR. THE PASSING GAME
IN THE SECOND HALF HASN’T BEEN MUCH TO TALK ABOUT
FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. FLACCO JUST 2 OUT OF 3
FOR 8 YARDS IN THE SECOND HALF. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH LETTING
RAY RICE RUN THE BALL ON FIRST AND SECOND DOWN. HE’S BEEN HAVING SUCCESS
WITH THE GROUND GAME. THEY JUST COULDN’T GET IT
BLOCKED. NOTHING WRONG
WITH THAT PLAY CALL. BALTIMORE 3 FOR 9
ON THIRD DOWN. PLAY CLOCK — 2, 1. AND THEY GET
THE SNAP OFF. FLACCO THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE.
WIDE OPEN IS BOLDIN! BOLDIN TO THE 45,
TO THE 47 AND A FIRST DOWN. THAT’S A MISTAKE, OBVIOUSLY,
BY THE DENVER SECONDARY, AS THEY JUST RELEASE
ANQUAN BOLDIN. MIKE ADAMS, THE SAFETY,
IS WAY UP. THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION THERE
BETWEEN BAILEY — AGAIN, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO
IDENTIFY WHOSE FAULT THAT WAS. BUT GEEZ.
TALK ABOUT TURNING A GUY LOOSE. BALTIMORE’S FIRST FIRST DOWN
HERE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. FLACCO THROWING. WHAT A CATCH INSIDE
THE 40-YARD LINE BY BOLDIN. AND GO
TO YOUR MONEY RECEIVER. I KNOW TORREY SMITH HAD
THE BIG FIRST HALF, BUT ANQUAN BOLDIN
IS JUST MONEY. THIS GUY’S SO PHYSICAL,
SO CLUTCH. VON MILLER LOOKED LIKE HE HAD
SOME SORT OF A MUSCLE SPASM. HE’S COME OUT OF THE GAME. THEY STRETCHED HIM OUT
A LITTLE BIT. IT HAPPENS RIGHT AFTER HE MAKES
CONTACT WITH JOE FLACCO. YOU KNOW, HE LOOKS FINE, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN,
HE CLUTCHED AT HIS LOWER BACK. I WOULD EXPECT HE’S GONNA BE
BACK OUT ON THE FIELD PRETTY QUICKLY. THE 2011 NFL DEFENSIVE ROOKIE
OF THE YEAR. D.J. WILLIAMS REPLACES HIM
ON THE FIELD. AND THAT USED TO BE
D.J. WILLIAMS’ JOB UNTIL HE LOST IT
TO WESLEY WOODYARD. AND MOVEMENT UP FRONT.
THAT WAS KELECHI OSEMELE. Vinovich:
FALSE START. OFFENSE, NUMBER 72. 5-YARD PENALTY.
STILL FIRST DOWN. RIGHT TACKLE
MOST OF THE SEASON. JUST RECENTLY SHIFTED
TO LEFT GUARD. AND HE JUMPED
TOO SOON. I THINK HE’S
A NATURAL GUARD, THE WAY HE PLAYS
WITH SUCH POWER. AND I DON’T RECALL
THE RAVENS HAVING ANOTHER FALSE START
TODAY. THEY’VE HANDLED THIS CROWD NOISE
PRETTY WELL UP TO THAT POINT. FIRST AND 15. TORREY SMITH THERE
AT THE BOTTOM. THE GIVE IS TO RICE. AND RICE INSIDE THE 40. AND THERE’S MILLER
BACK OUT THERE. THE RAVENS HAVE BEEN
ESTABLISHING RAY RICE HERE ON THE RUNNING GAME. A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION INVOLVING
RICE MIGHT HAVE SOME SUCCESS. YOU EVEN GOT LEACH
OUT ON THE FIELD. TORREY SMITH IN MOTION
TO THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. RICE AGAIN. RICE WITH RUNNING ROOM.
BREAKING OUTSIDE! AND OUT OF BOUNDS
AT ABOUT THE 30-YARD LINE. THAT’S ABOUT 4 YARDS SHORT
OF A FIRST DOWN. HE’S GOT TORREY SMITH OUT THERE
TRYING TO MAKE A BLOCK. IF SMITH COULD HAVE MADE
A MORE EFFECTIVE BLOCK — HE’S OUT HERE TRYING TO BLOCK
CHRIS HARRIS. AND HARRIS,
WHILE HE DIDN’T MAKE THE TACKLE, AT LEAST DISRUPTED. HERE’S THE ATTEMPTED BLOCK
BY TORREY SMITH. HARRIS DOES A GOOD JOB
FIGHTING BACK TO THE OUTSIDE. HE CAN’T BRING RICE DOWN, BUT HE AT LEAST SLOWED HIM
UNTIL BAILEY COULD GET THERE. THIRD AND 5. FLACCO ON THE MOVE. BEING CHASED.
THROWS. IN AND OUT OF THE HANDS
OF JACOBY JONES! AND ON FOURTH AND 5, YOU WOULD THINK BALTIMORE
HAS TO GO FOR IT, DAN. WELL, THEY DON’T HAVE TO,
BUT I THINK THEY WILL. I’M NOT SURE YOU WANT TO GIVE
THE FOOTBALL BACK TO PEYTON MANNING. YOU DO HAVE ALL THREE
OF YOUR TIME-OUTS, BUT… BOY, THIS WOULD BE A LOT EASIER
DECISION FOR JOHN HARBAUGH IF IT WAS FOURTH AND 2
OR LESS. GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES,
THEY’RE GONNA GO FOR IT. FLACCO’S GOT TO LOOK
AT THE PLAY CLOCK. IT’S DOWN TO 4. TO 1. THEY DIDN’T
GET IT OFF. THEY DID NOT GET IT OFF.
DELAY OF GAME. [ WHISTLES BLOWING ] DID THEY GET A TIME-OUT CALLED
FIRST? PRIOR TO THE SNAP, FIRST CHARGED TIME-OUT,
BALTIMORE. 30-SECOND TIME-OUT. WHAT’S WORKING NOW FOR BALTIMORE
AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME? THE MONEY GUY FOR ME IS
ANQUAN BOLDIN OR DENNIS PITTA. THOSE ARE THE TWO GUYS THAT JOE FLACCO HAS
THE MOST CONFIDENCE IN. NOW, ON BIG FOURTH-DOWN
CONVERSIONS, A DUMP-OFF TO RAY RICE HAS PAID
BENEFITS FOR BALTIMORE BEFORE. SO HE’S GOT OPTIONS HERE. DENNIS PITTA HAS JUST
TWO CATCHES FOR 31 YARDS TODAY. HE HAD TWO TOUCHDOWN CATCHES
A MONTH AGO IN THE LOSS TO THE BRONCOS
OUT IN BALTIMORE. FOURTH AND 5. I WOULDN’T BE AFRAID TO PUT
FLACCO ON THE MOVE, EITHER, TRYING TO GET OUTSIDE. FLACCO THROWING. DIVING.
INCOMPLETE AT THE 25-YARD LINE! PITTA THE INTENDED RECEIVER.
COVERED BY MIKE ADAMS. THE BALL GOES OVER
TO DENVER. AND RIGHT NOW BALTIMORE
IS GONNA BE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY’RE GONNA WANT TO STOP
THE CLOCK WITH TIME-OUTS, AND THEY JUST HAD TO BURN
ONE OF THEM. THEY HAD TO BURN ONE,
SO THEY’RE DOWN TO TWO. AND JOE PUT THE BALL — HE DID PUT THE BALL RIGHT ONTO
THE HANDS OF DENNIS PITTA. AND THAT WAS JUST OUTSTANDING
COVERAGE BY MIKE ADAMS. THAT IS FANTASTIC WORK
BY THE DENVER STRONG SAFETY, REACHING IN
WITH THE LEFT ARM AND GETTING THE HAND
ON THE FOOTBALL. YOU COULD PUT THAT
ON A TRAINING REEL FOR KIDS ON HOW TO MAKE A PLAY
IN THE SECONDARY. RAY LEWIS.
IS THIS HIS LAST STAND? CAN HE WILL HIS GUYS
TO FORCE A DENVER PUNT? HILLMAN. RUNNING ROOM.
ACROSS THE 35. RAY LEWIS
WITH THE TACKLE. CLOCK CONTINUES TO MOVE.
COMING UP ON 3 MINUTES TO PLAY. IT’S THE OPTION
FOR BALTIMORE. DO YOU USE THE TIME-OUTS NOW
OR DO YOU USE THEM LATER? I KNOW THEY WERE HOPING
FOR A LOT LESS YARDAGE TO BE GAINED
ON FIRST DOWN. RONNIE HILLMAN —
13 CARRIES NOW FOR 49 YARDS. ON IN RELIEF
OF KNOWSHON MORENO, WHO LEFT THE GAME EARLIER
WITH A KNEE INJURY. PEYTON’S NOT GONNA SNAP
THIS FOOTBALL TILL IT GETS DOWN
TO A COUPLE SECONDS. HILLMAN AGAIN. HILLMAN WITH
RUNNING ROOM. FIRST DOWN, DENVER. AND AGAIN, GREAT BLOCKING
BY THE BRONCO OFFENSIVE LINE. POWER FOOTBALL. THEY GOT AN EXTRA LINEMAN
IN THE GAME. AND THE BALTIMORE RAVENS
JUST UNABLE TO MAKE THE STOP. CHRIS CLARK COMING IN
AS A TIGHT END, A BACKUP TACKLE. BALTIMORE USES
ITS SECOND TIME-OUT TO STOP THE CLOCK
WITH 2:23 TO PLAY. I KNOW
IT’S A PASSING LEAGUE. I KNOW IT’S ALL ABOUT THROWING
THE FOOTBALL. BUT THERE’S NOTHING LIKE
BEING ABLE TO RUN THE FOOTBALL WHEN YOU WANT TO RUN OUT THE
CLOCK AND PRESERVE A VICTORY. I THINK YOU RECOGNIZE
JOHN ELWAY. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
FOOTBALL OPERATIONS, AND HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB IN
CHARGE OF THESE DENVER BRONCOS. HILLMAN AGAIN. AND BALTIMORE WILL USE ITS THIRD
AND FINAL TIME-OUT TO STOP THE CLOCK
WITH 2:17 TO PLAY. IF BALTIMORE CAN FORCE
A DENVER PUNT, THIS IS GONNA GET
REALLY EXCITING. THERE’S A LOT OF BRONCOS CLOSE
TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, AS YOU CAN SEE —
I MEAN A LOT OF RAVENS, RATHER. HILLMAN. AND HILLMAN PULLED DOWN
AT THE 47-YARD LINE. AND THAT WILL US
TO THE 2-MINUTE WARNING. DAN, CONVENTIONAL WISDOM SAYS
YOU RUN THE FOOTBALL, BUT WHO SAYS
PEYTON’S CONVENTIONAL? BUT NO, HE DOES RUN IT. AND THEY’RE GONNA
KICK IT AWAY. I REALLY THOUGHT THEY’D LET PEYTON MANNING
PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR. HE IS SO GOOD
AT THE INTERMEDIATE AND SHORT
KIND OF PATTERNS, THE HIGH PROBABILITY
OF A COMPLETION. AND JOHN HARBAUGH
IS THRILLED WITH WHAT HIS DEFENSE
JUST PULLED OFF. GRANTED, THEY LET DENVER GET
ONE FIRST DOWN, AND THAT COST THEM
THEIR TIME-OUTS AND SOME FIELD POSITION. BUT I WOULD LET PEYTON MANNING
PUT THE BALL IN THE AIR. DENVER JUST GOT
REAL CONSERVATIVE. CLOCK IS MOVING.
1:25. WELL, I THINK JOHN FOX HAS
A LOT OF FAITH IN HIS DEFENSE. AND WE’LL GET TIME-OUT CALLED
BY DENVER. THEY USE THE FIRST
OF THEIR THREE TO STOP THE CLOCK
WITH 1:15. BRITTON COLQUITT HAS PUNTED
268 TIMES IN HIS CAREER. NEVER HAD ONE BLOCKED. YOU SAW CHAMP BAILEY THERE,
GREG. YOU KNOW THAT HE KNOWS
THAT THEY’RE GONNA TRY HIM. PUTS THIS ONE UP HIGH. JACOBY JONES
WITH THE FAIR-CATCH CALL AND MADE
AT THE 23-YARD LINE. 1:09 ON THE CLOCK. BALTIMORE WITH
NO TIME-OUTS. AND IT’S ALL ON NUMBER 5’s
SHOULDERS. YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO USE THE
MIDDLE OF THE FIELD SOMEWHAT. BUT AGAIN, YOU JUST CAN’T GET
INTO A SITUATION WHERE YOU THINK YOU’RE GONNA
DO THIS BY DUMPING THE BALL OFF AND PICKING IT UP 3 AND 4 YARDS
AT A TIME. YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO STRETCH
THIS TEAM. YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO GO VERTICAL
A LITTLE BIT. AND IF YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD, YOU HAVE TO GO HURRY-UP. TORREY SMITH DOWN HERE
AT THE BOTTOM. FLACCO. HIS RECEIVER SLIPPED AND FELL
AT THE 35-YARD LINE. THAT WAS PITTA. AND YOU’RE RIGHT. DENNIS PITTA WORKING AGAINST
MIKE ADAMS, AND HE DID SLIP. JOE WAS THROWING
TO A SPOT, AND PITTA WASN’T THERE
BECAUSE HE SLIPPED AND FELL. RIGHT THERE HE DOES
A DOUBLE MOVE. AND WHEN HE TURNS UPFIELD, HE JUST GETS TANGLED UP
AND GOES DOWN. SECOND AND 10.
65 SECONDS TO PLAY. CHAMP BAILEY AT THE BOTTOM
OF YOUR SCREEN ON TORREY SMITH. FLACCO GONNA RUN IT
OUT OF THERE. AND BROUGHT DOWN
AT THE 30-YARD LINE. CLOCK CONTINUES
TO MOVE. VON MILLER
CHASES HIM DOWN. AND, BOY, LOOK AT HIM
GO AROUND MICHAEL OHER AND THEN COME BACK UP. JOE FLACCO CAN RUN. HE’S GOT GREAT SPEED. BUT THAT’S NOT GONNA
GET IT DONE. FLACCO STEPPING UP AND THROWING
DEEP DOWN THE FAR SIDELINE. CAUGHT! INTO THE END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN!
JACOBY JONES! HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN
IN THE DENVER SECONDARY? THAT IS STUNNING, THAT,
WITH A THREE-MAN RUSH AND DROPPING EIGHT GUYS
INTO COVERAGE, THAT THE DENVER BRONCOS COULD
MISPLAY THIS TO THIS POINT. ONLY A THREE-MAN RUSH. FLACCO STEPS UP
AND UNLOADS A DEEP BALL. AND AGAIN,
I DON’T UNDERSTAND. TONY CARTER HAS GOT
THE SHORT COVERAGE. HOW DO YOU LET THE GUYS
GET DEEP? RAHIM MOORE, NUMBER 26 —
HE’S LATE COMING. IT’S JUST AMAZING.
AMAZING! THE ALL-IMPORTANT EXTRA POINT
TO TIE THE GAME. MOORE JUMPED UP
TO TRY TO BLOCK THAT THING AND JUST TOTALLY MISTIMED
HIS JUMP. BUT STILL,
HE’S GOT TO BE DEEPER THAN THAT. WE’RE TIED AGAIN. JACOBY JONES. HIS FIRST CATCH OF THE DAY
IS A DANDY. I MEAN, FIRST OF ALL,
TAKE A LOOK AT CARTER. HE’S PLAYING
THE SHORT UNDERNEATH. AND IT’S A STUTTER
AND GO. BUT RAHIM MOORE’S GOT TO BE
DEEPER THAN THAT. THAT’S HIS PLAY. THAT’S HIS RESPONSIBILITY,
THE DEEP OUTSIDE LIKE THAT. I MEAN, THAT IS JUST —
THAT’S UNTHINKABLE THAT A SAFETY COULD MISPLAY THAT
TO THAT EXTENT IN THIS SITUATION WITH THIS AMOUNT OF TIME LEFT
IN A FOOTBALL GAME. I MEAN, RAHIM MOORE — HE’LL BE KICKING HIMSELF
FOR A LONG TIME. AND I’M SURE THAT JACOBY JONES
COULD NOT BELIEVE HIS GOOD FORTUNE,
THAT HE WAS THAT ALONE, GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE’RE INSIDE
A MINUTE LEFT IN A GAME WITH A TEAM
WITH NO TIME-OUTS. TORREY SMITH SCORED
A TOUCHDOWN WITH 36 SECONDS TO GO
AT THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. JACOBY JONES SCORES WITH 31
SECONDS TO PLAY IN REGULATION. RAY LEWIS GETS
NEW LIFE. THE RAVENS GET
NEW LIFE. WELL, WE’VE GOT TO
HAVE A — HERE COMES ANOTHER KNUCKLEBALL,
I WOULD ASSUME. YOU DON’T GIVE TRINDON HOLLIDAY
AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO
THE BRONCO RECORD BOOKS ANY MORE
THAN HE ALREADY IS. HOLLIDAY WILL NOT GET A CHANCE
TO RUN THIS ONE BACK. WE’LL START
FROM THE 20-YARD LINE. LET’S GO BACK
TO THE TOUCHDOWN. I THINK IT STARTS
WITH MOORE. RAHIM MOORE IS
RIGHT OVER HERE. I THINK HE’S GOT TO INITIALLY
BE LINED UP — BUT HE’S GOT THIS DEEP OUTSIDE,
AND HE JUST DOESN’T GET THERE. FIRST OF ALL, HE’S TOO
CONCENTRATED ON THE INSIDE. AND THEN,
WHEN HE MAKES HIS BREAK DEEP, HE JUST DIDN’T REALIZE
HOW MUCH SPACE HE HAD TO DEFEND AND TOOK A REALLY HORRIBLE
ANGLE. AND BY THE WAY, JOE FLACCO HAS
ONE STRONG ARM, DOESN’T HE? YES, HE DOES, BUT DEEP OUTSIDE
IS DEEP OUTSIDE. AND YOU GOT TO
GET THERE. MANNING, WITH TIME-OUTS,
GONNA TAKE A KNEE. CROWD DOESN’T LIKE IT, BUT THEY’RE GONNA TAKE
THEIR CHANCES IN OVERTIME. FOR THE FIFTH TIME TODAY,
THIS GAME IS TIED AND WILL BE DECIDED
IN EXTRA SESSION. AM I THE ONLY ONE SCRATCHING
MY HEAD HERE A LITTLE BIT? TWO TIME-OUTS LEFT
FOR DENVER, PEYTON MANNING
AT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION, AND YOU DON’T AT LEAST GIVE IT
A WHIRL? WE HAVE COME TO THE END
OF REGULATION. DENVER 35, BALTIMORE 35. A MONTH AGO, THE BRONCOS
RAN ROUGHSHOD OVER AN INJURED
BALTIMORE TEAM. NOT TODAY. WELL, JOE FLACCO
IS AVERAGING ALMOST 20 YARDS A COMPLETION
IN THIS GAME. HE’S GOT 15 COMPLETED PASSES FOR 289 YARDS
AND THREE TOUCHDOWNS. HE HAS LIT UP THIS VAUNTED
SECONDARY OF THE DENVER BRONCOS. EXCELLENT JOB SO FAR. YOU GUYS ARE AWARE
OF THE OVERTIME RULES. BOTH TEAMS WILL HAVE
AN OPPORTUNITY TO POSSESS UNLESS THE FIRST TEAM
SCORES A TOUCHDOWN. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT
WE ARE STARTING A NEW GAME. DO WE UNDERSTAND THAT? JUST LIKE THE FIRST QUARTER, WE’LL GO TO THE 2-MINUTE WARNING
IN THE SECOND QUARTER. ALL RIGHT? THE ONLY DIFFERENCE —
ALL REPLAYS ARE UPSTAIRS. OKAY? BALTIMORE,
YOU’RE STILL THE VISITORS. WHAT IS YOUR CALL? HEADS. HE HAS CALLED HEADS. HEADS! IT IS HEADS. WHICH WAY
DO YOU WANT TO KICK? FLIP IT AROUND. BALTIMORE HAS WON THE TOSS. EACH TEAM
WITH THREE TIME-OUTS. AND AGAIN, THERE ARE NO
COACH’S CHALLENGES IN OVERTIME. IT’S JUST LIKE
INSIDE THE 2-MINUTE WARNING. IT’S ALL DONE UPSTAIRS. JACOBY JONES WILL NOT RETURN
THIS ONE. IT GOES
OUT OF THE END ZONE. AND BALTIMORE WILL START
FROM THEIR OWN 20-YARD LINE. IT IS SNOWING
ON THE FIELD, AND THE TEMPERATURE
IS ABOUT 6 DEGREES. RIGHT NOW THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL
OF THIS DENVER SECONDARY CAN’T BE VERY HIGH. I MEAN, THEY’RE NOT EVEN
IN THE SAME ZIP CODE WITH THE WORD
“CONFIDENCE.” JOE FLACCO HAS SHOWN
BIG-STRIKE CAPABILITY. FROM THE 20. TORREY SMITH TO THE TOP
OF YOUR SCREEN. RICE. FOR 2. DEREK WOLFE, D.J. WILLIAMS
IN ON THE STOP. THAT PUTS RAY RICE
OVER 100 YARDS ON THE DAY. BUT WE’VE GOT AN INJURY. KEVIN VICKERSON
ABLE TO WALK OFF THE FIELD. HE’S BEEN REPLACED
BY MITCH UNREIN. SECOND AND 8
FOR BALTIMORE. WHAT A GAME. I’LL SAY.
YOU’VE GOT THAT RIGHT. FLACCO THROWING. TIPPED.
INCOMPLETE. OFF THE FINGERTIPS OF HIS
INTENDED RECEIVER, TORREY SMITH. IT’LL BE THIRD AND 8. REMEMBER,
BOTH TEAMS GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO POSSESS THE BALL
IN OVERTIME UNLESS THE RAVENS WERE TO SCORE
A TOUCHDOWN ON THIS DRIVE. AND THAT IS VERY DANGEROUS WHEN
A BALL LIKE THAT GETS TIPPED, GOES THROUGH THE HANDS,
AND GOES UP INTO THE AIR. WE SAW ONE OF THOSE EARLIER, AND IT ENDED UP
AS A RAVEN TOUCHDOWN. FLACCO THROWING,
THIS SIDE. AND CAUGHT
ACROSS THE 30-YARD LINE. IS THAT A COMPLETION OR NO?
THEY’RE LOOKING. IT LOOKED LIKE A COMPLETION
TO ME. IT IS RULED A COMPLETION
AT THE 32-YARD LINE. ANQUAN BOLDIN. WILL ANQUAN BOLDIN CONTEST
A CATCH AND FIGHT
FOR THE FOOTBALL. I MEAN, LOOK AT THAT. AGAIN, WESLEY WOODYARD HAS
HIS HAND ON THE FOOTBALL. AND THEY’RE GONNA LOOK AT THIS
UPSTAIRS AGAIN. BECAUSE THAT BALL APPEARED
TO TOUCH THE GROUND. WHAT REFEREE BILL VINOVICH
IS GONNA BE LOOKING AT IS ANQUAN BOLDIN HERE
AS HE GOES TO THE GROUND. THE BALL IS GONNA HIT
THE GROUND, AND IT’S GOING TO — AND THE QUESTION IS, IS THAT
GOING TO AID HIM IN THE CATCH? THE BALL CAN TOUCH
THE GROUND IF YOU HAVE FIRM CONTROL
OF THE BALL. BUT I’M NOT SURE THAT’S THE CASE
WITH ANQUAN BOLDIN. WHAT DO YOU THINK
THIS IS? I THINK IT’S
AN INCOMPLETION. I THINK IT’S GONNA BE RULED
INCOMPLETE. I THINK THE GROUND AIDED HIM
IN MAKING THE RECEPTION. RIGHT THERE YOU SEE
THE BALL MOVED. IT LOOKED LIKE
IT EVEN SEPARATED FROM HIS HAND ON THAT LAST LOOK. I MEAN, A TREMENDOUS JOB BY BOTH WOODYARD AND BOLDIN
GOING AFTER THAT FOOTBALL. THIS, I THINK, WILL BE
VINOVICH’S DEFINITIVE LOOK. THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT BOLDIN LOSES CONTROL
OF THE FOOTBALL. THE ONLY QUESTION IS, DOES HE
REGAIN FIRM CONTROL OF IT BEFORE HE GOES
TO THE GROUND? IT JUST LOOKS
TO ME LIKE — IF HE REGAINED CONTROL OF THAT
BALL BEFORE HE HITS THE GROUND, THEY’LL GIVE IT TO HIM. AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY,
THE RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS. THE RECEIVER HAD THE BALL PINNED
WHEN HE WENT TO THE GROUND. [ CROWD BOOING ] I MEAN, THESE ARE
EXTREMELY CLOSE CALLS. THAT’S A CALL, I THINK,
THAT COULD HAVE GONE EITHER WAY. ANQUAN BOLDIN — NOW SIX CATCHES
FOR 70 YARDS ON THE DAY. AND BALTIMORE
HAS NOW CONVERTED FOUR OF ITS LAST FIVE
THIRD DOWNS. EVERYBODY’S GOT
A DIFFERENT OPINION. IT JUST LOOKED TO ME LIKE
THE GROUND AIDED ANQUAN BOLDIN IN MAKING THAT CATCH. I AGREE WITH YOU. FIRST DOWN
FROM THE 33. RICE. ACROSS THE 35,
TO THE 36. HARD-FOUGHT START TO FINISH,
AND WE AREN’T FINISHED YET. THAT MAN
DOESN’T WANT TO BE FINISHED. BUT THAT WAS A RATHER LARGE PLAY
FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. I’LL TELL YOU, ANQUAN BOLDIN
WILL FIGHT YOU FOR THE FOOTBALL. MAN, HE’S A COMPETITOR. RICE AGAIN. AND AGAIN FLACCO
IS GONNA BE LOOKING AT ABOUT A THIRD AND 5
OR SO. WELL, THE GOOD NEWS IS
THAT THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE HAS HAD A LITTLE TIME
TO GATHER THEMSELVES AND MAYBE GET
A LITTLE BIT OF REST. THIS IS A FOOTBALL TEAM —
DENVER’S RUN 74 PLAYS. THE RAVENS HAVE RUN 60. BALTIMORE HAS BEEN GOOD
ON THIRD DOWN LATELY. THIRD AND 4. CONSIDERING HOW LONG THEY WENT
WITHOUT EVEN CONVERTING ONE. FLACCO THROWING. TIPPED AWAY.
INCOMPLETE. PENALTY MARKER
IS THROWN! PASS INTERFERENCE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 24. CHAMP BAILEY. SPOT FOUL.
AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN. HERE’S CHAMP BAILEY DOWN
AT THE BOTTOM ON TORREY SMITH. FROM THAT ANGLE,
YOU CERTAINLY CAN’T SEE IT. [ CROWD BOOING ] HE HAD HIS HAND
ON HIS BACK. BUT THAT’S PERFECTLY LEGAL AS LONG AS YOU DON’T SHOVE HIM
WITH IT. NOR DID HE TURN HIM. NO, HE DIDN’T. I DIDN’T SEE IT. NEVERTHELESS, FIRST DOWN,
BALTIMORE, AT THEIR OWN 48. [ WHISTLES BLOWING ] AND WE GET A TIME-OUT CALLED
BY DENVER. NUMBER 52 DOESN’T WANT IT TO END
HERE TODAY. NOR DOES NUMBER 18. AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW,
THE NUMBER-ONE SEED, THE DENVER BRONCOS,
IS FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIFE. THEY WERE A HUGE FAVORITE
IN THIS GAME. THEY WERE A PROHIBITIVE FAVORITE
IN THIS GAME. AND ALMOST EVERYONE PREDICTED
A RELATIVELY ROUTINE DENVER WIN. RICE IN THE BACKFIELD
BEHIND FLACCO ON FIRST DOWN. ON THE GIVE.
IT’S RICE. I JUST THINK THEY’RE RIPE
FOR A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION. FOR A YARD. THEY’VE JUST BEEN
VERY PREDICTABLE WITH RAY RICE GETTING
THE FOOTBALL ON FIRST DOWN. THAT LOSS BY THE RAVENS
TO DENVER IN BALTIMORE WAS JIM CALDWELL’S FIRST GAME
AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR. YEAH. THEY FIRED CAM CAMERON
THE PREVIOUS MONDAY. SECOND AND 9. FLACCO THROWING. AND INSIDE THE 45,
TO THE 44, IS JACOBY JONES. AGAIN, LOOK AT THE CUSHION
THAT JONES IS GETTING HERE BY TONY CARTER. I MEAN,
YOU’VE JUST GOT TO TAKE THAT. THIRD AND 2. HERE’S WHERE EITHER A RUN
OR A PASS WORKS FOR YOU. YOU COULD GO EITHER WAY
HERE ON THIRD AND 2. DENVER’S GOT EIGHT GUYS
UP AT THE LINE, THOUGH. RICE OUT
ON THE PASS PATTERN. FLACCO RUNNING OUT
OF TIME! AND HE GOES DOWN! [ CROWD CHEERING ] VON MILLER,
ELVIS DUMERVIL ON THE FIRST SACK OF THE DAY
OF JOE FLACCO. AND THAT’S JUST A CLASSIC
COVERAGE SACK. JOE FLACCO —
LOOK AT HIS RECEIVERS DOWNFIELD. YOU CAN SEE IT PERFECTLY THERE
FROM BEHIND. NOBODY HAD ANY SEPARATION
WHATSOEVER. INITIALLY, A GREAT JOB
OF BLOCKING. MICHAEL OHER ON VON MILLER. BUT JOE FLACCO
JUST HAD TO EAT THAT. NOT ONE OF HIS RECEIVERS GOT
ANY SEPARATION AT ALL. JIM LEONHARD BACK
FOR THE PUNT. KOCH HANGS IT UP. AND LEONHARD WITH THE FAIR CATCH
AT THE 15-YARD LINE. YEAH, BALTIMORE HAS HAD
THEIR POSSESSION, AND NOW THAT DENVER POSSESSES
THE FOOTBALL, WE ARE TRULY NOW
IN SUDDEN DEATH. AND THE NEXT SCORE WINS
THE GAME. MANNING FROM
THE SHOTGUN. MANNING.
QUICK PASS OVER THE MIDDLE. TIPPED.
INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR
RONNIE HILLMAN. PEYTON MANNING
WITH 48 CAREER FOURTH-QUARTER OR OVERTIME
GAME-WINNING DRIVES. PEYTON’S UNDER DURESS
THROWING THIS, AS YOU CAN SEE. PAUL KRUGER’S GOT HIM
BY THE JERSEY AND DRIVING HIM BACKWARDS. PAUL KRUGER, THE BEST
OF BALTIMORE’S PASS RUSHERS, FORCED THAT INCOMPLETION. THIS IS HILLMAN. CHANGING DIRECTION.
BREAKING IT TO THE NEAR SIDE. OUT ACROSS THE 20,
TO ABOUT THE 21-YARD LINE. COREY GRAHAM COMING UP
TO MAKE THE STOP. AGAIN, KNOWSHON MORENO,
WHO STARTED THIS GAME AT RUNNING BACK
FOR DENVER, WE HAVEN’T SEEN HIM HERE
IN THE SECOND HALF, AS HE’S BEEN FORCED
TO THE SIDELINE. AND THE ROOKIE RONNIE HILLMAN,
JACOB HESTER, AND LANCE BALL HAVE ALL BEEN TAKING TURNS
IN THE DENVER BACKFIELD. HESTER’S THE GUY NOW, AND HE’S THE BEST PASS BLOCKER
OF THAT TRIO. MANNING WITH A THIRD
AND 5. GOOD PROTECTION. OUTSIDE. DIVING GRAB
AT THE 30-YARD LINE. YES.
TO BRANDON STOKLEY. TALK ABOUT HAVING TO COME BACK
FOR THE FOOTBALL. THAT BALL FROM MANNING LOOKED
LIKE IT WASN’T GONNA GET THERE. AND STOKLEY — HE HAS TO
COME BACK AND DIVE FOR THAT. AT THAT ANGLE
RIGHT THERE, IT LOOKED LIKE HE KEPT IT
OFF THE GROUND. HILLMAN. [ WHISTLES BLOWING ] AND WE GET A WHISTLE. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BUZZED
FROM UPSTAIRS PRIOR TO THE SNAP. THE PREVIOUS PLAY
WAS UNDER REVIEW. THE PAGE CAME
BEFORE THE SNAP. PEYTON HAD THE RIGHT IDEA,
DIDN’T HE? THE OFFICIAL UPSTAIRS
IN THE REPLAY BOOTH BUZZED DOWN. FROM THAT ANGLE,
IT LOOKS LIKE A CATCH. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT
FROM HERE. HE’S GOT THE RIGHT HAND
UNDER THE FOOTBALL. AND STOKLEY LOOKS LIKE
HE KEEP– AGAIN,
WE’LL KEEP CHECKING IT. WE’VE GOT
LOTS OF ANGLES. NOW, BILL VINOVICH
IS GOING TO NEED TO SEE THE BALL
HIT THE GROUND. THE RULING ON THE FIELD
IS CONFIRMED. THE RECEIVER HAD HIS HANDS
UNDERNEATH THE BALL. THE BALL DID NOT HIT THE GROUND.
FIRST DOWN. WELL, “CONFIRMED” MEANS
THAT HE DID SEE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SAY THAT ITWAS
A CATCH. AND THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT WE SAW. THAT COULD’VE BEEN
A LOT EASIER OF A COMPLETION, EXCEPT THAT BALL JUST CAME OUT
OF PEYTON’S HAND WITH ALMOST NOTHING ON IT
AT ALL. ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE NOW
AT THAT STAGE OF OVERTIME — THE NEXT SCORE
WINS THE GAME. HILLMAN.
RUNNING ROOM. ACROSS THE 35,
OUT TO ABOUT THE 38. AND A COUPLE OF YARDS SHORT
OF A FIRST DOWN. DANNELL ELLERBE
WITH THE STOP. I’LL SAY THIS ABOUT
RONNIE HILLMAN AS A ROOKIE — HE SURE UNDERSTANDS WHAT A TURNOVER WOULD DO
TO HIS FOOTBALL TEAM. HE’S DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB
OF COVERING UP THAT FOOTBALL. YOU KNOW THE RAVENS
ARE COMING AFTER IT. HE’S GOT 19 CARRIES
FOR 73 YARDS. HE DIDN’T SEE
THIS KIND OF A WORKLOAD COMING. HILLMAN AGAIN. DRAGGED DOWN
SHORT OF THE 40-YARD LINE. IT’LL BE A THIRD AND 1. HE HAD TO JUMP
TO AVOID DANNELL ELLERBE, WHO WAS IN
THE DENVER BACKFIELD. MR. ELLERBE HAS PLAYED A WHALE
OF A FOOTBALL GAME TODAY. HE’S A HECK
OF A FOOTBALL PLAYER. AND YOU’RE RIGHT —
HE HAS PLAYED REALLY WELL. BUT HE LOOKS LIKE HE’S EITHER
HAVING A MUSCLE SPASM OR HE’S GASPING FOR AIR, WHICH IS IN PRECIOUS
LITTLE SUPPLY HERE. 79 PLAYS RUN TO THIS POINT
BY THE BRONCOS. THIS IS JACOB HESTER
LOOKING FOR THE FIRST DOWN. AND HE DIDN’T GET THERE. I’M NOT SURE
HE DID MUCH MORE THAN GET BACK
TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. AND JOHN FOX IS GONNA BRING
THE PUNTING UNIT ON? OH, HE CAN’T GO FOR IT
INSIDE HIS OWN 40-YARD LINE. BRITTON COLQUITT
COMES OUT. ESPECIALLY —
IS HE SUPPOSED TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT THEIR ABILITY
TO RUN FOR IT ON SHORT YARDAGE? THEY BARELY GOT BACK TO THE LINE
OF SCRIMMAGE ON THAT PLAY. YOU GOT A FEELING
THAT THIS GAME’S GONNA COME DOWN TO SOMEBODY MAKING
A MISTAKE. THAT IS ED REED
BACK AT HIS OWN 20-YARD LINE. ONE OF THE BEST OPEN-FIELD
RUNNERS IN FOOTBALL, WITH GREAT HANDS. HANGING IT UP. REED DRIFTING BACK. PULLS IT IN. AND IS DROPPED
AT THE 5-YARD LINE. I’M SURE ED REED
HANDLED THAT BALL INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE
BECAUSE HE COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT CARTER WAS GONNA BE ABLE
TO BRING HIM DOWN. THAT’S THE KIND OF CONFIDENCE
HE HAS. BUT, BOY, THAT END ZONE LOOKS
A LONG WAY AWAY WHEN YOU’RE ONLY
AT THE 6. RICE. NOWHERE. AWFULLY PREDICTABLE WITH RUNNING
RAY RICE ON FIRST DOWN. THAT IS —
I KNOW YOU DON’T — YOU KNOW, AGAIN,
LOOK AT THE FIELD POSITION, BUT THAT HAS BECOME
A REAL STAPLE ON FIRST DOWN — JUST A HAND-OFF
TO RAY RICE. OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
JIM CALDWELL UPSTAIRS, THINKING ABOUT
SECOND AND 10. FLACCO ROLLING
TO HIS LEFT. THROWING IT
DOWN THE SIDELINE! IS HE IN BOUNDS? IT IS NOT.
IT’S OUT OF BOUNDS. MIKE ADAMS WAS
WELL OUT OF BOUNDS. THAT WAS CLOSE TO BEING
A GAME-ENDER. I DON’T THINK ADAMS GOT
EITHER FOOT IN BOUNDS. NO, HE DIDN’T.
THEY WERE BOTH OUT. BECAUSE IF THAT IS
IN BOUNDS, THEN YOU ARE ALREADY IN
MATT PRATER’S FIELD-GOAL RANGE. THIRD AND 10. HERE’S WHERE THE PRESSURE
REALLY LANDS RIGHT ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE
OF BALTIMORE. VON MILLER IS INSIDE. PLAY CLOCK DOWN TO :01. HE DIDN’T GET IT OFF. HE DID NOT GET THAT PLAY OFF
IN TIME. DELAY OF GAME. OFFENSE, NUMBER 5. HALF THE DISTANCE TO THE GOAL. STILL THIRD DOWN. THAT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME
TODAY. YOU CAN SEE
HIS OFFENSIVE LINE. THEY’RE BUSY TRYING TO FIGURE
OUT THE PROTECTION SCHEME. MATT BIRK IS POINTING. THEY’RE IDENTIFYING
WHO THE RUSHERS ARE AND WHATNOT. AND THAT WHOLE PROCESS TOOK
WAY TOO LONG. THIRD AND 13. YOU GOT SIX DBs ON THE FIELD
FOR DENVER. THERE’S VON MILLER. HE’S AT THE TOP
OF THE DENVER LINE. FLACCO THROWING
OUT OF HIS OWN END ZONE. THEY CANNOT AFFORD
A HOLDING PENALTY HERE. THE PASS
UP THE MIDDLE. CAUGHT ACROSS THE 25! DENNIS PITTA. HOW CLUTCH IS THAT? AND HOW GOOD A THROW IS THAT
UP THE SEAM BY JOE FLACCO? JIM LEONHARD DOESN’T KNOW
WHERE THE FOOTBALL IS. STRAIGHT UP THE SEAM
BY DENNIS PITTA. AND WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TOUCH PASS
BY JOE FLACCO. RIGHT BETWEEN THE DBs. TONY CARTER’S TOO DEEP
TO COME IN AND MAKE A PLAY. PERFECT THROW
BY FLACCO. RICE BACK
ONTO THE FIELD. RICE ON FIRST DOWN. ACROSS THE 30,
TO ABOUT THE 33. AND THAT TIME, A VERY GOOD
FIRST-DOWN RUN BY RAY RICE. JUSTIN TUCKER HAS A SEASON-LONG
56-YARD FIELD GOAL. AND HE’S JUST HAD
AN EXTRAORDINARY ROOKIE SEASON FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS. FIVE MINUTES REMAINING
IN THIS FIRST OVERTIME SESSION. RICE AGAIN. NOTHING THERE. A LITTLE BIT OF A CREASE
WAS THERE ON FIRST DOWN, BUT NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING THERE
ON SECOND DOWN. AGAIN, RAY RICE, HE’S HAVING TO
DIG DEEP RIGHT NOW. HE’S BEEN WORKED HARD. 26 CARRIES FOR 115 YARDS
ON THE DAY FOR NUMBER 27. NEXT SCORE WINS
HERE IN DENVER. REGARDLESS OF WHEN IT COMES,
KEEP IN MIND, WE’LL PLAY MULTIPLE OVERTIME
PERIODS UNTIL THERE’S A WINNER. FLACCO ON THIRD AND 3.
THROWING. BATTED DOWN! OH. THAT WAS ALMOST —
AND I MEANALMOSTINTERCEPTED. CHRIS HARRIS
WITH THE DIVING BLOCK. HE LOOKED LIKE HE HAD BOTH HANDS
ON THAT BALL. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN
AN UNBELIEVABLE INTERCEPTION. OH, HE CAME CLOSE. TRINDON HOLLIDAY
IS DEEP. I’D BE AIMING FOR THE SIDELINE
AGAIN IF I’M SAM KOCH. NO DRIVING PUNT
DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. HOLLIDAY WITH A CHANCE
TO RETURN IT FROM THE 13. CAN’T GET AWAY
FROM THE SPECIAL-TEAMS PLAY MADE DOWN THERE
BY JIMMY SMITH. JIMMY SMITH USED TO BE THE
STARTING CORNER ON THIS TEAM. A NUMBER-ONE DRAFT PICK. PLAYING SPECIAL TEAMS
MOSTLY NOW. AND WHAT A TACKLE HE JUST MADE
ON TRINDON HOLLIDAY. THAT WAS BIG-TIME. AND IT’S NOW DENVER BACKED UP
TO THEIR OWN GOAL LINE. WHAT A DRAMATIC CHANGE
IN FIELD POSITION ON THE PART
OF THE RAVENS. BALTIMORE STARTED THAT DRIVE
AT THEIR OWN 6. BACKED UP BY THE PENALTY
TO THE 3. THAT SEAM PASS
TO DENNIS PITTA REALLY ENDED UP IN A BIG CHANGE
OF FIELD POSITION. AND THEN THAT PUNT
AND A NEGATIVE RETURN. HOW DOES
PEYTON MANNING DO IN THE POSTSEASON
OVERTIME SESSIONS? HE’S 0-2. OUT IN THE FLAT. RONNIE HILLMAN ESCAPES
THE FIRST TACKLE. STAYED ON HIS FEET. SPUN IT ACROSS THE 10,
TO THE 12. WELL, CHECK OUT THIS MOVE
BY HILLMAN. THAT JUMP CUT. AND HE COMES
ALL THE WAY BACK IN. CARY WILLIAMS — HE CAN’T BELIEVE HE DIDN’T
COME UP WITH THE TACKLE. BUT THAT KNEE DIDN’T TOUCH.
HE KEPT HIMSELF ALIVE. [ CHUCKLES ] THAT WAS ACTUALLY A PRETTY GOOD
EFFORT BY WILLIAMS. ON SECOND AND 5.
MANNING. SIDELINE. CAUGHT BY DECKER.
OUT OF BOUNDS ACROSS THE 20. FIRST DOWN, DENVER. THIS THROW
FROM PEYTON MANNING HAS GOT A LITTLE SOMETHING
ON IT. THAT’S A GOOD DRIVING THROW,
A NICE, TIGHT SPIRAL. SO THERE’S STILL
A LITTLE LIFE LEFT IN THE RIGHT ARM
OF NUMBER 18. NEW SET OF DOWNS. HILLMAN AGAIN. HILLMAN CHANGING
DIRECTION. ACROSS THE 30. TO ABOUT THE 32-
OR 33-YARD LINE. AND AGAIN, RONNIE HILLMAN,
WITH HIS YOUNG LEGS, IS NOT AFRAID
TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS, REVERSE COURSE,
GO OUT THE BACK DOOR. AND THAT’S A BIG PLAY
WAITING TO HAPPEN. AND AGAIN, RONNIE HILLMAN —
21 CARRIES ALREADY ON THIS GAME. HE’S UP TO 83 YARDS. AND THAT WAS NOT A WORKLOAD
HE WAS EXPECTING. ONCE AGAIN.
AND THIS TIME HE GOES NOWHERE. HE IS HIT RIGHT AWAY
BY DANNELL ELLERBE. WE DUCK UNDER 2:30 TO PLAY
IN THIS FIRST O.T. YEP. AND AGAIN, GREG JUST SAID
“THE FIRST O.T.” WE WILL KEEP GOING
UNTIL THERE IS A WINNER, REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY
OVERTIME PERIODS IT TAKES. AND WE HAVE A STOPPAGE OF PLAY
ON THE FIELD. AND WE’RE GONNA GET
A MEASUREMENT FOR A FIRST DOWN. JACOB HESTER IN THE BACKFIELD.
THIRD-DOWN SPECIALIST. A LOT OF BEEF THERE
ON THE RIGHT SIDE. DECKER IN MOTION. HESTER.
STRAIGHT AHEAD. AND WOULD APPEAR TO HAVE ENOUGH
FOR THE FIRST DOWN. LET’S SEE
WHERE THEY SPOT IT. DENVER PRETTY MUCH
DECLARED THEMSELVES WITH ALL THE BIG GUYS OVER THERE
ON THE RIGHT SIDE. THEY SAID, “HERE WE COME.
SEE IF YOU CAN STOP IT.” FIRST DOWN. BALTIMORE CAME REALLY CLOSE
TO STOPPING IT. AND AGAIN,
PEYTON MANNING FORCING THE ISSUE AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE —
“LET’S GET THIS BABY MOVING.” MANNING.
SHORT POP OVER THE MIDDLE. AND THAT’S COMPLETE
ACROSS THE 35, TO THE 38. RONNIE HILLMAN, WHO IS GONNA
SLEEP REALLY WELL TONIGHT. AND AGAIN, FOR A YOUNG PLAYER,
HE’S A BIT OF A LIABILITY WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING
THE QUARTERBACK. BUT OTHER THAN THAT,
HE’S GIVEN THE BRONCOS A LOT OF GOOD FOOTBALL HERE
THIS AFTERNOON. WASN’T RONNIE HILLMAN
THE ONE WHO TOLD US HE’S MORE AFRAID OF PEYTON
THAN THE COACH? THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. MANNING ON SECOND
AND 6. ON THE MOVE. THROWING ACROSS
HIS BODY! AND THAT IS INTERCEPTED! INTERCEPTED BY BALTIMORE’S
COREY GRAHAM! AND THAT IS A MISTAKE THAT YOU DON’T SEE
PEYTON MANNING MAKE VERY OFTEN, ROLLING TO HIS RIGHT AND
THROWING BACK ACROSS HIS BODY INTO THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD. PAUL KRUGER
WAS CHASING HIM. AND AGAIN, STOKLEY REVERSES
HIS FIELD, COMES BACK. BUT THAT WAS JUST
A GREAT PIECE OF WORK BY GRAHAM NOT GIVING UP. HE SHADOWED STOKLEY
ALL OVER THE FIELD. THAT IS NOT PEYTON MANNING’S
STRONG SUIT — THROWING THE FOOTBALL
ON THE MOVE LIKE THAT, AND ESPECIALLY COMING BACK
TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. YOU GOT TO GIVE COREY GRAHAM
A LOT OF CREDIT, THOUGH. THAT WAS JUST A TREMENDOUS PLAY
ON HIS PART. AND GREAT WORK BY KRUGER PUTTING
MANNING IN A VULNERABLE SPOT. AND A TIRED DEFENSE
HAS GIVEN THE RAVENS A CHANCE. 51 SECONDS TO PLAY
IN THIS OVERTIME. FLACCO BACK.
THROWING. BATTED AT THE LINE. THERE’S THE CHANGE
OF PACE, WHERE ON FIRST DOWN,
THEY GO TO THE AIR. AND IT ENDS UP
GETTING BATTED. I LIKE THE PLAY CALL. THAT WAS BETTER THAN JUST
A HAND-OFF TO RAY RICE. BUT NOW, UNFORTUNATELY,
WITH THE BAT, SECOND AND LONG. JUSTIN BANNAN GOT A HAND
ON IT. HE SPENT FOUR YEARS
WITH BALTIMORE, FROM ’06
TO THE 2010 SEASON. SECOND AND 10. TIGHT ENDS HAVE HURT DENVER
ALL SEASON LONG. RICE.
RUNNING ROOM. INSIDE THE 40. INSIDE THE 35!
LOOK AT THE LEG DRIVE. WELL, LOOK AT THE GREAT WORK
BY MARSHAL YANDA. MARSHAL YANDA,
HE SHOULD GET AN ASSIST FOR ABOUT ANOTHER 3 YARDS. BECAUSE RAY RICE
GETS STOOD UP. AND WATCH THE HUSTLE
FROM THE PRO BOWL GUARD. LOOK AT YANDA COME IN THERE
AND MOVE THE PILE. GREAT WORK
BY MARSHAL YANDA. THAT’S GOOD HUSTLE. AND THAT’S VERY,
VERY ALERT FOOTBALL ON HIS PART. VOTED TO HIS SECOND PRO BOWL
THIS YEAR. HE’S ANOTHER ONE
OF THOSE RAVENS THAT DIDN’T PLAY IN THAT GAME
BACK IN DECEMBER. WE HAVE COME TO THE END
OF THE FIRST OVERTIME PERIOD. BALTIMORE… GETTING REALLY, REALLY CLOSE. YOU’RE WONDERING ABOUT THE
STRENGTH OF JUSTIN TUCKER’S LEG? HE HAS A 56-YARD FIELD GOAL,
A 54-YARD FIELD GOAL, AND TWO FROM 51 THIS YEAR. FIRST DOWN, RAVENS,
AT THE DENVER 34. THEY THREW ON FIRST DOWN
LAST TIME. LET’S SEE WHAT JIM CALDWELL HAS
IN STORE NOW. RAY RICE IS
THE LONE BACK. RICE WITH
THE FOOTBALL. TO ABOUT THE 32. JUSTIN TUCKER ACTUALLY WENT OUT
ON THE FIELD DURING THE CHANGEOVER
FROM ONE PERIOD TO THE OTHER AND KICKED A BALL. AND CHAMP BAILEY HAD THAT
“WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?” LOOK. I DON’T KNOW THAT THERE’S
ANY RULE AGAINST IT. OBVIOUSLY, THE OFFICIATING CREW
HAD NO PROBLEM WITH IT. I’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.
THAT’S FOR SURE. NOT MUCH THERE
FOR RAY RICE. THE ENTIRE OFFICIATING CREW
WATCHED HIM DO IT, SO APPARENTLY THEY FOUND
NO FAULT WITH IT. NOW THIRD AND 7. KEEP IN MIND,
NEXT SCORE WINS. IF THEY DON’T GET
THE FIRST DOWN, WHAT’S JOHN HARBAUGH
GONNA DO? WE’D BE LOOKING AT
ABOUT A 49-YARDER. STRAIGHT AHEAD.
MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. SO IT LOOKS LIKE
HE’S SETTING IT UP. WELL, HERE COMES
THE ROOKIE. KICKED A 56-YARDER
THIS YEAR. JUSTIN TUCKER WAS 30 FOR 33
DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. JUST THINK ABOUT THAT —
30 FOR 33. WELL, THE HUGE UNDERDOG
IS ONE KICK AWAY. THIS WOULD SEND BALTIMORE
TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. DOES FOXY CALL
A TIME-OUT HERE TO — I HATE TO SAY ICE HIM,
AS COLD AS IT IS. KICK IS ON ITS WAY.
AND IT LOOKS… …GOOD! THE BALTIMORE RAVENS
HAVE COME INTO DENVER AND REACHED
THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR, FOR THE THIRD TIME
IN FIVE YEARS UNDER JOHN HARBAUGH. ONE OF THE GRITTIEST WINS
BY A FOOTBALL TEAM THAT I HAVE SEEN
IN A LONG, LONG TIME. WHAT THE RAVENS
HAD TO OVERCOME — PLAYING AT ALTITUDE
ON A SHORT WEEK ON THE ROAD AGAINST
THE NUMBER-ONE SEED — REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE
BY THE RAVENS. RAY LEWIS
LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. HIS CAREER DOES NOT COME
TO AN END HERE IN DENVER. SOLOMON. Lewis: OH, MY GOSH! GUYS, I’M HERE
WITH RAY LEWIS. AND, RAY,
YOU TOLD US LAST NIGHT THAT YOU BELIEVED
THAT YOU GUYS COULD COME IN HERE AND BREAK THE BRONCOS’
11-GAME WINNING STREAK. WHAT ALLOWED YOU TO BELIEVE
YOU COULD DO SO? NO WEAPON FORMED
SHALL PROSPER. NO WEAPON! HEY, MAN. [ SPEAKING
INDISTINCTLY ] ABSOLUTELY. NO WEAPON.
NO WEAPON. GOD IS AMAZING. AND WHEN
YOU BELIEVE IN HIM… MAN BELIEVES IN THE POSSIBLE.
GOD BELIEVES IN THE IMPOSSIBLE. AND I TOLD YOU GUYS LAST NIGHT,
OUR TEAM WAS SO CONFIDENT, THAT EVERYTHING
WENT AGAINST US, BUT WE FOUND A WAY
TO COME HERE TOGETHER, AND WE’RE LEAVING TOGETHER. MAN, IT’S JUST AWESOME. YOU ALSO SAID THAT YOU HAD TO
WIN THE CHESS MATCH — YOUR DEFENSE
AGAINST PEYTON MANNING, WHO JUST CAME OVER TO EMBRACE
YOU AND WISH YOU GOOD LUCK. HOW DID YOU GUYS DO IT? THAT LAST INTERCEPTION
BY COREY GRAHAM PROVED TO BE A BIG ONE. YOU KNOW WHAT? THE FUNNY THING ABOUT IT IS,
ME AND COREY, AT THE LAST MINUTE, WE SAID WE
WAS GONNA PLAY A CERTAIN ROUTE. HE HAD SAW SOMETHING
ALL DAY. AND WE KIND OF SWITCHED IT
RIGHT AT THE END, AND IT KIND OF
CONFUSED THEM, MAN. HE’S ONE OF THE GREATEST
QUARTERBACKS OF ALL TIME. BUT FOR US TO COME IN HERE AND
CONFUSE HIM THE WAY THAT WE DID AND MAKE THE PLAYS WE DID, YOU KNOW, GIVE UP TWO BIG
SPECIAL-TEAMS TOUCHDOWNS — BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS, WE KEPT
FIGHTING THROUGH THE RACE. YEAH, YOU SURE DID.
AND WE GOT TO GO. YOUR STORIED CAREER,
IT CONTINUES, RAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S GET IT
BACK UP TO YOU GUYS, GREG. Gumbel: ALL RIGHT, SOLOMON.
THANKS SO MUCH. RAY LEWIS. THAT CAREER DOESN’T COME
TO AN END TODAY. IN FACT, WHAT A PLANE RIDE
THAT’S GONNA BE ON THE WAY BACK
TO BALTIMORE. Dierdorf: KEEP IN MIND,
35 POINTS IS THE MOST POINTS BALTIMORE HAS EVER GIVEN UP
IN A PLAYOFF GAME, AND THEY WIN IT ANYWAY.

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