Dreams die hard. And the end of the Baltimore/Minnesota game was proof of that.
This game saw five touchdowns in the last 2:07 of the game. Joe Flacco capped off a touchdown drive at that 2:07 mark with a touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta to take a 15-12 lead.
But with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Ravens defense surrendered a two-play 68 yard touchdown drive, highlighted by Toby Gerhart’s 41 yard touchdown run. The Ravens had the answer. Jacoby Jones returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. Ravens 22 Vikings 19 for those keeping score at home.
But it wasn’t done yet.
Matt Cassell threw a 79 yard touchdown pass to Cordarrelle Patterson to give Minnesota the lead once more with just :31 left. Were the Ravens’ playoff hopes over? Hell no. With :09 left rookie Marlon Brown hauled in a 9 yard touchdown pass from Flacco and miraculously kept his feet in bounds. What a finish!