“Hey diddle diddle Ray Rice (Lydell Mitchell) up the middle”
All year the Ravens will throw a 5 yard pass on 3 and 7, etc but a 1 yard pass on 4th and 29. But we are fortunate to have a super quality guy in #27. It was virtually hopeless as Ray started his cross field journey to 1st down. A key block by Boldin got Ray what we needed for the first.
Torrey was back in the 2nd half finishing the day with 7 catches for 144 yards. Jacoby Jones redeemed himself for a so so return day, and a first half drop, by catching 5 balls down the wire.
Justin Tucker split the uprights on both the tiring and winning Field Goals.
Dan Fouts was pathetic on the CBS crew. Homerism to the max.
Offensively the ravens were pathetic in the 1st half. No turnovers but thats it.
I just can’t remember a more improbable situation that turned out so well for the Ravens. 4th and 29 is just impossible. the San Diego fans were in shock but some were probably happy as this loss could signal the end of Norv Turner and GM AJ Smith.
A few questionable coaching decisions:
4th and one, down 10-3 —the Ravens ran a short running play that started 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage and failed. A FG would have made the score 10-6 and probably would have removed some of the drama of the game.
When the Ravens received the 1st down after the 4th and 29, they sort of just settled for 3 even though there was 1:25 left.
Much more on this game tomorrow night.