An incredible victory concluded an incredible season for the Ravens. This is the story of Baltimore and how intertwined the Ravens and the city have become. In typical nail biting fashion the Ravens surviving.
What a way for Ray Lewis’ career to end –a goal line stand to secure the victory. I thought Jim Harbaugh’s play selection at 1st and goal from the 7 was horrendous. The mis direction runs had been unstoppablle all day yet 3 passes that were futile were attempted.
John had his team much more ready to play. The Ravens totally dominated through the 1st half and established a lead they were able to hold on to. However, I have never seen a game turn so fast after the lights went out. All of a sudden the 49ers mowed through the Ravens like they weren’t there. A sack, a fumble by 27 tremendous running by Gore and Kaepernick brought the 49ers to the brink of victory.
A case could have been for Jacobi Jones as MVP. His TD catch and kickoff return created 2 scores that put the Ravens comfortably in the lead.
I have some great pics of the post game celebration that I will post when I return tomorrow.
Some of the unusual parts of the game
I loved the fake FG —from where I was sitting in the upper end zone it looked Tucker might have hesitated for a split second. 4th and 9 was a strange time for the call. Anyway no harm as the Ravens stiffened on d–got great field position and scored.
I still don’t understand the 3rd and goal from the 1 for the Ravens. And you gotta love Joe’s checkoff on 3rd and inches –thenthrowing a 50-50 to Anquan successfully.
As for the Terps–vernon 6 catches 104 yards but 1 drop of a tough pass–was his usual tremendous self. Torrey –2 catches but the threat was always there. SF doubled hoim most of the game.
Ray Rice 60 on 20. 4 catches for 19 yards–1 fumble but there wasnt much there as far as holes go.
While I am thinking about it, Joe Cool will always have the Ravens in contention but one thing I know. The first time he has a fair game and we lose the fans will be all over him. I’ll say it and I mean–he is the man in the arena –he is 9-4 in the playoffs with 7 road wins. Baltimore has another great QB–I wouldn’t trade him for anyone including Peyton, Brady, RG3, Colin, or Drew. He is the man and we are lucky —Much more tomorrow