Feels Snow Good! Ravens Beat Vikings in Thriller
By Joe Pistorio
In what started out as a slow, messy, icy, snowy, methodical, low-scoring game, the Ravens came from behind three times in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Vikings in one of the most exciting finishes…EVER!
The Ravens were leading 7-6 after three quarters when Minnesota scored a touchdown 38 seconds into fourth, to take the lead 12-7.
With 2:05 remaining, Dennis Pitta caught a Joe Flacco pass in the end zone. The Ravens converted the two-point conversion, going up 15-12.
That’s when all hell broke loose.
With 1:27 remaining, Vikings running back Toby Gerhart rushed 41 yards to score a touchdown. Stud running back, Adrian Peterson left the game earlier with a knee injury.
On the ensuing kickoff, Jacoby Jones took it to the house, scoring on a 77-yard touchdown. No Mike Tomlin in sight, thank goodness.
Ravens lead 22-19 with 1:16 remaining. Game over, right? Wrong.
The Vikings marched right back down the field on a 79-yard passing touchdown to Cordarrelle Patterson, taking the lead 26-22 with 45 seconds to go.
Game over, right? Not so fast!
The Ravens got the ball on the 40 yard line and Joe Flacco marched the offense down the field once again.
With four seconds left in the game, Flacco connected with rookie-receiver Marlon Brown for the touchdown. Ravens lead 29-26.
Game over, right? Right!