2. A Clutch Catch In Denver
The Baltimore Ravens would not remember the Mile High Miracle if it was not for Pitta. The Ravens fans wouldn’t have won Super Bowl XLVII without clutch plays like the one Pitta made against the Broncos. The 2012 playoffs were supposed to be a clear path Peyton Manning’s Broncos. Instead the Ravens stole a win in Denver and won it all.
Backed up in their own territory, late in the game the Ravens needed a first down desperately. Flacco knew just what to do. He put the football where only Pitta could grab it. The back shoulder pass was hauled in by Pitta. It was not an easy catch but Flacco trusted his go to guy to make the first down.
Pitta only had three receptions for 55 yards in that game. It wasn’t about quantity, it was about quality. That play saved the day for the Ravens. Instead of giving the Broncos great field position and a chance to put away the purple and black, Pitta kept an important drive going.