Divisional Round: Broncos steal one in Baltimore

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    PAPER R1VAL Walk On

    Jul 30, 2012


    Denver needed extra time and a little luck to complete their comeback victory over the favored Baltimore Ravens, but they'll take a win any way they can get one.

    The Broncos were able to get on the board first with an early field goal, but the Ravens quickly answered with a long touchdown run by star RB Ray Rice.

    The lead changed again when Brock Osweiler found Demaryius Thomas on a short option route outside. Thomas broke a tackle, made a few more defenders miss, and crossed the goal line - making it 10-7 DEN.

    After forcing a punt, the Broncos put together a long drive, but only got 3 points out of it. 13-7 DEN

    Just before half, the Ravens gambled a bit and Joe Flacco found a streaking Torrey Smith down the sideline. The long bomb gave Baltimore a 1 point lead heading into halftime - 14-13 BAL

    Torrey Smith took a slant pattern the distance on Baltimore's opening second half drive. He slid right in front of the defender and the safeties were caught out of position. 21-13 BAL

    The next few Denver drives would stall due to a strong Raven defense. Baltimore eventually moved the ball down the field for a FG, making it a two score game late in the third. 24-14 BAL

    But Denver had some fight left in them. Brock Osweiler led a huge drive last week in the Wildcard round, and he did it again this week. Midway through the fourth quarter, Osweiler drove the DEN offense down the field and hit veteran wideout Reggie Wayne on a crossing pattern for 6. Denver went for the 2PT conversion and got it. 24-21 BAL

    Denver's defense got the stop they needed when Shawntae Spencer intercepted a deep Flacco pass, that basically worked out like a punt. With the ball back in his hands, Osweiler led a game-tying drive ...and left under a minute on the clock for Baltimore.

    After getting decent field position on a squib kick, Flacco found his TE Grayson on a seam route that beat a soft zone coverage. From there, the Ravens' attempted a game-winning FG in regulation...and the kick was just short.


    Denver won the toss and put together a long drive, but they were stopped on a fourth and short in no-man's land. Baltimore got the ball, but failed to get anything going after a crucial drop on third down killed their drive.

    Denver got the ball on their on 13 yard line and converted a 3rd and 16 to keep their final drive going. After a couple of big runs for Reagan and Benson, the team was in field goal range. Matt Prater hit a 34 yarder to send the Broncos to the AFC Championship game where they'll face the winner of the NYJ/IND game.

    27-24 DEN (FINAL)


    GG coachmimz20 - I caught a couple of lucky breaks in this one. Hell of a game - good luck this offseason.
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  2. Broncos218

    Broncos218 Walk On

    Feb 20, 2011
    If only this happened in real-life...
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  3. cry_havoc

    cry_havoc Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Thats a tough one on Kris' end.

    Sounded like a brawl. Congrats Drew. See ya in Indy.
  4. coachmimz20

    coachmimz20 Walk On

    Nov 21, 2010
    I am now on suicide watch after that game.
  5. cry_havoc

    cry_havoc Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    well hopefully the feds dont screen this thread lol

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