Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/24/12
BALTIMORE - - Tragedy befell Ravens’ wide receiver, Torrey Smith, Sunday morning when he received the call no one wants to get – his younger brother, 19-year old Tevin Jones, had been killed in a motorcycle accident.Coach John Harbaugh was understandably going to allow Smith to sit out of their showdown with the New England Patriots so his star wideout could deal with an emotionally trying time – but Smith declined. Instead, Torrey Smith decided he would not only suit up, he would dominate.Justin Tucker just bent a 27-yard field goal inside (maybe) the left upright as the final seconds ticked off the clock to give the Ravens’ a 31-30 victory. But the controversy of the final kick does not overshadow the bigger story of Torrey Smith’s personal triumph.The Patriots came out of the gates fast, as they jumped out early to a 13-0 first-quarter lead. After two three-and-outs and a Joe Flacco interception, it appeared as if the Patriots could break it open and never look back. That was, un...
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