Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/21/14
As Justin Tucker’s kick sailed through the uprights, Ray Lewis stood nervously watching on the sideline, biting his lip and fidgeting — wondering on whether it was the last time he’d be running onto the field in the National Football League. That’s hard to believe. Because in this particular game the Baltimore Ravens clearly won in the confines of a hostile territory. The Ravens survived late Saturday night and kept their playoff dreams alive, absolutely breaking the Denver players’ and fans’ hearts in a game that — believe it or not — was suspenseful and dramatic to the finish. Tied 35-35, Tucker booted a 47-yard field goal 1:42 to give the Ravens a 38-35 divisional playoff victory over Denver. There was only one way to survive in sudden death: Defense. Instead, he just perpetuated his long-running lie about steroids and lost his reputation and credibility forever. As he continues to thrive, after four neck surgeries, Manning couldn’t perpetuate his comebacks as crazy as this game ...
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