Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/23/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens attempts a kick from the hold of Sam Koch #4 against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Ravens’ 2011 championship campaign ended in heartbreaking fashion last Sunday as Billy Cundiff’s 32 yard would be tying field goal sailed wide left with just 11 seconds to play against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, MA.   The missed try came just two plays after QB Joe Flacco threaded a near impossible laser to the front corner of the end zone that WR Lee Evans held for a moment, only to let slip away when cornerback Sterling Moore stripped Evans before he could gain complete control of the pass.  Had Evans secured the catch, Baltimore in all likelihood would have escaped with a 27-23 victory and a chance to play in the Super Bowl in Indianapolis against the New York Giants.  Instead, they fell 23-20 at the hands of Tom Brady and the Patriots, a loss catapulting Ravens’ fans into a hellish offseason to be spent fighting off recurring nightmares of both Evans’ near heroism, and Cundiff’s inexplicable job description folly. Flacco turned in his best performance ...
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