With Tebow nowhere in sight, it was Ravens defensive captain Ray Lewis this time preaching to viewers that “nothing is impossible with God.”
Joe Flacco stripped the annoying monkey off his back (again) and orchestrated his offense (near-flawlessly) versus a defense that ranked 3rd against the pass (199.6 ypg). Without fear, he catapulted touchdowns, to Jacoby Jones (1) and Torrey Smith (2), and found Anquan Boldin wading in the shallow section of Denver’s secondary to keep them guessing all game long.
With top-tier squads at this caliber squaring off, it only made sense that it would reach the 2-OT mark, and that the winners in this game of this volume would be due to a costly mistake made by the opponent. Manning’s erratic throw across his body landed in the open arms of Corey Graham – and that mistake was enough.
Joe Flacco silenced his critics, Ray Rice kept his word and didn’t fumble the ball, and Ravens fans will continue to watch their heroes perform in the ESPN-after-Ray-Lewis-loses sweepstakes.
If a win against the legendary Peyton Manning was enough for someone as passionate as Ray Lewis to mention God’s name in his post-game interview, you might want to find out for yourself who this “God” character is and what “He” does.
Maybe they’ll reunite and settle their differences in Canton.