The Baltimore Ravens narrowly escaped the Buffalo Bills in overtime, winning 37-34 on a 38 yard field goal by placekicker Billy Cundiff. Thanks to the Bills scoring ten points in the final minutes of regulation to tie the game, the Ravens and their fans had to hold their collective breaths when the Ravens went three-and-out on their first possession in OT
But then the Bills looked to be moving downfield for a possible game winning FG of their own when Ray Lewis stripped the ball, a play that many Bills fans will say was a questionable call. The Ravens were in field position for the winning score. After a few plays to move the ball a little bit closer and to the left hashmark, the Ravens called on their kicker, Billy Cundiff. He nailed this chip-shot winning the game 37-34 for the Ravens.
So much went wrong in this game, making it especially frustrating to watch in my seats at the stadium, as a lot of fans started booing in the second quarter, so I can only imagine what it felt like in many living rooms across Baltimore. As a fan, I believe fans should never boo their hometown team, regardless of the situation. Starting with the Bills 500+ yards of offense on what was supposed to be one of the league's best defense, it was apparent that the defense we know and love just didn't show up yesterday. While it was great to see Ed Reed return to the field and the same ball-hawking defense with two interceptions, the Ravens secondary was burned time and time again by Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had a career game against them, throwing for 374 yards and four TD passes.
A lot to digest and discuss and you can start right here by posting your comments, good and bad, about the win.