Despite the fact the Baltimore Ravens beat the Houston Texans, 34-28 in overtime, this game was very painful for Ravens fans to watch unfold. After taking a 21-0 lead late in the first half on Monday Night Football in week 13 of the 2010 season, it looked like the second half would be a snooze-fest and cakewalk for the Ravens. Alas, that was not to be, as Houston scored late in the first half to make it 21-7 at halftime.
Baltimore opened it back up with a David Reed kickoff return for a TD to open the second half and a lot of TV sets were turned off at that point. However someone forgot to tell the Texans the game was over and QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson made their own personal highlight reels in the second half, storming back to tie the game at 28-all to send it into OT.
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Ravens fans finally breathed a sigh of relief as CB Josh Wilson picked off Schaub deep in his Texans territory and waltzed into the end zone to end the game. I remember just flicking off the television and going to bed, not wanting to see anymore. The Ravens had won, despite the ugliness of the Texans comeback and defensive collapse, as well as the offense's inability to put any points on the board in the final 30 minutes.
The NFL loved this game and so might have a lot of other people had they not turned off what looked to be a blowout but instead, according to NFL.com, became the 11th best game of the 2010 season (click on the previous link to see the recap and video).