DENVER (AP) Welcome for you to NFL immortality, Joe Flacco .
Somewhere up at this time there within the all-time playoff a drawer filled on the '' Hail Mary '' by means of Staubach and also the ''Immaculate Reception'' by way of Franco currently existence the ''Flacco Fling'' because of the Baltimore Ravens quarterback.
One massive throw affordable your sideline, 70 make-or-break yards for a wing including a prayer - a new high, arcing touchdown move that soared throughout the icy air, travelled over two defenders, landed while in the palms connected with Jacoby Jones , saved the experience regarding Baltimore plus kept Ray Lewis' 17-year career proceeding no less than one particular additional week.
The record will certainly exhibit Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard industry goal 1:42 straight into the other overtime Saturday to supply the particular Ravens a new 38-35 victory around Peyton Manning plus the Denver Broncos. But it turned out so considerably more. It had been a crazy, back-and-forth fast classic of your AFC divisional playoff game. The highlight? That will be Flacco's game-tying touchdown to be able to Jones on third-and-3 through the 30 using 31 seconds still left with regulations and no timeouts.
''At in which point,'' Flacco said, ''you have to begin using shots. You need to obtain little lucky.''
And even though Flacco gets to commemorate that throw, Manning can have a good offseason to consider such a harmful one.
On Denver's next possession connected with overtime, they stopped as well as used around his entire body towards the central with the arena and in to the arms regarding Ravens cornerback Corey Graham during Denver's 45. Baltimore (12-6) ran several represents as well as received 16 meters ahead of Tucker sailed his / her profitable stop inside of the best upright.
The Manning throw, planned pertaining to Brandon Stokley, was one who quarterbacks out of jr . huge towards the positives are advised to not make. It's a place in which unraveled all the well behaved Manning has attained during this, his comeback season through the neck and throat surgery during which often this individual threw to get 37 touchdowns in addition to led that Broncos (13-4) to be able to top seeding from the AFC.
''Yeah, bad throw,'' Manning said. ''Probably your verdict weren't great either. I thought I acquired an opening, along with I did not have enough on it, and I ended up being seeking to generate your enjoy in addition to without doubt a new throw I'd plan to possess back.''
Lewis, which directed the Ravens using 17 tackle over this kind of practically 77-minute game inside 13-degree weather, kneeled straight down on the surface plus put his or her headgear on the rock-solid lawn when it turned out over.
''I've in no way been section of a video game consequently crazy with my own life,'' he said.
After this individual thaws out, the particular Ravens, nine 1/2-point underdogs for this one, will get completely ready to get a game at possibly New England or maybe Houston, which meet Sunday to the some other spot within the AFC 7steps game.
This game, the at best since the actual Browns beat that New York Jets 23-20 within 1987, was an all-timer - way up at this time there together with San Diego's 41-38 double-overtime wining over Miami when considering to help drama, momentum adjustments as well as the unexpected. But Flacco's throw may possibly greatest be bookended beside just one created by Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach, whom famously delivered the idea of '' Hail Mary '' that will footballing soon after their game-winning throw out to Drew Pearson defeat Minnesota from the 1975 playoffs.