Aug 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) runs down the sideline during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints in a preseason NFL football game at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
#2- Double Overtime Heartbreak- January 12th, 2013
As painful as it is to put this in, it made it due to the fact that it became a classic game in the world of the NFL.
The Broncos and Ravens met in the postseason for just the second time. The first matchup was the Ravens first win against the Broncos in a 21-3 victory that led to their first Super Bowl win.
On a cold January afternoon, Peyton Manning led the Broncos against the Ravens. A few weeks earlier, Ray Lewis announced that he would retire at the end of the season. Who knew those words would fuel a team.
This game was perhaps one of the best ones for fans other than Broncos fans. The game went back and forth with touchdown after touchdown. Trindon Holliday would open the scoring for the Broncos with a 90 yard punt return. From there, the two teams would exchange touchdowns left and right.
A Manning-to-Demaryius Thomas connection gave the Broncos a 35-28 lead with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. But a prayer for Baltimore was answered when Joe Flacco threw a rainbow to Jacoby Jones, who caught it and ran into the end zone to tie the game.
John “Take A Knee” Fox decided to play for overtime instead of go for the win. The move ended up costing him as a Peyton Manning interception in Denver territory led to a Justin Tucker game winning field goal in the second overtime.
It was the most heartbreaking loss in the Peyton Manning era, and it led to the Ravens winning their second Super Bowl in franchise history.
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