Fourth quarter, OT comeback gives Ravens a win
Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field with 1:07 left in overtime to complete a stunning comeback for the Baltimore Ravens, who beat the staggering San Diego Chargers 16-13 on Sunday.
San Diego led 13-3 on Nick Novak's 30-yard field goal with 7:51 to go in regulation and seemed headed for its first win against a team with a winning record this season.
But the Ravens converted on fourth-and-29 from their 37 when Ray Rice caught a short pass from Joe Flacco and weaved through the defense to the San Diego 33 with 1:37 to play. After a review, the ball was moved back to the 34 and the refs measured. The new spot gave the Ravens a first down by the length of the ball.
Six plays later, Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal to tie the game as regulation expired.
Flacco says the Ravens finally found their offense in the 4th quarter.
"We just got into a little bit of a rhythm with going a little bit more up-tempo and completing a couple of passes and it allowed us to kind of hit other things. Obviously when we needed to we were able to go down and score. It was probably 55 minutes of pretty ugly football but this team knows how to win and I think that's what you saw."
The Ravens (9-2) won their fourth straight and for the eighth time in nine games. The Chargers (4-7) were pushed closer to being eliminated from the playoff picture.
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