The Ravens have scored first in four out of their last five games, and are now 39-8 at home and 11-1 against the NFC teams under John Harbaugh in Baltimore. Their 29-26 win in the snow against the struggling Vikings, improves their record to 7-6 and gives them a confident booster before they hit the road two times in the final three weeks of the regular season.
The game was filled with crazy weather and a crazy finish with 5 touchdowns over the last 2:05 of the contest. Also, a combined 42 points (22 by Baltimore and 20 by Minnesota) were scored in the fourth quarter, after only a total of 13 were scored in the game’s first three.
The coaches and players have seen everything these past few weeks with a delay because of lightning, a coach stepping on to the field of play during a punt return and Sunday, 5 scores in the final 125 seconds. The final TD in that span was a 9-yard pass from QB Joe Flacco to rookie Marlon Brown who caught the clinching touchdown with just 4 seconds to go in regulation. Brown now has 6 TD catches this season, tying RB Jamal Lewis (6 in 2000) for the second-most TDs by a Ravens’ rookie in team history. WR Torrey Smith (7 in 2011) holds the record.
“I don’t think about that rookie stuff, I just think about making plays as a football player because on the football field I am a football player not a rookie,” Brown said.