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Gumbel: BACK IN DENVER, COLORADO.

HE HAS RETURNED TWO KICKOFFS FOR TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON,

ONE PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN.

BUT AT THIS ALTITUDE,

IT'S DOUBTFUL WHETHER OR NOT HE'LL BE ABLE TO DO IT.

Dierdorf: I THINK THAT REALLY HURTS BALTIMORE

BECAUSE HE IS SUCH A WEAPON FOR THEM.

AND AGAIN, HE PROBABLY WILL NOT GET

MUCH OF A CHANCE HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE THIN AIR.

DENVER WON THE TOSS. THEY HAVE DEFERRED.

SO BALTIMORE WILL GET THEIR HANDS ON THE FOOTBALL FIRST.

AND THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS ARE UNDER WAY.

NOT EVEN CLOSE. OUT OF THE END ZONE.

JOE FLACCO PLAYING OUT HIS CONTRACT IN BALTIMORE.

HE KNOWS, THE RAVENS KNOW,

THEY WILL HAVE TO CONTEND WITH A LOT OF NOISE HERE TODAY.

ON FIRST DOWN, IT'S RAY RICE.

AND RICE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE FOR ABOUT 5 YARDS.

SECOND AND 5.

FLACCO'S FIRST PASS OF THE DAY.

ON THE SLANT. THAT IS COMPLETE.

VERY CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN TO ANQUAN BOLDIN,

WHO WAS HELD WITHOUT A CATCH IN THEIR MEETING A MONTH AGO.

AND CERTAINLY NO SURPRISE THAT RIGHT OFF THE BAT

THEY'RE GONNA TRY TO GET BOLDIN INVOLVED.

ANQUAN WAS VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS REMATCH TODAY.

YOU'RE RIGHT.

A RECEIVER OF THAT CALIBER,

HE IS NOT USED TO HAVING A GOOSE EGG SHOW UP

ON THE SCOREBOARD AND ON THE SCOREBOOK.

HIS 10th SEASON IN THE LEAGUE.

IT WAS ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN HIS CAREER

HE HAD BEEN HELD WITHOUT A RECEPTION.

FIRST DOWN.

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

ACROSS THE 35.

OUT TO ABOUT THE 37-, 38-YARD LINE.

TWO CARRIES ALREADY, 13 YARDS.

BUT LOOK AT THIS -- SECOND AND SHORT.

THAT'S AN OFFENSIVE PLAY CALLER'S DREAM.

FLACCO THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE.

AND THAT IS INCOMPLETE.

BROKEN UP BY CHRIS HARRIS. INTENDED FOR BOLDIN.

LET'S SEE IF DENVER COMES AFTER JOE FLACCO.

OFF THE EDGE, THEY BRING FIVE.

BUT HE'S GOT GOOD PROTECTION.

HE THROWS A VERY GOOD PASS.

IT HITS THE HANDS OF BOLDIN.

BUT CHRIS HARRIS WAS RIGHT THERE, PULLING DOWN THE ARM.

VON MILLER WITH THE STOP.

VON MILLER -- HARD TO HAVE A BETTER YEAR THAN HE HAD.

AND LOOK HOW HE FIGHTS UPFIELD.

GOES THROUGH THE INSIDE SHOULDER OF MICHAEL OHER

INTO THE BACKFIELD.

MICHAEL OHER WAS TAKING A PASS SET

AND ACTUALLY INVITING VON MILLER UPFIELD.

AND HE WAS MORE THAN HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE HIM.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK FOR THE PUNT.

BACK TO HIS OWN 10.

BREAKING FREE, RIGHT SIDE.

GETS A BLOCK.

HOLLIDAY DOWN THE SIDELINE!

TOUCHDOWN, DENVER!

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

UP THE RIGHT SIDE.

I THINK HE'S GONNA GET A KEY BLOCK FROM MIKE ADAMS.

AND A MAJOR BREAKDOWN IN THE LANE ASSIGNMENTS

FOR THE RAVENS' COVERAGE TEAM.

AND THAT IS JUST ASKING WAY TOO MUCH

TO ASK SAM KOCH TO MAKE THAT TACKLE.

AND PEYTON GOES,

"I DON'T MIND NOT GETTING AN OFFENSIVE SERIES."

A TOUCHDOWN IS A TOUCHDOWN.

AND IT ISN'T IT INTERESTING, GREG?

WE TALKED TO JOHN HARBAUGH ABOUT SPECIAL TEAMS

AND THE ROLE THEY COULD PLAY FOR BALTIMORE IN THIS GAME --

NOT NEGATIVELY BUT POSITIVELY.

EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

IT HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY CALLED

A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN FOR TRINDON HOLLIDAY,

THE FIRST PUNT-RETURN TOUCHDOWN

IN POSTSEASON DENVER BRONCOS HISTORY.

ON THE BALTIMORE SIDELINE, TIME TO REGROUP.

JACOBY JONES HOPING FOR A CHANCE TO DO THE SAME THING.

AND HE'LL GET A CHANCE TO RUN THIS ONE OUT.

HE DROPPED IT.

STILL LOOKING FOR IT INSIDE THE 5.

AND BURIED AT ABOUT THE 6-YARD LINE.

LET'S GO BACK AND LOOK AT THIS PUNT RETURN BY HOLLIDAY.

AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE'S GONNA SEE.

TAKE A LOOK RIGHT HERE.

THIS IS THE LONE RAVEN ON THIS SIDE OF THE HASH MARKS.

AND WATCH THIS. LOOK AT THE LANE BREAKDOWNS.

FINALLY ANOTHER GUY JOINS HIM, BUT TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.

THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO GET BACK IN THEIR PROPER LANES.

THE BREAKDOWN HAD ALREADY OCCURRED.

AND TRYING TO MOVE LATERALLY INTO A POSITION

TO CUT OFF THE PUNT-RETURN GUY WAS JUST LATE.

BERNARD PIERCE INTO THE BACKFIELD.

FLACCO AND THE RAVENS IN A HOLE.

AND THIS IS PIERCE.

FOR A COUPLE.

BALTIMORE WAS LAMENTING THE FACT THAT JACOBY JONES

MIGHT NOT EVEN GET A CHANCE TO RETURN A KICKOFF.

AND THEN, WHEN THEY DO GET THE OPPORTUNITY,

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.

JUST BOUNCES RIGHT OFF HIS CHEST.

AND EVEN WHEN HE TRIES TO PICK IT UP THE SECOND TIME,

HE'S NOT ABLE TO CORRAL THE FOOTBALL.

AND GEEZ,

AFTER A COUPLE PROMISING FIRST-DOWN RUNS BY RAY RICE,

THINGS HAVE FLIPPED IN A HURRY ON THE RAVENS.

ON SECOND AND 8.

FLACCO THROWING.

AND HE MISSES HIS TIGHT END, ED DICKSON, NUMBER 84.

AGAIN, JIM CALDWELL IS CALLING THE PLAYS FOR THE RAVENS.

CAM CAMERON WAS LET GO BACK IN EARLY DECEMBER.

AND AGAIN, I HAVE BEEN AT THIS LOCATION BEFORE,

BACKED UP IN YOUR OWN END ZONE IN FRONT OF THESE CRAZY FANS.

YOU CAN'T HARDLY HEAR ANYTHING EXCEPT YOUR HEARTBEAT.

BALTIMORE WAS JUST 1 OUT OF 12 ON THIRD DOWN

WHEN THEY MET A MONTH AGO.

THEY ARE 0 FOR 1 TODAY.

HERE'S THEIR SECOND THIRD-DOWN ATTEMPT.

FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP DOWN THE SIDELINE.

AND IT IS INCOMPLETE.

AND A PENALTY MARKER IS THROWN.

TANDON DOSS WAS THE INTENDED RECEIVER.

HE WAS BEING COVERED BY TONY CARTER.

AND CARTER FORCED DOSS OUT OF BOUNDS.

PASS INTERFERENCE, DEFENSE, NUMBER 32.

CUT OFF. SPOT FOUL.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

BILL VINOVICH IS OUR REFEREE TODAY.

TANDON DOSS, WHO HAS GREAT SPEED,

IS JUST FLYING UP THE SIDELINES.

NOTHING FANCY ABOUT THIS PATTERN.

BUT LOOK AT ALL THE CONTACT.

AND THAT IS WAY BEYOND THE 5 YARDS.

THAT ALONE COULD HAVE DRAWN A FLAG.

AND THEN CARTER FORCES HIM OUT OF BOUNDS.

A LITTLE TOO MUCH HAND-FIGHTING ON THE PART OF TONY CARTER

WAY BEYOND THE 5-YARD ZONE.

RAY RICE BACK INTO THE BACKFIELD.

FLACCO TO THROW AGAIN.

PULLS IT DOWN. NOW THROWS.

AND THAT'S COMPLETE ACROSS THE 40-YARD LINE TO ANQUAN BOLDIN.

ANQUAN BOLDIN TALKING IT OVER WITH WESLEY WOODYARD,

THE LEADING TACKLER FOR DENVER.

AND AGAIN, THEY JUST WANT TO GET BOLDIN INVOLVED EARLY.

HE HAD SUCH A GOOD GAME LAST WEEK AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS.

FIVE CATCHES, 145 YARDS, AND A TOUCHDOWN.

THAT 145 YARDS A FRANCHISE PLAYOFF RECORD

FOR RECEIVING YARDAGE.

SECOND AND 2.

FLACCO, WITH TIME. GONNA GO DEEP.

HAS A MAN OPEN DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!

IT IS CAUGHT! TOUCHDOWN! TORREY SMITH!

WHAT A GREAT JOB OF PROTECTION BY THE OFFENSIVE LINE,

FOLLOWED UP BY A MAGNIFICENT THROW FROM JOE FLACCO.

FIRST OF ALL, THE FOUR-MAN RUSH --

THEY DON'T GET ANYWHERE NEAR JOE.

HE STEPS INTO IT

AND DROPS IT RIGHT ONTO THE HANDS OF TORREY SMITH,

WHO BEATS CHAMP BAILEY, WHO RUNS AWAY FROM CHAMP BAILEY.

AND CHAMP BAILEY, GOING TO HIS 12th PRO BOWL.

BUT WHAT A JOB UP FRONT BY THIS REVAMPED OFFENSIVE LINE,

AND JOE FLACCO DELIVERS A PERFECT PASS.

59-YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS.

AND JOE FLACCO TELLING US

HE HAD NO INTENTION OF WEARING A GLOVE TODAY.

HE DOES JUST FINE WITHOUT A GLOVE ON HIS THROWING HAND.

THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

BACK IN DENVER, WHERE THE WEATHER

HASN'T AFFECTED BIG PLAYS ON EITHER SIDE SO FAR,

AS YOU LOOK AT JOHN FOX.

HIS 11th YEAR AS A HEAD COACH, HIS SECOND HERE IN DENVER.

AND TRINDON HOLLIDAY,

WHO ALREADY HAS A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN,

NOW BACK FOR THE KICK.

HOLLIDAY FROM THE 2.

OUT TO ABOUT THE 25-YARD LINE BEFORE HE IS PUSHED BACK.

LET'S GO BACK TO THAT TOUCHDOWN PASS.

TORREY SMITH AND CHAMP BAILEY ARE LOCKED UP RIGHT DOWN HERE.

BUT WATCH THE SAFETY WHO GETS CLEARED.

HE'S GONNA GET CAUGHT UP

ON A CROSSING PATTERN ACROSS THE MIDDLE.

HE'S GONNA STEP UP, TAKE THAT.

BY THE TIME HE CAN RECOVER, HE'S IN NO POSITION TO HELP BAILEY.

BUT CHAMP BAILEY IS USED TO THAT.

HE'S USED TO BEING ALL BY HIMSELF ON MAN COVERAGE.

NORMALLY, IT'S GOOD ENOUGH.

THAT TIME, WELL EXECUTED

BY EVERY MEMBER OF THE BALTIMORE OFFENSE.

AND NOW HERE'S PEYTON MANNING WITH GLOVES ON BOTH HANDS.

HIS FIRST OFFENSIVE SERIES.

KNOWSHON MORENO FOR A COUPLE.

PEYTON WEARING THEM ON BOTH HANDS.

THE LAST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON,

HE WORE THE GLOVE ON HIS THROWING HAND.

AND CERTAINLY, I WOULD THINK THAT WHEN THE BALL

IS AS HARD AS IT IS IN THESE TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS,

THAT'S GOT TO HELP TAKING THE SNAP.

MANNING.

THAT ONE THROWN JUST A LITTLE BIT BEHIND DEMARYIUS THOMAS,

HIS INTENDED RECEIVER.

WHAT A SHOT IN THE ARM

JOE FLACCO GAVE HIS FOOTBALL TEAM.

A MISHANDLED KICKOFF RETURN

GIVES THEM TERRIBLE FIELD POSITION,

AND THEY CONVERT IT INTO A TOUCHDOWN.

MANNING NOW LOOKING AT A THIRD AND 7.

THROWING. TIPPED.

INTERCEPTED! PICKED OFF BY THE RAVENS!

COREY GRAHAM TO THE END ZONE FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!

THE WORD THAT COMES TO MIND TO DESCRIBE THE RAVENS RIGHT NOW

IS "RESILIENT."

THIS CROWD IS COMPLETELY QUIET.

PEYTON MANNING PUTS THE BALL RIGHT THERE.

BUT TALK ABOUT THE OLD TIP DRILL,

WHEN IT JUST GETS POPPED UP INTO THE AIR.

BREAKING IN UNDERNEATH, HERE COMES DECKER.

NOW, THERE WAS SOME CONTACT EARLY.

THERE'S NO QUESTION

THAT THE RAVENS GOT AWAY WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING THERE.

YOU COULD SEE DECKER'S UPPER BODY MOVE

AND KIND OF TAKE A JOLT FROM CONTACT BEFORE THE BALL ARRIVED.

THAT DOESN'T MATTER.

DOWN 7-0,

THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES NOW WITH A TOUCHDOWN LEAD.

THEY HAVE COME ROARING BACK.

YOU COULD SAY THAT.

14 POINTS FOR THE RAVENS IN THE LAST 42 SECONDS.

JOHN FOX.

HIS TEAM UP IN A HURRY AND THEN DOWN IN A HURRY.

BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE BRONCOS HAVE BEEN BEHIND

IN A FOOTBALL GAME.

AND RAY LEWIS.

HE KNOWS THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME.

MEANWHILE, PEYTON MANNING.

HE WAS LOOKING FOR A FLAG.

YOU COULD SEE HIM GESTURING AFTERWARDS.

"WHAT THE HECK? WHERE'S THE LAUNDRY?"

TRINDON HOLLIDAY IN THE END ZONE FOR THE KICK.

WILL HE GET A CHANCE TO RETURN THIS ONE?

HE WILL.

FROM ABOUT 5 OR 6 YARDS DEEP IN THE END ZONE.

ACROSS THE 15. ACROSS THE 20.

AND OUT TO ABOUT THE 25-YARD LINE.

LET'S GO BACK. DID YOU SEE INTERFERENCE, DAN?

WELL, WHEN YOU SLOW IT DOWN IN SLOW MOTION,

YOU CAN CERTAINLY SEE -- HERE'S DECKER.

WATCH HIM COME ACROSS.

CHYKIE BROWN, NUMBER 23, AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN,

HE'S GONNA COME IN AND PULL DOWN DECKER'S LEFT ARM

BEFORE THE BALL GETS THERE.

WE'RE WATCHING IT IN VERY SLOW MOTION.

THE OFFICIATING CREW CALLS THAT A BANG-BANG PLAY,

THAT IT WAS BOOM-BOOM, AND THAT IS VERY TOUGH TO ADMINISTER.

IT COULD'VE BEEN CALLED. IT WASN'T.

VERY CLOSE.

ON FIRST DOWN, THIS IS MORENO.

AND MORENO STOPPED FOR NO GAIN.

THOSE RETURNS AGAINST DENVER --

THE KICKOFF RETURN AND THE INTERCEPTION RETURN --

THE ONLY RETURNS AGAINST DENVER ALL SEASON LONG.

AND YOU LOOK BACK AT HOW BALTIMORE GOT THE LEAD.

KEEP IN MIND THAT THE BIG INTERFERENCE CALL

AGAINST TONY CARTER THAT ALLOWED BALTIMORE TO GET OUT

FROM BACKED UP INTO THEIR OWN END ZONE.

MANNING THROWING OUTSIDE. AND THAT'S COMPLETE.

WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER DOWN

AS JOEL DREESSEN TAKES IT ACROSS THE 30

TO ABOUT THE 33-YARD LINE.

BILL VINOVICH DID NOT GO TO THE MICROPHONE.

WELL, THAT'S THE SIGNAL FOR AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER DOWNFIELD.

THAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU COVER UP --

IF ONE OF THE RECEIVERS LINES UP IN THE WRONG PLACE,

THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, IF HE'S COVERED, HE CAN'T GET OUT.

HE'S NOT ELIGIBLE TO GO OUT.

SO DENVER AND MANNING ARE NOW LOOKING AT SECOND AND 16

FROM THE 20-YARD LINE.

LOOKS LIKE THE SAME PASS TO DREESSEN.

AND DREESSEN OUT OF BOUNDS SHORT OF THE 30-YARD LINE.

THAT TIME, YOU SEE TERRELL SUGGS

WAS ACTUALLY THE BALTIMORE DEFENDER BACK THERE IN COVERAGE.

HE IS MUCH MORE OF A PASS-RUSHING TYPE GUY.

AND WHEN HE'S CALLED UPON TO GET BACK IN COVERAGE,

HE DOES A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF GETTING OUT THERE.

DREESSEN'S ABLE TO MAKE THE CATCH,

BUT SUGGS KEPT HIM FROM GETTING TOO MUCH.

SO A BIG THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITY FOR BALTIMORE DEFENSIVELY.

MANNING WITH TIME.

SHORT ONE. COMPLETE.

FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE.

JACOB TAMME, THE TIGHT END, TO MIDFIELD.

WELL, THAT STARTED WITH TREMENDOUS PASS PROTECTION

BY THE BRONCOS.

PEYTON MANNING WENT FROM OPTION ONE, TWO, TO THREE,

AND THEN STARTED GOING THROUGH HIS PROGRESSION AGAIN.

AND HE FINALLY JUST FLICKS IT.

A LITTLE LOW, BUT TAMME WENT DOWN AND GOT IT.

MANNING CHANGING THINGS UP AT THE LINE.

MORENO FOR A COUPLE.

NICE CATCH BY JACOB TAMME.

YOU KNOW, IT REALLY WAS.

PEYTON HAD TO KIND OF THROW IT SIDEARM,

AND IT WAS A LITTLE LOW AND A LITTLE BEHIND JACOB TAMME.

AND IT MAY LOOK EASY, BUT THAT'S A DIFFICULT CATCH TO MAKE.

WHAT'S ALSO DIFFICULT IS ON THE BALTIMORE DEFENDERS

TRYING TO COVER SOMEBODY FOR THAT LONG A PERIOD OF TIME.

MANNING ON SECOND AND 8.

SIDELINE.

AND WHAT A CATCH MADE CLOSE TO THE 35-YARD LINE.

ERIC DECKER WENT UP AND GOT IT.

ERIC DECKER AND DEMARYIUS THOMAS ARE TWO HUGE RECEIVERS.

AND WHEN YOU'VE GOT THIS KIND OF A HEIGHT ADVANTAGE,

WHEN YOU'RE 6'3" AND YOU CAN ELEVATE --

AND THERE'S A GOOD BLITZ PICKUP BY KNOWSHON MORENO.

AFTER EXECUTING THE FAKE AND THE PLAY-ACTION,

HE FINISHED HIS JOB BY PICKING UP THE BLITZ.

THE ROOKIE RONNIE HILLMAN IS IN THE BACKFIELD NOW,

OUT ON A PASS PATTERN.

BUT MANNING GOING DEEP.

AND THAT IS INCOMPLETE. FANS WANT A FLAG.

DEMARYIUS THOMAS BEING COVERED BY CARY WILLIAMS.

THE OFFICIATING CREW DECIDING

THAT THAT'S INCIDENTAL CONTACT, THAT THEIR LEGS...

I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING HERE FOR CARY WILLIAMS

IS THAT THAT WAS UNINTENTIONAL.

HE WASN'T PLAYING THE BALL.

IF HE WAS PLAYING THE BALL,

YOU GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT.

THAT SHOULD HAVE DRAWN A FLAG.

LITTLE PASS TO HILLMAN OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.

HILLMAN CLOCKED AT ABOUT THE 32.

AND WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER IN THE BACKFIELD.

WELL, THIS PENALTY IS GOING AGAINST THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

AND CLEARLY,

THE WEATHER PERHAPS HAS GOTTEN TO BILL VINOVICH'S MICROPHONE.

THAT'S ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS.

OH, RIGHT THERE.

I THINK THEY'RE GONNA CALL IT ON TERRENCE CODY, THE NOSE TACKLE,

WHO WENT RIGHT TO THE THROAT OF CENTER DAN KOPPEN.

THAT QUALIFIES AS ILLEGAL USE OF HANDS.

PRETTY GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF HOW IT CAN GET SOMETIMES

AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

FIRST DOWN, DENVER, FROM THE 31.

THE GIVE IS TO MORENO.

INSIDE THE 30, TO ABOUT THE 28-YARD LINE.

AND RAY LEWIS IN ON THE TACKLE.

MORENO'S STILL FIGHTING.

HE'S ACTING LIKE HIS KNEE NEVER TOUCHED THE GROUND.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GREAT RAY LEWIS IN THE MIDDLE.

AND AGAIN, LOOK HOW HE JUST MOVES AROUND THE BLOCK

OF ORLANDO FRANKLIN.

HE JUMPED AROUND FRANKLIN.

AND FRANKLIN BARELY GOT A FINGER ON RAY LEWIS.

THEN RAY GETS IN ON THE TACKLE.

I LOVED WHEN YOU ASKED RAY LAST NIGHT

IF HE WAS GONNA GO WITH THE BARE ARMS

AND HE LOOKED AT YOU LIKE YOU WERE NUTS.

[ LAUGHS ]

LOOK AT THE WHOLE TEAM.

THE WHOLE RAVENS TEAM IS BARE-ARMED, JUST ABOUT.

MANNING. SIDELINE.

GOING UP THIS TIME AND MAKING THE GRAB IS DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

AND THAT IS ANOTHER DENVER FIRST DOWN.

AND AGAIN, HE'S BEING COVERED BY CARY WILLIAMS.

AND CARY WILLIAMS IS A NICE-SIZED CORNER AT 6'1".

BUT WHEN THOMAS ELEVATES LIKE THIS --

LOOK WHERE HE'S GOING UP TO GET THAT FOOTBALL.

NO WAY COULD CARY WILLIAMS GO UP AND PLAY THE BALL.

HE'S GOT TO PLAY THE RECEIVER.

AND IN THAT CASE, THERE'S JUST NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

BRONCOS INTO THE RED ZONE.

FIRST DOWN AT THE BALTIMORE 17.

MANNING THROWING TO HIS LEFT AGAIN.

INSIDE THE 10-YARD LINE, TO THE 9.

AND THOMAS COMES DOWN WITH IT.

AND NOW IT'S RULED INCOMPLETE.

THEY'RE SAYING THAT IT HIT THE GROUND.

THIS IS GONNA GIVE US A GOOD LOOK AT IT.

RIGHT ON THE HANDS OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

AND HE'S STRUGGLING TO PUT THE FOOTBALL AWAY.

AND HE DOES NOT, AND IT HITS THE GROUND.

BERNARD POLLARD GETS IN THERE

AND FORCES HIM TO NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION.

PEYTON GOES, "HEY, I DELIVERED A GOOD PASS."

BERNARD POLLARD HAS SEPARATED HIS SHARE OF RECEIVERS

FROM FOOTBALLS.

KEEP IN MIND IT'S 15 DEGREES OUT THERE.

THAT FOOTBALL IS REALLY HARD.

THIS IS MORENO.

AND MORENO STACKED UP AT THE 15-YARD LINE.

HALOTI NGATA.

HALOTI NGATA, WHEN WE ASKED JOHN HARBAUGH ABOUT HIM,

SAID, "WELL, HE'S MAYBE PLAYING AT ABOUT 80%."

BUT RIGHT THERE, GREAT JOB OF SHEDDING THE BLOCK

OF CHRIS KUPER, THE RIGHT GUARD.

AND I'M TALKING ABOUT SHEDDING THE BLOCK.

HE JUST THREW KUPER OFF TO THE SIDE.

WHEN NGATA IS HEALTHY, HE'S ALMOST UNBLOCKABLE.

AND EVEN AT 80%, HE STILL GOES TO ANOTHER PRO BOWL,

HIS FOURTH.

BAD KNEE, BAD SHOULDER, BUT HE KEEPS PLAYING.

MANNING ON THIRD AND 8.

WITH TIME. GOING CORNER OF THE END ZONE.

IT IS...

CAUGHT FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!

BRANDON STOKLEY!

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

TO DROP THAT FOOTBALL IN TO BRANDON STOKLEY

WAS ABOUT TWO FEET WIDE.

IT'S GONNA BE INTERESTING. DID HE GET BOTH FEET DOWN?

COREY GRAHAM WORKING ON IT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CONCENTRATION BY STOKLEY.

THE KNEE IS DOWN.

HE MAINTAINS SOLID POSSESSION OF THE FOOTBALL

AFTER HE HITS THE GROUND.

BRILLIANT THROW AND RECEPTION BY BRANDON STOKLEY.

FIRST OF ALL, LOOK AT THIS PASS FROM MANNING.

THE KNEE IS DOWN.

THE BALL DOESN'T WIGGLE A BIT

AFTER HE HITS THE GROUND OUT OF BOUNDS.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WORK BY 18 AND 14.

EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE GIVE-AND-TAKE

TO START THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS, HUH?

AS YOU AND I WERE TALKING -- IT'S 14s WILD.

THE SCORE IS 14-14, AND THE TEMPERATURE IS 14.

I'LL SAY THIS -- WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT,

HOW MUCH WAS THE PASSING GAME GOING TO BE AFFECTED TODAY

BECAUSE OF THE EXTREMELY LOW TEMPERATURES?

AND THE ANSWER IS, WELL, SO FAR, APPARENTLY NOT VERY MUCH.

FROM FLACCO THROWING DEEP BOMBS,

PEYTON MANNING WORKING THE INTERMEDIATE STUFF,

IT LOOKS GOOD.

JACOBY JONES HOPING TO RETURN THIS ONE.

AND HE WILL.

BROUGHT DOWN AT ABOUT THE 17-YARD LINE.

3:58 TO PLAY IN A 14-14 GAME, FIRST QUARTER.

RAY RICE.

NO RUNNING ROOM AT ALL ON THE LEFT SIDE.

RAY RICE IS GONNA FOLLOW HIS FULLBACK, VONTA LEACH,

WHO TRIES TO GET AROUND THE CORNER, AND HE DOES.

HE GETS ON WESLEY WOODYARD AND KICKS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE,

BUT THERE WAS JUST TOO MUCH PURSUIT.

AND HERE'S THIS NEW OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE RAVENS.

THEY UNVEILED IT LAST WEEK, AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT MOVE.

THESE ARE THE BEST FIVE PLAYERS.

FLACCO.

COMPLETE. ACROSS THE 20 IS ED DICKSON.

OUT ACROSS THE 25 TO THE 27, WHERE VON MILLER MAKES THE STOP.

ONE OF THE THINGS JOE FLACCO TOLD US

WAS THAT "WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO COMPLETE

"A LOT OF SHORTER PASSES AGAINST DENVER

AND HOPE THAT OUR GUYS GET SOME GOOD YARDS AFTER THE CATCH."

HE WAS UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE IN THAT FIRST GAME,

BACK ON DECEMBER 16th.

THEY FIGURE THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET RID OF THE BALL QUICKLY

IN THIS GAME.

BUT THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO BUY YOURSELF A LITTLE TIME --

MOVE THE POCKET LEFT TO RIGHT,

BUY YOUR QUARTERBACK A GOOD LOOK AT THE FIELD,

AND BUY HIM SOME EXTRA TIME.

NEW SET OF DOWNS FOR THE RAVENS AT THE 28.

END AROUND. HERE COMES TORREY SMITH.

AND SMITH RUN OUT OF BOUNDS AT ABOUT THE 28-YARD LINE,

AT ABOUT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, BY WESLEY WOODYARD.

WELL, END AROUNDS EITHER END UP BEING A HOME RUN

OR NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING.

AND THIS FELL INTO THE "NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING" CATEGORY.

AND WESLEY WOODYARD SHOWS THE GREAT RANGE AND SPEED

THAT HAS MADE HIM DENVER'S LEADING TACKLER.

HE COVERS A LOT OF GROUND IN A HURRY.

I THINK HE SURPRISED TORREY SMITH

WITH HOW QUICKLY HE GOT THERE

AND THE FEROCITY WITH WHICH HE ARRIVED.

WESLEY WOODYARD, WHO WEARS NUMBER 52

BECAUSE HE'S CRAZY ABOUT RAY LEWIS

AND THE WAY HE HAS PLAYED THE GAME.

FLACCO. PENALTY MARKER IS DOWN.

DENVER WAS OFFSIDES.

RAY RICE WITH THE CATCH AND IS KNOCKED DOWN.

YEAH. DENVER WAS OFFSIDES.

I THINK THEY WERE IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE.

OFFSIDE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 92.

5-YARD PENALTY. REPEAT SECOND DOWN.

ELVIS DUMERVIL.

A GOOD, HARD SNAP COUNT BY JOE FLACCO.

RIGHT THERE AT THE BOTTOM. THAT'S ALL IT TAKES.

HIS LEFT HAND IS IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE.

A GOOD, HARD SNAP COUNT BY JOE FLACCO GOT DUMERVIL.

A REFLECTIVE MOMENT FOR RAY LEWIS.

SECOND AND 5.

FLACCO ON THE MONEY.

CLOSE TO MIDFIELD IS DENNIS PITTA.

AND THAT'S A BALTIMORE FIRST DOWN.

DENNIS PITTA HAD A HUGE GAME AGAINST DENVER

IN THE FIRST GAME BACK IN DECEMBER.

AND IF THE DENVER DEFENSE HAS AN ACHILLES' HEEL,

IT IS SOMETIMES DEFENDING THE TIGHT END.

ALL SEASON LONG,

OPPONENTS' TIGHT ENDS HAVE BEEN FINDING SOME SOFT SPOTS

AGAINST THIS DENVER DEFENSE,

WHICH IS THE SECOND-BEST DEFENSE YARDAGEWISE IN THE NFL.

THIS IS RICE.

AND RICE WRAPPED UP AS HE CROSSED THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE

BY MITCH UNREIN, A SECOND-YEAR D-LINEMAN OUT OF WYOMING.

DENNIS PITTA HAD TWO TOUCHDOWN CATCHES

AGAINST DENVER A MONTH AGO

IN A GAME THAT HAD BEEN WELL DECIDED BY THEN.

YEAH.

THE AIR IS A LITTLE THIN UP HERE,

AND THE RAVENS ARE THE ONES TRYING TO ACCLIMATE.

IT'S A QUESTION

OF HOW MUCH OXYGEN CAN YOU GET IN YOUR LUNGS.

IT'S ALSO YOU GOT TO REALLY FIGHT TO NOT BECOME DEHYDRATED,

SO GETTING LOTS OF FLUIDS IS A BIG PART OF THE DEAL TODAY.

FLACCO.

QUICK PITCH. THAT ONE IS COMPLETE.

INSIDE THE 45 TO THE 43 IS DICKSON.

I LIKE THE GAME JIM CALDWELL IS CALLING SO FAR

FOR THE RAVENS -- A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

REALLY TRYING TO KEEP

THIS REALLY FAST DENVER DEFENSE IN CHECK

AND MAKE THEM HONOR THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES

BEFORE THEY START RUNNING TO THE FOOTBALL.

A LOT OF MISDIRECTION, FLACCO ROLLING OUT.

THE END AROUND DIDN'T WORK, BUT IT SERVES NOTICE

THAT "WE'RE GONNA TRY TO BREAK CONTAIN DIFFERENT WAYS."

THE FIRST QUARTER HAS BEEN A DANDY HERE IN DENVER.

AN ACTION-PACKED FIRST QUARTER.

14-14 AS WE BEGIN THE SECOND.

BALTIMORE, THIRD AND 2 AT THE DENVER 43.

BERNARD PIERCE IN THE BACKFIELD WITH FLACCO.

AND FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP DOWN THE SIDELINE.

HAS A MAN OPEN!

IT IS RULED INCOMPLETE.

TORREY SMITH.

I THINK EVEN IF HE'D HAVE HELD ON TO THE FOOTBALL,

HE WAS OUT OF BOUNDS.

I DON'T THINK WHEN HE COMES DOWN WITH THIS FOOTBALL...

YEAH, HIS LEFT FOOT WASN'T ABLE TO GET DOWN IN BOUNDS.

WELL, IT WAS CLOSE. IT WAS REALLY CLOSE.

BUT HE LOST POSSESSION OF THE FOOTBALL ANYWAY.

THAT WOULD'VE MADE IT VERY INTERESTING

IF THEY'D HAVE TAKEN A CLOSE LOOK AT THAT.

JIM LEONHARD IS DEEP FOR THE BRONCOS.

AND THAT IS A VERY SHORT PUNT BY SAM KOCH,

BUT IT GETS A BALTIMORE ROLL.

AND IT'S GONNA ROLL INSIDE THE 10, TO ABOUT THE 7.

SO MANNING AND THE BRONCOS START FROM THEIR OWN 7-YARD LINE.

FIVE DBs IN FOR BALTIMORE

AS THEY GO NICKEL, AS MANNING GOES SPREAD.

THIS IS MORENO.

RUNNING ROOM OFF THE RIGHT SIDE. BREAKING TACKLES.

AND A PENALTY MARKER FLIES AS HE MAKES IT OUT TO ABOUT THE 15,

WHERE RAY LEWIS BRINGS HIM DOWN.

WE MIGHT HAVE HAD A FACE MASK.

PERSONAL FOUL.

FACE MASK.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 50.

15-YARD PENALTY FROM THE END OF THE RUN.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

YOU CAN SEE THAT'S DANNELL ELLERBE

THAT GETS A HAND THAT GRAZES THE FACE MASK.

HERE'S RAY LEWIS WORKING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.

AND RAY COVERS A LOT OF GROUND.

HE HAS TO TO GET OVER THERE TO MAKE THE TACKLE.

SO THAT WAS REALLY NOT MUCH OF A FACE MASK.

BUT HE DID GRAB IT. YOU GOT TO CALL IT.

MORENO TO THE 34.

AND ANOTHER MARKER IN THE BACKFIELD.

HOLDING. OFFENSE, NUMBER 73.

10-YARD PENALTY.

REPEAT FIRST DOWN.

THAT'S CHRIS KUPER, THE RIGHT GUARD.

CHRIS KUPER HAS MISSED THE LAST FOUR GAMES

WITH A BAD LEFT ANKLE,

AND THEY'RE HAPPY TO GET HIM BACK.

AND HE'S HAD A HARD-LUCK SEASON.

REMEMBER, HE MISSED THE FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THE YEAR

WITH A FOREARM INJURY THAT HE GOT IN TRAINING CAMP.

SO CHRIS KUPER JUST HAVING TROUBLE STAYING HEALTHY.

BUT WHEN HE IS HEALTHY AND IN THE LINEUP,

THE OFFENSIVE-LINE PLAY OF THE BRONCOS

IS JUST VASTLY DIFFERENT -- MUCH IMPROVED.

MANNING NOW WITH A FIRST AND 20.

CROSSING PATTERN. HE'S GOT HIM.

ACROSS THE 20 TO THE 22. BRANDON STOKLEY.

AND RAY LEWIS JUST SITTING THERE WAITING

FOR THAT SHORT CROSSING PATTERN.

NOT FOOLED ONE BIT.

THAT'S RAY'S ZONE.

HE'S JUST GONNA SIT THERE AND WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO SHOW UP.

AND HE I.D.s STOKLEY RUNNING ABOUT A 3-YARD PATTERN.

THAT'S FISH IN A BARREL.

AS YOU ALLUDED TO AT THE START OF THE DAY, DAN,

THIS IS NOT THE SAME DEFENSE

THAT PEYTON MANNING FACED A MONTH AGO IN BALTIMORE.

ANOTHER CROSSING PATTERN. THIS ONE COMPLETE TO DREESSEN.

AND DREESSEN OUT TO CLOSE TO THE 30-YARD LINE.

IT'LL BE ABOUT A THIRD AND 10.

AT LEAST HE GETS BACK TO --

YOU DON'T WANT TO SAY THIRD AND 10 IS MANAGEABLE,

BUT AT LEAST HE PICKS UP --

AND A GOOD BLITZ PICKUP THAT TIME BY JACOB HESTER.

HE PICKS UP DANNELL ELLERBE COMING IN,

AGAIN, AFTER THE BALL FAKE.

THE BALL FAKE IS ONLY PART OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

JACOB HESTER, WHO THEY DIDN'T SIGN UNTIL LATE NOVEMBER,

HAS BEEN A REALLY NICE ADDITION.

MANNING AGAIN WITH TIME AND THROWING.

AND INCOMPLETE. INTENDED FOR STOKLEY.

COREY GRAHAM WAS THE BALTIMORE DEFENDER

AND FORCED PEYTON MANNING TO GO LOW WITH THAT THROW

BECAUSE OF THE COVERAGE.

AGAIN, THERE'S RAY LEWIS.

HE RUNS UP RIGHT THE FIELD

AND ENDS UP DESTROYING TERRELL SUGGS IN THE PROCESS.

WELL, IT ENDED WELL FOR BALTIMORE, WITH A PUNT.

JACOBY JONES.

AND NOW SHIFTING OVER AND MAKING THE GRAB IS TANDON DOSS.

AND DOSS IS BROUGHT DOWN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY,

AT THE 19-YARD LINE.

BY JOSH BYNES, HIS OWN PLAYER.

LOOK AT WHAT THE RAVENS HAVE DONE ON OFFENSE

AS THEY GET SET TO BEGIN AT THEIR OWN 19-YARD LINE.

DAN, I'M CURIOUS --

IN WEATHER LIKE THIS, WHEN YOU PLAYED,

DID YOU COVER UP YOUR ARMS?

NO.

WELL, I MIGHT HAVE LATER ON IN MY CAREER.

[ LAUGHS ]

I MIGHT HAVE WIMPED OUT ONE TIME UP IN MINNESOTA.

I CAN'T LIE.

FLACCO TO THROW.

GOT HIS MAN ACROSS THE 30.

AND THAT'S DICKSON, THE TIGHT END.

THROWING THE BALL VERY WELL SO FAR TODAY.

YEAH, AND A BIG PART OF THE REASON

IS THE FACT THAT McKINNIE, OSEMELE, BIRK, YANDA, AND OHER

ARE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB

AGAINST THIS BIG-TIME DENVER PASS RUSH.

BRYANT McKINNIE FINALLY GOT HIMSELF IN SHAPE,

WORKED HIS WAY INTO A JOB.

AND THIS OFFENSIVE LINE, SO FAR IN THIS GAME,

OFF TO A GOOD START.

THIS IS BERNARD PIERCE.

AT THE 35.

WESLEY WOODYARD.

WOODYARD COMES IN, NO WRAP-UP. [ LAUGHS ]

NOTHING EVEN ATTEMPTING TO WRAP UP,

BUT A BIG COLLISION.

WATCH WOODYARD SCRAPE RIGHT INTO THE HOLE.

AND THAT IS A PUT-DOWN.

BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S ONE OF THOSE DEALS

THAT CAN LOOK GOOD BUT BACKFIRE ON YOU.

IF THE RUNNING BACK DOESN'T GO DOWN,

HE COULD TAKE OFF AND BURN YOU.

FLACCO TO THROW ON SECOND AND 8.

GONNA GO DEEP DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!

OVERTHREW TORREY SMITH.

WELL, JOE FLACCO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY

BECAUSE, AGAIN, TORREY SMITH GETS SEPARATION.

AND THAT'S CHAMP BAILEY AGAIN WHO'S IN A CHASE POSITION.

AND AFTER THIS PLAY WAS OVER --

CHAMP NOT GETTING ANY HIT AT ALL ON TORREY SMITH

AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

THAT WOULD'VE BEEN A GLIDE-IN TOUCHDOWN FOR THE RAVENS

IF JOE FLACCO WAS ABLE TO DELIVER THAT RIGHT TO SMITH.

THAT'S TWICE THAT THE GREAT CHAMP BAILEY HAS BEEN SMOKED.

THIRD AND 8.

FLACCO ON THE MOVE.

AND THREW IT AWAY.

YOU KNOW, DAN, YOU'RE RIGHT.

AND CHAMP BAILEY WAS VERY OPTIMISTIC

ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL TORREY SMITH

WHEN WE SPOKE WITH HIM.

THE DENVER DEFENSIVE SCHEME IS BASED AROUND

CHAMP BAILEY NOT NEEDING A SAFETY OVER THE TOP.

THEY THINK THAT HIS COVERAGE SKILLS ARE GOOD ENOUGH

TO GO IT ALL ALONE,

AND THE SAFETY NORMALLY ROTATES TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD,

AWAY FROM BAILEY.

WELL, GUESS WHAT.

THEY MAY HAVE TO START THINKING THAT A LITTLE BIT.

JACK DEL RIO MIGHT HAVE TO START THINKING,

"MAYBE I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE BAILEY A LITTLE HELP."

IT'S A LITTLE LITTLE LATE TO CHANGE YOUR PHILOSOPHY,

BUT TORREY SMITH IS GETTING BY HIM.

SAM KOCH KICKS IT AWAY.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY SEES THIS ONE BOUNCE

AND ROLL INSIDE THE 15 AND DOWNED AT THE 14-YARD LINE.

WE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE TWO DENVER TIGHT ENDS,

JOEL DREESSEN AND JACOB TAMME.

YOU MENTIONED, DAN, THAT PEYTON LOVES TO THROW TO TIGHT ENDS,

AND JOEL DREESSEN'S REPLY WAS, "PEYTON LOVES THE OPEN GUY."

YEAH.

WELL, JOEL DREESSEN HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS WITH THE TEXANS.

AND HE KNEW MANNING WAS HERE WHEN HE SIGNED.

MANNING TO THROW.

OVER THE MIDDLE.

20.

DEMARYIUS THOMAS CLOSE TO THE 25.

HE'S DOWN TO THE 23.

THAT THROW FROM PEYTON MANNING --

HE JUST FLICKS IT.

BUT IT'S UP IN THE AIR, AND THAT'S DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

I'M SURE HE WOULD'VE PREFERRED THAT RIGHT DOWN ON HIS CHEST.

GOOD CATCH.

THIS IS MORENO.

AND MORENO OUT TO ABOUT THE 27-, MAYBE THE 28-YARD LINE.

WHEN WE TALKED TO PEYTON MANNING,

HE WAS TALKING ABOUT NO-HUDDLING,

BUT NOT THE SLOWER VERSION OF THE NO-HUDDLE.

HE WAS ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT SNAPPING THIS FOOTBALL

WITH ABOUT 20 SECONDS LEFT ON THE PLAY CLOCK.

THIS BALTIMORE DEFENSE HAS A LOT OF OBSTACLES COMING IN HERE.

REALLY, THEY WERE ON THE FIELD FOR SO MANY SNAPS --

OVER 90 OF THEM LAST WEEK IF YOU INCLUDE PENALTIES.

AND PEYTON WANTED TO TAKE THEIR LUNGS OUT FOR A TEST DRIVE,

SEE IF HE COULDN'T GET THEM BACK ON THEIR HEELS A LITTLE BIT.

MANNING.

THIS IS MORENO OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.

BROUGHT DOWN AT THE 35-YARD LINE.

TACKLE IS MADE BY COREY GRAHAM.

KNOWSHON MORENO HAS DONE SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB OF FILLING IN

AFTER THE INJURY TO WILLIS McGAHEE.

WE'VE ALREADY SEEN HIM PICK UP BLITZES.

HE'S RUN THE BALL EFFECTIVELY.

AND NOW, AFTER A FAKE,

HE COMES OUT AND BECOMES A GOOD RECEIVER.

THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN.

AND HILLMAN DANCING HIS WAY ACROSS THE 40

TO THE 41 AND A FIRST DOWN.

HILLMAN'S A ROOKIE, AND LOOK AT HIM COVER UP THAT FOOTBALL.

[ CHUCKLES ]

RONNIE HILLMAN LOOKED LIKE HE'S BEEN TAKING LESSONS

ON HOW TO COVER IT UP FROM WOODY HAYES.

HE'S GOT BOTH HANDS ON THAT THING

AS HE'S GOING THROUGH TRAFFIC.

AND THAT IS SMART FOOTBALL.

THIS IS PLAYOFF FOOTBALL,

AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO PUT IT ON THE GROUND.

MANNING. SIDELINE.

COMPLETE TO DECKER. FIRST DOWN.

AND I THINK THIS IS WHERE MANNING

WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KEEP THIS UP-TEMPO.

YOU'RE INTO A RHYTHM OFFENSIVELY.

LET'S KEEP THIS THING MOVING AND FORCE BALTIMORE TO PLAY QUICK.

THIS IS HILLMAN.

HILLMAN AHEAD TO ABOUT THE 46-YARD LINE.

TERRENCE CODY MAKING THE STOP.

YOU MENTIONED WILLIS McGAHEE.

HE IS ELIGIBLE AGAIN COME THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,

SHOULD DENVER REACH IT.

HE WAS ACTUALLY OUT ON THE PRACTICE FIELD THIS WEEK

WITH THE BRONCOS.

HE WAS ELIGIBLE TO COME OUT AND TRY TO GET SOME WORK IN,

AND IT'LL BE VERY INTERESTING TO SEE IF THEY ACTIVATE HIM

IN TIME FOR THAT AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,

IF -- IF -- THEY'RE ABLE TO WIN TODAY.

THAT'S A LONG WAY FROM NOW.

PLAY FAKE.

MANNING WITH ALL KINDS OF TIME.

WIDE OPEN AT THE 30 IS DECKER,

AND DECKER BREAKING FREE!

INSIDE THE 15, TO THE 13.

WE TALKED ABOUT ERIC DECKER,

WHO HAD EIGHT CATCHES IN THE FIRST GAME.

AND WORKING AGAINST THE RAVENS' ZONE --

TALK ABOUT FINDING A SOFT SPOT.

THAT'S A PRETTY WIDE ANGLE WE HAD THERE,

AND THERE WASN'T A SINGLE RAVENS DEFENDER IN THE FRAME

WHEN DECKER CATCHES THAT FOOTBALL.

AND THEN CHYKIE BROWN NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE TACKLE.

BALL IS AT THE BALTIMORE 14.

MANNING PUMP-FAKES. THROWING FOR THE END ZONE.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

MORENO! TOUCHDOWN!

AND NOW WE GET A LATE FLAG.

KNOWSHON MORENO, SPLIT OUT AS A WIDE RECEIVER,

DOES A DOUBLE MOVE WORKING AGAINST DANNELL ELLERBE.

THERE'S A FLAG DOWN ABOUT THE 3-YARD LINE.

ERIC DECKER CAME RUNNING UP, PART OF THE CELEBRATION.

I WONDER IF THAT WAS IT.

CAME RUNNING UP FROM THE SIDELINE.

YOU SPLIT MORENO ALL THE WAY OUT THERE,

AND A LINEBACKER IS FORCED TO GO WITH HIM.

THAT WAS THE MATCHUP MANNING WANTED.

PEYTON.

WHATEVER PEYTON SAID, BILL VINOVICH SAID, "I KNOW."

THERE IS NO FOUL FOR EXCESS CELEBRATION.

RULING ON THE FIELD -- TOUCHDOWN.

WELL, AGAIN, KNOWSHON MORENO WORKING ON ELLERBE.

ED REED NOT ABLE TO GET OVER THERE IN TIME.

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A GROUP CELEBRATION.

AND WHERE IS ERIC DECKER'S HELMET?

NORMALLY, THE GUY'S ALLOWED TO CELEBRATE ON HIS OWN.

BUT THE OFFICIALS PICKED THAT THING UP

AND SAID, "HEY, LET'S JUST MOVE ON."

IT WOULDN'T HAVE NEGATED THE TOUCHDOWN.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN APPLIED ON THE NEXT KICKOFF.

KICKOFF WOULD'VE ENDED UP IN THE SECOND DECK.

THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

ONCE AGAIN THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES

ON THE SHORT END OF THE SCOREBOARD.

7:26 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF.

THAT KNOWSHON MORENO IS A HECK OF A STORY

FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS, ISN'T HE, DAN?

HE FUMBLED IN THE ATLANTA GAME EARLY IN THE SEASON,

AND THEN HE WAS INACTIVE FOR TWO MONTHS.

NOW, THAT IS A BIG DOGHOUSE.

AND KNOWSHON MORENO WAS IN THERE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME

AND DIDN'T GET AN OPPORTUNITY UNTIL WILLIS McGAHEE GOT HURT.

AND, BOY, HAS HE MADE THE MOST OF IT.

JOHN FOX SAID HE DID EVERYTHING RIGHT.

HE GOT ALL OF HIS REPS ON THE PRACTICE FIELD.

NEVER COMPLAINED. JUST WORKED HARD.

JACOBY JONES DEEP FOR BALTIMORE.

RETURNABLE KICK.

JONES FROM THE 4.

AND TRIPPED UP AT THE 25. FALLS FORWARD TO THE 26.

LET'S GO BACK TO THE TAIL END OF THAT MORENO TOUCHDOWN CATCH.

ERIC DECKER IS DOWN HERE,

AND HE'S ACTUALLY RUNNING FROM THE BENCH.

HE WASN'T ON THE FIELD.

HE WAS NOT ON THE FIELD FOR THE PLAY.

SO THE REALITY IS IT'S NOT A PENALTY.

IF HE WOULD'VE BEEN ONE OF THE PLAYERS WHO WAS ON THE FIELD --

ONE OF THE 11 GUYS ON THE FIELD --

AND REMOVED HIS HELMET AND RUN IN FOR THAT CELEBRATION,

THAT WOULD HAVE DRAWN A FLAG.

BUT SEEING THAT HE WASN'T -- HE CAME FROM THE BENCH --

THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY. LET'S SEE HOW RESILIENT THE RAVENS CAN BE.

7:20 TO PLAY. THEY'RE DOWN A TOUCHDOWN.

FLACCO OVER THE MIDDLE. INCOMPLETE.

OVERTHREW RICE OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.

AND HE WAS UNDER PRESSURE.

HE EXPECTED RAY RICE TO BREAK UPFIELD,

AND RAY BROKE OFF HIS OUTLET PATTERN.

I MEAN, THAT'S PRETTY STANDARD STUFF.

THAT HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY.

BUT JOE THOUGHT THAT RAY RICE

WOULD SEE THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD WAS PRETTY EMPTY

AND KEEP GOING.

THIS IS RICE RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

AND ACROSS THE 30, TO ABOUT THE 31-YARD LINE.

RAY RICE A LITTLE DEFENSIVE THIS WEEK

ABOUT THE TWO BALLS THAT HE COUGHED UP LAST WEEK.

AND HE JUST SIMPLY SAID IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

NO.

YOU KNOW, HE DOESN'T HAVE A REPUTATION AS A FUMBLER.

HE'S A SURE-HANDED BALLCARRIER.

HE HAS FUMBLED MORE OFTEN IN THE POSTSEASON

THAN HE HAS IN THE REGULAR SEASON.

BUT STILL, THEY WERE FORTUNATE.

THEY WON THE GAME ANYWAY.

KIND OF "NO HARM, NO FOUL."

THIRD AND 4.

FLACCO GONNA ROLL TO HIS LEFT AND LOFT IT FOR BOLDIN.

KNOCKED DOWN BY CHRIS HARRIS.

AND BALTIMORE STILL HASN'T CONVERTED A THIRD DOWN.

THEY'RE 0 FOR 4.

AND CHRIS HARRIS GETS AWAY WITH A LITTLE CONTACT

ON ANQUAN BOLDIN AS WELL.

BUT AT THE END, HE GOES BACK AND HE PLAYS THE FOOTBALL.

I.D.s IT AND KNOCKS IT AWAY.

HIS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR,

JACK DEL RIO, WITH THE OPEN ARMS.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK AT ABOUT HIS OWN 20-YARD LINE.

AND SAM KOCH DRIVES THIS ONE OUT OF BOUNDS.

THAT'S A HECK OF A PUNT.

OMAR BOLDEN THE INJURED DENVER BRONCO ON THAT PUNT.

LET'S GO BACK AND TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

HIS JOB IS TO TRY TO BLOCK THE GUNNER.

AND WHEN HE GOES DOWN, HE LANDS REALLY AWKWARDLY,

AND HE SOMEHOW DAMAGED THE LEFT SHOULDER

OR COLLARBONE, WHATEVER.

BUT HE'S NOT INTERESTED AT ALL IN TRYING TO MOVE THAT LEFT ARM.

THERE'S OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MIKE McCOY,

ONE OF THE HOT PROPERTIES FOR VACANT HEAD-COACHING JOBS

AROUND THE LEAGUE.

AND HE'S HAD MULTIPLE INTERVIEWS.

AND IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF TEAMS ARE WILLING TO WAIT.

STILL A LOT OF VACANCIES OUT THERE.

THIS IS MORENO.

AND MORENO FOR A COUPLE.

ACROSS THE 20 TO ABOUT THE 21.

KEMOEATU MAKING THE TACKLE.

AGAIN, IT IS VERY COLD HERE IN DENVER.

THE TEMPERATURE IS DROPPING,

AND IT'S SOMEWHERE IN THE LOW TEENS RIGHT NOW.

WIND CHILL IS ABOUT 1, DAN.

BUT SURPRISINGLY, THE PASSING GAME,

WHEN YOU'VE WATCHED IT, HASN'T REALLY SEEMED TO SUFFER

LIKE YOU MIGHT THINK IT WOULD.

WE'VE SEEN SOME TOUCH PASSES,

AND WE'VE SEEN SOME GOOD CATCHES.

ON SECOND AND 8,

MANNING THROWING.

ACROSS THE 30-YARD LINE,

AND THAT IS COMPLETE TO ERIC DECKER.

THAT'LL BE A FIRST DOWN.

AND HOW ABOUT PEYTON MANNING SHOWING

THAT HE CAN MOVE A LITTLE BIT,

GET THOSE 36-YEAR-OLD LEGS MOVING A LITTLE BIT?

[ CHUCKLES ]

"WE'LL HAVE A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION,

AND I'LL COME OUT AND BREAK CONTAIN AND SET UP."

AND AGAIN, A GOOD THROW TO A SLIDING RECEIVER.

TOUGH TO DEFEND THAT.

BACK TO THE GROUND GAME.

AND RONNIE HILLMAN BREAKING FREE.

OUT ACROSS THE 40

AND VERY CLOSE TO ANOTHER FIRST DOWN AT THE 41.

DENVER HAS OUTGAINED BALTIMORE HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER,

127 TO 22 YARDS.

MANNING.

PULLS IT DOWN. LOOKS THE OTHER WAY.

AND HITS JACOB HESTER OUT OF THE BACKFIELD.

TO THE 49.

HESTER PLAYED FOR THE CHARGERS FOR FOUR YEARS.

AND WHEN THEY LET HIM LOOSE,

THE BRONCOS COULDN'T GOBBLE HIM UP QUICKLY ENOUGH.

AND WHEN YOU SIGN THAT LATE IN NOVEMBER --

THE 26th -- THAT'S GREAT PRODUCTION.

THAT'S HESTER AGAIN.

AND HESTER LOOKING FOR FIRST-DOWN YARDAGE.

LOOKS LIKE HE MAY BE ABOUT A YARD SHORT OF IT.

HOW ABOUT JACOB HESTER, WHO WON A HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

IN THE SUPERDOME IN 1999,

THEN HE WON THE BCS CHAMPIONSHIP WITH LSU

IN '08 IN THE SUPERDOME.

ARE YOU GOING SOMEWHERE WITH THIS? [ LAUGHS ]

NO, BUT HE MIGHT.

WHERE IS THE SUPER BOWL THIS YEAR?

DOWN YONDER.

MORENO WITH THE FIRST DOWN.

THAT IS A GREAT STORY.

BUT THEY JUST LOVE WHAT HESTER BRINGS TO THIS TEAM --

PASS BLOCKING, RECOGNITION, ALWAYS PICKS UP THE RIGHT GUY,

AND A LITTLE POWER TO THE RUN GAME.

GOOD HALF SO FAR FOR KNOWSHON MORENO.

THE RUNNING IS A LITTLE TOUGH SLEDDING FOR MORENO --

NINE CARRIES, 27 YARDS.

THAT'S ONLY 3 YARDS PER.

YOU SAW TERRELL SUGGS HUFFING AND PUFFING ON THE SIDELINE.

3:20 TO PLAY IN THE FIRST HALF.

THAT PASS BY MANNING SHORT OF HIS INTENDED RECEIVER, DREESSEN.

PEYTON READ THE BALTIMORE BLITZ COMING,

AND HE GOT RID OF IT IN A HURRY.

IT WAS JUST AN INACCURATE THROW.

AGAIN, THERE'S RONNIE HILLMAN, NUMBER 21.

LOOK AT HIM COME ACROSS, GET INVOLVED.

BUT HE'S GOT COURTNEY UPSHAW COMING RIGHT AT HIM UNBLOCKED,

AND HE GETS RID OF IT IN A HURRY

AND JUST DIDN'T THROW IT ACCURATELY.

THIS IS HILLMAN GOING AROUND THE LEFT SIDE.

TURNING THE CORNER AND OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 40.

KNOCKED OUT BY CARY WILLIAMS.

HILLMAN THAT TIME SHOWED EVERYBODY

WHAT KIND OF QUICKNESS HE'S GOT

GETTING AROUND THE EDGE.

HE SURPRISED COURTNEY UPSHAW,

WHO WAS IN GOOD POSITION BUT COULDN'T MAKE THE PLAY.

RONNIE HILLMAN THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE NFL,

AT 21 YEARS AND THREE MONTHS.

JACOB HESTER IS BACK INTO THE BACKFIELD.

HESTER WITH THE BALL.

AND TRIPPED UP ON HIS WAY TO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE

BY TERRELL SUGGS.

I DON'T THINK HE'S GONNA GET IT. HE'S GONNA BE SHORT.

LET'S SEE WHERE THEY SPOT THIS.

AND PEYTON MANNING WANTS TO GO FOR IT.

WELL, IT'S TOO FAR FOR A FIELD GOAL.

IT'S TOO FAR FOR A FIELD GOAL.

I THINK THIS IS YOUR ONLY CHOICE.

WHY PUNT FROM THE 38-, 37-YARD LINE?

YOU GOT TO GO FOR IT.

FOURTH AND 1.

HESTER STRAIGHT AHEAD. DIVING.

AND VERY CLOSE TO IT.

THIS, IF HE MAKES IT,

IT'S GONNA BE BY THE NOSE OF THE FOOTBALL.

AND BILL VINOVICH GIVES IT TO HIM.

AND JOHN HARBAUGH GOES, "WITHOUT EVEN A MEASUREMENT?"

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS A GIMME.

AGAIN, PRETTY WELL DEFENDED BY THE RAVENS.

TOUGH SLEDDING IN THERE.

TERRELL SUGGS IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT.

WELCOME BACK TO DENVER, EVERYBODY.

WHILE WE WERE AWAY, THEY DID MEASURE.

THEY GAVE THE FIRST DOWN TO THE BRONCOS.

BUT KEEP IN MIND,

BECAUSE THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE THE 2-MINUTE WARNING

AND IT HAS TO DO WITH A FIRST DOWN,

BALTIMORE COULD CHALLENGE THIS.

AND I'M SURE JOHN HARBAUGH IS GETTING WORD.

AND HERE IT COMES.

THEY'RE GONNA CHALLENGE IT.

BALTIMORE IS CHALLENGING THE PREVIOUS RULING ON THE FIELD

OF THE LINE TO GAIN.

TIME OUT.

WELCOME BACK.

BILL VINOVICH IS UNDER THE HOOD,

TAKING A LOOK AT SHOTS LIKE THIS ONE.

THE PROBLEM WITH THAT SHOT IS YOU CAN'T SEE THE FOOTBALL.

HE'S GOT TO SEE SOMETHING COMPLETELY CONCLUSIVE

TO OVERTURN THE CALL ON THE FIELD.

RIGHT THERE, WHEN DOES HESTER'S KNEE TOUCH THE GROUND?

AT FIRST, HIS KNEE'S NOT ON THE GROUND,

AND HE'S STILL DRIVING.

AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY, THE RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS.

BALTIMORE IS CHARGED WITH A TIME-OUT

AND THEIR FIRST CHALLENGE.

AND HE SAYS "IT STANDS" AND NOT "CONFIRMED."

THE REALITY IS YOU JUST COULDN'T SEE THE FOOTBALL

FROM ANY OF THOSE ANGLES,

AND I DON'T SEE HOW BILL VINOVICH

COULD HAVE POSSIBLY EITHER CONFIRMED IT OR OVERTURNED IT

GIVEN THE EVIDENCE IN FRONT OF HIM.

SO BALTIMORE DOWN TO TWO TIME-OUTS REMAINING

HERE IN THE LAST 2 MINUTES OF THE FIRST HALF.

STILL A GOOD CHALLENGE BY JOHN HARBAUGH.

DENVER WITH 10 FIRST DOWNS HERE IN THE SECOND QUARTER

TO BALTIMORE'S ONE.

THIS IS HESTER.

TO THE 33.

AGAIN, THOUGH, WHAT DENVER IS DOING

IS THEY'RE RUNNING THE FOOTBALL.

THAT WAS THEIR 17th RUN.

AND THAT REALLY SETS UP THE MANNING PLAY-ACTION.

MANNING THROWING.

OFF THE HANDS OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

THAT WILL STOP THE CLOCK WITH 1:26 TO PLAY.

DEMARYIUS THOMAS REALLY DROVE CARY WILLIAMS DEEP.

I MEAN, CARY WILLIAMS IS A GOOD 3 OR 4 YARDS BEHIND THOMAS,

WHO DID A GREAT COMEBACK,

BUT THE MANNING THROW WAS JUST TOO FAR TO THE OUTSIDE,

AND THOMAS NOT ABLE TO GET IT.

THAT WAS A REAL MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BRONCOS.

THIRD AND 7.

ED REED SITTING BACK IN CENTER FIELD,

CLEAR BACK AT THE 10-YARD LINE.

MANNING.

LOTS OF TIME AND THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE.

INCOMPLETE. BATTED DOWN.

TERRELL SUGGS ALL OVER JACOB HESTER.

SUGGS IN COVERAGE AGAIN.

HESTER LOOKING AROUND FOR A FLAG.

YOU KNOW, SUGGS, WHO REALLY MADE HIS MARK MOST OF HIS CAREER

BY CRASHING THE QUARTERBACK IN THE POCKET,

SHOWING HIS COVERAGE SKILLS HERE A LITTLE BIT THIS AFTERNOON.

AND THAT WILL BRING OUT MATT PRATER.

133 TOTAL POINTS DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.

TWO CAREER 59-YARD FIELD GOALS.

THIS ONE FROM 52.

WHAT WIND WE HAD EARLIER WAS BLOWING IN HIS FACE

AS HE ATTEMPTS THIS.

AND THAT WAS A KNUCKLEBALL ALL THE WAY.

KICKING HERE IN DENVER HAS ITS ADVANTAGES.

MATT PRATER 15 OUT OF 20 FROM 50 OR MORE YARDS,

BUT NOW 15 FOR 21.

A GOOD SNAP. COLQUITT GIVES HIM A GOOD HOLD.

AND NOW BALTIMORE ENDS UP

WITH SOME REALLY GOOD FIELD POSITION.

HE HITS THE GROUND.

BOY, HE HIT THE GROUND WAY BEHIND THE FOOTBALL.

I MEAN, HE STRUCK THE GROUND A GOOD FOOT BEHIND THE FOOTBALL.

AND NOW, WITH 1:16,

THE RAVENS FIND THEMSELVES WITH SOME GOOD FIELD POSITION.

KEEP IN MIND THEY ONLY HAVE TWO TIME-OUTS

BECAUSE THEY BURNED ONE ON THAT CHALLENGE.

JOE FLACCO WITH 1:16 ON THE CLOCK.

RAY RICE IN THE BACKFIELD.

FLACCO DODGING PRESSURE.

THROWS.

WHAT A CATCH MADE INSIDE THE 50-YARD LINE BY ANQUAN BOLDIN.

SOMETIMES THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING A BIG, STRONG GUY.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JOE FLACCO IS.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE FEW TIMES TODAY

THAT HE WAS UNDER DURESS IN THE POCKET,

AND HE STOOD IN THERE AND DELIVERED A GREAT PASS.

FLACCO THROWING IN THAT DIRECTION AGAIN.

AND THE DIVING CATCH MADE ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD

BY DENNIS PITTA.

REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE TALKING WITH ANQUAN BOLDIN

ABOUT CATCHING THE BALL IN COLD WEATHER

AND HE SAID, "YOU CATCH THE BALL WITH YOUR EYES."

YEAH. AND HE SAYS, "IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL.

"YOU JUST DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE TEMPERATURE IS."

FIRST DOWN NOW AT THE 32 OF THE BRONCOS.

FLACCO GONNA GO DEEP DOWN THE SIDELINE.

CAUGHT FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!

TORREY SMITH!

AND AGAIN CHAMP BAILEY ON THE COVERAGE.

THAT WAS A FANTASTIC DRIVE BY THE RAVENS.

BAILEY LOOKS BACK, FINDS THE FOOTBALL.

BUT LOOK AT BAILEY. HE'S NOT ABLE TO REACT.

TORREY SMITH IS ABLE TO PULL UP, STOP HIS FORWARD MOMENTUM

AND COME BACK AND MAKE THE CATCH.

AND CHAMP BAILEY JUST UNABLE TO STOP HIS MOMENTUM DOWNFIELD.

TORREY SMITH THE GUY

THAT ATHLETICALLY WAS ABLE TO COME BACK AND MAKE THAT CATCH.

HOW PRETTY IS THAT?

THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

WITH 36 SECONDS TO PLAY, WE ARE TIED AGAIN AT 21.

AND, DAN, THIS IS AMAZING

BECAUSE ALL OF OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH CHAMP BAILEY,

HE WAS ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED THAT HE COULD HANDLE TORREY SMITH.

THAT HASN'T BEEN THE CASE TODAY.

HE WAS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT GETTING HIS HANDS

ON TORREY SMITH AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE,

DISRUPTING HIS ROUTE,

AND AFTER THAT, HE'S NOT MUCH OF A FACTOR.

TORREY SMITH IS JUST GOING WILD HERE --

91 YARDS ON TWO CATCHES AGAINST CHAMP BAILEY.

AND REMEMBER, HE WAS WIDE OPEN ON ANOTHER ONE

WHERE JOE FLACCO OVERTHREW HIM.

YOU KNOW, JOHN HARBAUGH CHALLENGED THAT PLAY.

AND AFTER THAT, YOU'RE GOING,

"IT DIDN'T WORK OUT FOR THEM. HERE COMES DENVER."

AND THEN WHAT A STAND BY THE RAVENS' DEFENSE.

AND THEN WOW. BANG -- AWAY THEY GO.

APPARENTLY THE WIND HAS KICKED UP DOWN ON THE FIELD.

AGAIN, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BALTIMORE OFFENSIVE LINE.

AND THAT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, GIVING JOE FLACCO --

AND WITH FLACCO'S ARM STRENGTH,

HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE TO STRIDE INTO THE FOOTBALL

TO COVER THAT MUCH GROUND.

SO NOW THE BALL IS GOING TO BE HELD FOR JUSTIN TUCKER.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY WILL LET THIS ONE GO THROUGH THE END ZONE

FOR THE TOUCHBACK.

WELL, FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS THEY HAD TEEING UP THE FOOTBALL,

THE FLAGS AREN'T SHOWING ANY WIND,

BUT IT IS STILL VERY COLD HERE IN DENVER.

WELL, 36 SECONDS, THREE TIME-OUTS FOR DENVER.

HOW AGGRESSIVE ARE THEY GOING TO BE?

NOT VERY.

HESTER.

TO THE 21.

AND NO TIME-OUT IS CALLED.

THE TEAMS WILL LEAVE THE FIELD.

IT HAS BEEN A FIRST HALF OF REBOUNDING FROM A BIG PLAY

AND HITTING THE OTHER GUY WITH A BIG PLAY.

THREE TIES, 21-21, BALTIMORE AND DENVER.

RAY LEWIS GOING UP AGAINST PEYTON MANNING

FOR THE LAST TIME IN HIS GREAT CAREER.

IT IS STILL A COLD DAY HERE IN DENVER.

THE TEMPERATURE IS NOW 11 DEGREES,

AND THE WIND CHILL IS -1.

AND DENVER WILL GET THE FOOTBALL FIRST HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY.

HE'LL BE ABLE TO RUN THIS ONE OUT OF THE END ZONE

FROM ABOUT 4 OR 5 YARDS DEEP.

AND RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD!

AND THERE HE GOES!

HOLLIDAY!

20, 10.

TOUCHDOWN, DENVER!

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

A 90-YARD PUNT RETURN.

HE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A 104-YARD KICKOFF RETURN

TO START THE SECOND HALF.

OH, THE PAIN

JOHN HARBAUGH MUST BE FEELING RIGHT NOW.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY STARTS RIGHT, GOES LEFT,

AND THEN GOES RIGHT BACK UP THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.

AND ONCE AGAIN, A LACK OF LANE RESPONSIBILITY

BY THE COVERAGE UNIT OF THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

AND FOR THE SECOND TIME TODAY, PEYTON MANNING,

READY TO COME OUT ONTO THE FIELD,

HAS TO WAIT BECAUSE OF TRINDON HOLLIDAY.

AND JOHN HARBAUGH, AN OLD SPECIAL-TEAMS COACH,

MUST ESPECIALLY FEEL THE PAIN.

OH, HOW THAT'S GOT TO HURT.

5'5" TALL.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY PLAYING REALLY BIG TODAY.

THE LITTLEST GUY ON THE FIELD

HAS MADE THE BIGGEST IMPRESSION TODAY.

WELL, HE'S GOTTEN SOME GOOD BLOCKING UP FRONT.

BUT AS YOU SEE,

HE DIDN'T HAVE TO BREAK ANY TACKLES ON THE WAY THERE.

IT'S NOT LIKE HE STEAMROLLED ANYBODY.

EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

IT IS A GENUINE HOLLIDAY CELEBRATION

FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS.

THE FANS, BECAUSE OF THE COLD WEATHER,

WASTED NO TIME GOING INDOORS AT HALFTIME.

AND LOOK -- THEY AREN'T BACK YET.

NO, BUT THEY COULD HEAR IT AND PROBABLY FEEL IT

WHEREVER THEY WERE IN THIS STADIUM

ABOUT THE TIME THAT HOLLIDAY GOT TO THE 50-YARD LINE.

28-21, DENVER.

AND JACOBY JONES,

WHO IS THE PRO BOWL KICK RETURNER FOR THE AFC,

HOPING TO GET A CHANCE TO STRUT HIS STUFF.

NOT ON THIS ONE.

IT'LL COME OUT TO THE 20-YARD LINE.

LET'S GO BACK TO IT.

HOLLIDAY GETS A GREAT BLOCK THAT SPRINGS HIM,

FROM JACOB HESTER.

NUMBER 40 THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN.

HE TAKES OUT SEAN CONSIDINE.

AND BRENDON AYANBADEJO KIND OF JUMPS OUT OF HIS LANE,

THINKING THAT HOLLIDAY'S GOING TO THE RIGHT.

AND THAT CREATED THAT OPENING.

THERE'S HESTER THERE ON YOUR LEFT.

CONSIDINE, REALLY, RUNS INTO HIM,

BUT HE TAKES HIM TO THE GROUND.

AND THEN AYANBADEJO KIND OF OVERPURSUED IT

AND JUMPED OUT OF HIS LANE.

AND BRENDON AYANBADEJO IS A THREE-TIME

PRO BOWL SPECIAL TEAMER.

ON FIRST DOWN, RAY RICE,

WHO ONLY HAD SIX TOUCHES IN THE FIRST HALF.

SECOND AND 8.

AND RICE AGAIN.

WELL, SOLLY, I'LL TELL YOU ONE THING --

YOU CAN MAYBE ASK FLACCO

IF HE'LL START THROWING IT OVER TO THE LEFT,

BUT AS LONG AS TORREY SMITH IS LIGHTING UP CHAMP BAILEY,

HE'S GOT NO REASON TO MOVE.

AND AGAIN, I THINK IT ALL STARTS WITH CHAMP BAILEY.

WHEN HE GETS AN OPPORTUNITY,

HE'S GOT TO GET UP IN TORREY SMITH'S FACE

AND DISRUPT HIM EARLY IN THE PATTERN.

HE CAN'T GET INTO THIS DEAL

OF RUNNING DOWNFIELD WITH TORREY SMITH.

HE'S LOSING THAT BATTLE.

BAILEY IS OUT HERE AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN

ON TORREY SMITH ON THIRD AND 7.

FLACCO.

FIRST SACK OF THE DAY.

AND ROBERT AYERS IN ON THE BALTIMORE QUARTERBACK.

AND WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER DOWN ON THE PLAY.

OFFSIDE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 92.

5-YARD PENALTY.

REPEAT THIRD DOWN.

ELVIS DUMERVIL.

AND HE DOES -- HE GUESSES ON THE SNAP COUNT,

AND HE GUESSES WRONG.

HE'S TRYING TO GET UPFIELD ON BRYANT McKINNIE.

AND NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. HE WAS WELL OFFSIDES.

SO THAT NEGATES THE SACK.

BALTIMORE STILL LOOKING FOR A THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION

FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

KEEP IN MIND, THEY WERE 1 FOR 12 IN THAT GAME BACK IN DECEMBER.

WELL, THEY'RE 1 FOR 16 FOR THE SEASON.

AND HERE IS A THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION.

AND RAY RICE DOWN THE SIDELINE FOR BIG YARDAGE.

KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS NEAR MIDFIELD.

WELL, AS RAY RICE GOES, NORMALLY,

THAT'S HOW THIS OFFENSE GOES.

I DON'T THINK YOU CAN COUNT ALL DAY

ON TORREY SMITH CARRYING THIS OFFENSE.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.

GREAT BLOCK AT THE POINT OF ATTACK BY MICHAEL OHER.

AND THEN ANQUAN BOLDIN WITH A NICE KICK-OUT.

AND DENNIS PITTA GETS A GOOD BLOCK ON MILLER

AT THE POINT OF ATTACK AS WELL.

THIS IS BERNARD PIERCE.

AND PIERCE IS GONNA LOSE A YARD ON THE PLAY.

THAT'S HOW YOU SET THE EDGE.

NOBODY WAS GONNA GET AROUND THAT CORNER ON DENVER.

THAT STACKED IT UP.

BUT THAT LAST PLAY, THAT WAS A THING OF RUNNING BEAUTY.

WE HAVE A PENALTY MARKER.

12 MEN, DEFENSE.

5-YARD PENALTY. REPEAT FIRST DOWN.

WELL, A COUPLE OF MISTAKES ON THIS DRIVE

BY JOHN FOX'S DEFENSE.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS A SUPERB DEFENSIVE UNIT.

BUT YOU DON'T MAKE IT EASY ON THE OTHER GUY.

AND THAT'S JACK DEL RIO,

THE FORMER JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS COACH,

WHO'S IN HIS FIRST YEAR HERE COORDINATING.

FLACCO WENT WITH A QUICK SNAP

AND CAUGHT THEM WITH THE 12th MAN ON THE FIELD.

FIRST AND 5.

AND DENVER'S OFFSIDES AGAIN.

THIS TIME, I THINK, VON MILLER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY THINK THEY'VE GOT SOME CUE

AS TO JOE FLACCO'S SNAP COUNT, BUT THEY DON'T.

OFFSIDE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 58.

5-YARD PENALTY. RESULTS IN A FIRST DOWN.

THERE'S VON MILLER.

AND AGAIN, HE JUST LEANS DOWN

AND TRIES TO GET A LITTLE JUMP UPFIELD ON MICHAEL OHER.

BUT HE'S IN THE NEUTRAL ZONE AT THE SNAP.

THIS IS REALLY UNCHARACTERISTIC FOR THIS DEFENSIVE TEAM

TO JUST BE HANDING YARDAGE OVER TO THE OPPONENT.

THE BRONCOS GRAB THE LEAD

AND THEN SUDDENLY BECOME MISTAKE-PRONE ON DEFENSE.

BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH.

SEVEN PENALTIES ON THE DAY.

AND THE CROWD NOISE CERTAINLY SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING

THEIR OWN DEFENSE INSTEAD OF BALTIMORE'S OFFENSE.

AND THE BALL'S ON THE GROUND.

LOOSE BALL COVERED BY DENVER!

KEITH BROOKING, THE MIDDLE LINEBACKER.

THE BALL IS ON THE GROUND,

AND JOE FLACCO LOOKS LIKE HE'S GONNA BE ABLE TO GET THE BALL.

BUT THEN IT GETS KICKED BY ONE OF HIS TEAMMATES.

AND YOU SEE A LITTLE PUSHING AND SHOVING HERE.

JOE FLACCO'S GONNA BE ABLE TO RECOVER THIS BALL

WHEN IT HITS THE GROUND.

IT'S A FUMBLED EXCHANGE RIGHT THERE.

AND THEN YOU SEE THE BALL GETS KICKED AWAY FROM HIM.

LOOKED LIKE BRYANT McKINNIE'S FOOT HIT IT.

AT THE VERY START OF THE DAY,

I ASKED YOU ABOUT COLD-WEATHER EFFECT ON THE TEAMS.

AND YOU SAID ONE OF THE THINGS IS THE EXCHANGE

BETWEEN THE CENTER AND THE QUARTERBACK.

ANYONE WHO HANDLES THE FOOTBALL IN THIS TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT,

YOU'VE JUST GOT TO STAY WITH IT.

TWO VETERAN GUYS -- MATT BIRK AT THE CENTER POSITION.

BALTIMORE LOST FIVE FUMBLES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON.

THIS IS THE THIRD FUMBLE THEY'VE LOST IN THIS POSTSEASON.

KEEP IN MIND, FLACCO HAD A FUMBLE

IN THE GAME BACK IN DECEMBER ON A QUARTERBACK SNEAK.

KNOWSHON MORENO.

TO ABOUT THE 48.

RAY LEWIS AND ED REED COMBINING FOR THE STOP.

RAY LEWIS, SINCE HE WAS DRAFTED NUMBER ONE BACK IN 1996,

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN HIM ABLE TO RALLY A DEFENSE

TO OVERCOME A MISTAKE BY THEIR OFFENSE AND MAKE A STAND?

WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT HIS WHOLE CAREER,

AND THAT'S RIGHT WHERE THIS DEFENSE IS RIGHT NOW.

THEIR OFFENSE MADE A MISTAKE.

THEY GAVE GREAT FIELD POSITION TO DENVER.

CAN THEY GET IT DONE AND FORCE DENVER TO KICK IT AWAY?

MANNING.

OVER THE MIDDLE.

PENALTY MARKER FLIES. AND ANOTHER.

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

RAY LEWIS ON BRANDON STOKLEY.

PASS INTERFERENCE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 52.

SPOT FOUL.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

WELL, RAY LEWIS AGAIN, JUST SITTING --

WE SAW IT IN THE FIRST HALF,

WHERE HE MADE A GOOD TACKLE ON STOKLEY

AFTER STOKLEY CAUGHT THE BALL.

BUT RAY LEWIS THIS TIME,

HE JUST DIDN'T THINK HE COULD RUN WITH STOKLEY

AND JUST REACHED OUT AND GRABBED HIM.

THAT WAS A CONSCIOUS DECISION ON RAY'S PART.

YARDAGEWISE, IT WASN'T THAT BIG A DEAL.

THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN.

AND HILLMAN...

ANOTHER LATE FLAG IN THE BACKFIELD.

HOLDING. OFFENSE, NUMBER 77.

10-YARD PENALTY.

REPEAT FIRST DOWN.

THAT WAS A HOLDING CALL ON DENVER.

THE BRONCOS NOW HAVE A FIRST AND 20.

THEIR EIGHTH PENALTY.

DENVER IS JUST REALLY NOT PLAYING

VERY DISCIPLINED FOOTBALL HERE IN THIS SECOND HALF.

THANK HEAVENS FOR HOLLIDAY.

MANNING THROWS. BOUNCES IT.

WELL, PAUL KRUGER FORCED THAT THROW.

IF PEYTON MANNING WOULD'VE PUT THAT BALL

WHERE IT WOULD'VE BEEN COMPLETED,

PAUL KRUGER WOULD'VE RUN INTO THE END ZONE

WITH AN INTERCEPTION.

KRUGER THERE ON THE RIGHT, 99, UNBLOCKED.

I MEAN, YEAH, HE'S RIGHT THERE.

PEYTON HAS TO THROW THAT LOW AND AWAY.

THAT WAS A SMART MOVE BY MANNING

AND A GOOD PIECE OF WORK BY PAUL KRUGER FORCING THE ISSUE.

PAUL KRUGER HAS BEEN A FORCE FOR THE RAVENS

IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON --

7 1/2 SACKS OVER HIS LAST EIGHT GAMES.

SECOND AND 20.

HE'S REALLY THE ONLY REAL EFFECTIVE PASS RUSHER THEY HAVE.

TERRELL SUGGS, COMING BACK FROM THE ACHILLES',

HE'S JUST NOT AS EXPLOSIVE AS HE WAS.

MANNING. HE GOES DOWN.

AND ANOTHER PENALTY MARKER IS DOWN, AND THE BALL IS LOOSE.

AND THE MINUTE I SAY THAT, THERE'S SUGGS RIGHT AT HIS FEET.

[ WHISTLES BLOWING ]

RAVENS SAY THEY HAVE THE FOOTBALL.

AND AN OFFICIAL AGREES WITH HIM.

NOW LET'S CHECK THE FLAG.

[ CROWD BOOING ]

PEYTON SAYS, "NOT SO FAST."

ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 55.

5-YARD PENALTY.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

SO THAT NEGATES THE FUMBLE RECOVERY.

THE PENALTY IS ON TERRELL SUGGS.

TERRELL SUGGS IS THERE ON THE LEFT,

WORKING AGAINST RYAN CLADY.

AND WHERE ARE THE --

BOY, THAT WAS BRIEF.

YOU CAN SEE CLADY'S HEAD GO BACK.

BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE HIS HAND IS MORE ON THE SHOULDER PAD

AND DOWN A LITTLE LOWER.

I DIDN'T SEE THE HAND ACTUALLY UP IN THE FACE.

THAT WAS A PRETTY TICKY-TACK CALL AGAINST TERRELL SUGGS.

THERE'S STILL A DISCUSSION GOING ON AMONGST THE OFFICIALS.

REMEMBER, IN THE POSTSEASON, IT'S NOT AN OFFICIATING CREW

THAT'S BEEN TOGETHER ALL SEASON LONG.

HERE WE GO.

OKAY. THERE ARE TWO FOULS ON THE PLAY, BOTH ON THE DEFENSE.

ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 55.

THAT PENALTY IS DECLINED.

ILLEGAL HANDS TO THE FACE. DEFENSE, NUMBER 29.

THAT PENALTY IS ACCEPTED.

5 YARDS FROM THE PREVIOUS SPOT.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

WELL, THE ONE AGAINST CARY WILLIAMS

IS THE ONE THAT'S BEING ACCEPTED.

AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW THIS IS BEING RECEIVED

IN BALTIMORE RIGHT NOW.

ABOUT THE SAME WAY IT'S BEING RECEIVED ON THEIR SIDELINE

BY JOHN HARBAUGH -- NOT VERY WELL.

THAT WOULD'VE BEEN A HUGE PLAY, A TURNOVER,

THAT GETS NEGATED BY THE TWO PENALTIES.

THE OFFICIALS ARE STILL CONFERRING,

NOT FREEING THE TEAMS TO PLAY YET.

THIS IS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE FIELD.

THAT IS CHYKIE BROWN ON DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

I DON'T KNOW. I COULDN'T SEE A FLAG IN THE...

SINCE DENVER FUMBLED THE BALL,

WE HAVE TO GO FROM THE SPOT OF THE END OF THE RUN.

IT'LL BE 5 YARDS AND AN AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN

FROM THAT SPOT.

SO THIS IS ALL JUST TRYING TO DETERMINE THE PROPER POSITIONING

FOR THE FIRST-DOWN PLAY FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS.

SO THEY'VE MOVED THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE BACK.

AND PEYTON MANNING -- HE WAS ACTUALLY DOWN ON THE GROUND.

HIS KNEE WAS ON THE GROUND BEFORE THAT BALL CAME OUT.

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN OVERTURNED.

SO THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE IS THE DENVER 42.

FIRST DOWN.

HILLMAN.

SQUEEZES THROUGH THE MIDDLE. ACROSS THE 45, TO THE 47.

AND DANNELL ELLERBE IN ON THE TACKLE.

WELL, THAT TOOK A LONG TIME TO SORT THAT OUT.

AND AGAIN, PEYTON MANNING GOING NO-HUDDLE

BUT NOT GOING REALLY QUICKLY.

BRONCOS TRYING TO CAPITALIZE ON A FLACCO FUMBLE.

MANNING. INCOMPLETE.

INTENDED FOR DECKER.

COVERED BY ELLERBE.

AND DANNELL ELLERBE -- MAN, HAS HE STEPPED UP.

AND YOU TALK TO DENVER

AND ASK THEM ABOUT WHO STANDS OUT ON THE RAVENS DEFENSE,

AND THEY'LL TELL YOU THAT IT'S DANNELL ELLERBE.

AND LOOK AT THAT MOVE HE MAKES.

GONNA WORK IN HIS ZONE.

HE ROLLS WITH THE RECEIVER

AND THEN BREAKS OFF, COMES BACK INSIDE.

BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

ELLERBE ONE OF THOSE WHO DIDN'T PLAY A MONTH AGO

IN THE GAME IN BALTIMORE AGAINST DENVER.

THIRD AND 5.

AND THAT WON'T GET THEM ANYWHERE NEAR A FIRST DOWN.

NO.

YOU KNOW, BEFORE THIS ALL STARTED,

WE TALKED ABOUT HOW MANY TIMES THAT WE'VE SEEN RAY LEWIS

GET HIS DEFENSE TO GET THIS DONE.

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID.

IT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID -- FORCING A DENVER PUNT.

GOOD WORK BY THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE,

EVEN WITH A COUPLE PENALTIES ALONG THE WAY.

THAT'S TANDON DOSS BACK AT HIS 10-YARD LINE.

NOT VERY OFTEN ON THIRD AND 5

YOU SEE PEYTON MANNING HAND IT OFF

INSTEAD OF TRUSTING HIMSELF TO GET IT DONE

THROWING THE FOOTBALL.

BRITTON COLQUITT.

DOSS IS GONNA LET THIS ONE BOUNCE.

INSIDE THE 5 AND COVERED AT ABOUT THE 2 1/2-YARD LINE.

MATTHEW WILLIS.

9:45 TO PLAY IN THE THIRD.

THIS DENVER CROWD IS ALIVE.

THEY SEE AN OPPORTUNITY

FOR THE DEFENSE TO CAPITALIZE ON FIELD POSITION.

FIRST DOWN FROM THEIR OWN 3 FOR THE RAVENS.

PIERCE.

TO ABOUT THE 5 OR THE 6.

LET'S GO DOWN TO SOLOMON WILCOTS. SOLLY.

Wilcots: GUYS, AT HALFTIME, I TALKED TO HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH.

HE SAID THAT JOE FLACCO HAD SOME SUCCESS

THROWING THE BALL IN THE FIRST HALF.

HE BELIEVES DENVER WILL HAVE TO COMMIT A SAFETY TO THE BACK END.

THEY SHOULD GET THE LOOKS UP FRONT

AND BE ABLE TO POUND THE RUNNING GAME --

LOTS OF RAY RICE, LOTS OF BERNARD PIERCE.

THANKS, SOLLY.

HE DID WANT TO MAKE SURE

RAY RICE ESTABLISHED THE RUNNING GAME TODAY.

RICE HAS NINE CARRIES FOR 46 YARDS.

NO RECEPTIONS.

SECOND AND 7.

VONTA LEACH.

OUT TO ABOUT THE 8.

WELL, VONTA LEACH ISN'T A PRIMARY BALLCARRIER

BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION.

HE ONLY HAD NINE OF THEM

DURING THE COURSE OF THE ENTIRE REGULAR SEASON.

BUT SOMETIMES HE'S BEEN AN EFFECTIVE CHANGE OF PACE.

RIGHT NOW, THOUGH, THIRD AND 4.

BE CAREFUL OF DUMERVIL AND VON MILLER

GETTING A GOOD JUMP ON THE BALL.

JOE FLACCO'S BEEN GETTING THEM OFFSIDES.

LET'S SEE IF HE CAN DO IT AGAIN.

CHAMP BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.

ON THE SLANT.

AND TORREY SMITH TO ABOUT THE 15 FOR A FIRST DOWN.

THAT'S A GOOD, CRISP PATTERN BY TORREY SMITH

AND A VERY DECISIVE, GOOD THROW.

AND AGAIN, CHAMP BAILEY BACK ON HIS HEELS.

AND THE ABRUPT CUT INSIDE ON THE QUICK POST BY TORREY SMITH

REALLY LEFT CHAMP BAILEY STRUGGLING TO KEEP HIS FEET.

RAY LEWIS LOOKS LIKE HE'S BLEEDING ON HIS RIGHT HAND.

HERE IS BERNARD PIERCE.

PIERCE BROUGHT TO A STOP BY WESLEY WOODYARD.

HE'S GOT THE TRAINING STAFF WORKING ON HIS RING FINGER THERE

ON THE RIGHT HAND.

YOU THINK HE FEELS THAT?

NO. NOT AS COLD AS IT IS.

ON SECOND AND 6, THIS IS PIERCE AGAIN.

PIERCE HAD HIMSELF A TERRIFIC DAY AGAINST INDIANAPOLIS

LAST WEEK -- 13 CARRIES FOR 103 YARDS.

THERE YOU GET A GOOD LOOK AT HIS FINGER.

PRETTY BANGED UP.

THERE GOES PIERCE OFF

AND RAY RICE BACK OUT ONTO THE FIELD.

HE'S GOT A KNEE PROBLEM.

HE MISSED A COUPLE DAYS OF PRACTICE THIS WEEK --

BERNARD PIERCE.

THIRD AND 3.

FLACCO.

LOOKING. THROWING.

HE JUST THROWS THAT AWAY. HE HAD NO CHOICE.

HE WAS BEING RUN OUT OF BOUNDS,

AND HE HAD NOWHERE TO GO WITH THE FOOTBALL.

HE DID A GOOD JOB OF GETTING OUTSIDE.

HE GETS AWAY FROM KEVIN VICKERSON.

BUT THEN AGAIN, COULDN'T FIND A RECEIVER WITH ANY SEPARATION.

THERE'S THAT MAN TRINDON HOLLIDAY.

I MIGHT BE TRYING TO KICK THIS TOWARD A SIDELINE.

I'M NOT SURE I'D BE INTERESTED IN HITTING A HUGE, HIGH PUNT.

FAIR CATCH CALLED FOR AND MADE AT THE 25-YARD LINE.

YOU LOOK AT TODAY'S LEADERS.

AND KEEP IN MIND, THESE TWO TEAMS

FIGHTING FOR A BERTH IN THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME NEXT WEEK.

TODAY'S WINNER PLAYS THE WINNER OF TOMORROW'S MATCHUP

BETWEEN THE PATRIOTS AND THE HOUSTON TEXANS.

MANNING 1 FOR HIS LAST 6 THROWING.

OVER THE MIDDLE.

COMPLETE TO THE 35.

JOEL DREESSEN.

VERY CLOSE TO A FIRST DOWN.

RIGHT BETWEEN RAY LEWIS AND COREY GRAHAM.

PEYTON MANNING LOOKING ALL THE WAY FOR JOEL DREESSEN.

AND HE GETS RIGHT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THAT BALTIMORE ZONE.

THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN.

JUST BECAUSE PEYTON MANNING HAS A ONE-TOUCHDOWN LEAD

DOESN'T MEAN HE'S GOING TO ABANDON

THROWING THE BALL ALL OVER THE FIELD, AS HE'S USED TO.

NO, BUT PEYTON MANNING WILL TAKE WHATEVER HE GETS.

AND IF BALTIMORE IS GONNA SIT BACK IN NICKEL,

HE WILL RUN THE FOOTBALL.

HE KNOWS HE'S SITTING ON A LEAD.

HE'S MORE THAN COMFORTABLE HANDING THE BALL OFF

TIME AFTER TIME.

THIS IS HILLMAN.

AND NOTHING THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD FOR HILLMAN.

LET'S SEE IF HE HAS ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST DOWN.

DAN, IF THIS IS SHORT, WHAT'S JOHN FOX DOING?

WELL, THEY'RE GONNA COME OUT FOR A MEASUREMENT.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GONNA DO.

WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE NUMBER-TWO DEFENSE IN THE NFL,

YOU DON'T TURN THE BALL OVER AT YOUR 35-YARD LINE.

IF IT'S FOURTH DOWN, YOU PUNT THIS BALL AWAY.

YOU DON'T THROW YOUR DEFENSE TO THE HOUNDS.

NOT WHEN YOU'VE GOT A TOUCHDOWN LEAD.

WOW.

FIRST DOWN, AND NOT BY MUCH.

BY ABOUT ONE LINK OF THE CHAIN.

THAT WAS IT.

AND AGAIN, JOHN HARBAUGH -- THE SPOTS AND THE MEASUREMENTS

JUST HAVE NOT BEEN GOING THE RAVENS' WAY.

AGAIN, PEYTON MANNING'S GOT THEM UP AT THE LINE, READY TO GO.

MANNING.

THIS SIDE OF THE FIELD.

BATTED AWAY. INCOMPLETE.

INTENDED FOR DECKER.

AND DECKER WANTS A FLAG ON WILLIAMS,

BUT THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD TIMING.

AGAIN, YOU TALK TO OFFICIALS,

AND THEY USE THE TERM "BANG-BANG."

IN SUPER SLO-MO, MAYBE IT'S A HAIR EARLY.

THAT IS VERY SELDOM GONNA DRAW A FLAG.

THAT'S JUST GOOD DEFENSIVE WORK BY CARY WILLIAMS.

BOY, YOU GOT TO BE PATIENT ON DEFENSE AGAINST MANNING.

MANNING UNDER PRESSURE. AND THROWS IT AWAY.

IT WAS HALOTI NGATA COMING RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

AND HE ENDS UP PUTTING PEYTON MANNING ON THE GROUND,

AND PEYTON COMES AWAY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF THE MILE HIGH TURF

ON HIS FACE MASK.

AND NGATA JUST GETS A GREAT WHIFF ON CHRIS KUPER,

THE RIGHT GUARD.

AND I KNOW IT MUST REALLY BE SOMETHING

TO HAVE A GUY THE SIZE OF HALOTI NGATA JUMP AROUND YOU.

AND HIS ACCELERATION,

HIS ATHLETICISM IS JUST EXTRAORDINARY.

6'4", 340 POUNDS.

AND PEYTON WEARING A LITTLE OF THE TURF ON HIS HELMET.

THIRD AND 10.

AND HERE COMES THE BLITZ.

MANNING ON THE MOVE. THROWING SIDELINE.

DIVING CATCH MADE FOR A FIRST DOWN BY JACOB TAMME.

WHAT A JOB BY PEYTON MANNING THROWING THE BALL ON THE RUN.

HERE COME THE RAVENS RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

DOUBLE A-GAP BLITZ.

RAY LEWIS GETS PICKED UP BY HESTER.

BUT STILL, HE'S ONLY SLOWED DOWN.

HE'S STILL CHASING MANNING.

THIS IS A TIGHT END RUNNING A PATTERN LIKE A WIDE RECEIVER.

JACOB TAMME IS TIGHT END IN NAME ONLY.

HE'S GOT A LOT OF WIDE RECEIVER IN HIM.

THIS IS RONNIE HILLMAN.

AND HILLMAN IS BROUGHT DOWN BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE

BY 52.

WELL, COURTNEY UPSHAW -- HE MAKES THIS HAPPEN.

HE GETS UPFIELD. TALK ABOUT SETTING THE EDGE.

THERE'S UPSHAW. HE FORCES THIS PLAY REALLY WIDE.

HILLMAN NEVER GETS A CHANCE TO TURN UPFIELD,

AND RAY CLEANS IT UP.

91, THOUGH, COURTNEY UPSHAW -- HE MADE IT HAPPEN.

WORD WE GET FROM THE SIDELINE

IS THAT KNOWSHON MORENO HAS A KNEE INJURY.

HIS RETURN IS QUESTIONABLE FOR DENVER.

RONNIE HILLMAN GETTING THE SNAPS OUT OF THE BACKFIELD NOW.

MANNING STEPPING UP.

AND A BULLET TO THE 45-YARD LINE AND COMPLETE TO TAMME.

WELL, IF YOU WONDER WHETHER PEYTON MANNING,

AFTER THE FOUR NECK SURGERIES, CAN STILL DRIVE THE FOOTBALL,

CHECK THIS OUT.

PAUL KRUGER COMES RIGHT IN THERE AND DROPS MANNING.

BUT THIS IS REALLY A LASER SHOT TO JACOB TAMME.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, THE LOSS OF MORENO, THAT HURTS.

HE DOES THE HEAVY LIFTING IN THE RUNNING GAME FOR THIS OFFENSE

AND HAS ALREADY RUN THE BALL 24 TIMES.

HESTER IN THE BACKFIELD NOW ON THIRD AND 1.

PLAY CLOCK DOWN TO 3.

HESTER WITH THE FOOTBALL.

AND HAS THE FIRST DOWN.

THERE'S A LATE -- REALLY A LATE FLAG THROWN IN.

HOLDING.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 73.

10-YARD PENALTY. STILL THIRD DOWN.

THAT NEGATES THE FIRST DOWN.

CHRIS KUPER IS THE GUILTY PARTY.

THERE IT'S 73, CHRIS KUPER,

RIGHT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.

HE JUST FLIPS KEMOEATU OVER ONTO HIS BACK.

PART OF THAT FLAG WAS KEMOEATU FLIPPING OVER LIKE THAT.

THERE'S PEYTON MANNING SPREADING THE FOOTBALL AROUND,

LETTING EVERYBODY GET INVOLVED.

AND AGAIN, DEMARYIUS THOMAS KIND OF STICKS OUT THERE

WITH ONLY TWO RECEPTIONS FOR A TOTAL OF 20 YARDS.

SO NOW ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE.

THIRD AND 11.

MANNING NEEDS THE 44 OF THE RAVENS FOR A FIRST DOWN.

NINE PENALTIES ALREADY ON DENVER IN THIS GAME.

STILL IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

MANNING.

DOWN.

LOST THE FOOTBALL!

AND PAUL KRUGER IS ON TOP OF IT!

OFFICIALS SIGNAL BALTIMORE FOOTBALL.

BERNARD POLLARD IS SCREAMING AT AN OFFICIAL.

PEYTON MANNING AGAIN --

OH, THE TUCK RULE IS GONNA COME INTO PLAY HERE.

PEYTON MANNING ABORTED THAT THROW

AND WAS BRINGING THE FOOTBALL DOWN.

THE QUESTION WAS, DID HE GET IT COMPLETELY PUT AWAY?

THEY'RE TAKING A LOOK AT THIS.

I THINK PEYTON MANNING STARTS TO LOSE CONTROL OF THIS FOOTBALL

RIGHT THERE.

IT'S COMING OUT OF HIS HANDS.

AND HE'S NOT ABLE TO EVER REGAIN CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL.

I THINK THAT'S GONNA BE AN INCOMPLETE PASS.

THIS IS THE SHOT RIGHT HERE.

IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE FOOTBALL IS COMING LOOSE IN HIS HAND

ON THE WAY DOWN.

YOU CAN SEE IT SLIDING DOWN HIS FINGERS

IN AN ATTEMPT TO TUCK THE BALL BACK.

AND HE NEVER REGAINS CONTROL OF IT.

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY COULD...

AND BILL VINOVICH HAS MADE HIS DECISION.

AFTER REVIEWING THE PLAY, THE RULING ON THE FIELD STANDS.

BALTIMORE'S BALL. FIRST DOWN.

WOW. WHAT A HUGE, HUGE PLAY FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

I'M VERY SURPRISED AT THAT.

OBVIOUSLY BILL VINOVICH IS SAYING

THAT HE DIDN'T SEE ENOUGH TO OVERTURN IT.

AND THAT HE FELT THAT PEYTON HAD IT PUT AWAY AND THEN LOST IT.

IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS LOSING CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL

AS HE WAS TUCKING IT.

MANNING NOW WITH AN INTERCEPTION AND A FUMBLE --

TWO TURNOVERS TODAY.

AND THIS IS RICE.

AND RICE BROUGHT TO A STOP BY VON MILLER.

ONLY THE SECOND FUMBLE LOST

IN 20 CAREER GAMES IN THE POSTSEASON FOR PEYTON MANNING.

AND THAT CAME AT A -- THERE'S NOT A GOOD TIME,

BUT AFTER THEY CONVERTED A FIRST DOWN,

HAD TO BACK UP BECAUSE OF THE HOLDING CALL,

AND NOW BALTIMORE ENDS UP WITH THE BALL.

THIS IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RAVENS.

YES, IT IS.

RICE.

RICE RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE! BREAKING IT!

15, 10.

DOWN INSIDE THE 5-YARD LINE.

IT'LL BE FIRST AND GOAL.

WELL, WHAT A GREAT JOB BY THIS OFFENSIVE LINE.

TAKE A LOOK. MARSHAL YANDA COMES AROUND.

A GREAT DOUBLE TEAM BY McKINNIE AND OSEMELE.

AND THEN YANDA COMES AROUND ON THE POWER,

GETS THE KICK-OUT,

AND RAY RICE GOES, "WHOA, DO I LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS."

AND RAHIM MOORE, WHO MADE ONE OF THE LAST HITS,

LOOKED TO BE A LITTLE SHAKEN UP AND IS COMING OFF THE FIELD.

THIS IS BALTIMORE'S FIRST TRIP INTO THE RED ZONE

ON OFFENSE TODAY.

BACK IN BALTIMORE, NEAR THE END OF THE FIRST HALF,

JOE FLACCO THREW A SIDELINE PASS

THAT WAS PICKED OFF BY CHRIS HARRIS

AND RETURNED 98 YARDS FOR A TOUCHDOWN.

FIRST AND GOAL FROM THE 4.

RICE.

DIVING TO THE 1.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE RAVENS --

SOLOMON WILCOTS TOLD US

THAT JOHN HARBAUGH WANTED TO REALLY RUN THE BALL

HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.

ANOTHER DOUBLE TEAM -- McKINNIE AND OSEMELE --

AND RAY RICE COMES RIGHT IN BEHIND IT.

A LITTLE OLD-FASHIONED POWER FOOTBALL.

DIRT. MUD. GOT IT ALL GOING ON.

FOLLOW 44 TO THE FOOTBALL.

RICE.

DOWN SHORT OF THE GOAL LINE.

AND WE HAVE 50 SECONDS TO PLAY HERE IN THE THIRD.

WHEN THEY GET IN THAT "I" FORMATION,

YOU KNOW VONTA LEACH IS GONNA LEAD RAY RICE.

BUT THAT TIME IT JUST WASN'T EXTREMELY WELL BLOCKED.

JACKSON WAS STANDING IN THE HOLE AND TACKLED RICE.

RICE AGAIN.

TOUCHDOWN, BALTIMORE!

AND AGAIN, RAY RICE GOT YOU DOWN TO THE GOAL LINE,

AND THEN GO POWER FOOTBALL ON FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD DOWN.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO IN THE PLAYOFFS.

AND AGAIN, TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

THERE'S VONTA LEACH.

MARSHAL YANDA PULLS AROUND ONE MORE TIME.

AND BY THE TIME DENVER'S ABLE TO GET A HAT ON RAY RICE,

IT'S HAPPENING IN THE END ZONE.

AND THERE'S A LITTLE MILE HIGH SALUTE IN REVERSE.

PEYTON AND OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MIKE McCOY ON THE SIDELINE.

TUCKER FOR THE TIE.

AND BALTIMORE WITH 14 POINTS

OFF OF TWO PEYTON MANNING TURNOVERS TODAY,

AND WE HAVE OUR FOURTH TIE OF THE DAY AT 28.

THE DENVER OFFENSE HAS ONLY SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS

THROUGH THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF THIS GAME.

AND I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW,

IF YOU HAD ASKED JOHN HARBAUGH WOULD HE SIGN UP FOR THAT,

HE WOULD SAY, "WHERE? I'LL SIGN IT RIGHT NOW."

BY AND LARGE, THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE IS DOING ITS JOB.

PEYTON MANNING LAST LOST TO BALTIMORE

IN THE '01 SEASON, 39-27.

I KNOW ONE THING --

THIS WOULD BE A BOUNCING, KNUCKLEBALL KICKOFF.

I DON'T THINK I'D GIVE TRINDON HOLLIDAY

A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO BRING THIS THING BACK.

I WOULD DRIVE THIS BABY LOW AND BOUNCE

AND MAYBE GET ONE OF THE UP GUYS HAVE TO HANDLE IT.

THE FIRST IN NFL HISTORY

WITH A PUNT RETURN AND A KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN

IN THE SAME POSTSEASON GAME.

AND THERE IT GOES.

GROUND BALL TO SHORT.

BOUNCING AT THE 15.

PICKED UP AT THE 15 BY LANCE BALL.

AND HE RETURNS IT ACROSS THE 25, TO ABOUT THE 27-YARD LINE.

WHETHER PEYTON MANNING IS GONNA HURRY IT UP,

WHATEVER THEY'RE GONNA DO,

IT'S BEEN A LITTLE HERKY-JERKY HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.

AND AGAIN, NO KNOWSHON MORENO.

THAT'S A BIG LOSS.

RONNIE HILLMAN IN THE BACKFIELD.

HILLMAN WITH THE HAND-OFF.

AND THAT WILL PROBABLY DO IT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

IT'S LIKE TWO HEAVYWEIGHTS GOING AT IT,

AND THIS TEAM LED BY PEYTON MANNING ON ONE SIDE,

RAY LEWIS ON THE OTHER.

THE TWO GREAT WARRIORS WE TALKED ABOUT AT THE START OF THE DAY,

THEY'VE WAGED A BATTLE ROYAL.

SECOND AND 7 FOR THE BRONCOS.

MANNING THROWING OUT TO THIS SIDE OF THE FIELD.

THAT'S COMPLETE.

OUT OF BOUNDS AT THE 32-YARD LINE, JOEL DREESSEN.

AGAIN, DANNELL ELLERBE RIGHT WITH HIM IN HIS HIP POCKET.

ANOTHER THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION FOR DENVER COMING UP HERE.

AND, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE FACT THAT THEIR CONFIDENCE LEVEL

CAN'T BE ALL THAT HIGH RIGHT NOW,

THEY'RE IN NEED OF A FIRST DOWN HERE.

I MEAN, IF THEY CAN DO A THREE-AND-OUT, MAN,

OLD MO' IS CLEARLY RIDING ON THE RAVENS' SHOULDER.

MANNING THROWING ON THIRD AND 4.

PULLS IT DOWN AND GOES DOWN!

TERRELL SUGGS IS GONNA GET THE SACK.

AND PEYTON MANNING PULLED THAT THING DOWN.

HE FOUND NOWHERE TO GO WITH THE FOOTBALL.

NOWHERE.

INITIALLY, HE'S GOT TIME TO SURVEY THE FIELD.

HE COCKS IT.

CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE TO GO WITH IT.

HERE'S ERIC DECKER WORKING ON CARY WILLIAMS.

ABSOLUTELY NO SEPARATION WHATSOEVER.

MAN, BALTIMORE'S DEFENSE IS GETTING IT DONE.

AND JACOBY JONES LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO RETURN.

FROM THE 19.

DIVING ACROSS THE 30, TO ABOUT THE 33-YARD LINE.

CHAMP BAILEY HAS HAD HIS HANDS FULL WITH TORREY SMITH.

CHAMP BAILEY ON TORREY SMITH AT THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN.

ON FIRST DOWN, RICE.

SHOWING A LITTLE PATIENCE.

JUST ACROSS THE 35-YARD LINE.

THERE'S TERRELL SUGGS,

PUTTING A GATORADE COOLER TO GOOD USE.

DAN, IT'S WORTH REPEATING --

NEITHER TEAM THOUGHT THAT THE GAME PLAYED A MONTH AGO

HAD ANY BEARING ON TODAY.

NO.

BALTIMORE BASICALLY PLAYED THAT GAME

WITH ONE ARM BEHIND THEIR BACK,

AS MANY INJURED PEOPLE AS THEY HAD.

ON SECOND AND 7, FLACCO ROLLING.

THROWING.

AND THAT'S COMPLETE, BUT NOT FOR VERY MUCH AT ALL.

VONTA LEACH FIGHTS HIS WAY FOR A COUPLE.

THIRD AND 6.

ON THE SLANT. ALMOST PULLED IN.

ANQUAN BOLDIN COULDN'T MAKE THE CATCH AT MIDFIELD.

INCOMPLETE.

THAT REALLY WAS A THING OF BEAUTY.

HOW CLOSE WAS ANQUAN BOLDIN

TO JUST SNATCHING THIS FOOTBALL OUT OF MIDAIR WITH ONE HAND?

JOE FLACCO REALLY DRIVES IT

JUST A LITTLE TOO FAR OUT IN FRONT OF BOLDIN,

AND HE ALMOST, ALMOST PULLS IT IN.

TRINDON HOLLIDAY BACK AT HIS OWN 17-YARD LINE.

SAM KOCH.

IT'S A RETURNABLE KICK.

HOLLIDAY BACK TO HIS 5.

TAKES A LOOK AT THE LANDSCAPE.

AND DOESN'T GET VERY FAR AT ALL.

12:09 TO PLAY IN THE FOURTH.

IT HAS BEEN A DIFFERENT PEYTON MANNING

HERE IN THE SECOND HALF SO FAR.

HE'S GOT TO TRY TO FIND DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

THOMAS JUST HASN'T BEEN A PART OF THIS GAME.

THERE HE IS AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.

PLAY FAKE. MANNING THROWING.

AND THAT'S COMPLETE.

OUT ACROSS THE 20, TO THE 23-YARD LINE IS RONNIE HILLMAN.

AGAIN, THE RECEIVERS DRIVE EVERYBODY DEEP,

AND THAT FREES IT UP AFTER THE PLAY-ACTION PASS.

RAY LEWIS TRYING TO RUN WITH RONNIE HILLMAN.

BUT THAT'S ASKING AN AWFUL LOT OF THE 37-YEAR-OLD LEWIS,

RUNNING WITH THE YOUNGSTER RONNIE HILLMAN --

AS GREG TOLD YOU EARLIER, THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE NFL.

WITH THAT GAIN,

ONLY 43 TOTAL YARDS FOR DENVER HERE IN THE SECOND HALF.

THEY'LL ADD TO THAT TOTAL HERE.

KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS IS JOEL DREESSEN

JUST SHORT OF THE 30-YARD LINE.

AND THIS WOULD BE -- MANNING SHOULD HURRY IT UP.

GET THIS OFFENSE MOVING AT A BRISKER PACE.

THEY ALWAYS GO NO-HUDDLE,

BUT I'D BE TRYING TO SNAP THIS BALL A LITTLE QUICKER.

TRY TO TIRE THIS DEFENSE OUT.

HILLMAN.

AND APPEARS TO HAVE ENOUGH FOR A FIRST DOWN,

AT ABOUT THE 33 1/2.

JOE FLACCO AWAITS HIS TURN.

THAT'S A DENVER FIRST DOWN.

AND LANCE BALL COMES INTO THE BACKFIELD

TO GIVE RONNIE HILLMAN A LITTLE REST.

WE'LL SEE HOW THIS WORKS OUT

FROM A PASS-PROTECTION STANDPOINT.

HERE THEY COME.

AND MANNING HAD TO GET RID OF IT IN A HURRY.

AND MY POINT IS THAT LANCE BALL OR RONNIE HILLMAN --

NONE OF THEM ARE THE PASS PROTECTORS

THAT KNOWSHON MORENO IS.

AND THERE'S A GOOD EXAMPLE RIGHT THERE.

LANCE BALL IS GONNA JUMP TO THE OUTSIDE.

ALL HE DOES IS RUN INTO HIS LEFT TACKLE, RYAN CLADY,

AND ALLOWS COREY GRAHAM TO COME RIGHT UP THE MIDDLE

ON PEYTON MANNING.

THE LOSS OF KNOWSHON MORENO JUST ISN'T IN THE RUN GAME.

IT'S GONNA BE IN THE PASS-PROTECTION ASPECT

OF THINGS AS WELL.

IN THE FOURTH QUARTERS OF GAMES THIS SEASON, PEYTON MANNING --

NINE TOUCHDOWN PASSES, NO INTERCEPTIONS.

MANNING WITH TIME THIS TIME. AND THROWING.

AND THE CATCH IS MADE CLOSE TO THE 45-YARD LINE BY DREESSEN.

AND A LATE FLAG.

CHYKIE BROWN MADE THAT HIT.

KIND OF GET THE FEELING THEY'LL CALL THIS DEFENSELESS?

WELL, YOU COULD HEAR IT ALL THE WAY UP HERE,

WHICH LEADS YOU TO BELIEVE IT WAS HELMET-TO-HELMET.

PERSONAL FOUL.

HIT ON A DEFENSELESS RECEIVER. DEFENSE, NUMBER 23.

15-YARD PENALTY FROM THE END OF THE RUN.

AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

THERE'S DREESSEN MAKING THE CATCH.

AND I GUESS THEY'RE GONNA SAY THAT CHYKIE BROWN COMES IN --

AND YES, WITH THE CROWN OF HIS HELMET,

HE HITS DREESSEN RIGHT IN THE FACE MASK.

NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

HE LED WITH THE HELMET, AND THE CROWN OF HIS HELMET

CAUGHT THE RECEIVER RIGHT IN THE FACE.

SO NOW THE BRONCOS AT THE BALTIMORE 40.

THIS WAS AFTER A GREAT SAM KOCH PUNT

PINNED DENVER WAY BACK THERE.

THIS IS A GOOD DRIVE.

HILLMAN STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AGAIN, HILLMAN GETTING THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK

NOW THAT KNOWSHON MORENO HAS BEEN SIDELINED

WITH A KNEE INJURY.

AND HILLMAN NOT THE BIGGEST BACK IN THE WORLD, AT 5'10", 190.

HE'S A THIRD-ROUND DRAFT PICK OUT OF SAN DIEGO STATE.

REMEMBER LAST WEEK IN THE PLAYOFF GAME,

BERNARD POLLARD GOT CALLED FOR THAT SAME THING.

THAT EXTENDED AN INDIANAPOLIS DRIVE.

52 IS MIKE!

YOU HEAR PEYTON MANNING CALLING OUT THE MIKE.

OF COURSE, THAT'S RAY LEWIS.

SHORT PASS INSIDE THE 35 TO MATTHEW WILLIS.

MATTHEW WILLIS.

HIS FIRST CATCH -- I BELIEVE FIRST CATCH OF THE DAY.

AND AGAIN, PEYTON MANNING SO CONTENT,

SO PATIENT TO JUST COMPLETE ALL THESE 3- AND 4-YARD PASSES.

I DON'T KNOW THERE ARE MANY QUARTERBACKS

THAT HAVE EVER PLAYED THE GAME --

AND AGAIN WE'RE GETTING HAND SIGNALS OUT TO HIS RECEIVERS --

BUT ARE WILLING TO JUST TAKE IT IN SHORT CHUNKS

LIKE PEYTON MANNING IS WILLING TO DO.

WILLIS WAS THE NINTH DIFFERENT RECEIVER HIT BY MANNING TODAY.

NOW A BIG THIRD DOWN DEFENSIVELY FOR THE RAVENS.

THE WIND CHILL RIGHT NOW -- -3, IN THE NEGATIVE NUMBERS.

MANNING LOOKING LEFT.

THROWING. INCOMPLETE.

AND A LATE FLAG COMES IN.

JOHN HARBAUGH IS SPEECHLESS.

CARY WILLIAMS,

THE DEFENDER IN THE VICINITY OF DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

PRIOR TO THE PASS, HOLDING.

DEFENSE, NUMBER 29.

5-YARD PENALTY. AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.

SO THEY'RE CALLING THIS DEFENSIVE HOLDING

PRIOR TO THE BALL BEING THROWN.

YOU JUST CAN'T KEEP YOUR HAND ON HIS SHOULDER PAD

AND RIDE HIM ALL THE WAY DOWN THE FIELD LIKE THAT.

THAT'S AN INVITATION TO BE CALLED FOR HOLDING.

IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH AFTER THE BALL WAS THROWN.

YOU JUST GOT TO GET YOUR HANDS OFF THE RECEIVER.

YOU GOT 5 YARDS.

NOW, I DIDN'T SEE HIM YANKING. YOU DIDN'T SEE HIS BODY MOVE.

BUT YOU'RE JUST INVITING THAT FLAG.

FIRST DOWN JUST INSIDE THE 30.

THIS IS HILLMAN.

HIT HARD AND DOWN TO THE 25.

LET'S GO BACK TO THAT LAST PASS PLAY AGAIN.

YEAH. LOOK AT IT AGAIN.

RIGHT HERE HE'S GOT HIS RIGHT ARM ON THE HAND.

EVEN IF HE DIDN'T YANK HIM, EVEN IF HE DOESN'T JERK HIM,

EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE DEMARYIUS THOMAS' UPPER BODY

REACT TO IT,

RIDING A GUY LIKE THAT IS JUST -- "PLEASE THROW THE FLAG."

MANNING ON SECOND AND 7.

THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE. AND THAT'S DECKER.

AND DECKER SPINNING INSIDE THE 20

FOR A FIRST DOWN AT THE 17.

AND NOW YOU BEGIN TO WONDER

IF THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO PILE UP ON THAT BALTIMORE DEFENSE

THAT MAY BE GETTING A LITTLE TIRED.

FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS JUST GOOD OPEN-FIELD RUNNING BY DECKER.

MAKING PEOPLE MISS.

HE GOT CARY WILLIAMS RIGHT THERE TO STUTTER-STEP.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

THIS IS A SHORT WEEK, A LONG WAY, 5,280 FEET,

7 MINUTES LEFT IN THE BALLGAME.

THIS IS WHERE BALTIMORE HAS TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS.

THEY HAVE SOMEHOW GOT TO FIND THE RESERVE

AND FIND THE ENERGY TO CLOSE OUT THIS DRIVE.

THEY'VE GOT TO BE HURTING. THEY HAVE GOT TO BE TIRED.

MANNING THROWING TO THIS SIDE.

THAT'S COMPLETE TO THOMAS. THOMAS TO THE 5.

TO THE END ZONE! TOUCHDOWN!

[ CROWD CHEERING ]

KEEP IN MIND, THAT WAS THE 68th PLAY

THAT DENVER HAS RUN IN THIS GAME,

AND BALTIMORE HAS RUN ONLY 44.

AND THE FATIGUE STARTED TO SHOW ON THE BALTIMORE DEFENSE.

MISSED TACKLES.

MISSED TACKLES REAR THEIR UGLY HEAD WHEN FATIGUE SETS IN.

HERE COMES RAY LEWIS,

AND HE JUST CAN'T GET TO DEMARYIUS THOMAS.

THOMAS, A QUIET BALLGAME UP THIS POINT.

DENVER -- THREE RED-ZONE TRIPS, THREE TOUCHDOWNS TODAY.

THE 10th TIME THIS YEAR

MANNING HAS THROWN THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN A GAME.

THE EXTRA POINT IS GOOD.

7:11 TO PLAY.

DENVER HAS HAD THE BALL FOR NEARLY 10 MINUTES LONGER.

THEY HAVE RUN 24 MORE PLAYS THAN BALTIMORE.

THERE'S JACOBY JONES.

KEEP IN MIND, DURING THE REGULAR SEASON,

HE RETURNED TWO KICKOFFS FOR A TOUCHDOWN,

ONE PUNT FOR A TOUCHDOWN.

JONES ON THE RUN AT THE 10.

ACROSS THE 20 AND OUT TO THE 25-YARD LINE.

THE TEMPERATURE IS 8 DEGREES.

FLACCO GIVES TO RAY RICE. AND RICE STRAIGHT AHEAD.

LET'S CHECK IN WITH SOLOMON WILCOTS. SOLLY.

Wilcots: GUYS, THE ENERGY DOWN HERE ON THE FIELD IS ROCKING,

BUT MOST OF IT RESTS WITH THE DENVER BRONCOS.

AS I TAKE A LOOK AT THE BALTIMORE RAVENS,

ESPECIALLY THEIR DEFENSE,

IT SEEMS LIKE THE HEART IS WILLING

BUT THE BODY JUST ISN'T ABLE.

THEY COME INTO THE SEASON THE OLDEST ACTIVE ROSTER IN THE NFL.

NOW IT'S UP TO THE YOUNG GUYS -- FLACCO, RICE,

SOME OF THE YOUNG GUYS ON OFFENSE --

TO LIFT THIS FOOTBALL TEAM.

RICE AGAIN.

NOTHING THERE.

NOW FLACCO IS GONNA HAVE TO GO TO THE AIR.

THE PASSING GAME IN THE SECOND HALF

HASN'T BEEN MUCH TO TALK ABOUT FOR THE BALTIMORE RAVENS.

FLACCO JUST 2 OUT OF 3 FOR 8 YARDS IN THE SECOND HALF.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH LETTING RAY RICE RUN THE BALL

ON FIRST AND SECOND DOWN.

HE'S BEEN HAVING SUCCESS WITH THE GROUND GAME.

THEY JUST COULDN'T GET IT BLOCKED.

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT PLAY CALL.

BALTIMORE 3 FOR 9 ON THIRD DOWN.

PLAY CLOCK -- 2, 1.

AND THEY GET THE SNAP OFF.

FLACCO THROWING OVER THE MIDDLE. WIDE OPEN IS BOLDIN!

BOLDIN TO THE 45, TO THE 47 AND A FIRST DOWN.

THAT'S A MISTAKE, OBVIOUSLY, BY THE DENVER SECONDARY,

AS THEY JUST RELEASE ANQUAN BOLDIN.

MIKE ADAMS, THE SAFETY, IS WAY UP.

THERE WAS SOME CONFUSION THERE BETWEEN BAILEY --

AGAIN, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY WHOSE FAULT THAT WAS.

BUT GEEZ. TALK ABOUT TURNING A GUY LOOSE.

BALTIMORE'S FIRST FIRST DOWN HERE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.

FLACCO THROWING.

WHAT A CATCH INSIDE THE 40-YARD LINE BY BOLDIN.

AND GO TO YOUR MONEY RECEIVER.

I KNOW TORREY SMITH HAD THE BIG FIRST HALF,

BUT ANQUAN BOLDIN IS JUST MONEY.

THIS GUY'S SO PHYSICAL, SO CLUTCH.

VON MILLER LOOKED LIKE HE HAD SOME SORT OF A MUSCLE SPASM.

HE'S COME OUT OF THE GAME.

THEY STRETCHED HIM OUT A LITTLE BIT.

IT HAPPENS RIGHT AFTER HE MAKES CONTACT WITH JOE FLACCO.

YOU KNOW, HE LOOKS FINE,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE CLUTCHED AT HIS LOWER BACK.

I WOULD EXPECT HE'S GONNA BE BACK OUT ON THE FIELD

PRETTY QUICKLY.

THE 2011 NFL DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

D.J. WILLIAMS REPLACES HIM ON THE FIELD.

AND THAT USED TO BE D.J. WILLIAMS' JOB

UNTIL HE LOST IT TO WESLEY WOODYARD.

AND MOVEMENT UP FRONT. THAT WAS KELECHI OSEMELE.

Vinovich: FALSE START.

OFFENSE, NUMBER 72.

5-YARD PENALTY. STILL FIRST DOWN.

RIGHT TACKLE MOST OF THE SEASON.

JUST RECENTLY SHIFTED TO LEFT GUARD.

AND HE JUMPED TOO SOON.

I THINK HE'S A NATURAL GUARD,

THE WAY HE PLAYS WITH SUCH POWER.

AND I DON'T RECALL THE RAVENS HAVING

ANOTHER FALSE START TODAY.

THEY'VE HANDLED THIS CROWD NOISE PRETTY WELL

UP TO THAT POINT.

FIRST AND 15.

TORREY SMITH THERE AT THE BOTTOM.

THE GIVE IS TO RICE.

AND RICE INSIDE THE 40.

AND THERE'S MILLER BACK OUT THERE.

THE RAVENS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHING RAY RICE

HERE ON THE RUNNING GAME.

A LITTLE PLAY-ACTION INVOLVING RICE MIGHT HAVE SOME SUCCESS.

YOU EVEN GOT LEACH OUT ON THE FIELD.

TORREY SMITH IN MOTION TO THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN.

RICE AGAIN.

RICE WITH RUNNING ROOM. BREAKING OUTSIDE!

AND OUT OF BOUNDS AT ABOUT THE 30-YARD LINE.

THAT'S ABOUT 4 YARDS SHORT OF A FIRST DOWN.

HE'S GOT TORREY SMITH OUT THERE TRYING TO MAKE A BLOCK.

IF SMITH COULD HAVE MADE A MORE EFFECTIVE BLOCK --

HE'S OUT HERE TRYING TO BLOCK CHRIS HARRIS.

AND HARRIS, WHILE HE DIDN'T MAKE THE TACKLE,

AT LEAST DISRUPTED.

HERE'S THE ATTEMPTED BLOCK BY TORREY SMITH.

HARRIS DOES A