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Top Ten Comebacks: The Wright Stuff

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NFL.com always has some excellent content and recently they were counting down the NFL’s TOP TEN COMEBACKS and this 2003 Ravens-Seahawks tilt was Number Nine.

November 23, 2003 – Ravens 44 Seahawks 41 OT

Once feeling like a team divided, the Ravens spent the final seconds of yesterday’s game knelt in unison, holding hands along the sideline.

When Matt Stover’s 42-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, there were collective tears of joy and relief as a Ravens team that stuck together had won together, reveling in a raucous 44-41 overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks at a less-than-full M&T Bank Stadium.

By the end – when offense, defense and special teams were all needed in the torrid comeback – they may finally have become a team.

“I think this day was a defining moment for our team,” linebacker Ray Lewis said. “We never stopped believing in each other. I truly believe in my heart that we grew up as a family.”

Down by 17 points a minute into the fourth quarter, the Ravens delivered the biggest comeback in franchise history, soaring on the wings of a blocked punt, defensive stands and the revival of the league’s worst passing attack.

In his second start for the Ravens, Anthony Wright directed a 55-yard drive in overtime, connecting with his favorite target, Marcus Robinson, for 19 yards on a third-and-15 play to set up Stover for the winner with 6:32 left in the extra session. It was Robinson’s seventh catch, including a team-record four touchdowns.

This game has everything.

A furious rally.The team was down 17 points going into the Fourth Quarter to eventually tie the game on a Matt Stover Field Goal.

Unlikely Heroes. Anthony Wright leads the troops just hours before the birth of his daughter. Marcus Robinson catches Four Touchdown Passes?

And Human Error. Sorry Seattle fans I can’t argue that the officials didn’t help your defense’s collapse one bit by blowing a late call.

Pay attention about :30 in and you’ll also friend of Ravens Gab, Brent Harris working the sidelines for Fox.


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