After a game where both teams left it on the field, the AFC Divisional playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos will go down as a playoff classic.
The game featured two heavyweight fighters trying to find an advantage over one another. In the end, the Ravens ended Manning’s magical comeback season in double overtime, by a final score of 38-35.
The 76,732 fans that filled Bronco stadium, and the millions of fans who intensely watched the game seen two great champions trying to lead their team to victory, in Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning.
Joe Flacco had a great game, accounting for 331 and three touchdowns. The most important statistic for Flacco was that he threw no interceptions.
Ray Rice had a strong game, in running for 131 yards and no touchdowns.
The play that changed the season and gave life to the Ravens was the 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones that took the game into overtime.
Manning threw a key interception in the overtime period, that set up the eventual game-winning field by Justin Tucker.
Some wander if the Ravens are bound for the Superbowl, with it being Ray Lewis’s last ride.
"It's his last ride, why not send him off the right way," said Rice.
The Ravens will play either the New England Patriots or the Houston Texans for the AFC championship game.