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Continued: Ravens orchestrate zany rally past Vikings in icy Baltimore

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 9, 2013 - 6:38 AM

“It’s like an emotional roller coaster,” defensive end Brian Robison said.

The ride began when Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta caught a 1-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 2:05 left to give his team a 15-12 lead. And then …

The Vikings reclaimed the lead two plays later on Gerhart’s 41-yard touchdown run up the middle. And then …

Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones returned the kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 remaining. And then …

Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson took a screen pass 79 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds left. And then …

The Ravens took over at their 20-yard line. Brown started the drive with a 35-yard catch. Two plays later, linebacker Chad Greenway was called for pass interference on Pitta, who tripped.

“The [official] told me I was all over him,” Greenway said. “That’s what he described to me. I guess that was his opinion. I didn’t think that I affected his route at all.”

The Ravens moved the ball to the 9 with 9 seconds left. Flacco lofted a pass over middle linebacker Audie Cole’s head and Brown caught it and dragged both feet in bounds.

The Vikings still had 4 seconds left to answer, which seemed entirely plausible at that point, but time as expired as Matt Asiata returned the kickoff 20 yards.

“A lot of highs and lows, that’s for sure,” Gerhart said. “I thought we had it in the bag and then they take it back. And then Cordarrelle takes another one. I thought we had it again. … Your emotions were just going up and down. You thought, ‘OK, we got this one now.’ Unfortunately, they drove down and scored again.”

That touchdown marked the fifth time the Vikings have surrendered a score in the final minute this season. This one deserves first prize in ranking their gut punches.

“It’s a heartbreaking loss,” Cassel said. “I don’t think you can put in words how you feel after a game like this, especially with the emotion that you put into it.”

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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
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Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
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