Denver's Defense Fails Big Time as Jacoby Jones Hauls in Game-Tying TD

Nick Kostora@@nickkostoraContributor IIIJanuary 12, 2013

Jan 12 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Down by seven points with 30 seconds to play, the Baltimore Ravens needed a miracle, and that is exactly what Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones delivered. 

On third down, Jones ran a simple "go route" and streaked down the field, passing a flat-footed Tony Carter at the line of scrimmage. This allowed Flacco to toss up the deep ball into the waiting arms of Jones.

The pass was actually underthrown, but safety Rahim Moore severely mistimed his jump on the pass, and Jones did not even have to leap for the ball. Jones finished off the route, and the 70-yard play knotted the score at 35 apiece, sending the game into overtime.

It is hard to believe that Jones could be given the chance to beat the coverage when it was such an obvious passing situation and Baltimore still needed 70 yards for a score. 

No matter the outcome, the Ravens and Broncos have undoubtedly played one of the best games of the 2013 playoffs so far.

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