Baltimore Ravens and 5 Teams You Can Never Count out
The Baltimore Ravens pulled out a historical victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to secure a nail-biting win over their now-1-6 foe.
Trailing by 21 points at one point, the Ravens managed to put together the greatest comeback in franchise history for the 30-27 victory.
Going into halftime with the score 24-6, and seemingly down and out, Baltimore fans booed their team off the field.
But the stellar play of wide receiver Anquan Boldin allowed the Ravens to muster an incredible comeback, proving they are a team you can never count out.
Along with the Ravens, there are a few other teams who have also proven the same this season, and here they are.
The Buffalo Bills are 6-2 and twice they have comeback this season from large deficits for the victory.
Their first big comeback came during Week 2 when the Bills trailed the Raiders by 18 points at halftime and came back to win 38-35.
The second huge comeback came the very next week in Week 3, when the Bills buried a 21-point second quarter deficit against the New England Patriots to get the 34-31 victory.
Both of these wins proved the Bills have much heart and guts.
Furthermore, the only two losses the Bills have this season are by a total of six points, further proving they can never be counted out.
The Detroit Lions are another team who have proven this season that, despite large in-game deficits, can never be discounted.
During Week 3, the Lions trailed the Vikings by 20 points at halftime but managed to battle back and pull off an exciting 26-23 victory in overtime.
The Lions then did it again in Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys; only this time they trailed by 24 points in the third quarter before coming from behind and winning 34-30.
Boasting a 6-2 record thus far, both of the Lions' two losses were close games as well, losing to the 49ers by six and the Falcons by seven.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers have also pulled off their share of comebacks this year en route to their 6-1 record.
In fact, three of the 49ers' wins this season have been comebacks; two small ones and big one—with one of those wins coming against a fellow team on this list.
In what became a bit of a bizarre game due to the controversial postgame hand shake between coachs, the 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions by one touchdown after overcoming a late 19-15 fourth quarter deficit for the win in Week 6.
San Francisco's biggest comeback of the season came two weeks before in Week 4, as they managed to chip away at the Philadelphia Eagles' 20-point second half lead and get the win, 24-23.
The 49ers' other comeback, which happened during Week 3, was small but mighty. They had trailed the Cincinnati Bengals 6-3 in the fourth quarter before finally scoring their first touchdown, followed by another field goal, on their way to a 13-8 win.
Before anyone gets too worked up, the title of this slideshow is "5 Teams You Can Never Count Out," and the Dallas Cowboys fit this category.
Up until Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys had not lost a game by more than four points, lingering around in a number of games before falling to defeat.
During Week 1, the Cowboys lost to the Jets 27-24, when with 27 seconds to go in the game, Jets kicker Nick Folk nailed a 50-yarder for the lead.
During Week 2, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo put on one of the gutsiest performances of the year, playing with broken ribs and leading his team back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to win 27-24.
During Week 3, still playing with broken ribs, Tony Romo overcame a slew of bad snaps from his center to somehow lead his team to a 16-18 victory over the Washington Redskins.
During Week 4, the Cowboys blew a huge lead to the Lions on their way to a 34-30 loss, but they were still in the game throughout and were actually winning with 1:39 remaining before Detroit scored the go-ahead touchdown.
During Week 6, Dallas led the New England Patriots 16-13 all the way up to and down to 22 ticks left in the game, when Tom Brady proceeded to hit his tight end Aaron Hernandez for a touchdown, thereby giving the Pats the 20-16 win.
During Week 7 Dallas blew out the Rams and during Week 8 the Eagles blew out the Cowboys. However, in all but one game this season, Dallas either won or hung around to the very last seconds.
San Diego Chargers
San Diego's Week 2 loss against the New England Patriots was the only game this season in which the Chargers did not narrowly lose or achieve the "W."
During Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings held a 10-point halftime lead over the Chargers before San Diego pulled off a come-from-behind 24-17 win in the second half.
In the Chargers' only other loss, in their Week 7 matchup with the New York Jets, the Chargers held an 11-point lead before watching it disappear in the second half on their way to a narrow 27-21 loss.