I also love the timeout call in the fourth quarter when one of the DB's was out of position on a critical 3rd and 4 play. I think it was Graham who was shading over to the wrong side of the field and somehow missed the 3 WR's stacked to the other side. Harbs called TO, chargers looked like the ran the same formation, we got the stop and forced the punt which gaves us a chance to tie.
Having Joe take the knee and forcing the Chargers to burn through their timeouts was good smart situational football. The liklihood of a botch snap was much less than a botched handoff or a fumble by either Rice or Pierce.
As to the suggestion that this was the ugliest win I beg to differ. There were a handful I could name.
I got a dime so can someone name the dozen running backs that makes that play on 4th and 29.
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Luck = preparation + opportunity + talent.
There was no luck here, this wasn't something pulled out of a hat. Ray Rice earned most of that and Boldin earned a bit, as did the OL and Flacco.
As frustrated as I was with the playcalling, particularly the QB sneak on 3rd and 1 we telegraphed, the team earned this win. The Ravens had more yards and outplayed the Chargers at key moments.
Ugly, no. Frustrating for 55 minutes, indeed.
I am sure I am in the minority here, but to me, NO WIN IS UGLY!!
My problem was with clock management at the end of regulation. We took one shot at the endzone with 45 seconds and a timeout left and then settled for a filed goal. That was stupid.