When one of the most accurate kickers in history misses his first career extra point, we don’t blame the team. We blame the horrible circumstances that lady luck in fact had an impact. Justin Tucker (who made all 222 of his extra points before Sunday) shocked the world as he sliced his and misses a game tying point with 10 seconds left, losing 24-23. I’m sure Saints and Steeler Nation alike are all sending their praise to the man of the hour.
Aside from those rough final few minutes, the game was very intense and close. Joe Flacco finished with 279 yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens top ranked defense held the Saints to under 230 yards passing, but the Saints defense held the Ravens to under 80 yards rushing. John brown went off for 134 yards on seven catches, but it wasn’t enough to overpower Drew Brees and his Saints.
They remain at No. 1 considering that if Tucker hits that kick, the game goes to overtime and the Ravens get a chance to win. They must shake this one off for a road trip to see Cam Newton and the rising Panthers.