Compared to last week's poor gameplan, Haley did an excellent job at putting Batch in position to succeed against the Ratties. 3rd and longs were nowhere near as common; throwing on 1st; etc. Batch did still make some poor throws, but man, he stepped up when the game was on the line. Charlie can still ball. Didn't hurt that he got a playmaker back in #84 because they were a little lacking in that area. #17 is tits on a bull. Offensive line seemed to kick it up a few notches too.
Seeing The Wig back on the defensive side was nice. Don't think he's 100% or was incredibly effective, but that dude is in Flacco's head. Anytime he's around the LOS presnap, Fucko turns into a bobblehead. The secondary did a good job of defending the Ravens' "chuck it deep and hope for a PI call" offensive gameplan. Lewis et al showed some good, ah...ball awareness. Did Rice even touch the ball again after his TD run? Stellar stuff by Harbaugh and Cameron.
Well played, boys. After giving some away, they stole one where no one expected them to even be competitive. They just need to keep getting healthy and finding ways to win. IDGAF what their record is, if they're relatively healthy by the time the tournament starts, NOBODY wants to play them.
I hate the 'defenseless receiver' rule, but why didn't that hit on Sanders? qualify?
And no flag on the head shot to Charlie which was twice as bad as the one they called a little later.
It's really maddening. They might as well just have a Wheel of Officiating, and make it completely random. Couldn't be any worse.
I know, right? Wish they'd just end this labor dispute already...