Rising to occasion

McNair leads rally in return to Tenn.

Pryce's block seals win

Ravens 27 Titans 26

Ravens Gameday

November 13, 2006|By JAMISON HENSLEY

How the game was won

Free-agent addition Trevor Pryce blocked a potential game-winning 43-yard field-goal attempt by Rob Bironas with 43 seconds remaining. Six seasons ago, the Ravens won an AFC divisional playoff game in Nashville when Keith Washington blocked Al Del Greco's field-goal try and Anthony Mitchell returned it 90 yards for a touchdown.

Happy homecoming

Ravens quarterback Steve McNair had a special day in his first game back in Nashville, throwing for three touchdowns, including a game-winning, 11-yarder to another former Titan, Derrick Mason, with 3:35 left.

Historic comeback

Rallying from 19 points down (a 26-7 deficit) represented the biggest comeback in Ravens history. It eclipsed the Ravens' 17-point comeback against Seattle on Nov. 23, 2003.

Different defense

After looking ragged in its first game this season without linebacker Ray Lewis (back injury), the Ravens' defense buckled down in the second half, shutting out the Titans.

Injury report

Running back Musa Smith was walking again after being carted off the field in the second quarter. Smith (neck) and linebacker Mike Smith (slight shoulder dislocation) will undergo magnetic resonance imaging tests. Tight end Todd Heap (ankle) and backup cornerback Corey Ivy (concussion) also were injured.

Flag day

The Ravens' tempers flared throughout, as they were called for two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties and two personal fouls.

Division watch

The Ravens (7-2) hold a three-game lead in the AFC North with just seven games remaining. The second-place Cincinnati Bengals lost to San Diego, 49-41.

Coming attraction

The Ravens host the Atlanta Falcons (5-4), who have lost their past two games.

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