Bad Bounce


Ravens lose in OT after initial call on Browns' field-goal try at :00 is reversed

Browns 33 Ravens 30

Ravens Gameday

November 19, 2007|By JAMISON HENSLEY

Ravens@Chargers Sunday, 4:15 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Chargers by 9 1/2

BIZARRE FINISH In one of the strangest endings in NFL history, the Ravens walked off the field thinking they had won only to return to the field and lose in overtime.

:26 -- Matt Stover's 47-yard field goal gave the Ravens a 30-27 lead.

:00 --- Phil Dawson's 51-yard field-goal attempt was ruled no good by one official underneath the upright.

But after a discussion lasting nearly five minutes, referee Pete Morelli ruled that the field goal was good because it had bounced off the supporting post, tying the game at 30 and sending it to overtime.

OT -- Dawson (4) and his Browns teammates exult after the kicker's 33-yard field goal just 5:50 into overtime gave Cleveland the victory. The Browns had won the coin toss for overtime, got a 41-yard kickoff return from Joshua Cribbs and drove 43 yards in eight plays to set up the winning kick.

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