Sunday, November 10, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Baltimore Ravens
By Jamison Hensley
BALTIMORE -- Observed in the locker room after the Baltimore Ravens' 20-17 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sigh of relief: It was a celebratory locker room following the Ravens' first win since Oct. 6. But, after failing to hold a 17-point lead, the Ravens felt fortunate to pull out the victory. "I don't know if it was as much exciting as one of those where you wipe your forehead and say, 'Whew, Thank God, we got out of this one,'" quarterback Joe Flacco said. "Having said that, it is a big win."
Shaking off the Hail Mary: The Ravens were able to come back to win in overtime after allowing a 51-yard Hail Mary touchdown to tie the game at the end of regulation. How was the atmosphere on the sideline? "It's disappointment, but you don't get disheartened," coach John Harbaugh said. "The game is not over. I'm proud of the fact that our guys looked at it that way. It's not something you have to go walking up and down the bench to make the point. We've got leadership all the way across the board. I'm really proud of them."
Looking to be a playmaker: Ravens safety James Ihedigbo didn't mince words when talking about his big game. "I look at myself as a great player, and that's what I aspire to be," he said. Ihedigbo had the first two interceptions of his career before tipping the pass on the game-tying Hail Mary touchdown. But he bounced back in the fourth quarter when he helped slow down Giovani Bernard on fourth down.