Monday, December 9, 2013
Records set in Ravens-Vikings' wild finish
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens' thrilling 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings featured a fourth quarter for the ages. And, if you were thinking that you've never seen a crazier finish to an NFL game, you're right. Our friends at the Elias Sports Bureau provided some numbers to back that up:
The Ravens-Vikings game was the first in NFL history with five go-ahead touchdowns in the final 2 minutes, 30 seconds of the fourth quarter.
The five touchdowns in 2 minutes, 5 seconds were the fastest that five touchdowns have been scored in the last 50 seasons by more than 3½ minutes.
It was the first game in NFL history with six lead changes in the fourth quarter.
The 36 combined points were the most in the final two and a half minutes of a game over the last 50 years. (The previous high was 24 points, by the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans in 2004.)
“I’ve never played in a game like that," Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith said. "I’ve never even played a video game like that. That’s probably the craziest thing I’ve ever been a part of.”