Hope looks like victim on long Ravens TD

January, 10, 2009
1/10/09
5:23
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Chris Hope is heading to the Pro Bowl and has had a strong year, but many thought it was Michael Griffin who deserved to go to Hawaii out of the Titans safeties.

Nick Harper just let Derrick Mason by him, clearly expecting a safety over top to take the deep right side of the field.

Hope was way late, and Joe Flacco stepped up on a third-and-13, throwing a strike up the sideline. Mason turned it into a 48-yard touchdown that tied the game.

The Ravens didn't call passes on the first two third-and-longs of the game, calling runs up the middle. But they showed confidence in Flacco there and he made a play.

Tennessee's response is good so far, with Chris Johnson's 32-yard run getting the Titans to the Baltimore 32 as we head into the second quarter.

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