Saturday, January 15, 2011
Ravens get a huge (and strange) TD
By James Walker
PITTSBURGH -- One of the strangest playoff touchdowns you will ever see occurred in the first quarter between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Deep in its own territory, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hit from behind by Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs while trying to throw the football. It was a fumble, but all 22 players stood still for several seconds because they thought it was an incomplete pass.
After no whistle was blown by the officials, Ravens defensive lineman Cory Redding made a smart play by picking up the football and waltzing into the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown. Pittsburgh challenged the play, but the fumble call was upheld.
The Ravens lead 14-7 after the first quarter.