Ravens vs. Broncos score update: Joe Flacco bomb and pick-six give Ravens 14-7 lead

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Shortly after giving the Broncos a 7-0 lead from a punt return for a touchdown, the Ravens even the score with a long Joe Flacco touchdown pass and then take a 14-7 lead with a pick six.

After the Baltimore Ravens gave up an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown to Trindon Holliday, the Ravens bounced back and bounced back hard, taking a 14-7 lead after a Joe Flacco bomb for a touchdown and a pick-six off of Peyton Manning.

The Broncos got the ball on their second possession of the game and were able to move the ball to their own 41-yard line. That's where Flacco dropped back to pass and found speedy deep-threat receiver Torrey Smith open down the field as he had gotten behind the defense. Flacco hit Smith for a 59-yard touchdown pass, tying the game at 7-7.

Peyton Manning then took the field with the Broncos offense for the first time of the game and, after so much was made of his cold-weather play and his gloves, threw an interception that turned into a pick-six. Cornerback Corey Graham intercepted the pass at Denver's 39-yard line and had a clear line to the end zone, giving the Ravens a 14-7 lead. Manning had not yet completed a pass at that point in the game.

The winner of this game will advance to the AFC Championship, where they will face either the Houston Texans or the New England Patriots, who play on Sunday in Foxborough.

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