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.