Texans Vs. Ravens 2012: Baltimore Comes Away With Nothing After Mistaking Ray Rice For Jerome Bettis

The Baltimore Ravens got the ball back with just under six minutes left in the third quarter following a missed 50-yard field goal. Joe Flacco and company took over at their own 40-yard line, hoping for better results than their last two drives. They had it, until someone made the decision to try and run Ray Rice up the gut again and again, coming away with no points, hanging onto a narrow 17-13 lead.

SI.com: Live Texans vs. Ravens Box Score

On the first play, Flacco fired a quick pass for 16 yards to tight end Dennis Pitta. Brian Cushing batted down Flacco's pass intended for Anquan Boldin on the next play. Looking for some more power in their running game, they handed it to Ricky Williams for a five-yard gain.

And then Lee Evans - remember him? - showed up with a big 30-yard, one-handed catch that set up first-and-goal for the Ravens.

Then the Ravens curiously decided to use Ray Rice running up the middle on the first two plays inside the 10-yard line. He picked up five on first down and was stuffed on second down. On third down, his knee was on the turf before the ball crossed the goal line.

Baltimore tried again on fourth down ... with the same play. Houston's defense stopped him, and Baltimore came away with nothing on a drive where they needed to get some points.

Keep up with the latest news, score updates and video highlights on our Texans vs. Ravens StoryStream. For more on the Ravens, check out SB Nation's Baltimore Beatdown and for more on the Texans check out Battle Red Blog. Here's a look at the complete 2012 NFL playoffs schedule.

And here's Evans' catch in GIF form.

Evans2_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.