Ray Rice Leads Ravens To OT Victory

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Harry How/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, CA) —  Just when it looked like the Ravens were going to lose, Ray Rice decided to put the team on his back, literally.

Thanks to Ray Rice and Justin Tucker, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the San Diego Chargers 16-13 in overtime on Sunday.

Chargers kicker Nick Novak drilled a 30-yard field goal with 7:51 remaining in the fourth quarter to give his team a 13-10 lead.

In the closing minutes, their defense had the Ravens pinned.  It was fourth-and-29 from their own 27 when Rice caught a short pass from Joe Flacco and was able to convert for a first down to keep the team alive.

Six plays later, Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal to send the game to overtime tied at 13.

In overtime, Tucker was called upon again, and drilled the game-winning 38-yard field goal with 1:07 left to give the Ravens (9-2) a stunning come-from-behind victory.  The Ravens won for the eighth time in nine games.

Rice finished with 164 all-purpose yards.  Receiver Torrey Smith had seven catches for 144 yards.  Neither team turned the ball over.

The Chargers dropped for 4-7 and are one game closer to being eliminated from playoff contention.

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