Q3 15:00: Both teams are back on the field. The opening kick of the second half, which the Broncos will receive, is coming shortly.
Q3 14:59: Eddie Royal is back deep to take Cundiff’s kick off. He broke it out to his own 35-yard line after taking it near the goal line. That’s where the Broncos offense will take over. Orton continues his hot end to the first half with a 25-yard pass to Brandon Lloyd. Laurence Maroney ran for three yards on first down. On second down, Orton fired incomplete. His third down pass for Dan Gronkowski fell incomplete and the Broncos punted. Colquitt’s punt bounced inside the Ravens 20 and bounced backward and out of bounds at the Ravens 22-yard line. It’s a 15-yard punt.
Q3 13:11: Ray Rice started the Ravens first possession of the second half with a 3-yard run. On second down, Rice picked up 9 yards and a first down. Flacco then misfired for Heap before hitting Derrick Mason for a 17-yard gain along the sideline. After a run and a short completion, Flacco hit Houshmandzadeh for a completion past the first down marker. However there were offsetting penalties on the play and they’ll replay the down. This time, Flacco misfired for Mason, and Baltimore will punt. The Ravens had a chance to down Sam Koch’s punt inside the 5-yard line but it fell in the end zone for a touchback. The Broncos will start at their own 20-yard line.
Q3 9:42: On first down, Orton hit Lloyd for a 14-yard gain and a quick first down. Andre Brown took the first down handoff and lost a yard. On second down, Buckhalter lost another yard when Terrell Suggs dragged him down in the backfield. Before third-and-12, the Broncos took a false start penalty. On third-and-17, Gronkowski made a 9-yard catch. It’s the longest catch of his career but not enough for a first down. Colquitt came out to punt and hit a 46-yard punt. After a 10-yard return by Chris Carr, the Ravens will start at their own 28-yard line. David Bruton was shaken up on the play.
Q3 6:46: Rice picked up three yards on first down. On second down, Rice gained 4 more yards, setting up third-and-3. A screen pass to Rice gained five yards and a first down. On the ensuing snap, the Broncos had 12-men on the field. The Ravens now have a 1st-and-5. Willis McGahee picked up 10 yards and a first down on the run. On the ensuing first down, McGahee gained 3 yards. On second down, Perrish Cox knocked a pass away from Derrick Mason. Flacco escaped the rush on third down, picking up just enough for a first down with a stretch. Mason grabbed a 10-yard completion on the ensuing play for another first down at the Broncos 24-yard line.
Q3 1:20: Two runs, by Rice and McClain, moved the chains for the Ravens again. On the next play, Rice picked up 9 yards and followed that up with a 3-yard run for a first down, setting up first-and-goal at the 2-yard line as the third quarter ended.
Q4 15:00: On the first play of the final quarter, McClain blasted to the 1-yard line. On second down, Rice got in for his second touchdown of the game. The run capped a 14-play, 72-yard drive that chewed more than seven minutes off the game clock. After Cundiff’s extra point, the Ravens lead 24-7 with 14:21 left in the game.
RAVENS 24, BRONCOS 7
Q4 14:21: Cundiff’s kick went through the end zone for a touchback. The Broncos start at their own 20-yard line again.
Q4 14:20: Orton began the drive by hitting Gaffney for an 8-yard gain and then a 5-yard gain, before finding Eddie Royal for 13 yards and Graham for 28 yards. After a 7-yard pass for Gaffney, Orton is now 5-for-5 on the drive. On the ensuing play from the Baltimore 19-yard line, Orton couldn’t find Lloyd. Matt Prater is on to try a 38-yard field goal. The kick is good to cut into Baltimore’s lead with 11:50 left. It was an 8-play, 61-yard drive.
BRONCOS 24, RAVENS 10
Q4 11:50: Josh Wilson returned Prater’s kick to the 20-yard line, but a holding penalty means the Ravens will start from their own 10-yard line. Rice broke a 12-yard run on the first play of the possession. The running back picked up 1-yard on the next play and 3 yards on the next. The Broncos used a timeout before the third-and-6 play.
Q4 9:49: Flacco hit Ray Rice for a 7-yard gain and a first down. The Ravens have first-and-10 from their own 33-yard line. Rice picked up 3 yards on the next play. Brian Dawkins is shaken up on the play.
Q4 9:00: On second down, Rice scampered for 5 yards, bringing up third down. Rice ran for 13 yards and a first down. On the next set of downs, Rice had a pair of short runs, picking up a total of 4 yards, bringing up third-and-6. The Ravens converted that on a Flacco pass to Le’Ron McClain and on the next play, Willis McGahee burst off the right side and scored a 30-yard touchdown. Cundiff’s extra point puts the Ravens up 31-10.
***INJURY UPDATE***: Brian Dawkins has a knee injury. He will not return.
RAVENS 31, BRONCOS 10
Q4 5:06: Cundiff’s kick again sails to the back of the end zone and Royal just takes a knee. The Broncos start at their own 20-yard line. Orton can’t hit Lloyd on first down. On second down, a short pass to Buckhalter gained 12 yards. A pass to Gaffney picked up 5 more yards on the next play before an intentional grounding penalty put them back 10 yards. On third-and-15, Orton and Lloyd couldn’t connect and the Broncos will punt.
Q4 4:05: Colquitt’s 33-yard punt sailed out of bounds and the Ravens will take over at their own 40-yard line. On first down, McGahee picked up 5 yards, and on second down, he got 5 more for another first down. On first down from midfield, McGahee got 2 yards. McGahee got the call again on the next play, picking up 5 more yards before the Broncos used their second timeout.
Q4 2:07: On third-and-2, the Ravens were flagged for holding. On the ensuing play, McGahee picked up 6 yards, setting up a fourth-and-6 at the two-minute warning.
Q4 1:58: Eddie Royal faircaught Sam Koch’s punt at the 10-yard line. That’s where the Broncos take over. On first down, Orton’s pass for Lloyd was nearly picked off by Josh Wilson. The Broncos picked up 31 yards on a pass interference penalty drawn by Brandon Lloyd. Orton followed with an incompletion and then an 8-yard completion to Gaffney. On third-and-2, Royal pulled in a 7-yard catch and a first down. On the ensuing play, Lloyd reeled in a 44-yard touchdown pass in between a pair of defenders. That’s a 5-play, 90-yard drive. Matt Prater adds the extra point to cut the deficit to 31-17 with 35 seconds left.
RAVENS 31, BRONCOS 17
Q4 0:35: The Broncos lined up for an onside kick attempt. Prater’s attempt bounced high in the air and T.J. Houshmandzadeh grabbed it for the Ravens. Flacco takes a knee to end the game.
The Ravens win 31-17, improving to 4-1 this season and dropping Denver to 2-3. That’s all from M&T Bank Stadium. The Broncos return to action next week when they host the New York Jets.
RAVENS 31, BRONCOS 17 FINAL