Following Trindon Holliday’s punt return touchdown, it took the Baltimore offense just four plays to bring the game back to a tie.
Then, the Ravens defense put points on the board with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown that gave the team a 14-7 lead.
Starting from their own 6-yard line, a 25-yard defensive pass interference penalty on third down gave the Ravens some breathing room.
A play later, from the 41-yard line, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco lofted one deep down the middle for wideout Torrey Smith, who made the catch in stride and found the end zone just a few steps later.
The 59-yard touchdown play tied the game at 7 with 10:31 to go in the first quarter.
The Broncos offense took over on the 20-yard line following the Ravens touchdown. It ran two plays before Ravens cornerback Corey Graham intercepted a Peyton Manning pass that was deflected and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. The pass was intended for wide receiver Eric Decker.
After the defensive touchdown, the Ravens led 14-7 with 9:49 left in the first quarter.