December 1, 2012
How the Chargers blew the game
By John Kryk, QMI Agency
Let’s be clear here. What Ray Rice did on that pivotal 4th-and-29 conversion on Sunday in San Diego was nothing short of sensational.
His Baltimore Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, called it the “greatest play I’ve ever seen or been a part of.”
A closer look at the play reveals that Rice and the Ravens got a lot of help – too much, in fact – from the Chargers. The defensive play call was defective.
Here’s the situation.
Baltimore trails 13-10 with 1:59 left in the fourth quarter, and has the ball 4th-and-29 at its own 37-yard line, at the right hash. To save you the math, the Ravens must advance to the Chargers’ 34, or San Diego wins.