The Denver Broncos struck first with a 90-yard punt return touchdown from track star Trindon Holliday, but the scoring was just getting started. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco felt the pressure to answer and he did so in a big way.
Flacco immediately answered the Broncos score with a beautiful touchdown strike to wide receiver Torrey Smith, who burned perennial All-Pro cornerback Champ Bailey on the play. The long score tied the game up at seven.
Baltimore wasn’t done scoring just yet. In typical Peyton Manning playoff fashion, he was intercepted and the ball went the other way for six. Ravens corner Corey Graham picked off the pass and took it 39-yards to pay dirt.
It was the third time in Manning’s playoff career that he has thrown a pick-six. In the previous two games Manning threw a pick-six, he is 0-2.
The scoreboards are lighting up in Denver and we are just getting started. It looks like the score keeper could be in for a long day.