The narrow margin of the Ravens’ 9-6 win against the
The kick returner opened the second half by returning a
According to both Thompson and inside linebacker
"I was scott free," Thompson recalled Wednesday. "I came through there and I saw the blocks. I was ready to pump the ball because I saw nobody in front of me, and he came off the block and grabbed me down by my arm and snatched it out at the last minute."
In a span of a few seconds, the Ravens sideline went from elation to disappointment.
"It goes from ball at the 50 or touchdown to a stripped fumble and a lost ball," Ayanbadejo said. "Our special teams unit, we feel something brewing, and we've just got to be patient and stick with it. Once you see one return, you're going to start seeing a bunch. But we've just got to get that first one. That first one is always the hardest one, and then after that, the success is contagious and it just leaks all over your special teams unit."
Thompson, who ranks sixth in the