Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun used K Steve Hauschka’s miss of a potential game-winning field goal in the 33-31 loss to criticize the Ravens’ decision not to bring back veteran K Matt Stover.
Ravens RB Ray Rice ran 10 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns, and also caught 10 passes for 117 yards.
Rookie Ravens T Michael Oher had some problems with DE Jared Allen but, overall, did a good job against the Vikings star.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco set a career-high in passing yardage for the third time this season with 385 yards.
Said Ravens CB Fabian Washington about the team’s decision to bench him, “I agree with them.”
Said Vikings DE Jared Allen of the Ravens’ furious comeback, “This might be a blessing in disguise. This might be just enough humble pie to pop any bubble that might have
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson didn’t let an injured ankle stop him from rushing for 143 yards, the first time he cracked the century mark in five games.
Trainers had to take Vikings DB Benny Sapp’s helmet away from him to keep him from trying to get back on the field while they tried to figure out if he suffered a concussion.
Vikings WR Sidney Rice had a monster game, finishing with six catches for 176 yards including a 63-yarder to jumpstart the offense in the third quarter.
Vikings WR/KR Percy Harvin aggravated his shoulder injury on a fourth quarter kickoff return.
For more on the Ravens and Vikings, Mike Florio has the full Morning Aftermath right here.