A missed extra point led to a whole bunch of excitement to close out Monday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens.
Tony Jefferson intercepted Joe Flacco in the end zone with eight seconds remaining to clinch a 26-18 victory for the Cardinals. However, the game would have been over much earlier if Chandler Catanzaro had converted an extra point with just over eight minutes left to play.
Carson Palmer connected with John Brown on a 4-yard touchdown with 8:08 remaining in the game to take a 26-10 lead. Catanzaro’s extra point attempt clanked off the right upright and missed, which kept it a two-score game.
Asa Jackson blocked a punt and the Ravens scored one play later on a touchdown pass from Flacco to Kyle Juszczyk. Flacco then connected with Nick Boyle for a two-point conversion to close the gap to 26-18 with four minutes remaining.
Poor clock management by Arizona helped the Ravens get the ball back with 1:53 remaining with a chance to tie the game. Crockett Gillmore converted a fourth down to keep the drive alive. Flacco connected with Chris Givens for 31 yards and Gillmore for 23 more to move to the Cardinals 4-yard line.
But Flacco was intercepted as Arizona brought an all-out blitz and a lob pass for Gillmore was picked off by Jefferson to preserve the victory.