NFL News of November 24, 2003

There was nothing in Anthony Wright‘s past to suggest he would be the architect of the greatest comeback in the history of the Baltimore Ravens.

Matt Stover kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6 minutes 32 seconds left in overtime yesterday, capping an amazing rally that carried the host Ravens past the Seattle Seahawks, 44-41.

Making his seventh N.F.L. start — the second with the Ravens after being elevated from third string — Wright helped Baltimore score 10 points in the final 72 seconds of regulation to force overtime.

He then directed a 55-yard drive in overtime, connecting with Marcus Robinson for 19 yards on third-and-15 to set up Stover for the winner.

The frenzied finish seemed out of the question when Baltimore (6-5) fell behind, 41-24, with 14:16 remaining, but Wright and the Ravens never gave up hope.

Wright, who improved to 2-5 as a starter, went 20 for 37 for 319 yards and a career-best 4 touchdowns, all of them to Robinson.

Baltimore’s previous biggest comeback was a 16-point turnaround against Jacksonville in 2000.

—The New York Times “For Baltimore, A Comeback to Remember”

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