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”