While the home crowd is still booing their Broncos, the Ravens get the coin toss. This is starting to feel like a not particularly well thought-out plan. Punt goes out of the end zone for a touchback. The radio team is talking about -- completely serious here -- whether anyone in the crowd would prefer to have Tubya back. Because, you know, his overtime playoff record is spotless.
The Broncos, having decided it was their turn to do something stupid, keep right on doing so with a series of strategically-placed penalties -- but can't quite complete the set and sack Flacco to kill the drive at midfield. The punt puts them at their own 15. Holiday, despite his earlier performance, is not on the field to get a chance at that ball.
Each team has a possession, so next score wins.
Broncos start moving. Dodgy completion and Peyton tries to get the next snap off before the booth can call for review -- nope, too slow. While they're waiting, the Packers and 49ers decide they can't wait any longer and kick off. Pass is confirmed as completed. Crowd is confirmed as frozen. No one wants to walk out on this game, but that's partially because they're iced to the seats.
Ravens stop the Broncos on a 3rd-and-1 to get the ball back. People head for the heaters. Other players reluctantly leave the heaters. Ravens flattened during the return attempt at their own 6, which is incidentally how many points the Packers just scored on a TAINT (and there's the extra).
Radio announcers note this is where the Ravens started last time. Ray Rice promptly stopped for no gain.
Another failed drive. Broncos take the punt at their own 7.
About 1:30 left in the first OT quarter. There have been dynasties shorter than this game.
Lose yardage, gain yardage, it's all the same to the refs...
Interception! Graham gets his second of the game to give the Ravens the ball back. Fifty-one seconds plus however long they want, because this doesn't end until someone scores and that can't be more than six hours, right? Ray Rice gets them to barely-FG range. The radio announcers keep harping on how little time is remaining. The radio announcers have not worked hockey. It takes as long as it takes. And time runs out on the first OT quarter. They can't believe no timeout was called. They genuinely have no idea how this works. They seem to be a booth equivalent to Vick and possibly believed this would end in a tie.
Switch sides. Possibly a little more reason for there to have been urgency: the wind is not helping in this direction and this part of the field is in weaker condition. Forty-seven yard attempt.
Well, there goes the script.