The AFC Championship Game gamed ended abruptly when Billy Cundiff yanked the would-be tying field goal after Lee Evans couldn’t hang onto the potential game-winning TD pass.
And there went Baltimore’s chance to upset the Patriots in New England and advance to the Super Bowl.
Here is how the Twitterverse reacted:
Steve Rushin: “Delighted for Tom Brady. About time life went his way.”
Adam Schefter: “Asked if he had played his last game with Baltimore, Ravens LB Ray Lewis said, ‘Absolutely not.’”
The Fake ESPN: "Ray Lewis says he's not retiring and will return next season, as long as Billy Cundiff's murder isn't pegged on him."
S.K. Jensen: “Ravens Lee Evans: ‘It was an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl, and I let it go.’ He said he feels he let everyone down.
Jason Whitlock: “AFC Championship was a hot mess. I did not bet the game. That is not motivation for my comments. Things just made no sense.”
Todd Jones: “As if we needed confirmation that the Ravens used to be the Browns . . .”
Sports Pickle: “The Ravens probably had planned to get Harbaugh with the Gatorade shower. Instead they'll just drown Cundiff in it.”
The Fake ESPN: “There was so much hook in that Field Goal attempt that it actually reversed direction and hit Billy Cundiff in the face.”
Jason McIntyre: “Curious: Have we gotten a clear explanation why Lee Evans did NOT score? Looked like caught, 2 feet down, then stripped.”
Pro Football Talk: “From @MikePereira via text on Evans non-catch: ‘Clearly not a catch. . . . No need to review it because it was clearly incomplete.’”
Peter King: 1. “Should have been a booth review on the Evans end-zone drop. 2. Ravens should have used third TO before Cundiff miss.”
Peter Schrager: “Matt Birk was center for Gary Anderson's missed field goal in '98 NFC Champ Game. Was center for Cundiff tonight, too. 14 year pro, 0 SBs.”
Chris Vernon: “Billy Cundiff is still a Cowboy at heart.”
Trey Wingo: “Shank-a-Potamus!!!!!!!!!!!”
Nate Silver: “Congrats, you've just unlocked the Scott Norwood badge.”
Sports Pickle: “Scott Norwood is laughing his ass off right now. "I won't be thought of as the biggest choking kicker anymore. WOOHOO!"”
Jason McIntyre: “Tough not to like Tom Brady for that: ‘I sucked bad today.’”
Trey Wingo: “Steven Tyler in that hallway rug is really making this post game ceremony for me . . .”
Gilbert Gottfried: "Steven Tyler 's toes. There, try to erase that picture from your mind."
Kurt Warner: “Wow! I am sick 4 the Ravens right now! I know the feeling! What a great game! Congrats 2 the Pats again! #fb”
Brandon Phillips: “#NFLPlayoffs WTF! DAMN U RAY FINKLE #LACESOUT lol, but it's sad that people are gonna worry bout the missed kick more than the dropped pass.”
Sports Pickle: “Losing in the playoffs? #ThatIsSoRavens”
Trey Wingo: “Joe Flacco deserved better.”
Ross Tucker: “Just remember, Flacco got the job done. Lee Evans & Billy Cundiff didn't.”
Sports Pickle: “Everyone in Buffalo: ‘Hey, there's Lee Evans being Lee Evans!’”
Clay Travis: “You know what I wish there was more of today? Reaction shots of Tom Brady on the sideline. This has to be a record.”
Jeff Passan: “I'd never hire anyone to do harm to someone else. But if I ever change my mind, my first phone call is going to Bernard Pollard.”
Trey Wingo: “When Tom Brady has nightmares, Bernard Pollard is in them.”
Jason McIntyre: “Who is Baltimore's QB and what have the Ravens done with Joe Flacco?”
The Fake ESPN: “Tom Brady has been floating balls throughout the 1st half, which is the same reason GQ gave for cutting his bathtub photo shoot.”