There were several times Sunday when the Cowboys got into scoring position, but drives were stalled because of illegal shifts. It was if a hand came down from the heavens to smite Dallas.
In contrast, when Rice was stopped for a 3-yard loss to set up a third-and-goal from the Dallas 5 with 4:49 seconds left in the game, the play was nullified because the Cowboys were called for offsides.
One play later, Rice scored to give the Ravens a 31-23 lead.
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These kind of things keep happening week after week. Against New England, quarterback Joe Flacco threw two passes that should have been intercepted, including one that would have ended the game, but the Patriots defensive back fell down.
Before this season, Ravens cornerback Cary Williams didn't have an interception, but he has one in each of the past three games. On two of them, he didn't even make a play, but just happened to be in the right spot at the right time.
The Ravens can't lose right now.
Despite their offensive line being in flux, the defensive front seven getting pushed all over the field, they keep winning. They can't get consistent pressure on an opposing quarterback and they are one of the most penalized teams in the NFL, but it's no big deal.
The Ravens say they have all the right ingredients. They have good overall balance and outstanding leadership. They say they can get big plays from any unit on the field including special teams.
Coach John Harbaugh says his team is full of fighters with a never-say-die attitude.
Maybe they are right. Luck and fate are on their side and the mojo is working. But at this point, those things should be running out.
That's why I say this team is blessed.