It amounted to a 14-point swing during the Ravens' 34-17 loss Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium as Flacco quickly attempted a pass intended for wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday a decision was made quickly to try to prevent the Broncos from substituting defensive personnel.
"That’s a split-second decision that you make," Harbaugh said. "The idea there, it’s a strategy choice that we make to keep them on their heels. It has nothing to do with how many timeouts we have. We made a decision there that they were on their heels, they were trying to make a substitution, and we noticed that, so we wanted to get on the ball and run a play.
"Hindsight, outcome? Absolutely. Huddle up and regroup. That’s a pretty easy assessment at this point. From an outcome standpoint, I wish we would have done it differently. But it’s not something we’re going to throw out of the playbook."
Second-guessed about not attempting a two-point conversion iin the fourth quarter while trailing by 17 points following tight end Dennis Pitta's 61-yard touchdown catch, Harbaugh stuck to his guns Monday.
"To me, it’s a simple decision," said Harbaugh, who had kicker Justin Tucker kick the extra point followed by an unsuccessful onsides kick on the ensuing kickoff. "Your chances of making three two-point conversions in a row are lower than your chances of scoring two touchdowns and getting a field goal.”
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