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Game 10: Touchdown! 'Curse over'

Game 10: Touchdown! 'Curse over'

Pandemonium ruled for a few unworldly moments.

Quarterback Trent Dilfer danced in front of the Ravens' bench, index fingers shooting flares into the sky.Split end Qadry Ismail and guard Edwin Mulitalo lifted the Ravens' unlikeliest hero, Brandon Stokley, above the gathering crowd in the end zone.

Coach Brian Billick, along the sideline, rammed both arms into the air to acknowledge the long-awaited touchdown.

When Stokley, a second-year wide receiver, turned a soft toss from Dilfer into an electric, 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, it ended the NFL's longest touchdown drought since the 1974 Chicago Bears went 22 quarters without one.

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