As Steve Smith Sr. dropped to the turf and pounded the ground while in significant pain, members of both teams surrounded him and knelt in prayer.
Smith tearing his right Achilles tendon – an injury that ends his 2015 season and potentially his 15-year career – shook up players and coaches from both the Ravens and San Diego Chargers.
“He’s hurting,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh following his team’s 29-26 victory. “I have a feeling Steve Smith will be back. I love him, respect him, admire him. I told him that. That’s the kind of man he is, and he’ll be back.”
Chargers coach Mike McCoy, who was Smith’s position coach for a time with the Carolina Panthers, wasn’t aware...