Alvin Porter

Game 8: Ravens' upset slips away

An unexpected thriller of a season is quickly turning into a comedy of errors.

After putting the heat on Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, the Ravens froze at the most critical of times, allowing a major upset to slip through their fingers in a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome yesterday.The Ravens held Vick to a paltry 131 yards of total offense with an aggressive game plan, but the big story was their own stumbling and bumbling. The Ravens' collection of follies included: the inexplicable fumble by quarterback Jeff Blake backed against his own end zone, the dropped pass by receiver Ron Johnson on a fake punt and the strange defensive positioning of cornerback...