NFL: Baltimore 29, Minnesota 26

Dec. 8, 2013 at 5:36 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Marlon Brown's 9-yard TD catch with 4 seconds left capped a wild fourth quarter that ended with Baltimore posting a 29-26 win over Minnesota in a snowstorm.

Joe Flacco found Brown with the clutch scoring strike after the lead had changed hands five times in the final quarter of a game marked by heavy snowfalls and frigid temperatures.

After Minnesota had grabbed a 12-7 early in the fourth, Dennis Pitta caught a 1-yard touchdown pass with 2:07 left and Flacco completed a 2-point conversion for the Ravens (7-6).

The Vikings responded almost immediately on Toby Gerhart's 41-yard scoring run for a 19-15 lead with 1:27 on the clock.

Baltimore's Jacoby Jones then returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a score and a Baltimore lead with 1:16 to play.

But Minnesota (3-9-1) came right back for a 26-22 lead on Cordarrelle Patterson's 79-yard catch-and-run with 45 seconds left.

On their final drive, the Ravens took advantage of pass interference penalty on the Vikings' Chad Greenway and Brown finally ended it with a difficult scoring grab at the back of the end zone.

Minnesota's Adrian Peterson left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.

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