Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta pulls his trademark comebacks
Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh said that he was glad they brought in Pitta.
“I’m glad we put him up this week,” Harbaugh said following the win.
Pitta had a total of six catches and one touchdown. The match was a tumulus battle between the two sides as both fought fiercely to win the game. There was a one yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter that temporarily gave the lead advantage to the Ravens. After that, the battle only intensified and the Ravens won the match 26-29 after a close competition.
Pitta had sustained a fractured and dislocated hip during the very start of the training camp and had returned for a little over four month ago. The injury was no ordinary one and its intensity was considered by some of the doctors to be both dangerous to health and to career. Many thought that Pitta’s season was over and some though the injury was the finishing blow to his career.
Pitta said he remembered the time well when he was injured and thought about his chances of ever stepping back on the field. He said it felt good to be a part of the team again and was in itself a blessing.
“I remember when I got injured, I didn’t know if I was even going to play football again, and so being able to stand here and talk about a victory and being a part of that is special for me,” Pitta said. “And just being a part of this team and being able to fight the way we did today is pretty remarkable.”
With just two minutes remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter, Pitta managed to get a 15-12 lead and it seemed that his one yard touchdown would be the game winner. However, the Vikings managed to score two more touchdowns that made the match even more dramatic.
Following the touchdown Pitta went to the sidelines and some of his teammates hugged him. Even coach Harbaugh went and embraced him warmly.
“I don’t know what I said, and I really don’t remember other than just elation for him and just being appreciative for all of us,” Harbaugh said. “When you see the work a guy puts in rehab in this league to get back from an injury like that, then you appreciate a moment like that.”