VIDEO: Remembering When Joe Flacco and Mike Wallace Set a Ravens Record

Tristan Jung
VIDEO: Remembering when Joe Flacco and Mike Wallace set a Ravens' regular-season record.
VIDEO: Remembering when Joe Flacco and Mike Wallace set a Ravens' regular-season record. /
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Throughout his career, Mike Wallace was one of the NFL's prototypical burners. One of the fastest receivers of his generation, he made a name for himself as a deep threat over four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

However, after stops in Miami and Minnesota, he spent two of his final three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 9 of the 2016 season, Pittsburgh fans were forced to watch their former star take revenge as he burned their vaunted defense for the Ravens' longest regular-season touchdown ever.

With about a minute left in the first quarter, the Ravens were pinned on their own 5-yard line. On 2nd-and-9, Joe Flacco dropped back and quickly fired a pass to Wallace, who was on a slant route about 15 yards up the field. Then, Wallace displayed all the tools that made him a great receiver.

Wallace made a great catch, stiff-armed a Steelers defender, and then accelerated down the sideline. No one came close to catching him. The touchdown gave the Ravens a 7-0 lead and helped them earn a hard-fought 21-14 win over the Steelers.

The 95-yard score is also a Ravens' regular-season record, as Shannon Sharpe's 96-yard TD in the 2000 AFC Championship Game is the only longer reception in franchise history.


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