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Danny Trevathan: 'I thought I was in the end zone'

Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan had an opportunity to seal the deal Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, with a play that nearly wound up costing his team much more than a lost touchdown in his team's 49-27 win.

Trevathan snagged a Joe Flacco fourth-quarter pass and sailed into the end zone for what appeared to be a 48-17 lead for the Broncos. One problem: The ball didn't come with him. Trevathan casually dropped it at the 2-yard line as he floated in for the non-score.

"It was a young mistake. I was just in the moment," Trevathan told reporters after the game, per the Broncos' official website. "I thought I was in the end zone. Next time I'm going (to) hold the ball up high and give it to a fan or something. But it's not going to happen again. I'm growing from it and I'm not ... going to let anybody stop me."

The lost touchdown, in a game long since decided, paled in comparison to Wesley Woodyard's apparent injury on the play. The Broncos linebacker attempted to fish the ball off the end-zone turf, only to have Ravens receiver Brandon Stokley roll into him. Woodyard, an underrated defensive cog, suffered a nasty-looking ankle injury, but he wound up re-entering the game, taking Trevathan's gaffe in stride.

"Oh, he's going to get his later," Woodyard joked after the win.

Trevathan, the Broncos' sixth-round draft pick in 2012, said he expects to get another interception this season. His ball-hawking skills Thursday night suggested it will happen, too. If and when it does, he might never let go.

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