With 27 seconds to go, Joe Flacco connected with Evans in the deep right corner of the end zone, but defensive back Sterling Moore knocked the ball to the ground.
Soon after, Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal that would have forced overtime.
Evans said he has not gotten depressed over the play - Moore did make a strong strip after Evans got two hands on the ball.
"Give him credit for the play he made," Evans said.
Unfortunately for Evans, he's remembered as much for that incompletion as he is for two 1,000-yard receiving seasons and 43 touchdown catches.
"My goal is to play in the NFL again," said Evans, who was cut in the preseason last summer by Jacksonville, a team not exactly overloaded with receivers.
Cundiff hooked up with Washington and then San Francisco this season, but was cut by the 49ers on Friday without kicking for them as they stuck with veteran ex-Eagle David Akers, who had been struggling.
Evans said he will be in front of his TV on Sunday watching the title games. He likes what he's seen from Baltimore (12-6) and knows the Ravens' recent postseason history; they've won a playoff game in each of the last five seasons and will be in their third AFC championship match in those five years.
But he also knows how tough the Patriots (13-4) are at home, particularly in January.
Evans is particularly impressed by Flacco, the only quarterback to win a playoff game in his first five pro seasons.
"Joe's record speaks for itself," Evans said. "He does not get the credit he deserves."
A part of Evans will share in the Ravens' excitement if they win Sunday "after fully understanding what it feels like to be on the losing side."
"Life brings you highs and lows," he said, "and you have to keep that in perspective."