Baltimore 13, Cincinnati 7

Sunday, January 2, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, January 2, 2011
WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
TEMPERATURE: 51°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 71088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 0 0 0 7 7
Baltimore 3 3 7 0 13

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 4-12 3-5 1-7 L1
Baltimore 12-4 7-1 5-3 W4

Recap

The Baltimore Ravens continued their strong defensive efforts by forcing five turnovers and executing a goal-line stand in the final seconds of a 13-7 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Baltimore extended its NFL record with a 25th consecutive third quarter without allowing a touchdown, and forced Carson Palmer into three consecutive incompletions from the Baltimore 2-yard line with under 30 seconds left to win their fourth straight game and wrap up a No. 5 seed for the upcoming AFC playoffs.

The Ravens will play at No. 4 seed Kansas City in the wild card round next Sunday.

In the two previous possessions, Baltimore held Cincinnati (4-12) on a fourth-down play and Ray Lewis recovered a fumble with just under two minutes to play.

The Ravens have forced 24 turnovers (plus-14 turnover margin) in the last 11 games after snagging just three in the first five (minus-6).

Safety Ed Reed picked off two passes, including one in the end zone near the end of the first half, for the second week in a row.

Baltimore also stripped wide receiver Jerome Simpson twice, once after a 21-yard gain and again at the Cincinnati 18. Ray Rice scored five plays later on a 7-yard run.

This could be the last game as a Bengal for both head coach Marvin Lewis, who has had two winning seasons in eight years, and Palmer, whose contract is up after this season and hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Palmer was 32 of 45 passing for 305 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cincinnati   Baltimore
Cedric Benson Player Ray Rice
21 Attempts 20
53 Yards 77
2.5 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 11
Receiving
Cincinnati   Baltimore
Jerome Simpson Player Todd Heap
12 Receptions 3
123 Yards 53
10.2 Avg Yards 17.7
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 37

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cincinnati 395 90 305 1 0 1 4.0 1
Baltimore 199 98 101 1 2 2 0.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Ravens have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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