Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 17

Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 30, 2012
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 26°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ron Winter
ATTENDANCE: 61565

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Baltimore 7 0 0 10 17
Cincinnati 0 7 6 10 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 10-6 6-2 4-4 L1
Cincinnati 10-6 4-4 6-2 W3

Recap


Bengals 23, Ravens 17:
Andy Dalton went 10-of-15 for 78 yards and a touchdown in limited action and Carlos Dunlap ran an interception back for a score as Cincinnati knocked off visiting Baltimore.

The Ravens had an outside shot at  jumping up into the No. 3 spot in the playoffs but instead decided to rest most of their regulars. Joe Flacco attempted only eight passes before yielding to Tyrod Taylor, who passed for 149 yards and rushed for 65 and a score. Baltimore will host Indianapolis next week.

The Bengals elected to sit running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) and only threw two passes A.J. Green’s way before giving way to the backups. Cincinnati will be the No. 6 seed in the AFC and will visit Houston in the divisional round next week.

Marvin Jones caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Dalton with 45 seconds left in the second quarter to knot it at 7-7 at the half. Josh Brown put the Bengals on top with a pair of field goals in the third quarter before Taylor’s 1-yard scoring run gave the Ravens the lead 14-13 with 12:58 left.

Brown’s 38-yard field goal 5:38 later gave Cincinnati the advantage back and Dunlap’s 14-yard interception return on the ensuing drive sealed the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Ravens RB Ray Rice carried the ball just three times for five yards while WR Torrey Smith did not have a catch. … Cincinnati backup QB Bruce Gradkowski went 5-of-11 for 65 yards in the second half. … The Bengals won for the seventh time in the last eight games and snapped a four-game losing streak to Baltimore.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Baltimore   Cincinnati
Bernard Pierce Player Brian Leonard
22 Attempts 10
89 Yards 34
4.0 Avg Yards 3.4
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 9
Receiving
Baltimore   Cincinnati
Ed Dickson Player Brandon Tate
6 Receptions 3
64 Yards 53
10.7 Avg Yards 17.7
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 44

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Baltimore 352 206 146 2 1 0 2.0 0
Cincinnati 189 47 142 2 3 1 4.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Bengals have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Indianapolis. The Ravens have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .625 after a loss.