The Ravens tried to squander a game they had well in hand, but were unable to.
After allowing the Bengals to overcome a 17-0 halftime deficit to send it to overtime with a ridiculous Hail Mary with no time left, the Ravens escaped with a 20-17 overtime win. That snapped a three-game losing streak, moving the Ravens to 4-5.
The Bengals were fortunate to get that close, as the Ravens misplayed the desperation pass to end regulation, with James Ihedigbo tipping to straight to A.J. Green.
But in overtime, a day of offensive dysfunction came back to bite them.
Running back Giovani Bernard was dropped for a huge 11-yard loss on a fourth down in overtime, giving the Ravens the ball at their own 44-yard line..
From there, the Ravens were able to plow forward enough to set up Justin Tucker’s 46-yard field goal.
That was an apt ending, as the Ravens defense dominated the day, sacking Andy Dalton five times and picking him off three times.