Ravens capitalize on Bengals’ errors, tie game at 17

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Here come the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Ravens, who trailed 17-6 at halftime, have scored 11 consecutive points to tie the game at 17 through three quarters.

Three third-quarter mistakes by Cincinnati proved costly. First, quarterback Andy Dalton was picked by Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb, setting up a Baltimore field goal. Then, Bengals punter Shaun Powell mishit a punt that traveled just 10 yards, giving Baltimore great field position. The Ravens cashed in, with quarterback Joe Flacco hitting Marlon Brown for an eight-yard TD to cut the lead to 17-15.

On the ensuing two-point try, Bengals safety Chris Crocker was penalized for holding, giving Baltimore another try after an incomplete pass. The Ravens capitalized, with tailback Ray Rice rushing around left end to tie up the game.