It’s been an amazing season for the Cincinnati Bengals, as they’ve clinched a postseason berth and are looking to win 10 games for the third time in the Marvin Lewis era, while getting some sweet revenge against the Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the Bengals in Week 1, 44-13. Thank you for again joining us for the Stripe Hype Live Blog.
Bengals claim 23-17 win to finish 10-6 on the season. We now await results of late games to determine our playoff destination. Thank you for joining our live blog. Have a safe and wonderful New Year!
Ryan Whalen doesn’t make many catches, but just made the biggest of his career on that onside kick recovery.
Drills it. Now 23-17 with likely onside kick coming up.
Instead, Ravens settle for 49-yard FG attempt.
Taylor just barely miss Jacoby Jones who was streaking wide-open down sideline for TD past Clements.
Gilberry with a huge sack.
That’s three consecutive weeks with a defensive touchdown for the Bengals
Dunlap takes deflected pass 14 yards to the endzone to pout Bengals up 23-14.
Gradkowski finds Tate deep for 44 yards to BAL 21. drive stalls, and Josh Brown kicks a FG to give the Bengals a 16-14 lead with 7:16 remaining
Rookie Justin Tucker misses 45-yard FG and Cincy only trails 14-13
Taylor runs bootleg and goes in untouched. Ravens lead 14-13
Bengals 60-12-1 when leading after 3 quarters under Marvin, but Ravens have the ball first and goal after long Tyrod Taylor run.
Bengals have adjusted very well to Tyrod taylor and outside option offense he’s running
Skuta with a nice pass breakup there.
Bengals can’t get into redzone, and Josh Brown hits a 32-yd FG to extend lead to 13-7 with 2:24 left in 3rd qtr
Marvin Jones draws a pass-interference and now ball at BAL-15
Cincinnati has allowed an average of 12 points per game in their last six games.
Dunlap notches his 6th sack of the season to force a Ravens punt
Josh Brown drills a 47-yarder to give Bengals first lead of the day at 10-7
Reggie Nelson drops a sure-fired pick-six, but Ravens still punt and goes out at CIN-46
AJ Green ends up with 97 catches on the year.
Gradkowski starts 2nd half at QB. Leonard getting majority carries now.
Bruce Gradkowski is warming up
alton 10-of-15, 78 yds; Leonard 19 yds rushing; Marvin Jones 4 rec., 39 yds, Burfict 13 tackles
Michael Johnson sack right before Bengals’ first TD drive was the 49th on the season for Cincinnati and a new franchise record.
Dalton 5 of 5 for 42 yards and a TD on the drive, now 10 of 15 for 78 yards for the game. First-half ends with Johnson nearly sacking Tyrod Taylor as he throws it out of bounds. Halftime now.
Marvin Jones first NFL TD with 39 seconds left in half to give tie game at 7-7. 42-yard, 5-play drive
Vontaze Burfict has 11 tackles already with 5 minutes still left in 2nd qtr.
Bobbie Williams gave Burfict a kick to draw that personal foul. Burfict is getting under the skin of the Ravens as they punt still up 7-0. Bengals ball at CIN-30
Bengals reach midfield for the first time after a 14-yard strike from Dalton to Marvin Jones, but can’t convert short third down and punt to BAL-7
First time Bengals have allowed a first-quarter TD since Week 3 at Washington, and that was a pick-6.
Chris Crocker with a right quad injury, return is doubtful
Ravens gash Bengals on the ground and Allen punches it on for the score. Ravens up 7-0
Tyrod Taylor in. After 2 big pierce runs, Taylor keeps it for a 28-yard burst. Chris Crocker hurt
Challenged and ruled an incomplete pass
Dalton sacked and fumbles, BAL recovers at CIN 43
ties Bengals single-season record of 48
Gilberry and Johnson sack Flacco to force 3-and-out
Jeromy Miles with nice special teams tackle on Jacoby Jones.
Chykie Brown with a nice third-down pass deflection to force Bengals punt. He’s really come on as of late for Baltimore.
Andrew Hawkins with tremendous effort to get first down on third-down reception.
Just to recap: BenJarvus Green-Ellis out after hurting hamstring during pregame warmups. Cedric Peerman is out to start at RB
Cedric Peerman is out to start at RB
Tate fair catch gives Cincy ball at 11
Ravens had ball at CIN-30, and lost 17 yards.
Penalty on Ray Rice pushes ball out of field goal range on 4th-down.
Ravens convert 4th-and-1. Ball at CIN-30
Bengals force a punt, but Dan Herron offsides keeps it with ravens
BJGE not playing vs. Ravens after pulling hamstring in pregame
And on the second play, Leach injured for the Ravens
Bengals captains Maualuga, Dalton, Miles, Michael Johnson. Johnson needs half-sack for 10. Bobbie Williams a Ravens captain
A.J. Green chasing two records today. Needs 9 receptions for most in first 2 NFL seasons. Needs 117 yards for franchise season record.