Ravens overcome Dalton’s Hail Mary, beat Bengals in OT

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Updated: November 10, 2013

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Tucker’s 46-yard field goal in
overtime helped the Baltimore Ravens overcome a late-game defensive gaffe and
top the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-17, in an NFC North clash.

Tucker’s heroics wouldn’t have been necessary if it hadn’t been for a fluke
play which sent the game into the extra session.

Facing a 4th-and-15 from his own 49-yard-line with two seconds left in
regulation, Andy Dalton’s heave to the end zone was deflected twice — the
last time by James Ihedigbo, who posted a pair of interceptions — right into
the hands of A.J. Green for the tying score as time expired.

But the Ravens defense stopped the Bengals on their first drive of OT,
bringing down Gio Bernard for an 11-yard loss on 4th-and-2, and Tucker’s boot
from the right hashmark eight plays later sent the hosts to victory.

Joe Flacco was 20-of-36 for a pair of touchdowns and as many interceptions for
the Ravens (4-5), who crept within a game and a half of first-place
Cincinnati.

Torrey Smith registered 46 yards and a TD catch on five receptions, with Ray
Rice added 30 rushing yards and 26 receiving yards.

Dalton was held to just 24 completions on 51 passes for 274 yards, one more
touchdown and three picks for the Bengals (6-4), losers in two straight after
winning four in a row.

Green finished with a game-best 151 yards on eight grabs, while Bernard ended
up with 58 yards on 14 carries in defeat.