NFL: Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 17

Dec. 29, 2013 at 5:15 PM   |   0 comments

CINCINNATI, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Andy Dalton passed for 281 yards and ran for the go-ahead score Sunday, sparking Cincinnati over Baltimore 34-17 and extinguishing the Ravens' playoff hopes.

Dalton's TD run early in the fourth quarter provided the difference for the AFC North champion Bengals (11-5), who completed a perfect 8-0 home record for the second time in franchise history.

Dalton overcome four interceptions, completing 21-of-36 passes with a pair of TDs.

Cincinnati wrapped up the win on Dre Kirkpatrick's 21-yard pick-off return for a score with 4:07 remaining.

Joe Flacco tossed three interceptions in all for the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens (8-8), who missed the playoffs for the first time in six years under head Coach John Harbaugh.

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