Week 17 might be a little anticlimactic for the Ravens (8-7) and their fans, but that doesn’t mean Baltimore is throwing in the towel.
In fact, earlier this week, coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens-Bengals (5-9-1) rivalry was already heating up despite this being the last game for both teams. Plus, the Ravens would really like to send Steve Smith Sr. out on a high note while ending their disappointing season with a winning record.
This is the second consecutive year the Ravens have missed out on the NFL Playoffs.
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Quarterback Joe Flacco enters the Ravens’ final game with a 64.8 completion percentage but just an 84.5 quarterback rating. There’s a good chance he’ll keep his eye on Smith, who said there’s an 89 percent chance of him retiring after this season ends.
The AFC North foes will kick off in the New Year on Sunday in Cincinnati at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.
CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide all the live updates, stats, score, highlights, video and analysis from the pivotal game between the Ravens and Steelers. If you have a comment about the game, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the article.
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1:18 p.m.: Justin Tucker, still awesome at kicking footballs.
Justin Tucker now has 38 FG's this year.. Ties his own #Ravens franchise record.. 2 more & he is 3rd ever with 40 in a season..— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinNBCS) January 1, 2017
1:13 p.m.: Touchdown Rex Burkhead. Wooof. Wait, it's under review. Not sure if his nelbow was down or not. Nope, it was good. 7-0, Bengals.
1:11 p.m.: All Rex Burkhead on the this drive. Ravens defense looks indifferent about being on the field.
1:09 p.m.: With JEremy Hill out, expect to see a lot of Rex Burkhead. The former Nebraska bulldozer opens up a 16-yard run on his first touch.
1:06 p.m.: The Ravens' first drive is not much. Three-and-out. Wooof.
12:55 p.m.: The Bengals win the toss and defer. The Ravens will start with the ball.
12: 45 p.m.: It's go-time. One last time for ol' No. 89.
Offense starts with the ball. pic.twitter.com/1n4B797SmP— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 1, 2017
12:30 p.m.: The Inactives list is here. Keenan Reynolds won't be in uniform for the Ravens. Jeremy Hill and Vontaze Burfict won't be in uniform for the Bengals.