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Ravens vs. Bengals: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

Ravens vs. Bengals: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

The second-place Ravens will play the third-place Bengals at home in a Week 12 AFC North matchup. 

The Ravens (5-5) were first in the division before their loss last week to the Dallas Cowboys. They have to win this week to avoid losing any more ground to the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals (3-6-1) need a win if they want to remain in playoff contention.

The Bengals have won five in a row against the Ravens, but today they will be missing wide receiver A.J. Green, who is out with a hamstring injury. Green has historically been very successful against Baltimore - in their last meeting he had 10 receptions for 227 yards - so the Ravens will definitely try to capitalize on his absence.

Elvis Dumervil will be active for the first time since Week 5 today, but seven others with will be inactive for the Ravens, including cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Ravens vs Bengals Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights

FOURTH QUARTER: 

4:00 p.m.: And the Ravens defense comes up HUGE. Elvis Dumervil, in his first game back from injury, forces a Dalton fumble on what could have been the Bengals' go-ahead drive. Ravens ball with 1:05 left and up 19-12. 

3:58 p.m.: This has been a low scoring affair, but it'll come down to the wire as the Bengals offense is driving in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Buckle up, Ravens fans. 

3:24 p.m.: Tucker is now responsible for 12 of the Ravens' 19 points on the day. He hit his fourth field goal of the day — this time a 36-yarder — to up Baltimore's lead to 19-9 early in the fourth quarter. 

THIRD QUARTER: 

3:06 p.m.: After a stalemate for most of the third quarter, the Bengals get back in the game as Andy Dalton hits Tyler Eifert in the endzone on third-and-goal to cut Cincy's deficit to 16-9 (Mike Nugent missed the extra point). 

SECOND QUARTER: 

2:30 p.m.: And he does it yet again! He hits a 54-yard field goal to end the half, and it's 16-3 Ravens at halftime. 

2:17 p.m.: Justin Tucker, ladies and gentlemen. The Ravens' place kicker drills a 57-yarder (!) to extend the Baltimore lead to 13-3. He's now made 32 consecutive field goals.

2:08 p.m.: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left the game with an apparent knee injury, and doesn't seem likely to return. 

1:45 p.m.: Aaaand the Bengals immediately squander their chance. Andy Dalton fumbles a shotgun snap and the Ravens recover. Crisis averted for Baltimore. 

1:40 p.m.: The Bengals get on the board with a chip shot field goal, and are back in business after Flacco threw an interception inside Ravens territory. 

FIRST QUARTER:

1:24 p.m.: Vontaze Burfict dekes the refs with perhaps the flop of the century. 

1:21 p.m.: The Ravens tack on a Justin Tucker field goal to open up an early 10-0 lead over the Bengals. 

1:20 p.m.: Terrell Suggs knows how to make an entrance, that's for sure. 

1:09 p.m.: And the Ravens strike first! They take the opening drive of the game and hit paydirt as Joe Flacco hits Breshad Perriman for a touchdown. It's 7-0 Baltimore early in the first quarter. 

PREGAME:

12:16 p.m.: Brent Harris weighs in on Dumervil's return:

12:00 p.m.: Ravens Kickoff airs now on CSN with Brad Jackson and Chris Miller.

11:45 a.m.: Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens account and CSN Ravens Insider Clifton Brown on Twitter.

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Lamar Jackson shows off accuracy by hitting a crossbar from 50 yards away

Lamar Jackson shows off accuracy by hitting a crossbar from 50 yards away

Lamar Jackson isn't letting the end of the Ravens' season impact his ability to wow us on the football field. 

Ahead of the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge set for Thursday night, Jackson showed off incredible arm talent by hitting the crossbar from 50 yards away. 

Not bad for a running back. 

This season didn't go as planned for the Raves. They won 12 straight games to finish the regular season 14-2 and Jackson had an MVP season. Everything pointed to at least a trip to the AFC title game until the Titans came into Baltimore and pulled off a shocking upset in the Divisional Round. 

Jackson later explained how he didn't leave his room after the loss, and who can blame him? He's now 0-2 in the playoffs and their latest failure came against a team that had to switch quarterbacks midseason. 

The future is still bright in Baltimore, and while the sting of the playoffs may still be there for Ravens fans, they can still watch their quarterback dazzle in the Skills Challenge and the actual Pro Bowl game on Sunday. 

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‘Depressed’ Lamar Jackson didn’t leave his room after Ravens’ playoff loss

‘Depressed’ Lamar Jackson didn’t leave his room after Ravens’ playoff loss

It wasn’t supposed to end like this.

The Ravens had the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up. Their quarterback was the presumptive MVP and they boasted a 12-game winning streak that was the longest in the NFL. It wasn’t a question of whether they’d beat the Titans in the divisional round, but how deep into the playoffs they could go.

Except that’s not what happened. The Titans stunned the Ravens on their home turf and won handily by the score of 28-12. After throwing just one interception over his previous 10 games, Lamar Jackson through two passes that ended up in the hands of Tennessee.

“I didn’t leave my room, to be honest,” Jackson told The Athletic during the Pro Bowl festivities in Miami. “I wasn’t frustrated. I was hurt. I was depressed. It was like, ‘I don’t even want to go outside right now. I’m not happy right now.’ There was nothing to celebrate.”

The loss marked the second-straight season in which Baltimore stumbled in its first playoff game. But this wasn’t the Ravens team of yesteryear. The 2018 Ravens went 10-6 with Jackson’s future at the quarterback position still being questioned by pundits. The 2019 Ravens went 14-2 while Jackson looked like one of the best athletes in the sport.

“I need to get better myself,” Jackson added. “I don’t put nothing on my teammates. We all just have to do our part. My job was to help my team, get my team in the red zone and score points. I didn’t do my job. We just got to move on. All season we were doing that. We’d drive down into the red zone and we’d put up points. For that game, we didn’t. We can’t put that on the defense. [Tennessee] only scored like 28 points. We should score more points than that.”

Surrounded by the fanfare that is Pro Bowl week, Jackson is all smiles as he hangs out in warm weather among some of the league’s biggest stars. But the young quarterback will have a lot to prove in 2020, as he’ll look to show that this Ravens was team was no fluke. And that he can lead Baltimore over the hump once the playoffs begin.

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