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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.

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