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Not pretty (except for Justin Tucker’s moonshots) but Ravens get the win…

Cincinnati played the Ravens very tough defensively and could have stolen the game except for the right foot of Justin Tucker.

Tucker is the reason the Ravens (6-5) ended a five-game losing streak to the Cincinnati Bengals and sit atop the AFC North (they’re technically ahead of the Steelers due to the head-to-head tiebreaker). The NFL’s only perfect kicker allowed Baltimore to keep control of its playoff fate with five weeks remaining.

“That is the Raven way,” Tucker said. “If you want to win, you want the ball in your hands, or in my case, at your feet.”

In Sunday’s 19-14 victory, Tucker nearly matched the Bengals’ scoring. He became the first kicker in three years to hit three field goals from 50 or more yards in a single game. He hit from 52, 57 and 54 yards in the first half and added a 36-yarder in the fourth quarter.

“We got the best kicker in the league, there’s no doubt about it,” linebacker Terrell Suggs said. “But we’ve got to keep the young kid humble.”

The Ravens sputtered offensively Sunday, as they’ve done for most of the season. Their defense made some uncharacteristic errors and made it interesting until the final minute of the game by allowing the Bengals to drive into the red zone before a strip sack by Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil.

“To be on this sort of roll that we are on now is good, but it doesn’t end today,” Tucker said. “Hopefully this is something that would help carry our team all the way to the playoffs and hopefully to a championship.”

Final:

1 2 3 4 T
CIN 0 3 6 5 14
BAL 10 6 0 3 19
FIRST QUARTER CIN BAL
TD
10:15
Breshad Perriman 14 Yd pass from Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick)
11 plays, 75 yards, 4:45
0 7
FG
5:39
Justin Tucker 52 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 2 yards, 2:41
0 10
SECOND QUARTER CIN BAL
FG
14:50
Mike Nugent 23 Yd Field Goal
14 plays, 69 yards, 5:49
3 10
FG
1:40
Justin Tucker 57 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 41 yards, 2:55
3 13
FG
0:00
Justin Tucker 54 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 37 yards, 1:01
3 16
THIRD QUARTER CIN BAL
TD
4:16
Tyler Eifert 3 Yd pass from Andy Dalton
11 plays, 86 yards, 4:58
9 16
FOURTH QUARTER CIN BAL
FG
12:16
Justin Tucker 36 Yd Field Goal
12 plays, 59 yards, 7:00
9 19
FG
6:00
Mike Nugent 36 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 35 yards, 2:50
12 19
SF
0:00
Sam Koch OB in end zone for a Safety
4 plays, -21 yards, 1:05
14 19
Matchup
1st Downs 22 16
Passing 1st downs 15 12
Rushing 1st downs 3 4
1st downs from penalties 4 0
3rd down efficiency 5-16 5-16
4th down efficiency 1-1 1-2
Total Plays 71 68
Total Yards 325 31
Total Drives 11 12
Yards per Play 4.6 4.6
Passing 261 219
Comp-Att 26-48 25-36
Yards per pass 5.1 5.8
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-22 2-15
Rushing 64 92
Rushing Attempts 20 30
Yards per rush 3.2 3.1
Red Zone (Made-Att) 1-5 1-3
Penalties 2-15 8-69
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost 2 0
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 28:43 31:17
Baltimore Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
Joe Flacco 25/36 234 6.5 1 1 2-15 62.0 84.7
TEAM 25/36 219 6.5 1 1 2-15 84.7
Baltimore Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Kenneth Dixon 13 49 3.8 0 15
Terrance West 13 48 3.7 0 16
Joe Flacco 2 19 9.5 0 16
Mike Wallace 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Sam Koch 1 -23 -23.0 0 -23
TEAM 30 92 3.1 0 16
Baltimore Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG TGTS
Mike Wallace 3 57 19.0 0 31 4
Dennis Pitta 3 34 11.3 0 18 5
Kenneth Dixon 4 31 7.8 0 16 4
Kamar Aiken 2 30 15.0 0 19 2
Steve Smith Sr. 4 20 5.0 0 8 4
Kyle Juszczyk 3 18 6.0 0 16 5
Terrance West 3 16 5.3 0 9 4
Breshad Perriman 1 14 14.0 1 14 3
Darren Waller 2 14 7.0 0 8 2
TEAM 25 234 9.4 1 31 33
Baltimore Defense
TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
Zachary Orr 11 6 0 1 0 0 0
Lardarius Webb 8 7 0 0 1 0 0
Eric Weddle 7 5 0 0 1 0 0
Tavon Young 4 4 0 0 2 0 0
Shareece Wright 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Williams 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
C.J. Mosley 4 2 0 1 1 0 0
Terrell Suggs 3 3 2 2 1 2 0
Jerraud Powers 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Albert McClellan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Onwuasor 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Pierce 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Elvis Dumervil 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
Vladimir Ducasse 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lawrence Guy 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Matt Elam 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Moore 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Darren Waller 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Judon 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
Timmy Jernigan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brent Urban 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TEAM 62 46 3 5 9 4 0
Cincinnati Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
Andy Dalton 26/48 283 5.9 1 0 3-22 29.3 78.7
TEAM 26/48 261 5.9 1 0 3-22 78.7
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