Late interception return lifts Bengals over Ravens

4:33 PM, Dec 30, 2012   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Josh Brown kicked three second-half field goals and Carlos Dunlap returned an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter as the Cincinnati Bengals closed out the regular season with a 23-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Andy Dalton completed 10-of-15 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown before getting removed in favor of Bruce Gradkowski in the second half for the Bengals (10-6), who had already locked up the sixth seed in the playoffs and will face either New England, Houston or Denver next week depending on outcomes later Sunday.

Marvin Jones recorded Cincinnati's lone offensive touchdown while catching five balls for 45 yards.

Joe Flacco started the game for the Ravens (10-6) but was removed after just two offensive series.

Tyrod Taylor replaced him and threw for 149 yards with the interception on 15- for-25 efficiency while also adding 65 yards and a score on nine carries.

Bernard Pierce carried the ball 22 times for 89 yards for Baltimore, which rested most of its starters as they already had the AFC's fourth seed locked up entering the game.

The Ravens had a chance to move up to the third seed with a win, but will now play the Indianapolis Colts in the opening round of the playoffs.

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