Bengals 34, Ravens 17

CINCINNATI - Andy Dalton threw for two TDs and ran for another to lead Cincinnati to victory and eliminate defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore.

It was an erratic performance by the third-year quarterback, who also threw four interceptions for the AFC North-winning Bengals (11-5).

The Ravens (8-8) lost their last two games, denying them a chance to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season. Baltimore is the 15th Super Bowl champion to fail to reach the playoffs the following season, and the sixth in the last 12 years.

Baltimore 6 0 11 0 – 17

Cincinnati 7 10 0 17 – 34

First quarter

Bal–FG Tucker 38, 13:48.

Bal–FG Tucker 22, 2:26.

Cin–Green 53 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), :17.

Second quarter

Cin–FG Nugent 39, 6:36.

Cin–M.Jones 16 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 1:51.

Third quarter

Bal–FG Tucker 34, 9:30.

Bal–M.Brown 8 pass from Flacco (Rice run), 5:13.

Fourth quarter

Cin–Dalton 1 run (Nugent kick), 13:29.

Cin–FG Nugent 38, 12:19.

Cin–Kirkpatrick 21 interception return (Nugent kick), 4:07.

A: 62,406.

Bal   Cin

First downs 17   21

Total Net Yards 222   392

Rushes-yards 14-47   30-111

Passing 175   281

Punt Returns 1-3   5-35

Kickoff Returns 6-169   4-105

Interceptions Ret. 4-55   3-30

Comp-Att-Int 30-50-3   21-36-4

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17   0-0

Punts 6-47.5   3-36.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   1-0

Penalties-Yards 6-56   10-76

Time of Possession 26:03   33:57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Bal, Pierce 5-28, Rice 6-15, Scott 2-3, Flacco 1-1. Cin, Green-Ellis 11-66, Dalton 6-23, Bernard 13-22.

Passing: Bal, Flacco 30-50-3-192. Cin, Dalton 21-36-4-281.

Receiving: Bal, Pitta 8-63, Rice 7-35, M.Brown 5-30, Pierce 4-18, T.Smith 3-27, J.Jones 1-11, Scott 1-8, Doss 1-0. Cin, M.Jones 5-61, Bernard 5-51, Green 4-61, Hawkins 3-74, Sanu 1-12, Charles 1-8, Sanzenbacher 1-7, Al.Smith 1-7. Missed Field Goals: None.