Ravens vs. Bengals: Full Highlights and Recap

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IDecember 30, 2012

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the visiting Baltimore Ravens in Week 17 in a game that didn't matter to either team, winning by a score of 23-17. 

It mattered so little to the Ravens that Joe Flacco didn't even finish the first quarter before John Harbaugh inserted Tyrod Taylor into the starting lineup to finish the game. 

Taylor finished the game with just 149 yards and one interception, though he did pitch in with 65 yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

Flacco wasn't the only starting quarterback to hit the bench early, either. Andy Dalton played long enough to throw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones before Marvin Lewis put Brad Gradkowski in the game to start the second half. 

Rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict stood out on defense for the Bengals, tallying 18 tackles (10 solo).

Both teams will now get ready for Wild Card Weekend in one week's time. The Ravens will host the Indianapolis Colts, while the Bengals will hit the road to face either the New England Patriots or Houston Texans. 

 

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