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Dunlap's INT return completes Bengals' 23-17 win over Ravens as both teams rest starters

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches from the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Keating)  (The Associated Press)

Carlos Dunlap returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter Sunday, sending the Cincinnati Bengals to a 23-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in a game that didn't much matter to either playoff-bound team.

The Ravens (10-6) had already clinched their second straight AFC North title, putting them in line to host a game next weekend.

The Bengals (10-6) were locked into the sixth seed as the final wild-card team. The only question was who they would play in the opening round, and that wouldn't be answered until games were completed later in the day.

So, they went into preseason mode on a 26-degree afternoon with a wind chill of 16.

The Ravens let quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice play only two series. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green sat out the second half.

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