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Tucker FG in OT gives Ravens 20-17 win over Bengals, who rallied from 17-point deficit

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passes the ball during the first half of a NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passes the ball during the first half of a NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, top, pulls in a touchdown pass as he is hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, top, pulls in a touchdown pass as he is hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda picks up wide receiver Torrey Smith after Smith pulls in a touchdown pass during the first half of a NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda picks up wide receiver Torrey Smith after Smith pulls in a touchdown pass during the first half of a NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Tucker kicked a 46-yard field goal with 5:27 left in overtime, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 Sunday after blowing a 17-point halftime lead and giving up a touchdown on the final play of regulation.

The tense victory ended a three-game skid for the Ravens (4-5) and thrust them into a second-place tie in the division, just one game behind Cincinnati (6-4) in the loss column. It was the defending Super Bowl champions' first victory since Oct. 6.

The Bengals have lost two straight in overtime.

Cincinnati pulled even when A.J. Green caught a desperation pass from Andy Dalton for a 51-yard touchdown. Green positioned himself behind the pack and caught the ball after it flicked off the hand of Ravens safety James Ihedigbo, who earlier had the first two interceptions of his career.

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