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Dalton's sneak with 57 seconds left rallies Bengals over Ravens 27-24

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, is wrapped up by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins after losing his helmet during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, is wrapped up by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins after losing his helmet during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, left, sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, left, sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Andy Dalton made up for his two second-half turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North race.

The Bengals (4-2-1) wasted an 11-point lead as Dalton's fumble and interception helped the Ravens (5-3) pull ahead 24-20 with 3:59 left.

That's when Dalton pulled it out against the NFL's stingiest defense. He threw a 53-yard pass to Mohamed Sanu on third-and-10 — safety Terrence Brooks got turned around — and took it the final yard on fourth down, completing a 10-play, 80-yard drive.

The Ravens appeared to regain the lead when Steve Smith Sr. caught a pass and went 80 yards to the end zone with 32 seconds left, but the receiver was called for pushing off to get open.

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