Posted December 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Baltimore opens the playoffs with an emotional home game. Cincinnati heads back to the place where it lost in the first round last year. And really, that's all they really wanted to find out. The AFC North rivals rested their stars Sunday in a finale that had a preseason taste. Carlos Dunlap's 14-yard interception return in the fourth quarter set up Cincinnati's 23-17 win. The teams had little at stake, and they played like it. ''I'm glad that's over,'' Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. ''That's a difficult situation to be in. I thought our guys handled it about as well as you can handle it.'' The Ravens (10-6) had already clinched their second straight division title and decided to use the final game to get healthier. They had several stars inactive and pulled quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice after only two series. They'll host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday, reuniting them with former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. The Colts head coach ...
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