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Both the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens rested starters in this matchup that meant little to both teams. The Bengals were already locked in as the 6th-seed wild-card team and the Ravens already clinched the AFC North title. At the end of the day, the Bengals learned they’d be traveling to Houston, while Baltimore will host the Indianapolis Colts to see the return of their former defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J. Green sat out the second half and the watched as the backups pulled off another victory. The difference in this one came in the 4th quarter when Carlos Dunlap picked off QB Tyrod Taylor and returned it 14 yards for the TD with 6:06 left. "I'm glad that's over," head coach Marvin Lewis said, via the Associated Press. "That's a difficult situation to be in. I thought our guys handled it about as well as you can handle it." Although this game was meaningless, Cincinnati gets a m...
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