During a 10-play, 71-yard drive in the second quarter, Blake completed four passes, including one of 14 yards to wide receiver Carl Pickens for a touchdown that tied the score at 7-7.
Then in the drive that resulted in Pelfrey's field goal before the half, Blake had completions of 12, 19, 8, 11, 8 and 12 yards.
Then in the final game-winning drive, Blake had completions of 27, 16, 5 and 6 before passing to tight end Tony McGee for a 1-yard touchdown off a play-action fake with 3: 09 remaining that -- with a two-point conversion run by Garrison Hearst -- put the Bengals ahead 21-14.
"We lost as a football team. I think the better team won today," said Marchibroda, coaching a team that has dropped 11 straight road games and has lost fourth-quarter leads in five of its last eight games. "We have no excuses. We had the opportunity to win the ballgame or tie it and we didn't."
The Ravens might have had a better chance if they had starting center Steve Everitt (partially torn pectoral muscle), receiver Floyd Turner (calf) and tight end Eric Green (knee), who were ruled out minutes before yesterday's game.
"Nope, we can't run away from it," said Jones. "There are no alibis. We didn't step up."
Pub Date: 12/09/96