Cincinnati got the ball back to start the second half and they again marched right down the field, earning a 1st-and-goal situation.
However, Green-Ellis was stopped for one yard on first down, Dalton threw incomplete on second down and then Dalton tried to run it in on third down, but he was stopped on the 1-yard line by a combination of Lewis, Reed and Albert McClellan.
They were forced to settle for Nugent's 19-yard field goal that cut the Ravens' advantage to 17-13. That was about the last time the Bengals' offense even threatened.
Dalton was sacked four times, two of them by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Lewis had 14 tackles and a forced fumble and cornerback Lardarius Webb had seven tackles and a fumble recovery. But on this night, they were plenty content to play a supporting role to Flacco.
“Joe has gotten better every year,” said Reed. “This is what we've seen all camp with Joe, just throwing the ball to those guys, putting it right in their chest, putting it right on their hands. You see that. Those guys trust him and want to make plays for him.”