Garrison Hearst

Game 14: Second-and-1, Ravens fall short

The Ravens' season was played out in microcosm yesterday. There was more questionable officiating, another subpar effort by the secondary and some key injuries that hurt the team. Despite the setbacks, the 4-10 Ravens still had opportunities to win but blew another one.

What happened this time? Another fumble? Another blown big lead? An interception?

Try failing to gain 1 yard in three plays. One yard behind one of the biggest and best offensive lines in pro football that had just pushed the opposition all over the field. Stuffed.

Cincinnati (6-8) put up a goal-line stand in the last 44 seconds as the Bengals defeated the Ravens, 21-14, yesterday before 43,022 at Cinergy...