Sam Shade

Game 16: Upbeat Ravens bow out

The Ravens accomplished something yesterday that the city of Baltimore could not do since 1984: bring back the Colts. With the Ravens' 16-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals before an announced crowd of 50,917 at Cinergy Field, the Ravens (6-9-1) finished last in the AFC Central for the second straight year, guaranteeing a home game with the Indianapolis Colts next year at the new stadium in Camden Yards.

The loss also put the Ravens in position to pick 10th in the NFL draft in April.

"It's a tough loss. I think the better football team won today," said Ravens coach Ted Marchibroda. "It was an excellent football game this time of year with two teams that were...