Tory James

Game 12: Reign delay for Ravens

On a night when the Ravens could have had the AFC North clinched, they flinched.

Committing mistakes in all three phases - offense, defense and special teams - the Ravens flopped before a national television audience, falling to the Cincinnati Bengals, 13-7, at Paul Brown Stadium last night.

The Ravens' secondary got fooled on a flea flicker. The offense tripped inside the red zone. And a bad snap ruined what seemed to be an automatic 29-yard field goal.

By the time the downpour came in the second half, the Ravens' party had already been rained out.

The Ravens' first loss since Oct. 15 foiled their chance to become the first team in the NFL to secure a...