The Cincinnati Bengals finished the regular season with a win over the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, 23-17. The Ravens got on the board first late in the first period on an Anthony Allen two-yard touchdown run. However, the Bengals would answer with 13 unanswered in the second and third behind a Marvin Jones 11-yard touchdown catch and a pair of Josh Brown field goals. The Ravens would reclaim the lead early in the fourth on a Tyrod Taylor one-yard touchdown run. But the Bengals responded to take the lead back on a 38-yard Brown field goal before a Carlos Dunlap 14-yard interception return for a touchdown put things out of reach. The Bengals finish the regular season at 10-6 and will travel to Houston for the first round of the playoffs on Saturday. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 3 and kick off at 4:30.
The Cleveland Browns finished the regular season with a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-10. The Steelers and Browns traded field goals in the second quarter before the Steelers took the lead on a Leonard Pope one-yard touchdown catch from Ben Roethlisberger. Cleveland tied it early in the second half on a Thaddeus Lewis seven-yard touchdown pass to Greg Little. However, it would be all Pittsburgh from that point on. Roethlisberger threw a pair of touchdowns to put the game away. The Browns finish the regular season at 5-11 and will hold the sixth pick in the 2013 draft.
Elsewhere in the NFL yesterday, Tampa Bay ousted Atlanta, 22-17. Buffalo handled the New York Jets, 28-9. Chicago clipped Detroit, 26-24. Tennessee blew past Jacksonville, 38-20. Indianapolis toppled Houston, 28-16. Carolina outlasted New Orleans, 44-38. The New York Giants dominated Philadelphia, 42-7. Denver crushed Kansas City, 38-3. Minnesota edged Green Bay, 37-34. New England blanked Miami, 28-0. San Diego defeated Oakland, 24-21. San Francisco topped Arizona, 27-13. Seattle bested St. Louis, 20-13 and Washington knocked off Dallas, 28-18.
With the NFL playoff picture clear, Minnesota will be at Green Bay on Saturday night at 8. Indianapolis will head to Baltimore at 1 on Sunday and Washington will take on Seattle on Sunday at 4:30. The top seed in the AFC was Denver with New England getting the #2 seed and in the NFC, Atlanta is the top seed with San Francisco claiming the #2 seed.
In NBA play last night, Sacramento toppled Boston, 118-96. San Antonio blasted Dallas, 111-86. Detroit clipped Milwaukee, 96-94 and the LA Clippers topped Utah, 107-96.
In College football bowl action tonight, NC State takes on Vanderbilt at noon in the Music City Bowl. USC battles Georgia Tech at 2 in the Sun Bowl. Iowa State plays Tulsa at 3:30 in the Liberty Bowl and #8 LSU faces #14 Clemson at 7:30 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:06 to 7.
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