The Ravens jumped out to a 17-point lead against the Bengals, with it looking like they might run away with a win.
Not quite. The Bengals stormed back and were able to tie the game on a fluky Hail Mary pass at the end of regulation. The Ravens were able to step up and get a game-winning field goal in overtime to win the game.
The Ravens are now 4-5 and just 1.5 games behind the still first-place Bengals. 4-5 vs. 3-6 makes a huge difference, given an average record could be all that's needed to sneak into the playoffs. And of course, we've seen John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco in the playoffs. They're dangerous if they get in.
The Ravens' performance was like the rest of this season, less than stellar. But when in the regular season, under Harbaugh at least, have the Ravens ever performed at a high level consistently? They've consistently been an ugly team that wins enough games.
Perhaps this win is another indication of where this team is headed.
Now it's your turn to decide. Where should the Ravens rank in this week's power rankings? You vote now and we'll round up the rankings later this afternoon.