With the pressure mounting because of an inadequate offensive attack, it was up to the Bengals' defense to make a play. With the Ravens starting with the ball in the second half, the defense was able to deliver.
With the Bengals now in great field position, the offense was finally able to deliver with a short field in front of them. A.J. McCarron and A.J. Green combined to make two great catches, with the second one resulting in a touchdown.