Marvin Lewis

Why were the Ravens allowed to run out the clock by intentionally holding the Bengals? [Video]

Why were the Ravens allowed to run out the clock by intentionally holding the Bengals? [Video]

The Baltimore Ravens held on for a 19-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Literally.

Check out the bizarre, but legal, strategy Coach John Harbaugh’s team used to run out the final seconds of the game:

https://twitter.com/firstandskol/status/802983821641551872

Clinging to a 19-12 lead with 11 seconds remaining in regulation, the Ravens lined up to punt on fourth down from their own 23. But punter Sam Koch never even attempted the kick. Instead, he just backed up near the end zone and just danced around as the clock wound down.

Koch was able to do so because all nine Cincinnati defenders who were attempting to rush him were being held by...

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