CINCINNATI- A mediocre, inconsistent season full of missed opportunities and an inability to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit leads to the Baltimore Ravens losing 34-17 in the last game of the 2013-2014 season.
The Miami Dolphins and The Baltimore Ravens will miss the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Steelers were eliminated when the San Diego Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime.
AJ Green finished with 61 yards and a touchdown for the Bengals, BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 66 rushing yards, and Gio Bernard had just 22 yards and collected 51 receiving yards.
Ray Rice had 50 yards total for Baltimore, with Torrey Smith just being held to 27 yards and no touchdowns.
"That's it," coach John Harbaugh said. "That ends it. That stings."
The Ravens made a last attempt to catch up to the Bengals with a Marlon Brown Touchdown in the back of the end zone. However, the Bengals were too much for the Ravens and their season ends at 8-8.
The Baltimore Ravens have not gone into the cold of the off-season without the the playoffs since 2007, the end of the Brian Billick era. There will be hard decisions to make come free agency.
The Ravens will have to fill holes and replace starters with the hopes of not making the playoffs a habit.