Home Sports Originally published November 17, 2013

Ravens Fall to Chicago in Overtime

Baltimore Ravens Football

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) runs for yardage against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogas)

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Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould nailed a 38-yard field goal to lift his team to a 23-20 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 17 in Chicago, Ill.

The marathon game marked the second straight week that Baltimore had to play into overtime, but while the Ravens defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime on Nov. 10, this time they fell short.

Just a few minutes into the first quarter, play was halted for nearly two hours due to inclement weather as a strong storm, which spawned tornadoes, hovered over the Chicago area.

The Ravens built a 10-0 lead before the delay, thanks to a touchdown run by Ray Rice. But the momentum shifted in favor of Chicago when play resumed as the Bears came back to take a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter.

Baltimore tied the game with 20 with seconds left in the fourth quarter, but the Bears outlasted them in overtime. Veteran backup quarterback Josh McCown, who replaced injured Bears starter Jay Cutler; had a solid performance, completing 19 of 31 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown.

Bears running back Matt Forte caught a touchdown pass from McCown, and also rushed for 83 yards.

Rice had his best game of the season despite the loss, overcoming his season-long struggles, to rush for 131 yards on 25 carries against Chicago

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was inconsistent; he completed 17 of 31 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown but two interceptions, including a pick-six snagged by Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic.

Baltimore fell to 4-6, their worst record after 10 games since 2007. The Ravens will face the New York Jets on Nov. 24 in Baltimore, Md.