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Ravens beat Chargers in OT

Published On: Nov 25 2012 07:21:50 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 26 2012 01:28:49 AM CST
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Rookie Justin Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining in overtime and Ray Rice converted a 4th-and-29 to set up the game-tying boot as visiting Baltimore posted its fourth consecutive victory.

On the pivotal fourth-down play, Rice reeled in Joe Flacco's short pass, eluded three would-be tacklers and extended his body to get the first down. Rice finished with 164 all-purpose yards (97 rushing, 67 receiving) for the Ravens (9-2), who overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.

Torrey Smith, who had seven catches for 144 yards, put Tucker in position for the final kick with a 31-yard leaping reception for the Ravens (9-2).

Malcom Floyd reeled in four receptions - including a 21-yard touchdown on a skinny post in the first quarter, and Ryan Mathews rushed for 72 yards for the Chargers (4-7), who dropped their third in a row and sixth in seven outings.

After San Diego seized a 13-3 lead, Flacco found his rhythm and connected with tight end Dennis Pitta over the middle for a 4-yard touchdown with 4:19 left in the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pitta's touchdown reception was Baltimore's first offensive score in eight quarters. ... San Diego LB Shaun Phillips collected his 67th career sack to pull into a tie for second place with Gary Johnson on the team's all-time list. ... Former punter Darren Bennett was inducted into the Chargers' Hall of Fame at halftime.

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