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Baltimore Ravens bend NFL rulebook perfectly in win over Bengals

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The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals faced off in a tightly-contested AFC North matchup today that ended up going the way of the Ravens.

The game wasn't without controversy, though, as the Bengals hit the headlines through linebacker Vontaze Burfict's theatrics, while the Ravens did so through a play call in the final seconds of the game that has some NFL fans outraged.

On the final play of the game, the Ravens ensured they got the win by bending the NFL to absolute perfection. How did they do it? By holding absolutely every single Bengals player on the field. Scroll down to see it...

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I know what you're thinking: surely that can't be legal? Well, while the Ravens did get penalties called on every player they had out there, technically, it was an offensive penalty - which the game can actually end on.

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So, Baltimore punter Sam Koch just waited for time to run out - and with every Bengals player basically unable to move thanks to all the penalties - he just trundled out of the back of the endzone for the safety, gifting the Bengals two points but ending the game in the process. 

With the Ravens up by seven, Cincinnati could've tied it up with a touchdown. So Baltimore just decided not to give the ball back.

The play from John Harbaugh really isn't within the spirit of the game, and angered a lot of fans on social media, but until the NFL adresses it, it is perfectly legal. 

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