With over eight minutes remaining in the game, down by ten on third and six from the Bengals 23-yard line, Andy Dalton faces down a massive blitz in his face. He throws it over the middle where Lardarius Webb is called for a 24-yard pass interference on Jerome Simpson, pushing the offense to the Bengals 47-yard line. Dalton fires a missile on the following play to Jermaine Gresham, picking up 15 yards and setting up a first down at Baltimore's 27-yard line. Flushed out of the pocket on the ensuing play, Dalton slides after picking up 11 yards to the Ravens 27-yard line. An incomplete pass later and Dalton scrambles for another 10 yards, tip-toeing down the left sidelines, picking up the first down to the Ravens 17-yard line.
With just under seven minutes remaining in the game, Dalton hands off to Brian Leonard who picks up a limited two-yard gain. Jerome Simpson picked up another five yards, setting up a third and two from the Ravens nine-yard line. Dalton takes the snap and throws the football down the left sidelines, hitting tight end Jermaine Gresham in the chest. The football pops out and Gresham, with maximum concentration, finally gains possession of the football, keeps both feet in bounds, completing the nine-yard touchdown reception.
Officials reviewed the play and determined that Gresham didn't complete the act of receiving the football as the ball shifted from his fingers to his palm with the football trapped on the ground.
Mike Nugent converts the 27-yard field goal and the Bengals reduce the deficit to seven.