After trying to pound the football on three consecutive runs from inside the six-yard line, the Cincinnati Bengals, down 24-20 to the Baltimore Ravens, had fourth and goal from the Ravens one-yard line with only 1:01 remaining in the game. This was the moment in Sunday's game that could define an entire season -- if we wanted to overreact to something with uncontrolled raw emotion, this was it. Wasn't it?
The Bengals walked to the line of scrimmage. The Ravens gave Cincinnati the look they wanted.
Andy Dalton said they had the look they wanted on fourth down and he checked into the QB sneak play. #Bengals— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 26, 2014
Dalton secured the snap and drove behind Cincinnati's offensive line. A swarm of humanity slowly moved into the endzone where Dalton scored the game-winning touchdown.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that the officials could have called "forward progress stopped".
John Harbaugh on Andy Dalton TD: 'They could have called forward progress stopped, yes, they could have.'— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) October 26, 2014
With all due respect to Harbaugh... that's just silly.
Is it possible that he's talking about Dalton's first touchdown?
We've seen far more plays when progress was stopped than this, all of which usually lead to a play continuation. We're not saying that Harbaugh is complaining just to complain, but we feel upon further review, Harbaugh will see it with a little more clarity.