Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters appeared to hit Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon in the chest in the first quarter of Sunday night’s AFC wild-card game.
With about 1:05 left in the first, Mixon ran the ball one yard and was hit by Peters and linebacker Patrick Quinn. As Peters was on top of Mixon, the defensive back appeared to hit Mixon in the stomach, sparking a small scuffle between the two teams.
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Peters was called for taunting on the play and gave Cincinnati a 10-yard free.
The veteran player was criticized on social media for the performance.
Cincinnati would return that 10 yards immediately after Jonah Williams was called to hold.
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Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow then found receiver Ja’Mar Chase for a 12-yard touchdown pass, and after the teams switched sides to start the second quarter, Burrow found a wide receiver again for a 7-yard touchdown.
Cincinnati would go on a 9-0 run early in the second quarter.
The Bengals and Ravens met for the second week in a row. Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 27-16 after losing to them 19-17 earlier in the season.
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The Ravens were playing the game without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was dealing with a PCL injury. Tyler Huntley started the game for Baltimore.