(CNN) — The Baltimore Ravens knocked off the Chicago Bears on Sunday, rolling to a 16-13 victory, handing Chicago its first losing season since 2010.
The Ravens’ wide receiver John Brown returned a fourth-quarter punt 80 yards for a touchdown.
Brown’s return and two Chicago turnovers proved decisive.
The Ravens’ win was achieved thanks to a resilient offense and stout defense — no surprise to those familiar with the Orioles and Cleveland Indians, both of whom won their playoff series Thursday.
The Bears (3-2) had a shot to win after Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hit tight end Zach Miller for a 19-yard touchdown in the closing seconds. However, Trubisky’s pass on the two-point conversion attempt was tipped by former New England Patriot and current Raven Jamie Collins.
Bears coach Matt Nagy, promoted from offensive coordinator before Week 1, moved the ball all afternoon with a fast-paced offense that netted 35 first downs.
But the Ravens (3-2) stiffened up on defense to stymie Chicago’s threats. The Ravens’ defense allowed just 184 total yards. Chicago running back Jordan Howard gained a paltry 39 yards on 21 carries, while Trubisky netted a meager 70 yards on 15 attempts.
The Ravens were guided by quarterback Joe Flacco, who passed for just 158 yards. But Ravens kicker Justin Tucker drilled two long field goals.
The Ravens finally broke through on the final play of the third quarter with a long pass over the middle to the other Ravens receiver, Mike Wallace. Tight end Benjamin Watson rumbled for another first down to set up Tucker’s field goal, giving Baltimore a 10-7 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Linebacker C.J. Mosley returned from a two-game suspension for a hit on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton last week. Mosley recorded 12 tackles to give him 57 for the season.
The Ravens’ next game is on October 21 when they face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bears’ next game is also a home game next Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles.
After that, the Bears will travel to Miami to face the Dolphins.
By Courtney Kube and Ryan Browne