Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Three Things We Learned

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Three Things We Learned

The Ravens switched up their coverages on Green but couldn't stop him.

Instead, Dalton found Tyler Boyd open in the middle of a pack of defenders at the 23-yard line.

ESPN also added in a later graphic that four other teams have scored at least 34 points in each of their first two games in the last ten seasons, with three of them going to the Super Bowl.

The Baltimore Ravens crushed the Buffalo Bills last weekend in Baltimore in their season opener, 47-3.

"If I were to say 'no, ' I'd be lying", Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr said. "We've got a long way to go". So far, the Ravens (1-0) have been for the most part. They play the Denver Broncos next Sunday. Video of 95-year-old Irma Shafer dancing with Kirkpatrick was shared on social media and became a popular tweet among Bengals fans after the win over Baltimore.

Thursday night we saw the opposite of that as Flacco was off the whole game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the defense let up three touchdowns to A.J. Green in the first half.

The Ravens retooled their receiving group during the offseason to give Joe Flacco a better chance to shine, and the results last week were profound.

Gazing into the eye of the storm
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After a Justin Tucker 55-yard field goal in the third quarter, Ravens receiver John Brown made it 28-23 with 9:35 to play in the fourth on a gorgeous 21-yard contested grab.

NFL Research noted too that: "Andy Dalton is the first player since Matt Ryan (Week 17, 2016 vs New Orleans Saints) to throw four touchdowns in the first half".

"The way Bill is calling it and what we're doing has been great", Dalton said. "Crabtree has a special way of running routes and getting in position and making big catches".

"It just happened to fall that way", Green said. That's his first career three-touchdown game, and he had it before 17 minutes had elapsed in the game. The Ravens finished with six sacks and two interceptions. The Ravens shut out the Bengals 20-0 when the two teams played last season.

Dalton is coming off one of his worst seasons, tied largely to the offensive line's failures.

"They fought and played hard, but they didn't play ideal", Harbaugh said. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the frontrunner for MVP, the Browns broke a losing streak by not winning, and Aaron Rodgers rose from the dead in the third quarter to show everyone in the National Football League who the best player is.

The Ravens had their streak of five straight Thursday night wins snapped. Anyone who was able to sit down and watch all 60-minutes of this "game" would be able to tell you that Baltimore was nearly immediately outmatched by Cincinnati.

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