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Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Preview and Prediction

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Preview and Prediction

A second-half comeback wasn't almost enough as the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory, riding a dominant start led by Andy Dalton's four touchdown passes.

There's never a good time to suffer an injury, but this one came at a particularly untimely manner for Mosley, as he is playing on the past year of his deal with the Ravens, as mentioned by Schefter. On Thursday, he carved up a defense that has more often gotten the upper hand in their rivalry, leading Cincinnati (2-0) to an early 21-point lead. Twice, the Bengals got Green on a matchup with slot corner Tavon Young, and Green beat him for scores. After sacking Bills quarterbacks six times last week, the Ravens hardly got to Dalton at all.

Since Thursday Night Football began the home side has won in a little over 60% of the games. Flacco threw three touchdown passes, one to each of the newcomers: John Brown, Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead.

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton finished 24 of 42 for 265 yards and four touchdowns, which came on four consecutive drives in the first half.

Due to injuries a couple years ago, or last season's offensive debacle with a awful offensive line and an early-season coordinator change, Green's numbers dipped. "That's a big one - puts us 2-0 to start the year and gives us a leg up in the division".

Cincinnati enters tonight's game also 1-0 after knocking off the Colts 34 to 23 in Indianapolis.




"John is a different type of player, just with his speed and what he does to defenders", Flacco said. Flacco finished 32-for-55 for 376 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and a passer rating of 76.0. In truth numerous players over the years have come out against it, feeling that the short timespan between games takes a tough toll on the body. A rematch against the hated AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals was already enough reason for us to want a smack-down, but add in the fact that this is the same squad that ultimately eliminated Baltimore from the playoffs in 2017 and this game became that much more important.

"They fought and played hard, but they didn't play ideal", Harbaugh said.

A young man in a black shirt ran onto the field in the closing minutes undetected until he got near Dalton. The Cincinnati defense is playing for now without linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who's serving a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Mosley left in the first quarter with a knee injury the Ravens later described as a bone bruise. Rookie C Billy Price hurt his right ankle in the first quarter and didn't return.

Bengals play at Carolina.