Early on it was the explosive first half from A.J. Green.
Four days earlier, Flacco was happy to idle on the sideline in the fourth quarter, watching the backups play the Buffalo Bills as they coasted toward the franchise's third-highest margin of victory. They already can count Fejedelem's and Williams' plays as signs of a team that possesses a killer instinct.
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.
Two games does not make a season, but it certainly can help erase the stinging memories of the previous year.
So Dalton throwing for 265 yards, Four touchdowns, and no interceptions is rather honest, especially when it came against the Ravens.
"The Bengals haven't won their first two games since 2015, when they went 12-4 and won the AFC North", the AP reported.
Coming into Thursday, Dalton had a 5-Thirteen career file in evening games with a Seventy nine.Three passer rating.
And you would've certainly believed that the same level of enthusiasm and determination to win should've been displayed by Baltimore entirely.
Watch A.J. Green's touchdown hat-trick! "We were gashing them a couple of times". With a dominating first half and a display of talent on both sides of the ball, the Bengals looked like a team that could compete with anyone.
They've also been rewarded by positive plays from rookies Jessie Bates, who had his first interception against the Ravens, and Sam Hubbard, who notched his first sack. Flacco threw a pair of touchdown passes, including a 21-yarder to John Brown that cut it to 28-23 with 9:35 left.
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After limiting LeSean McCoy to 22 yards on seven carries last week, the Ravens have turned their attention toward Joe Mixon, the Bengals' second-year running back who is front-and-center in their overhauled offense.
PASSING - Baltimore, Flacco 32-55-2-376.
The loss pretty much erased the euphoria that had been generated by the Ravens' 47-3, season-opening rout of the Bills and exposed several areas of concern that need to be addressed if the Ravens want to contend in the AFC North.