Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Dalton throws 4 TD passes, leads Bengals over Ravens 34-23

Dalton throws 4 TD passes, leads Bengals over Ravens 34-23

It had "Cincinnati Bungles" written everywhere it, especially after a dropped interception and questionable penalty helped residing up a Ravens touchdown with Eight seconds left in the predominant half of. Running back Joe Mixon hurt his right knee in the first quarter and was in-and-out of the game.

The Bengals took sole possession of the division after beating the Baltimore Ravens 34-23 at home on Thursday night.

FAST START: The Bengals are 2-0 for only the fifth time in Lewis' 16 seasons. The Bengals scored on the next three ensuing drives with Green responsible for two more touchdowns - a 32 yarder and another short score from the red zone.

Maybe that's who the Bengals are destined to be: a team that doesn't blow anyone away but comes up with just enough big plays to win.

The Bengals looked to be in full control, up 21-0 and later 28-7 in the second quarter.

Dalton ended up completing 24-of-42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns in the 34-23 win, while Green caught 5-of-9 targets for 69 yards and three touchdowns.

His first completion in a drive that got the Ravens within a score was to the free agent signing.

The Cincinnati Bengals made an vast statement last night against their AFC North division rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, and it's already drawing huge historical comparisons.

Bengals kicker Randy Bullock added one more field goal for the final margin.

Every other rookie - 0.33-spherical snatch Sam Hubbard - obtained a sack that modified into as soon as if truth be told one of Four for a Bengals pass dawdle that careworn Flacco all evening.

The Bengals secondary, which was led by cornerback William Jackson III, took advantage of the struggling Flacco, as they hauled in two interceptions and forced another 10 to fall incomplete.

The Ravens put themselves in a big hole early and showed some guts by making it a game. John Brown hauled in a gorgeous 21-yard TD throw from Flacco to cut the lead to five points. The last time was 2015, when they won the division title and suffered a first-round playoff meltdown against Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium. "That's how we want to play". On Thursday, he carved up a defence that has more often gotten the upper hand in their rivalry, leading Cincinnati (2-0) to an early 21-point lead. There's also the matter of rookie center Billy Price, who left the game early with an injury that could be concerning.

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