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Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Cincinnati Bengals allow 20 points to Baltimore Ravens Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals allow 20 points to Baltimore Ravens Sunday

The Bengals quarterback passed for 170 yards and four interceptions in the loss. Flacco missed all of training camp with a back injury. "I kind of saw what they were lined up in". "And the thing is that we still have to get a lot better".

With an evenly matched game, however, this divisional matchup will all come down to which veteran signal-caller will be able to limit his team's mistakes on offense.

Give the Ravens revamped offensive line - with James Hurst at left guard and Ryan Jensen at center making their first career starts at those spots - credit for allowing the Ravens to keep the chains moving throughout the second half after the Ravens had built their lead. "My back didn't take anything, really". On the Ravens first drive, Woodhead had three catches for 33 yards but appeared to injure his hamstring and did not return.

The Ravens' rebuilt defense got into Dalton's head.

All of the turnovers made up for a Ravens offense that put up only 268 yards and struggled to get into a clear rhythm.

Running backs: Neither running back, Terrance West nor Buck Allen, were spectacular.

"I thought Terrell Suggs played great", Harbaugh said. "We had the chance to do it", Flacco said. Suggs had two sacks, including the strip, while Pierce, Za'Darius Smith and Tony Jefferson each added one.

The Bengals are 4-2 in season openers under Dalton, including three consecutive wins at the Jets (2016), Raiders (2015) and Ravens (2014).

The Ravens rolled over Cincy by a score of 20-0.

"He didn't get the practice time past year, but just going through the details of all the little adjustments we may make and what formations we may get he's pretty much on top of everything we're doing now", defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said. "We're going to enjoy it for right now". Flacco was 9 of 17 for 121 yards with an interception against a defense missing suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. "I was 9-for-17, and I threw for a hundred and a couple [121] yards". That's not that fun, I'd rather throw for 350 and win 42-0, not 20-0.

"We didn't make any plays, and it starts with me", Dalton said, via the team's official website.

They used words like historic and legendary to describe their expectations, and even suggested the unit could be as good as the iconic 2000 Ravens defense.

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