Ravens at Bengals: Highlights, score and recap

Ravens at Bengals: Highlights, score and recap

As Dalton walked off the field following his team's 20-0 loss to the Ravens, an irate a fan took off his hat and then threw it at Dalton, and hit him square in the left shoulder.

This is the defense the Ravens envisioned.

The Ravens defense was impressive at every level.

While the Bengals have a strong and deep secondary, there is often a great deal of pressure on them to cover receivers for long periods of time due to Cincinnati's lack of a great pass rush. Baltimore sacked him five times. Terrell Suggs led the way with two sacks, one of them being a sack-fumble. Cornerbacks Brandon Carr, Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb snagged three of the interceptions and linebacker C.J. Mosley had the fourth.

It's only been one game, but Baltimore completely dominated a Bengals team that has some really, really good offensive players.

While Flacco didn't enjoy all the playcalling, this was probably the optimal game for a quarterback who only returned to practice from a back injury eight days before the opener.

Luckily for the Ravens, Flacco's performance might not have been masterful out there, but he did post up a decent stat line of 9 completions on 17 attempts for 121 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Ravens at Bengals: Highlights, score and recap

Flacco acknowledged that he missed some throws.

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.

What caught me off guard Sunday was the Ravens' running game. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others. The Ravens finished with 157 yards rushing, including 80 by Terrance West and 71 by Javorius Allen.

Flacco told the media in the Ravens' locker room he saw blitz and the middle of the field was open. Woodhead's pass-catching ability out of the backfield wasn't needed in this game, but it will be at some point and this could be a significant loss if he is out for an extended period.

Suggs was all over the place for the Ravens defense on Sunday, and gave Dalton some serious trouble all day as he attempted to bring the Bengals back from their deficit in the first half.

Opening the season with a win in Cincinnati - where the Ravens had not won since 2011 - is a major accomplishment. "Theirs happened to bounce right to them". "I felt at home".

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