The Bengals sprinted to an early lead Thursday night at home against the Ravens and held on to win, 34-23. By comparison, the Ravens had only 27 yards and one first down during that span. The Bengals were ready for the package of plays the Ravens had for rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, which forced Joe Flacco to run an offense without all the bells and whistles - and he struggled as a result.
The last time the Baltimore Ravens saw the Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd turned fourth-and-12 into a 49-yard touchdown in the final minute of Week 17, sending the Ravens home for January and upstate NY into a frenzy as Baltimore coughed up the AFC's final wild-card spot to the Buffalo Bills. They are making an early-season case that they, and not the Pittsburgh Steelers or Baltimore Ravens, could be the team to beat in the AFC North.
The Ravens had their streak of five straight Thursday night wins snapped. Offensively, they didn't let a poor offensive line showing stop them, moving the pocket around more and throwing shorter passes dotted with the occasional deep pass that connected.
While Green's first touchdown was more about a brilliant fake by quarterback Andy Dalton, this was all about Green.
Heading into the game, Dalton had thrown more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (15) against the Ravens, including a four-interception game at Paul Brown Stadium last season. The Bengals defense will need to be physical and force turnovers if they want to take down their division foe and get off to an impressive 2-0 start to the 2018 season.
NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm
Collins says they have a front loader they're using to clear the roads, but a tree went through the windshield of it. A fourth person was killed while plugging in a generator in Lenoir County, north of Wilmington , WITN-TV reported.
More than 150,000 already without power in NC before Florence makes landfall
Fortunately for House, he says this storm should not be a devastating event for the beach town in terms of loss of life. Forecasters said " catastrophic " freshwater flooding was expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.
Hurricane Florence lashes USA with rain and wind
Life-threatening storms are expected across large portions of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic states. A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.
The Cincinnati Bengals spent the previous two seasons finding the wrong way to avoid losing in the first round of the playoffs.
Cincinnati enters tonight's game also 1-0 after knocking off the Colts 34 to 23 in Indianapolis. Flacco finished 32 of 55 for 376 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and four sacks. After a long eight-month wait, Baltimore finally embraces its chance for revenge on Thursday Night Football when it takes on the Bengals at 8:20 p.m. ET. They already can count Fejedelem's and Williams' plays as signs of a team that possesses a killer instinct. Harbaugh said an exam found no ligament damage, but Mosley could be sidelined for a while. 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.
Ravens host the Denver Broncos.
Mosley left in the first quarter with a knee injury the Ravens later described as a bone bruise.
Bengals play at Carolina.