The Baltimore Ravens are 0-3 for the first time in franchise history, and the common theme in all three losses is their inability to close out games in the fourth quarter. “It’s really too bad”, he said, referring to the now 0-3 Ravens. But the Bengals need more out of this duo as the season progresses to keep the pressure off Dalton. The defense looks vintage with end Michael Johnson back and tackle Geno Atkins fully recovered from reconstructive knee surgery.
-COACHING: D – The Ravens’ coaches have not been able to find answers to get the team back on track.
“Hats off to our guys for hanging in there, driving down the field twice to get back in control of the football game”, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. The Ravens ran the ball 18 times for 36 yards as Flacco completed 32 of 49 passes for 362 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. “But you obviously see the big picture and right now, it’s in our favor”.
Not surprisingly, the Steelers (2-1) see it as a big challenge as well, as they are still showing the Ravens the requisite amount of respect that any rivalry would dictate.
But there hasn’t been a single glaring issue throughout the first three games.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) breaks a tackle by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacke …
Tyler Eifert (Tight End): Eifert finished the game with 0 catches on 3 targets.
GOING FOR 4-0: Not long after stripping off their uniforms, the Bengals began thinking about their next game against Kansas City.
The Panthers felt the move was necessitated after their top pass rusher Charles Johnson went down with a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 27-22 win over the New Orleans Saints.
“We don’t have a choice”, Smith said. “They know what it takes, and I think that gives you confidence”.
The prized pupil so far is Dalton, who is off to the best start of his career. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 28-24. With a laser to A.J. Green for an 80-yard touchdown.
That left plenty of time for Dalton to take the Bengals 80 yards in six plays.
Baltimore took its first lead against the Bengals when C.J. Mosley returned a fumble by quarterback Andy Dalton 41 yards for a touchdown.
During Monday’s press conference, Lewis lauded Dalton’s ability to recognize the defense and make pre-snap adjustments prior to his seven-yard TD pass to Green with 1:46 remaining.
AJ Green (Wide Receiver): Green blew the doors off the Ravens going 10/13 from the field for 227 yards and 2 touchdowns. “Not that he deserves that kind of praise yet. They brought us in here to win games and we just have to do that”.
The Ravens, now 0-3, are believed to have tipped off the Colts regarding the inflation of the footballs the Patriots had been using in the playoffs last season.
“We’ve got to have a short memory and get going”, linebacker Elvis Dumervil said. I feel like we can overcome any adversity. “We started feeling ourselves, started getting into the power rankings, things like that”.