By Matthew Stevens
The Baltimore Ravens got a dreadful start on “Thursday Night Football” against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. By the time Baltimore’s offense and defense finally woke up, the game was already a little too far out of reach to win. The bad start clearly got to Ravens safety Eric Weddle as he tweeted out following the game.
Cant play like crap in a half on the road. Will be fine. Get back to work. Get better. Denver next…..
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) September 14, 2018
Weddle is completely right. Had either the offense or defense stepped up in the first half of that game, it very well could have been a win. Four of the first five Bengals drives resulted in touchdowns, while the Ravens only managed one touchdown drive — helping launch out to a 21-point Cincinnati lead.
In those first five drives, Baltimore amounted on 95 yards of offense and a costly interception. Meanwhile, the Bengals put up 229 offensive yards in their first five attempts. It was a flip in the second half where six Cincinnati drives resulted in only 134 net yards and six points while the Ravens had six drives for 252 yards and 10...