By bengals writer
CINCINNATI (AP) — By the time the Ravens figured out what they needed to do, they were too far behind and their streak of five straight Thursday night wins was tottering.
“You better bounce back quick on a Thursday night and we didn’t do it quick enough tonight,” quarterback Joe Flacco said.
The Ravens (1-1) were coming off one of their most impressive games, a 47-3 win over Buffalo that was the third-largest margin of victory in franchise history. Flacco was on target while playing little more than a half, throwing three touchdown passes.
The Bengals (2-0) didn’t let him get into a rhythm until Cincinnati led by three touchdowns. Flacco was sacked on each of Baltimore’s first three possessions, and he forced a throw that was picked off, setting up the first of Dalton’s three touchdown passes to A.J. Green.
Cincinnati built its 21-point lead by piling up 151 yards and 11 first downs. By comparison, the Ravens had only 27 yards and one first down during that...