Refocused, NFL Week 2: Cincinnati Bengals 34, Baltimore Ravens 23 | NFL Analysis

Refocused, NFL Week 2: Cincinnati Bengals 34, Baltimore Ravens 23 | NFL Analysis

AJ Green has career night in little more than a quarter

Let's check out some of the best reactions from fantasy owners, both good and bad to Green's monster first half.

"We came out hot", Dalton said.

NOT THE BILLS: The Ravens were coming off their third-most lopsided win in club history, a 47-3 victory over Buffalo on Sunday. The Bengals looked good in a Week 1 road win at Indianapolis, rallying from 23-10 down to win 34-23. Green only caught five passes in the game, but he punished Baltimore down in the red zone, demonstrating why opposing defenses shouldn't match up with him one-on-one out of the slot; at first with a crossing route and then in the second quarter with an out route.

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. He finished the game with five receptions for 69 yards and his three scores. Video of 95-year-old Irma Shafer dancing with Kirkpatrick was shared on social media and became a popular tweet among Bengals fans after the win over Baltimore. 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. Whether it was off the right edge against Ronnie Stanley, off the left edge against James Hurst, or up the gut against Alex Lewis, Matt Skura and Marshal Yanda, the Bengals' front four was disruptive, generating pressure and causing an interception when Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap hit Flacco's arm just as he threw the ball. As things now stand, all three of the wideout's catches have gone for touchdowns, and he's totaled 43 yards at the half.

The Ravens lost linebacker C.J. Mosley in the first quarter with a knee injury. "I think our guys brought it to them tonight", said rookie safety Jessie Bates, per the team's official website.

Cin - FG Bullock 28, 2:59.

Even though he was limping, Mixon broke off a 21-yard run for a critical first down that led to a field goal and bumped Cincinnati's lead to eight points. On Thursday, he carved up a defence that has more often gotten the upper hand in their rivalry, leading Cincinnati (2-0) to an early 21-point lead.

PASSING - Baltimore, Flacco 32-55-2-376.

Baltimore held the Bills to just 33 yards and no first downs in the first half.

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