And you would've certainly believed that the same level of enthusiasm and determination to win should've been displayed by Baltimore entirely. 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. The Ravens have two rookies as backup linebackers, Kenny Young and Chris Board.
"They fought and played hard, but they didn't play ideal", Harbaugh said.
Cin - FG Bullock 28, 2:59.
Cincinnati used a 14-point first quarter to take a lead it would never relinquish. With the Steelers tying the Browns in Week 1, and nobody having a clue when Steelers star Le'Veon Bell will return from his long holdout, the victor of this game could have an early stranglehold on the keys to the division with a 2-0 start on the line.
PASSING - Baltimore, Flacco 32-55-2-376.
Flacco is at the helm of the Ravens, but the future is with No. 8 Lamar Jackson, who Baltimore hopes will take over under center in the not-so-distant future.