Andy Dalton, A.J. Green pace Bengals past Ravens


After a long eight-month wait, Baltimore finally embraces its chance for revenge on Thursday Night Football when it takes on the Bengals at 8:20 p.m. ET. Going up against two high-powered offenses in the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers over the next two weeks is going to be tough without Smith already and now possibly without Mosley. For more data and analysis from the game, utilize our Premium Stats 2.0 dashboard to expand your knowledge on the key players, signature stats and much more. Dalton did have an interception earlier on in the game that was nearly taken back for a touchdown but he was able to make a good tackle on the defender to prevent him from scoring and recovered nicely for the remainder of the game. Dalton finished 24 of 42 for 265 yards, throwing four touchdown passes for the fifth time in his career. Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, from the expert who's on a monster 13-4 Bengals heater, and find out.

Terrell Suggs still has it.

While Trey Hopkins was serviceable, the former guard is still a downgrade and his effectiveness will largely depend on how well offense's targets are getting open in the passing game. That's his first career three-touchdown game, and he had it before 17 minutes had elapsed in the game.

The Bengals then got the ball back quickly, and Andy Dalton - standing up the blitz - delivered a pass over the middle to Green, who ripped through Young for his second score.

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Dalton's 14-yard touchdown throw to Boyd made it 28-7 late in the first half.

Wide receiver A.J. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 23-9. But the Bengals had a decent night on defense Thursday, sacking Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco four times and intercepting him twice. Carlos Dunlap continued his ridiculous ability to bat passes at the line of scrimmage, while Andrew Billings, Sam Hubbard, and Jordan Willis all cashed in on the action, generating plays. The biggest problem for the Bengals will be how to prepare for Jackson. The Ravens were simply helpless against Green when he was in scoring distance, and his nose for the end zone will be critical for Cincinnati this year. Even during their spirited attempt at a comeback, Flacco needed a bit of luck along the way.

They have stayed the course with Lewis and Dalton, and they could be formidable once more.

The Bengals were tested on the road last week and came out on the winning end, while the Ravens were basically still in preseason mood against a bad Buffalo Bills team, which means that the Bengals should be more ready to get after it on Thursday night.