They missed them entirely. In truth numerous players over the years have come out against it, feeling that the short timespan between games takes a tough toll on the body. They are making an early-season case that they, and not the Pittsburgh Steelers or Baltimore Ravens, could be the team to beat in the AFC North. And Cincinnati's 34-23 Thursday night win over division rival Baltimore was a pretty big hint that there may be something brewing this season in the Queen City. The man is just about impossible to cover, as he burns defenses deep with regularity and is a menace to defend when the ball is in the air. The Bengals scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win. Those Bengals had gone a dozen seasons without so much as reaching the playoffs. Baltimore's offense is probably somewhere in between what we've seen the past two weeks, which isn't much different from what they've shown the past few years.
They have stayed the course with Lewis and Dalton, and they could be formidable once more. Green ultimately finished with five catches for 69 yards, and surprisingly had the first three-touchdown game of his career.
The Bengals (2-0) didn't let him get into a rhythm until Cincinnati led by three touchdowns. But it was also a strong performance Dalton and company kept up through the next three quarters that put the Ravens' comeback to bed. But they failed on a two-point conversion that would have gotten them to within three points.
Bengals kicker Randy Bullock added one more field goal for the final margin. The game can be watched on NFL Network and kicks off from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati at 7:20 P.M.
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Dalton and Green are the mainstays of the offense.
In the Touchdown markets we look to Joe Mixon. While Vontaze Burfict is still serving his four-game suspension, Preston Brown is inactive for the game after entering the day questionable to play due to an ankle injury.
All week long so many Ravens fans, including yours truly, were uncontrollably excited for Thursday night.
"I definitely feel like we have the potential to be really good", Dalton said.
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Bengals play at Carolina.
Cincinnati (2-0) has now won eight of their last 10 meetings with Baltimore (1-1), including six of seven at home. Cincinnati emerged with a 34-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
A reporter asking Monday about last year's game couldn't even get the whole question out before Ravens coach John Harbaugh interjected, "Thanks for the reminder".
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.
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More than 3,000 inmates at North Carolina prisons and juvenile detention centers were moved out of the storm's path. Florence also blew down trees, including one that went through the roof of Kevin DiLoreto's home in Wilmington.