Joe Mixon totals 87 yards in Bengals' Week 2 win

Joe Mixon totals 87 yards in Bengals' Week 2 win

Flacco was sharp in two-plus quarters, throwing touchdown passes to three different receivers. Marvin Lewis received a two-year extension, but there were changes in the rest of the coaching staff.

Instead, Dalton found Tyler Boyd open in the middle of a pack of defenders at the 23-yard line.

The Baltimore Ravens marched into the second week of the season looking to double down on their 47-3 win over the Buffalo Bills last week.

"If I were to say 'no, ' I'd be lying", Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr said. "We can spread the ball around and get a lot of guys involved".

Both these teams enter tonight's game with 1-0 records. Up 21-0, Cincinnati already had almost as many yards of total offense (151) as the Bills finished with Sunday (153).

For them, the last-minute touchdown in Baltimore became a starting point.

"Those two games defined us as a team", said receiver A.J. Green, who had a career-high three touchdown catches on Thursday, all in the first half.

The Ravens retooled their receiving group during the offseason to give Joe Flacco a better chance to shine, and the results last week were profound.

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Four of those scoring strikes have been to Green, who provided a new wrinkle for opposing defenses by lining up in the slot for all three first-half touchdown passes on Thursday night. Give him a licensed Sunday slate, and Dalton has a 59-31-1 file with a 91.1 passer rating.

"The way Bill is calling it and what we're doing has been great", Dalton said. It was clear he hadn't lost much as a player, but he had just four touchdowns in 2016. It had "Cincinnati Bungles" written everywhere it, especially after a dropped interception and questionable penalty helped residing up a Ravens touchdown with Eight seconds left in the predominant half of.

Flacco finished 32-of-55 passing for 376 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

Dalton is coming off one of his worst seasons, tied largely to the offensive line's failures.

They've also been rewarded by positive plays from rookies Jessie Bates, who had his first interception against the Ravens, and Sam Hubbard, who notched his first sack. Second-year running back Joe Mixon had to leave the game after hurting his knee but returned after Baltimore whittled a 28-7 deficit to 28-23.

Week 2 in the National Football League opens up Thursday night with an AFC North divisional battle between two teams coming off double-digit wins in Week 1.

The Ravens had their streak of five straight Thursday night wins snapped.

There certainly is potential, even though the Bengals have spent the past two games treading the line between winning and losing. 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.

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