AFC North looks wide open after Bengals beat Ravens

Patrick Smith  Getty Images

Bengals play at Carolina. By comparison, the Ravens had only 27 yards and one first down during that span. A failed two-point conversion kept the Ravens at arm's length, down 28-23. Boyd caught the ball, slipped through the arms of two defenders and reached the end zone, completing a play that would redirect both franchises. In his first year as the undisputed no.1 back in Cincinnati, Mixon touched the ball 22 times for 149 yards and a touchdown.

And when the Bengals returned to Cincinnati after a second straight losing season, owner Mike Brown chose to give Lewis a two-year extension based in part upon the Bengals' 31-27 win that day.

Joe Flacco was sharp in an opening 47-3 win over the Bills, but couldn't do anything against Cincinnati until the Bengals led by three touchdowns.

Brandon Carr acknowledged that the Boyd touchdown is still on his mind. "We've still got that bitter taste in our mouths". Upset that he fumbled twice during a 34-23 win at Indianapolis on Sunday, he caught everything near him during the Bengals' early surge.

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

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. His passer rating of 121.7 was his highest since 2014. All three are great receivers, Sneed was an unsung hero in New Orleans while a fit and, well, Crabtree would get into any team in the NFL.

"It just happened to fall that way", Green said.

More news: New Apple watch could take bite out of Swiss market

When Flacco tried to lead wide receiver Michael Crabtree on the first snap of Baltimore's second series but he led him too far and Bates came up with his first National Football League interception at the Ravens 30 and he ran it back to the 16. Ravens QB Joe Flacco had a strong game, going 25-for-34 for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Past year in the season opener at Cincinnati, the Ravens picked off Dalton four times, matching his career high, and gave Cincinnati its first opening shutout in club history 20-0.

Dalton is coming off one of his worst seasons, tied largely to the offensive line's failures. If the secondary can continue to play sticky in coverage, the Bengals will be a playoff contending team as long as Andy Dalton and co. hold up their end of the bargain. The defense allowed Dalton to go 9 of 14 for 121 yards while leading Cincinnati to a 21-0 lead, throwing TD passes to Green on three consecutive possessions.

It's hard to imagine this is a precautionary move given Mixon exited at a time in the game when the Baltimore Ravens had plenty of momentum.

After throwing four touchdowns in the game's first 27 minutes, Dalton finished the first half and began the second half hitting just three of 10 passes.

The Ravens are 7-2 on Thursday night with five straight wins.

Baltimore: Flacco and the Ravens offense took almost an entire half of football to get into a groove, and by then it was too late.

Related News:

  • Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

    Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

    In the United Kingdom , the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will start at £999 and £1,099 respectively, with the iPhone XR coming in at £749. There are some new tools to monitor how much time you spend looking at your phone and some tweaks to how notifications display.
    Sharks acquire 2-time Norris Trophy victor  Erik Karlsson from Senators

    Sharks acquire 2-time Norris Trophy victor Erik Karlsson from Senators

    A two-time Norris Trophy victor as the NHL's top blueliner, he has 126 goals and 518 points in 627 games. With Karlsson in the fold, it's likely the Sabres will have the Sharks pick at the next draft.
    Rain-hit BMW Championship eyes Tuesday finish if needed

    Rain-hit BMW Championship eyes Tuesday finish if needed

    Rose ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings and became just the 22nd golfer in history to do so. On his putt at the last to win, he said: "I thought it was as good a putt as I've hit to win a tournament".
  • Americans invited to 'shoot guns at Hurricane Florence'

    Americans invited to 'shoot guns at Hurricane Florence'

    Roy Cooper said at a press conference . "Don't concentrate on the exact forecast track of Hurricane #Florence". As of 12pm EST, the storm was centered approximately 1,230 miles from Cape Fear, North Carolina.
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Lead FIFA 19 Player Ratings; Top 10 Revealed

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Lead FIFA 19 Player Ratings; Top 10 Revealed

    Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says he is lucky to be playing alongside the iconic duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi . While both players have different styles and demeanour, both were destined for greatness.
    Bank of England's Carney extends term at helm to Jan 2020

    Bank of England's Carney extends term at helm to Jan 2020

    Carney, who was due to step down in June next year, will now stay on as governor until January 2020, the Treasury said. Nigel Farage wasn't happy with the announcement that the Governor of the Bank of England is staying on until 2020.
  • Alli, Lloris To Miss Tottenham Vs Liverpool

    Alli, Lloris To Miss Tottenham Vs Liverpool

    But in all this history, where is my present? "I always want to go out onto the field to have fun and keep improving myself". Asked then about stripping him of the role, he said: "I never considered that". "It's a big point for him".
    David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand

    David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand

    Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25 for the Mets' final homestand, and he'll start on September 29. Those words seemed unlikely, as Wright hadn't played in a big league game since 2016.
    Oil price nears $80, Nigeria’s output rises

    Oil price nears $80, Nigeria’s output rises

    Russian energy minister Alexander Novak on Wednesday warned of the impact of USA sanctions against Iran. That month Russian Federation produced 11.247 million bpd, a post-Soviet Union record-high.
  • Haley warns Russia, Iran of 'dire consequences' over Syria military assault

    Haley warns Russia, Iran of 'dire consequences' over Syria military assault

    The U.N. warned last week that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century". Some three million people are living in Idlib, half of them Syrians who have fled from other parts of the country.
    Major U.S. trade groups link up in anti-tariff coalition

    Major U.S. trade groups link up in anti-tariff coalition

    The last talks, between mid-level USA and Chinese officials on August 22 and 23, failed to reach any agreement. Trump appeared nonchalant about whether China met with his trade representatives to make a deal.
    Kofi Annan Gave Me Sensitive Advice - Nana Addo

    Kofi Annan Gave Me Sensitive Advice - Nana Addo

    Kufuor, Mr Kojo Mpiani, espoused Mr Annan as a humble and peaceful personality who would be missed by all. There was also a moving tribute by his wife, Swedish lawyer and artist, Nane Maria Annan.


Most liked

Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch
Ultimate, some more info about that new Yoshi game, and if you're feeling really lucky, an Animal Crossing Switch announcement. The much anticipated online gaming service for the popular Nintendo Switch has a start date: September 18.

RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships
It makes little sense to jeopardize those high margins only a year after getting OLED screens onto the iPhone for the first time. Perhaps the most shocking news to come out of the iPhone event was that Apple has made a decision to kill off the iPhone X .

Hurricane Florence: Residents urged to rush as ‘unprecedented disaster’ looms
One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches (115 centimeters) in parts of North Carolina. Despite newer forecasts showing the storm turning south, it has the potential to be devastating for the coast and inland areas.

Amanda Stanton Of 'The Bachelor' Arrested For Domestic Violence
The site does mention that Stanton and Jacobs claim that something may have been slipped into her drink during the festivities. Tuesday night, Stanton addressed the domestic violence arrest in a statement from her representative, Steve Honig .

Cynthia Nixon slams pro-Cuomo mailer questioning her support for Jewish people
I have no authority in the situation at all, I can't say do this or do that. "They will show up and make themselves heard", Ms. Cuomo controls the state Democratic Party and recently transferred $2.5 million to its account for election-related expenses.

Mauricio Pochettino Backs Hugo Lloris Following Drink Driving Admission
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hasn't ruled out a return to action against Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Saturday.

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts
State officials and the National Weather Service warned the storm's weakening only relates to wind speed, not surges or flooding. September 12, 2018. "If you're going to leave. you should leave now because time is running out", McMaster said on Thursday.

Check out the official iPhone XS, XS Max and XR promo videos
The Xr will come in a whopping six colors: white, black, blue, coral and yellow (in addition to a Product Red version). T3 will imminently be reviewing the iPhone XS in full, so be sure to check back in soon for our official verdict.

Missy Elliott Surprises 'Funky White Sister' With 'Work It' Duet
The intricate performance took place at a park and she wasn't even provided an elevated stage to walk on. The duo especially had fun with the "get your hair did" lyric.

Unai Emery demands "personality" from Arsenal players - Premier League 2018
Arsenal has provided injury update on some of their players ahead of their Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Saturday. He can improve, he can do more.

Google Made Another Headphone Dongle for the Pixel 2 for $12
You won't notice any actual changes, as it's just 2.8mm shorter, and the other dimensions are less than a millimeter smaller. Google plans to make a formal presentation on October 9 in NY .

BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Tickets Now Available; Includes an Exclusive Overwatch Sombra Skin
Virtual ticket holders also get $10 off of the Blizzcon 2018 Goody Bag, which is $55 full price and available for pre-order now. Fans are anticipating an announcement for Diablo at BlizzCon, which might be why Sombra's skin is taken from the game.

Mac Miller's friend made frantic 911 call after discovering body
Funeral plans have not been released, but TMZ is also reporting that sources tell them a Jewish service is being planned. A host of stars have paid tribute to Mac, including his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Elton John.

9/11 anniversary gives perspective to NAFTA impasse, Freeland says
The U.S. and Mexico worked out a preliminary agreement last month, but Canada has yet to agree to the terms presented by the u-s. The prime minister Justin Trudeau has been clear about its intentions: we do not assign the management of the offer.

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless
Bezos, who founded Amazon as an online book store more than two decades ago, has seen his wealth surge along with Amazon's stock. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion United States , says that he'll call it the Bezos Day One Fund.