Bengals open season with 23-16 win at Baltimore

09/07/2014 05:04 PM

The Bengals finally got their first win in Baltimore since 2009 with a 23-16 victory over the Ravens.

Cincinnati dominated the first half of a game that could have potentially been a blowout, but they were unable to find the endzone. Five Mike Nugent field goals put them up 15-0 at halftime.

The Bengals lost both Tyler Eifert and Vontaze Burfict in the first half. Eifert went out with an elbow injury after a catch. Burfict was ruled out with a concussion after a hard hit on Joe Flacco.

The Ravens made a second half comeback to make it 15-10 with about 10 minutes remaining. Five minutes later, dropped coverage and a missed tackle by Adam Jones led to a Steve Smith touchdown to put the Ravens up 16-15 after a failed two-point conversion.

Andy Dalton and A.J. Green answered quickly. Dalton threw a beautiful 77 yard pass to Green who made SportsCenter Top 10-worthy play to make the catch and get into the end zone. Dalton finished the game 25-of-38 for 301 yards and TD. Green had 6 catches, 131 yards and TD.

Back-to-back sacks by Wallace Gilberry (Reggie Nelson with half of the second sack) finished the game. For the first time in four seasons, Cincinnati leaves Baltimore with a W. And the Bengals start the 2014 season 1-0.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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