Dalton's Four Touchdowns Sparks Bengals over Ravens

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton isn't known for playing well in big games, especially in prime time. He torched the Baltimore Ravens defense as he completed 24-of-42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns, in a 34-23 Bengals win.

Wide receiver A.J. Green also had a monster game for the Cincinnati Bengals. He scored three touchdowns in the game. Two came in the first-quarter on a 7-yard reception and a 32-yard reception. He also scored on a 7-yard touchdown reception in the second-quarter. The Bengals led 21-0 at that point in the game. Green finished with five receptions for 69 yards and three touchdowns.

Javorius Allen scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second-quarter for the Baltimore Ravens. He finished with eight yards rushing on six carries and a touchdown. Allen also caught five passes for 36 yards receiving.

Tyler Boyd scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton in the second-quarter. Boyd caught six passes for 91 yards receiving and a score.

Mark Andrews caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco before halftime. Andrews caught three passes for 17 yards and a touchdown.

With the Ravens trailing 28-17 in the fourth, Joe Flacco threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to John Brown. Brown finished with four receptions for 92 yards receiving and a touchdown. Flacco completed 32-of-55 passes for 376 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for eight yards on three carries.

With Baltimore trailing 31-23 in the fourth, Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams strip sacked Joe Flacco and the Bengals recovered the fumble. The Bengals tacked on a 40-yard field goal by Reggie Bullock to seal the deal.

This was a big win by the Bengals and they move into first place in the AFC North at the moment. The Baltimore Ravens (1-1) will host the Denver Broncos (1-0) next Sunday. The Cincinnati Bengals will travel to face the Carolina Panthers (1-0) next Sunday.