Ravens seek to avenge season-ending loss to Bengals


"I don't know, man, no clue", Green said when asked why he shines so bright against Baltimore.

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By that time, the Ravens were in deep trouble.

The Ravens switched up their coverage on Green but couldn't stop him in the opening half.

The big guys up front didn't score the points, but they had a big hand in the Bengals win.

On Green's first touchdown, he ran a great route to the corner of the end zone and Andy Dalton zipped in a pass to him while moving to his right. In his first year as the undisputed no.1 back in Cincinnati, Mixon touched the ball 22 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. Those three touchdown receptions went for 43 yards, and it seemed like Green was just getting started against a Ravens defense fighting for answers. But even though the Bengals (2-0, 1-0 AFC North) are undefeated, their identity is a bit more confusing than their stat line.

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Without a doubt, the Ravens missed Smith. Making it worse for the Ravens is the knee injury sustained by linebacker C.J. Mosley in the game, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

It also killed them on the ground as Baltimore's defensive line got pushed around with relative ease.

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Defensively, the loss of Mosley was the death blow. Flacco threw a pair of touchdown passes, including a 21-yarder to John Brown that cut it to 28-23 with 9:35 left.

There's never a good time to suffer an injury, but this one came at a particularly untimely manner for Mosley, as he is playing on the previous year of his deal with the Ravens, as mentioned by Schefter. 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. Working behind a revamped line, he completed 21 of 28 for 243 yards with two touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 109.7 at Indianapolis, a notable improvement over last season.

Paul Brown Stadium has rarely been kind to the Ravens, who have lost six of their past seven in Cincinnati. They're off to a 2-0 start, while the Ravens and Steelers are showing some vulnerabilities. There are young players on nearly every unit on the team, and the Bengals are prepared for the growing pains associated with that movement.