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Old school win for Ravens in shutting out Bengals, 20-0

I guess the analysts (including myself) weren’t kidding when they observed the Ravens’ new defensive edition to be a lot stronger and faster than that of recent years past.

Or was this just an anomaly? Whatever the reasons, the Cincinnati Bengals laid an egg on their home opener field and the Ravens left town feeling a lot better about themselves—with the exception of having lost RB/Swiss knife talent Danny Woodhead to a serious hamstring injury.

The last time Baltimore won in Cincinnati was in 2011, when the Ravens had Ray Lewis and Ed Reed roaming the defense. The way the Ravens were taking the ball away Sunday, it was reminiscent of how Lewis and Reed changed games.

“It’s the same thing we’ve been saying since the beginning of [offseason workouts],” defensive tackle Brandon Williams said. “We think we have a special group here. This is the start of it.”

Jamison Hensley, Ravens beat reporter for ESPN:

“Baltimore came into this season knowing it has to win with defense — safety Eric Weddle even said so — and the Ravens set the tone for the game and perhaps the season.

“We knew how big this game was for us,” Weddle said. “We’ve been preparing for this game since the first day of training camp — preparing for them and watching film on them. We didn’t care about our opponents in preseason. Everything was tailored for this game, and it showed.”

Sunday’s game marked the first time in the Ravens’ 21-year history that they recorded five sacks and four interceptions in a game. The Ravens defense forced four of those turnovers on its first seven series, and it did so in dramatic fashion. On two drives inside its 10-yard line, Baltimore took the ball away. Linebacker C.J. Mosley leaped for an interception in the end zone, and linebacker Terrell Suggs stripped Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton from behind for a fumble.

“This is a good place start to start,” said Suggs, who finished with two sacks, “but you can’t be satisfied.”

Final:

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 3 14 3 0 20
CIN 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER BAL CIN
FG
4:44
Justin Tucker 25 Yd Field Goal
13 plays, 57 yards, 7:54
3 0
SECOND QUARTER BAL CIN
TD
1:52
Jeremy Maclin 48 Yd pass from Joe Flacco (Justin Tucker Kick)
7 plays, 76 yards, 3:54
10 0
TD
1:28
Terrance West 2 Yd Run (Justin Tucker Kick)
1 play, 2 yards, 0:03
17 0
THIRD QUARTER BAL CIN
FG
1:06
Justin Tucker 25 Yd Field Goal
17 plays, 81 yards, 9:38
20 0
Matchup
1st Downs 17 14
Passing 1st downs 5 8
Rushing 1st downs 8 3
1st downs from penalties 4 3
3rd down efficiency 6-14 4-13
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Plays 60 58
Total Yards 268 221
Total Drives 12 12
Yards per Play 4.5 3.8
Passing 111 144
Comp-Att 9-17 16-31
Yards per pass 6.2 4.0
Interceptions thrown 1 4
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-10 5-26
Rushing 157 77
Rushing Attempts 42 22
Yards per rush 3.7 3.5
Red Zone (Made-Att) 1-3 0-3
Penalties 11-85 9-66
Turnovers 1 5
Fumbles lost 0 1
Interceptions thrown 1 4

Possession               34:00      26:00

Baltimore Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT SACKS QBR RTG
Joe Flacco 9/17 121 7.1 1 1 1-10 29.5 71.0
TEAM 9/17 111 7.1 1 1 1-10 71.0
Baltimore Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Terrance West 19 80 4.2 1 11
Javorius Allen 21 71 3.4 0 17
Danny Woodhead 1 4 4.0 0 4
Michael Campanaro 1 2 2.0 0 2
TEAM 42 157 3.7 1 17
Baltimore Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG TGTS
Jeremy Maclin 2 56 28.0 1 48 4
Danny Woodhead 3 33 11.0 0 13 3
Nick Boyle 1 14 14.0 0 14 1
Mike Wallace 1 8 8.0 0 8 1
Maxx Williams 1 5 5.0 0 5 1
Breshad Perriman 1 5 5.0 0 5 4
Benjamin Watson 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Terrance West 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Javorius Allen 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
TEAM 9 121 13.4 1 48 17
Baltimore Defense
TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
Tony Jefferson 9 5 1 1 0 0 0
C.J. Mosley 8 5 0 1 1 0 0
Terrell Suggs 6 5 2 1 1 1 0
Kamalei Correa 5 4 0 1 0 0 0
Michael Pierce 4 3 1 1 0 1 0
Lardarius Webb 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
Jimmy Smith 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
Za’Darius Smith 3 2 1 1 0 1 0
Anthony Levine Sr. 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Carr 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
Eric Weddle 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Terrance West 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brent Urban 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Ricard 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Tyus Bowser 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vince Mayle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Judon 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Brandon Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Onwuasor 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TEAM 55 41 5 7 8 3 0
Baltimore Interceptions
INT YDS TD
C.J. Mosley 1 31 0
Brandon Carr 1 20 0
Lardarius Webb 1 10 0
Jimmy Smith 1 8 0
TEAM 4 69 0

 

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