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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Flacco deftly directed Baltimore new, no-huddle offense, and the Ravens' defense administered an old-fashioned whipping on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score, and the Ravens rolled to a 44-13 victory Monday night to extend their home winning streak to 11 games.
Using the no-huddle offense almost flawlessly, the Ravens amassed 430 yards and got two short touchdown runs from Ray Rice. After letting an early 14-point lead dwindle to 17-13, the Ravens pulled away by scoring 24 straight points in just over six minutes.
Flacco watched the final eight minutes of the blowout on the sideline after going 21 for 29 in Baltimore's ninth consecutive victory in the AFC North. The Ravens were the only team in the division to win the opener.
And while the offense certainly was impressive, Baltimore's defense also excelled in its first game under coordinator Dean Pees. Playing ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Balitmore QB Joe Flacco completed 21 of 29 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns Monday in a season-opening victory over the Bengals.Fantasy Spin:Flacco would have easily surpassed 300 yards passing had John Harbaugh left him in the game, but instead Flacco was replaced by Tyrod Taylor early on in the fourth quarter with the Ravens winning by more than 20 points. Flacco seemed...
According to Rotoworld.com, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco are very close to getting an extension completed.
“Joe Flacco and the Ravens made ‘great progress’ toward an extension in camp, and ‘one phone call might be enough to get it done.’ La Canfora reports the monetary gap between the sides is ‘not great...
PAY THE MAN!
Following the Ravens QB's stellar performance in Baltimore's win over Cincinnati, head coach John Harbaugh said the team should pay Joe Flacco "whatever he wants."
When you think of the top quarterbacks in fantasy football, the Ravens’ Joe Flacco does not automatically come to mind. That’s because a typical Baltimore team wins on defense, not offense, and the Ravens’ Ray Rice is really the offensive star of the team, at least from fantasy football standards. The Ravens, however, made a [...]
BALTIMORE -- One game into the 2012 season, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco stated his case for a long-term, multi-million dollar contract. Flacco was 21-for-29 and threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore's 44-13 win over Cincinnati on Monday. Following the game, coach John Harbaugh said it's time for the Ravens' front office to pony up some cash for Flacco...
If the Ravens front office was looking for leverage in contract negotiations with Joe Flacco, they found none this week. Baltimore is expected to give Flacco more freedom this season and let him run the no-huddle offense, and he turned that freedom into 21-for-29 passing, 299 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in a 44-13 win over Cincinnati Monday night. He also got the ultimate...
The Bengals viewed their first game as a chance to show they've made big strides in the offseason. Instead, they matched the worst season-opening loss in franchise history.
The defense was shredded during a 44-13 loss in Baltimore on Monday night that demonstrated there's still a big gap between them and the elite in the AFC North. Joe Flacco threw for 299 yards in little...
BALTIMORE - The Ravens' offense was nothing short of explosive in its 44-13 victory over Cincinnati on Monday night. Baltimore tallied 430 total yards of offense, which included a stellar performance from quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco, operating out of a no-huddle offense, completed 21 of 29 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns. Baltimore's 44 points are the third...
"Sure he's elite, of course he is… he's the best quarterback I've ever been around." - Ravens coach John Harbaugh
"… of course Harbaugh said that he thinks his quarterback is elite. What else would he say? Flacco played very well, but he has to do this consistently to be in the same league as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and the...
A late game-winning drive salvaged an otherwise dreadful Week 1 for Michael Vick.
Joe Flacco was brilliant for virtually all 60 minutes.
Vick could be facing an unfriendly home crowd if his performance is much like the season opener, and Philadelphia Eagles fans would only be more temperamental if Flacco and the new-look Baltimore Ravens offense have another big game Sunday.
Last week: 15 (+1)
This is the first in 4 straight controversial rankings. Two of my early season bold predictions, Titans over Ravens and Rams over 49ers, took a hit on an otherwise solid week 1, but I hate to change predictions after 1 week. I’d rather be wrong than flip flop because I think I’m wrong and then be proven right. Everyone is wrong about stuff. If I’m...
Opening night for the Ravens is so far so good.
The Ravens opened the game with a 52-yard strike to Torrey Smith from Joe Flacco. Then the drive sputtered.
Rookie free agent kicker Justin Tucker hit his first field goal of the season to give the Ravens a 3-0 lead early in the first half against the Bengals.
If Sunday’s results were any indication tonight’s Bengals-Ravens game might be between the two best teams in the AFC North and possibly two playoff teams. And, if you think you have any idea exactly what will happen in this game you’re nuts. It could be an Eagles over Browns 17-16 game or it could be a stunning upset like Washington’s 40-32 blitzing of New Orleans at the...