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 more than three quarters, and the Ravens picked up at least 10 yards on 20 of their 58 plays - a stunning statistic.
The 31-point drubbing matched a 45-14 loss in Denver in 1991 for the biggest season-opening loss in team history.
The Bengals (0-1) have a short week to get ready for their home opener on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (0-1).