Andy Dalton's Week 1 Performance Was Second-Worst Of Career

  • Andy Dalton's Week 1 Performance Was Second-Worst Of Career

Andy Dalton's Week 1 Performance Was Second-Worst Of Career

Yeah, I'm saying it.

It's their year, and their dominant 20-0 shutout victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on September 10, marking the first time Baltimore beat the Bengals in Cincinnati since 2012, should go as a warning sign for the rest of the league that this Ravens team is serious business this year. They were a good 1-2 punch against the Bengals. They also blanked Pittsburgh in 2000 and Tampa Bay in 2006, both on the road.

One of the lone bright spots, and certainly the only one on offense, was running back Giovani Bernard, who averaged 5.7 yards per carry in his first game back from ACL surgery.

It's as frustrating as you've ever seen Bengals wide receiver A.J. That's just flat out incredible considering how Green has made a reputation for torching the Ravens in years past. Flacco saw the Bengals ready to blitz with no defender in the middle of the field, and he hit Jeremy Maclin in stride on a slant for a 48-yard catch-and-run.

They used words like historic and legendary to describe their expectations, and even suggested the unit could be as good as the iconic 2000 Ravens defense.

Andy Dalton turned in a disgusting performance in the Cincinnati Bengals' season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Patrick Onwuasor tipped a pass that was intercepted by Brandon Carr.

The Ravens showcased the kind of stingy defense that wins championships. The Ravens should be very pleased with themselves. "They went through training camp, and I thought they got better each week".

PREDICTION: The trends suggest a Bengals win, and WR A.J. Green usually enjoys big games when facing Baltimore.

Last season, Johnson registered 45 tackles, but he ended with just 3.5 sacks, which marked his lowest total since 2013.

"It is a tough place to play, and they are a good football team", Flacco told Baltimore media. The Ravens were balanced in their approach, running left and right.

You could put pretty much anyone on the Ravens defense on this list and it would make sense, but Webb had a nice little dagger in the second quarter for the Ravens with an interception on a tipped pass from Dalton, and helped set the tone defensively for the team to open the year.

With an evenly matched game, however, this divisional matchup will all come down to which veteran signal-caller will be able to limit his team's mistakes on offense.