Flacco throws for two TDs, defense dominant as Ravens pound Bengals
Baltimore, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and Ray Rice rushed for two more TDs to lead the Baltimore ravens to a 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night.
The win was the 12th straight at home for the Ravens, who are 20-1 in their last 21 games at M&T Bank Stadium.
Anquan Boldin caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and tight end Dennis Pitta added a 10-yard scoring strike for the Ravens. Flacco completed 21 of 29 passes for 299 yards
Baltimore’s defense got in on the act as well as safety Ed Reed record his 58th career interception and returned it 34 yards for a TD.
The Ravens helped set an NFL record by becoming the fifth team to score 40 or more points in the opening week of the season.
Cincinnati made a game of it for about 2 1/2 quarters. BenJarvus Green-Ellis converted a fourth-and-1 with a 6-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 17-10.
It was 17-13 after Mike Nugent kicked a 19-yard field goal on Cincinnati’s first possession of the second half but Baltimore responded by scoring the game’s final 27 points.