1:00 PM ET, September 7, 2008
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
• Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco was forced into the starting lineup due to injuries but rushed for the winning score and helped the Ravens outgain the Bengals 358-154 in total offense.
• Carson Palmer was held to 99 passing yards, only the third time in his career he has been held under 100 yards. He also didn't have a TD pass for the 12th time in his career, three of those times coming at the hands of the Ravens.
• Baltimore improved to 12-4 at home against the AFC North since 2003.
-- ESPN Research
Ocho Cinco has at least one catch in 93 straight games, tying the team record set by Carl Pickens. ... Baltimore has gone an NFL-best 20 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher. ... Cincinnati was denied its fourth straight season-opening win.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-1||0-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||2:27||Mark Clayton, 42 yd run (Matt Stover kick is good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 78 yds, 3:06
|FG||1:46||Matt Stover 21 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 6 plays, 36 yds, 0:54
|FG||0:09||Shayne Graham 43 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 43 yds, 1:38
|TD||0:27||Joe Flacco, 38 yd run (Matt Stover kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 64 yds, 2:32
|TD||10:29||Johnathan Joseph, 65 yd fumble return (Shayne Graham kick is good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 30 yds, 4:37