Bengals drop Ravens to 0-3 with late TD
BALTIMORE (AP) Andy Dalton threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green with 2:10 left, and the Cincinnati Bengals remained unbeaten by defeating the Ravens 28-24 Sunday, dropping Baltimore to 0-3 for the first time in franchise history.
The Bengals (3-0) blew a 14-0 lead and twice trailed in the fourth quarter before Dalton brought them back by repeatedly picking apart the porous Baltimore pass defense.
Dalton went 20 for 32 for 383 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Green, who finished with 10 catches for a career-high 227 yards and two scores.
Baltimore lost despite getting 362 yards passing from Joe Flacco, who twice connected with Steve Smith for touchdowns. Smith had 13 catches for 186 yards, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Ravens from losing again.
Baltimore was the only existing NFL team never to start 0-3. Before this season, it had been a decade since the Ravens began a season with two straight defeats.
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