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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.1||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||02:12||Mark Clayton 42 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||0||7|
|FG||01:43||Matt Stover 21 Yd||0||10|
|FG||00:05||Shayne Graham 43 Yd||3||10|
|TD||00:15||Joe Flacco 38 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||3||17|
|TD||10:15||Johnathan Joseph 65 Yd Fumble Return (Shayne Graham Kick)||10||17|