Ben­gals beat Ravens 34-23 be­hind Dal­ton’s strong arm

Waterloo Region Record - - Sports -

CINCINNATI — Andy Dal­ton threw four touch­down passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a de­fence that has be­dev­illed him through­out his ca­reer, and the Cincinnati Ben­gals held on for a 34-23 vic­tory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thurs­day night. Dal­ton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out of play­off con­tention last sea­son. On Thurs­day, he sliced-and-diced a de­fence that has more of­ten got­ten the up­per hand in their AFC North ri­valry, lead­ing Cincinnati (2-0) to an early 21-point lead. Dal­ton fin­ished 24 of 42 for 265 yards, throw­ing four touch­down passes for only the fifth time in his ca­reer. Green set the tone with touch­down catches on three con­sec­u­tive pos­ses­sions, a ca­reer high.

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