Ravens vs. Bengals final score, takeaways: Andy Dalton and AJ Green explode, Joe Flacco implodes

Joe Flacco isn’t Aaron Rodgers. And the Cincinnati Bengals aren’t the Chicago Bears

On Thursday night, the Bengals were on the verge of blowing a 21-point advantage, but held on for an important divisional 34-23 win that pushed their record to 2-0 and gave them a lead in the AFC North — a lead that they’ll hang onto until at least Week 3. 

Four days after Rodgers led the Packers to a 20-point come-from-behind win against the Bears, the Ravens had their chance to one-up the Packers. Against the Bengals, the Ravens fell into an early 21-0 hole, but proceeded to slowly claw their way back into the game. Getting plenty of help from the Bengals along the way, the Ravens took two steps forward, one step back, three steps forward, two steps back, and another step forward again until they nearly ran down a team that was just asking to get caught. In the end, they just couldn’t make up enough ground in time because they’re not a good enough team to do something like that.

At halftime, they trailed 28-14 after scoring a last-second touchdown before the break. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, they trailed by 11. With under 10 minutes remaining in the game, the deficit shrank to five

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