Ravens Smoke Bengals, 44-13
(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens introduced their new no-huddle offense and it was a success. The Ravens (1-0) put up 430 offensive yards en route to a 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1).
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 21-of-29 pass attempts, for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
"I think it was big (no-huddle offense). These guys are guys that can get after the passer big time," Flacco said when describing the new offense's effect on the Bengals defense. "I think when you talk to our lineman they'll tell you that it was huge. Just the effect it had on those guys, and how much it took away that sense they could get after us."
The Ravens didn't commit a turnover and only punted twice in the win.
As for the Bengals, they committed two turnovers including a pick-six to Ravens safety Ed Reed.
The season opening victory is the Ravens' seventh straight, the third best active streak in the NFL.
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