The view from Cincinnati after the Ravens’ huge win

Street Talk The view from Cincinnati after the Ravens’ huge win

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Here is what some media covering the Bengals had to say about the Ravens’ 44-13 season-opening win over Cincinnati at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday night: 

Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer

"The Bengals were entirely forgettable Monday night. … The prime-time footlights favored the Ravens. They blinded the Bengals. Bengals 13, Ravens 44 was an embarrassment. Flat out. … This could have been a chance to turn some national heads, away from the division-darling Ravens and their anointed "elite" QB, Joe Flacco, and toward the team in Flyover Country. Instead, it was an affirmation that the "experts" were right on the money, at least for a week."

Geoff Hobson,

"The Bengals bid to compete with the elite of the AFC North blew up badly in front of a Monday Night Football audience at M&T Bank Stadium when the Ravens went into the fourth quarter scoring two points for every minute they had the ball. …

Bengals-killer Ed Reed completed the bloody deed with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the third quarter … 

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Bo Smolka,

About Bo Smolka,

Ravens correspondent for ComcastSportsNet, freelance author and writer, and full-time life coach with a client list of two (Matt and Katie). Bo was a Sports Copy Editor for the Baltimore Sun from 2005-08 and is a graduate of Bucknell University.

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