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Ravens force 5 Dalton turnovers, beat Bengals 20-0

CINCINNATI (AP) With Joe Flacco easing back in from a back injury, the Ravens went out and got a victory old-style.

Baltimore's rebuilt defense picked off Andy Dalton four times and forced him to fumble Sunday, and the Ravens pulled away to a 20-0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that reminded them of the days when they'd win games with a defense that got into quarterbacks' heads.

''I like to see touchdowns, but if we've got to play lights-out defense, that's what we're going to do,'' said linebacker Terrell Suggs , who had a pair of sacks and tipped a pass.

The Ravens pressured Dalton into matching his career high for interceptions , three of them in the first half. Two were tipped, and the other was a throw he forced into double coverage in the end zone that C.J. Mosley picked off.

The Ravens took control with a pair of touchdowns 24 seconds apart late in the half. Flacco saw the Bengals ready to blitz with no defender in the middle of the field, and he hit Jeremy Maclin in stride on a slant for a 48-yard catch-and-run.

Two plays later, Suggs batted Dalton's pass high in the air and Lardarius Webb grabbed it. Terrance West's 2-yard touchdown run made it 17-0.

The Ravens didn't need anything else, given how the defense was dominating.

''Any time you get a shutout, it's huge,'' said safety Tony Jefferson, one of the new additions. ''To do it today in the opener? Man!''

The Ravens' overriding question was how Flacco would hold up after missing all of camp and the preseason with a bad back. The defense made sure he didn't have to do much. Flacco was 9 of 17 for 121 yards with an interception against a defense missing suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones.

''It was one of our old-fashioned games,'' said Flacco , in his 10th season. ''It reminded me of one of our games when I was a rookie.''

The Bengals had breakdowns everywhere as they were shut out in a season opener for the first time since 1979. They'd never been blanked in a home opener. The Bengals managed only 221 total yards and had nine penalties.

''This was as disappointing as it can be,'' coach Marvin Lewis said.

Baltimore has tormented Dalton like few others. He's had nine three-interception games during his career, four of them against Baltimore. His only other four-interception game also was against the Ravens in the 2013.

''It wasn't confusing,'' Dalton said. ''I just didn't play well.''

After missing the playoffs for the third time in four seasons, Baltimore put its emphasis on upgrading the defense. It paid off right away, with newcomer Brandon Carr getting the first interception .

Dalton was under heavy pressure behind Cincinnati's inexperienced line and finished 16 of 31 for 170 yards and was sacked five times.

SHUTOUT HISTORY

It was the Ravens' third season-opening shutout. They also blanked Pittsburgh in 2000 and Tampa Bay in 2006, both on the road. The Bengals hadn't been blanked in their season opener since 1979, when they lost at Denver 10-0. They hadn't been shut out at Paul Brown Stadium since 2001 by the Bears.

GRIND `EM DOWN

The Ravens essentially put it away with a 17-play, 81-yard drive in the third quarter that lasted 9 minutes, 38 seconds and ended in a field goal. The drive included 14 runs for 54 yards, two incompletions and three penalties on the Bengals: unnecessary roughness, pass interference and defensive holding.

The Ravens rushed for 157 yards overall, including 90 by West and 71 by Javorius Allen.

''This was a game that running the ball turned out to be a key,'' coach John Harbaugh said . ''I thought we were really patient with it.''

INJURIES

Ravens RB Danny Woodhead injured his left hamstring on the opening series and didn't return, another setback for a depleted offense. LB Za'Darius Smith hurt his left knee in the second quarter and was helped off the field.

Bengals RG guard Trey Hopkins hurt his left knee late in the first half and didn't return. DE Michael Johnson suffered a concussion on the final play of the first half and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Ravens play at Cleveland. They've won three in a row against the Browns.

Bengals host Texans on Thursday night. Houston has won its last two and seven of eight against Cincinnati, including a pair of first-round playoff games.

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Key Players
T. West 28 RB
80 YDs, 1 TDs
G. Bernard 25 RB
40 YDs, 0 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:06
J.Tucker 25 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
17
plays
81
yds
9:38
pos
20
0
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:28
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
17
0
Touchdown 1:28
T.West left guard for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
2
yds
0:03
pos
16
0
Point After TD 1:52
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 1:52
J.Flacco pass short middle to J.Maclin for 48 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
76
yds
3:54
pos
9
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:44
J.Tucker 25 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
13
plays
57
yds
7:54
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:00 26:00
1st Downs 17 14
Rushing 8 3
Passing 5 8
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 6-14 4-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 268 221
Total Plays 60 58
Avg Gain 4.5 3.8
Net Yards Rushing 157 77
Rush Attempts 42 22
Avg Rush Yards 3.7 3.5
Net Yards Passing 111 144
Comp. - Att. 9-17 16-31
Yards Per Pass 6.5 4.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-10 5-26
Penalties - Yards 11-85 9-66
Touchdowns 2 0
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 5
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 4
Punts - Avg 6-41.7 5-42.4
Return Yards 92 25
Punts - Returns 3-23 3-14
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-11
Int. - Returns 4-69 1-0
Kicking 4/4 0/0
Extra Points 2/2 0/0
Field Goals 2/2 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 0-3 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ravens 1-0 3143020
Bengals 0-1 00000
111 PASS YDS 144
157 RUSH YDS 77
268 TOTAL YDS 221
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Flacco 5 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 121 1 1 71.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 121 1 1 71.0
J. Flacco 9/17 121 1 1 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. West 28 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 80 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 80 1
T. West 19 80 1 11 14
J. Allen 37 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 71 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 71 0
J. Allen 21 71 0 17 7
D. Woodhead 39 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
D. Woodhead 1 4 0 4 3
M. Campanaro 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
M. Campanaro 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Maclin 18 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 56 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 56 1
J. Maclin 4 2 56 1 48 11
D. Woodhead 39 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 33 0
D. Woodhead 3 3 33 0 13 3
N. Boyle 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 14 0
N. Boyle 1 1 14 0 14 1
M. Wallace 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
M. Wallace 1 1 8 0 8 0
B. Perriman 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
B. Perriman 4 1 5 0 5 0
M. Williams 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
M. Williams 1 1 5 0 5 0
J. Allen 37 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. Allen 1 0 0 0 0 7
B. Watson 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
B. Watson 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. West 28 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
T. West 1 0 0 0 0 14
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Mosley 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.0
C. Mosley 5-3 0.0 1 0
T. Suggs 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
T. Suggs 5-1 2.0 0 1
T. Jefferson 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.0
T. Jefferson 5-4 1.0 0 0
K. Correa 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
K. Correa 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Smith 3-0 0.0 1 0
M. Pierce 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
M. Pierce 3-1 1.0 0 0
L. Webb 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
L. Webb 3-0 0.0 1 0
A. Levine 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Levine 2-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Smith 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
Z. Smith 2-1 1.0 0 0
B. Carr 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
B. Carr 2-0 0.0 1 0
V. Mayle 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Mayle 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Urban 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Urban 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. West 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. West 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Ricard 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Ricard 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Bowser 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Bowser 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Weddle 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
E. Weddle 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Judon 99 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Judon 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Williams 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Williams 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Tucker 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
2/2 2/2
J. Tucker 2/2 25 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Koch 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 41.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 41.7 2
S. Koch 6 41.7 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Campanaro 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 7.7 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 7.7 15 0
M. Campanaro 3 7.7 15 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
-4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.6% 170 0 4 28.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.6% 170 0 4 28.4
A. Dalton 16/31 170 0 4 -4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Bernard 25 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 40 0
G. Bernard 7 40 0 23 7
J. Hill 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 26 0
J. Hill 6 26 0 12 2
J. Mixon 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 9 0
J. Mixon 8 9 0 8 1
A. Dalton 14 QB
-4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
A. Dalton 1 2 0 2 -4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Green 18 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 74 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 74 0
A. Green 10 5 74 0 27 7
G. Bernard 25 RB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 39 0
G. Bernard 2 1 39 0 39 7
B. LaFell 11 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 24 0
B. LaFell 5 3 24 0 13 2
J. Mixon 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 15 0
J. Mixon 3 3 15 0 9 1
T. Boyd 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 11 0
T. Boyd 4 1 11 0 11 1
T. Kroft 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
T. Kroft 1 1 5 0 5 0
T. Eifert 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
T. Eifert 1 1 4 0 4 0
C. Core 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
C. Core 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hill 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 -2 0
J. Hill 1 1 -2 0 -2 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
N. Vigil 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
N. Vigil 6-4 0.0 1 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
V. Rey 6-5 0.0 0 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
G. Atkins 4-3 1.0 0 0
K. Minter 51 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
K. Minter 4-6 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Dennard 2-2 0.0 0 0
C. Fejedelem 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Fejedelem 2-1 0.0 0 0
W. Jackson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Shaw 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. LaFell 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. LaFell 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Boling 65 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Boling 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Sims 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
P. Sims 1-3 0.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
G. Iloka 1-2 0.0 0 0
T. Kroft 81 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Kroft 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Ogbuehi 70 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Ogbuehi 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Glasgow 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Glasgow 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Billings 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Billings 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Smith 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Evans 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Hopkins 66 G
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Hopkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Green 18 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Green 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Willis 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Mixon 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Mixon 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Dunlap 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 42.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 42.4 1
K. Huber 5 42.4 1 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
A. Erickson 1 11.0 11 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 4.7 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 4.7 12 0
A. Erickson 3 4.7 12 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 BAL 36 7:54 13 57 FG
1:34 BAL 47 1:46 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:53 BAL 26 1:43 3 -6 Punt
5:46 BAL 24 3:54 7 76 TD
1:31 CIN 2 0:03 1 2 TD
0:30 BAL 37 0:30 3 14 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAL 25 0:54 2 -3 INT
10:44 BAL 12 9:38 17 81 FG
0:18 BAL 15 2:55 4 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:47 BAL 8 2:31 3 5 Punt
4:33 BAL 14 0:26 3 9 Punt
2:52 BAL 44 1:46 3 7 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 2:22 5 4 Punt
4:44 CIN 25 3:10 6 36 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 CIN 9 5:55 11 82 INT
7:10 CIN 40 1:24 4 1 Punt
1:52 CIN 13 0:21 2 4 INT
1:28 CIN 25 0:58 3 0 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 BAL 26 3:22 6 14 Fumble
1:06 CIN 25 0:48 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:23 CIN 30 2:36 6 27 Punt
7:16 CIN 48 2:43 6 39 Downs
4:07 CIN 42 1:15 4 14 INT
1:06 CIN 13 1:06 2 -9 Game