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Bengals kicker Randy Bullock added one more field goal for the final margin. As long as the result on Thursday night isn't the same as the one from the Steelers-Browns game in Week 1, one of these teams will have sole possession of division lead after Thursday. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 23-9.

The Bengals are two games into the season and remain somewhat of a mystery. They've shown flashes of brilliance, but they haven't put it together in any sort of consistent fashion.

But the Bengals could do nothing in the pass game as the Ravens backed off the blitz and dropped seven after getting shredded in the first half with running back Mixon (knee) on the bench.

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 34-23, kicking off the second full week of action in the NFL.

It's not a complete surprise that the Bengals might take some time to find their identity. They spent the offseason ridding themselves of their longtime veterans and assembled one of the youngest rosters in the league in the process. There are young players on nearly every unit on the team, and the Bengals are prepared for the growing pains associated with that movement.

"We were coming in waves all night", rookie defensive end Sam Hubbard said.

The Bengals took on the Ravens on Thursday Night Football, and the Bengals were dealing early in the second quarter with a commanding 21-0 lead.

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And when the Bengals returned to Cincinnati after a second straight losing season, owner Mike Brown chose to give Lewis a two-year extension based in part upon the Bengals' 31-27 win that day. Then Shawn Williams forced a fumble and Dre Kirkpatrick scooped it up to stop any potential Ravens comeback.

If you're rolling your eyes, stay with me here-I'll be the first to admit I don't follow the league almost closely enough, but I caught a handful of playoff games and the talent level is so absurdly high and the games are wildly entertaining. Still, it was incredible to watch her just take over games and simply will Seattle to wins. "We did a good job throughout". The first was when the Colts were on Cincinnati's four-yard line and the other iced the game when Clayton Fejedelem returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown.

Who will get their first divisional win tonight?

"They fought and played hard, but they didn't play ideal", Harbaugh said. With right tackle Bobby Hart holding Terrell Suggs sack-less in the half (nobody for the Ravens had a sack in the half), Hart did get called for a hold on running back Joe Mixon's nine-yard run. While Vontaze Burfict is still serving his four-game suspension, Preston Brown is inactive for the game after entering the day questionable to play due to an ankle injury.

However, the Bengals' lapses are certainly cause for concern, especially with a hard schedule looming.

"We're learning and growing", Lewis said. "It's early in the season but we came out here (Thursday) and played pretty solid in all three phases".

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