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In the huddle, A.J. Green tells his teamates "We got one play. Let's make this play." Then he catches a 77yd pass to take the game. Also, Ray Rice demonstrates what kind of hit gets a two game suspension.

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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens - Recap - September 07, 2014 - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals had given away a 15-point lead, were still in search of their first touchdown and seemed poised to absorb another devastating defeat in their personal House of Pain. That's when receiver A.J. Green got into the huddle and told his teammates, "We got one play. Let's make this play."

Instant analysis of the Ravens' 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 - baltimoresun.com
It was 2013 all over again. The Ravens got off to a terrible start, Joe Flacco made a couple of head-scratching mistakes, and the Ravens totally abandoned their running game. Then, after a long touchdown pass to Steve Smith almost made it all not matter, their defense let down in the fourth quarter, another characteristic of last year's team. The Ravens have long tired of hearing about last year, but this wasn't the way to silence the talk. Flacco said it best. The Ravens didn't play well enough to win the game.

Cincinnati Bengals answer skeptics, at least for a week
The difference is slight in the NFL. One play made changes everything. What if Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green hadn't split two Baltimore defensive backs on that go route with five minutes left? What if Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hadn't changed the protection at the line, affording him the extra half-second he needed to beat the Ravens' blitz?

AFC North Week 1: Pittsburgh Steelers survive vs. Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals top Baltimore Ravens - NFL - SI.com
Even though Cincinnati led by 15 at the break, it felt like it should have been more. An inability to find the end zone coupled with a flailing second-half effort on both sides of the ball left the Bengals staring at a very disappointing defeat. That is, until Green burned Baltimore yet again.

Tyler Eifert, Vontaze Burfict of Cincinnati Bengals injured against Baltimore Ravens - ESPN
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert and linebacker Vontaze Burfict were both ruled out after sustaining injuries in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Ravens. Eifert left late in the first quarter with an elbow injury. Burfict left with a concussion. Burfict was run from the game at the end of the second quarter when he struck Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco hard. Under the extreme pressure, Flacco still delivered a perfectly placed pass despite being pushed violently onto his backside by Burfict. The pass was dropped by Flacco's receiver.

Ravens’ Chykie Brown takes the blame for A.J. Green TD | ProFootballTalk
Ravens cornerback Chykie Brown says he deserves any blame he’s getting for the 77-yard touchdown pass the Ravens’ defense allowed Bengals receiver A.J. Green to score late in the fourth quarter today.

Ray Rice -- ELEVATOR KNOCKOUT ... Fiancee Takes Crushing Punch (Video) | TMZ.com
This is what a two game suspension looks like -- Ray Rice delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee's face, knocking her out cold ... and TMZ Sports has the shocking video.