The Cincinnati Bengals were back in action Sunday as they faced off with their division rival, the Baltimore Ravens.
Unfortunately, the Bengals’ streak of winning 11 straight coin tosses came to an end.
After each team was forced to punt, the Bengals put together an eight-play drive that set them up for a 52-yard field goal from Evan McPherson to take a 3-0 lead.
Early in the second quarter, the Ravens would get some rhythm on offense, but the Bengals’ defense didn’t break holding them to a field goal, 3-3.
Two drives later, Joe Burrow dialed up a deep pass to CJ Uzomah on National Tight Ends Day for the 55-yard touchdown to reclaim the lead 10-3.
The Ravens were able to answer with a 75-yard TD drive of their own to make it a 10-all ballgame.
Cincinnati got the ball back with just under two minutes left in the half, and Burrow put together an outstanding drive capped off with a 30-yard field goal to send the Bengals into the break with a 13-10 lead.
It was a wild start to the second half, as the Ravens scored in just three plays to take the 17-13 lead.
However, the Bengals answered right back in just four plays as Burrow hit Uzomah again, this time for a 32-yard touchdown to make it 20-17.
The stout defense forced the Ravens to punt again, and the Bengals had another quick strike as Burrow hit Ja’Marr Chase on a slant, and the rookie took it 82 yards to the house to extend the lead to 27-17.
From that point on it, was pure domination by the Bengals, as they forced a punt followed by two straight turnovers on downs. Two of the three stops were followed by touchdowns from Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine to give the Bengals a dominating 41-17 lead.
The Bengals rolled the Ravens with a 24-point win and officially claim first place in the AFC North with a 5-2 record.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the game:
Joe² pic.twitter.com/KSgzcqfZaN— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 24, 2021
The greatest streak in sports comes to an end.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 24, 2021
The #Bengals coin toss streak ends at 11 as Joe Burrow calls heads and it was tails.
What a run.
Joe Burrow is so nice vs the blitz. Unbothered king.— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 24, 2021
19 yards of field position gained by #Bengals on that punt— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) October 24, 2021
Logan Wilson ladies and gentlemen.— Patrick Carey (@PatCareySports) October 24, 2021
Man its nice to have a kicker again. #WhoDey— Jax Teller (@jaxteller_KY) October 24, 2021
Ok, Tee Higgins. You're gonna have to win a few of these.— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) October 24, 2021
17 sacks this year already to compared to the 17 we had all of last season. Such an improvement in the Bengals defense! #whodey— jayson higgins (@blueJAYS_14dc) October 24, 2021
the best part of getting the defense to crowd the box is not running right into it— John Sheeran (@John__Sheeran) October 24, 2021
#Bengals hit the game's first big play. Burrow 55 yard TD to C.J. Uzomah.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) October 24, 2021
C.J. Uzomah was WIDE open and Joe Burrow put it right on him— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) October 24, 2021
You knew @cj_uzomah was going to deliver for #NationalTightEndsDay!— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 24, 2021
Watch on CBS pic.twitter.com/MZP4bU9fUp
CJ Uzomah living his best life on #NationalTEsDay— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 24, 2021
And that’s a CINCINNATI TOUCHDOWN! pic.twitter.com/ein58VGYwg— Bengal Jim’s BTR (@bengaljims_BTR) October 24, 2021
Ja’Marr Chase is the 2nd player in NFL history with 50+ receiving yards in his first 7 career games. pic.twitter.com/5gKXJurzO8— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 24, 2021
CJ AGAIN! This is great game - may the best team win as long as that's the Bengals.— Opticblast81 (@opticblast81) October 24, 2021
Hendrickson is an absolute star #bengals— Who Dey Matt (@WhoDeyME) October 24, 2021
JAMARR CHASE TD pic.twitter.com/h17bYhkow4— Alex (@dbs408) October 24, 2021
UNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 24, 2021
Jamarr Chase for Rookie of the Year— Dawson Rule ツ (@DawsonRule) October 24, 2021
I've just never seen a dude show up and immediately dominate the league like this.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 24, 2021
Lamar getting outplayed by Burrow— Tyler Spriggs (@t_spreezy00) October 24, 2021
TOUCHDOWN BENGALS JOE MIXON LETS GOOOOO— jamie (@jamo3_6_0) October 24, 2021
I don’t think many people were more optimistic about the defense than I was and even I was thinking top 3rd of the league was the goal https://t.co/znFICPSmTV— Matt Minich (@CoachMinich) October 24, 2021
Joe Mixon would NOT be denied pic.twitter.com/dyJCmz71uX— PFF CIN Bengals (@PFF_Bengals) October 24, 2021
Bengals just dropped a 40 burger on the Ravens— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) October 24, 2021
40 burger for the #Bengals as they add more insult to injury! #RuleTheJungle— THEPIGSKIN ™ LIVE (@thepigskinlive) October 24, 2021
Ravens have been getting lucky in several games this year. Not today. #whodey @Bengals are #1 in AFC North!— Troy Howell (@teeroyhowell) October 24, 2021
We made the Ravens bench their starters in the fourth at M&T Bank Stadium. If that's not a statement idk what is.— BengalsGoated (@BengalsGoated) October 24, 2021
Ja’Marr Chase today:— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 24, 2021
He is the first rookie WR with a 200/1 game since Mike Evans in 2014. pic.twitter.com/hWIRdbgidQ
WHY NOT US?! pic.twitter.com/QcJ3Fhly4F— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 24, 2021
All I have to say is @Real10jayy__ OROY! ♂️ #Bengals— Mike Hilton (@MikeHilton_28) October 24, 2021
no kap breakfast only ! https://t.co/V0VtdQsFq4— Ja’MarrChase (@Real10jayy__) October 24, 2021
It better https://t.co/RJtMfAbBz0— Kay Adams (@heykayadams) October 24, 2021
Give Zac Taylor his credit.— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) October 24, 2021
It was indeed a bloodbath. https://t.co/pS36aEfsE5— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) October 24, 2021
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