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:
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
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
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
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
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
Give Zac Taylor his credit.— Lindsay Patterson (@LndsPatterson) October 24, 2021