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CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has turned into a big pain for the Baltimore Ravens.He threw four touchdown passes on Thursday night — three of them to A.J. Green — as the Cincinnati Bengals got ahead big and held on for a 34-23 victory that left them alone atop the AFC North.It’s an unaccustomed spot for Cincinnati Giovani Bernard Jersey , which is off to its first 2-0 start since it won the division title in 2015.Coach Marvin Lewis received a contract extension in part because of Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd in the closing seconds of the final game at Baltimore last season, which gave the Bengals a victory and knocked the Ravens out of playoff contention. Dalton made the big plays again on Thursday, leaving the Ravens (1-1) too far behind to catch up.“We came out hot,” Dalton said. “That’s exactly how we wanted to start the game. That’s a big one — puts us 2-0 to start the year and gives us a leg up in the division.”Down by 21 points, the Ravens made a run at it behind Joe Flacco, who threw a pair of touchdown passes. Flacco fumbled with 2:42 to go — Shawn Williams stripped the ball from behind — setting up a field goal by Randy Bullock that closed it out.Flacco finished 32 of 55 for 376 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions , a fumble and four sacks.“You better bounce back quick on a Thursday night and we didn’t do it quick enough tonight,” Flacco said.Some takeaways from Cincinnati’s win:SEEING GREEN: Green set a career high with his touchdown catches of 4, 32 and 7 yards. He became the fourth Bengals receiver to catch three TD passes in a half, joining Marvin Jones (2013), Chad Johnson (2003) and Isaac Curtis (1973). Green was upset with himself after fumbling twice in a 34-23 win at Indianapolis on Sunday Michael Johnson jersey , and he caught everything thrown his way early on.“It just happened to fall that way,” Green said. “We were clicking on all cylinders. We were in a groove.”DALTON’S DAY: Heading into the game, Dalton had thrown more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (15) against the Ravens, including a four-interception performance at Paul Brown Stadium last year. He finished 24 of 42 for 265 yards with no interceptions and no sacks. It was the fourth time he’s thrown four touchdown passes in a game. His career high is five against the Jets in 2013.NOT THE BILLS: The Ravens were coming off their third-most lopsided win in club history, a 47-3 victory over Buffalo on Sunday. Flacco was sharp in two-plus quarters, throwing touchdown passes to three different receivers. But the Bengals gave him a tough time early, sacking him on each of Baltimore’s first three possessions and forcing a pass that was picked off.“It was tough sledding early on, and we weren’t very precise,” Flacco said.FAST START: The Bengals are 2-0 for only the fifth time in Lewis’ 16 seasons. They’re the first team to score at least 34 points in each of their first two games since the 2013 Broncos, who reached the Super Bowl, according to ESPN Stats & Info.MISSING MOSLEY: Ravens middle linebacker C.J. Mosley left in the first quarter with a bruised knee. Coach John Harbaugh said an MRI found no ligament damage. The Ravens have two rookies as backup linebackers, Kenny Young and Chris Board.“They didn’t play perfect Kevin Huber Jersey ,” Harbaugh said. “That’s going to hurt you for sure, and it did. It hurt mainly in coverage more than anything.” CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis exuded confidence when he fired his defensive coordinator and assumed leadership of the NFL's worst defense. All he's gotten is two more losses that have essentially scuttled Cincinnati's fading hopes.The Bengals are free falling, with no sign of slowing down. And now their starting quarterback is hurt, too.Baker Mayfield set a Browns rookie record with four touchdown passes, and Cleveland ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility on Sunday with a 35-20 victory over the hapless Bengals, who lost Andy Dalton to a thumb injury. Now what?The Bengals (5-6) can't do the simple things right, contributing to a streak of five losses in six games. They've fallen from first in the AFC North to third, only a half-game ahead of the Browns."I've got to prepare them better," Lewis said. "OK? It rests with me."Against the Browns, they were overmatched from the start. Cleveland (4-6-1) won on the road for the first time since 2015, emphatically snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions' NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival."It hurts," Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd said. "It hurts a lot."The Bengals thought they had one advantage: Hue Jackson on their sideline. It didn't matter.The Browns fired Jackson a month ago after he won only three games in two-plus seasons as head coach. Lewis fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin after a 51-14 loss to the Saints Clint Boling Jersey , installed himself as coordinator, and hired his close friend Jackson to help with the defense.The Browns were bothered by the sight of their former coach on the other sideline plotting against them. When safety Damarious Randall picked off one of Dalton's passes along the sideline, he stepped out of bounds and handed the ball to Jackson , who patted him on the helmet. Dalton hurt the thumb on his passing hand while trying to recover a fumble in the third quarter and didn't return. Center Billy Price snapped the ball too high, and Dalton got his hand caught in a scrum for the ball."I've never done that," Price said of his poor snap. "I just held onto it a little too much and just pulled it."Dalton left the field immediately for testing. Lewis said the injury doesn't appear to be season-ending, but more tests were being performed.The Browns turned the fumble recovery into Mayfield's fourth TD pass for a 35-7 lead. Dalton was 10 of 17 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception.Jeff Driskel took over and went 17 of 29 for 155 yards with a touchdown pass and a TD run. He'll start against the Broncos next Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium if Dalton can't play."I know personally what I've known all along, and that's that I can play at this level and give our team a chance to win," Driskel said.The Bengals already were missing cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, receiver A.J. Green and left tackle Cordy Glenn, inactive with injuries. Jake Fisher started at left tackle and hurt his back late in the first half. Cornerback Tony McRae suffered a concussion in the third quarter and gave two thumbs-up as he was wheeled off the field.