Bengals become NFL's first 2-0 team, but are they legit?

A.J. Green Lights Up Scoreboard With 3 Touchdowns In First Half Vs. Ravens

A.J. Green Lights Up Scoreboard With 3 Touchdowns In First Half Vs. Ravens

The regular season is officially one week old, and the Cincinnati Bengals are leading the AFC North outright.

Dalton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out of post-season contention last season by throwing a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd in the closing seconds of the final game in Baltimore.

Some believe the NFL's AFC North Division might be up for grabs this season, so tonight's Ravens vs. Bengals game has importance, even though it's just week 2 of the National Football League season. The week you pick them, they'll let you down, and then the week you go against them, they'll put it all together.

While Dalton's four-touchdown first-half performance was superb in its own right, seeing a wideout haul in three touchdowns in one half is an unbelievable feat.

Some players think the 2-0 start could come to define this year's team. The Bengals played against the Ravens strengths and exposed them as this should have been a blowout.

See TV channel, time and live stream information here, and live score updates at the bottom of the story once the game starts tonight. The Bengals are 18-45 in those games.

Heading into the game, Dalton had thrown more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (15) against the Ravens, including a four-interception game at Paul Brown Stadium last season.

The Bengals stanched the bleeding by tacking on two fourth-quarter field goals. "When you get the lead, you want to be able to handle it and close it out. I just had to check back in mentally and physically tough it out". The backup scooped up the fumble he forced and took it 83 yards to the house for the game-sealing score. We caught the ball today. And he's put the emphasis on going for big plays, something that was missing past year.

This game is a toss-up, but the slight edge goes to the home team. "We did a good job throughout". But in the team's last gasp, Flacco could not deliver the excellence he had supplied in abundance just days earlier. The defense got a jolt from an unlikely hero against the Clayton Fejedelem. Green was upset with himself after fumbling twice in a 34-23 win at Indianapolis on Sunday, and he caught everything thrown his way early on.

What's clear is they have the talent to be competitive, thanks to a stout defensive line, a bevy of targets for Dalton and the running back duo of Mixon and Giovani Bernard.