It's adjustment time for Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody.

After starting every game last season, he's now lining up with the second-string defense behind veteran Ma'ake Kemoeatu.

Both players had one tackle apiece during a 44-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but Kemoeatu played a dozen more snaps than Cody.

Cody said he expects the rotation to continue throughout the season.

"It was a last-minute thing that he got the start, and I was OK with it," Cody said. "I just stay humble and keep doing what I'm supposed to do by working on the little things and my technique to get better and ball out when I get in the game. I graded out pretty good."

The Bengals had success running against Baltimore as BenJarvus Green-Ellis gained 91 yards on 18 carries, which Cincinnati finishing with 129 yards on 28 carries.

"With Terrence, we have a good rotation going," Kemoeatu sad. "I need a break, he goes in. He needs a break, I go back in. It's like a one-two punch."

awilson@baltsun.com