Marvin Lewis

Ravens defense dominates Bengals, posts team's first shutout since November 2009

Ravens defense dominates Bengals, posts team's first shutout since November 2009

The preparation for one of the more dominant defensive performances in team history started in late July. At the time, the Ravens were over seven weeks away from their regular-season opener here and they had four preseason opponents ahead of them.

But the Ravens started watching film of the Cincinnati Bengals, a team that had flummoxed them in recent years, on the first day of training camp. They watched so much film on the Bengals offense that Ravens safety Eric Weddle conceded Wednesday that he was tired of seeing Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and company.

“Everything was tailored for this game and it showed,” Weddle said late Sunday afternoon.

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