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Nate Clements

Ravens exploited Bengals secondary

Ravens exploited Bengals secondary

Anquan Boldin smiled when asked what he thought about Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Taylor Mays matching up against him on Boldin’s 34-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of the Ravens' 44-13 demolition at M&T Bank Stadium Monday night.

“We’ll take that matchup,” the wide receiver said.

Boldin & Co. took advantage of a re-tooled Cincinnati secondary that featured a starter returning from a season-ending injury, a new starting strong safety and a pair of new faces at cornerback. Overall, the starting unit of cornerbacks Leon Hall (sidelined in 2011 by a torn Achilles tendon) and Nate Clements and safeties Reggie Nelson and Taylor Mays...