The Bengals started well as quarterback Andy Dalton moved his team into a scoring position, finding tight end Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard 40 yards between them. The drive resulted in a 49-yard field goal from Mike Nugent.
Cincinnati went further ahead as Dalton fired downfield for Eifert, who hurt himself in making the catch to put his side in the redzone. The Bengals couldn't get in for the touchdown but scored another field goal from the boot of Nugent.
The Bengals continued to have their way with the Ravens' offense as they struggled, and Nugent was able to add three more field goals before the break to hand the visitors a 15-point advantage.