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Flacco leads Ravens' rout of Bengals

Joe Flacco deftly directed Baltimore's new, no-huddle offense, and the Ravens' defense administered an old-fashioned whipping to the Bengals.

Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score as the Ravens won, 44-13, Monday night to extend their home winning streak to 11.

The Ravens amassed 430 yards and got two short touchdown runs by Ray Rice. After letting a 14-point lead dwindle to 17-13, the Ravens pulled away by scoring 24 straight points.

Baltimore's defense excelled in its debut for coordinator Dean Pees, sacking Andy Dalton four times

Chargers 22, Raiders 14

Philip Rivers threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd and Nate Kaeding kicked five field goals as visiting San Diego spoiled the debut of Oakland coach Dennis Allen.

Around the league

Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes is out for the season after tearing an Achilles tendon . . . Bills receiver David Nelson is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee. Running back Fred Jackson is out at least three weeks after hurting his right knee in a 48-28 loss to the Jets . . . Rams tackle Rodger Saffold returned to St. Louis after spending the night in Detroit with a neck injury that coach Jeff Fisher called a "significant strain" . . . Browns cornerback Joe Haden was suspended without pay for four games for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing substances. -- AP

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