Flacco shines in Ravens romp

  • Last Updated: September 11 2012, 7:17 BST

Joe Flacco was the star as the Baltimore Ravens extended their winning streak at home to 11 games with a comfortable 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Flacco: Star of the show for Baltimore

Flacco threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns while the highlight of the night came when Ed Reed took an interception 34 yards for a score.

The Ravens were pegged back to 17-13 but they pulled away by scoring 26 unanswered points thereafter, with Ray Rice running in two short touchdowns.

Dennis Allen's first match in charge of the Oakland Raiders ended with a 22-14 defeat against the San Diego Chargers, who did not concede a touchdown until the final minute.

Malcom Floyd touched down from Philip Rivers' six-yard pass and Nate Kaeding kicked five field goals to give the Chargers a well-deserved victory.

The Raiders were hoping to get Allen's tenure of to a positive start but were largely repelled by a stoic San Diego defence.