The Ravens knew the Cincinnati Bengals’ aerial attack could give them headaches Thursday night. They couldn’t have expected problems with a drone, though.

The Ravens’ 34-20 win at M&T Bank Stadium was twice interrupted by what Prime Video’s telecast called “administrative” issues. Late in the first half, the game was stopped for several minutes after a drone was spotted flying over the stadium.

According to a team source who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, the game resumed after the person flying the drone brought it down. The Ravens declined to comment on whether they’re investigating the matter further.

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Midway through the second half, the game was halted briefly again, with broadcaster Al Michaels again attributing the delay to a drone as officials cleared the field. According to the Ravens, that stoppage was “precautionary” and unrelated to the presence of a drone.

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“We heard there were drones,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday night. “Is that what you guys heard? We saw them up there. That’s a first. I thought I’d seen it all with the Super Bowl, with the lights going out at the Super Bowl. Now we have drones flying around.”

Jonas Shaffer is a Ravens beat writer for The Baltimore Banner. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland and grew up in Silver Spring.

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