Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Baltimore Ravens have owned the series with the Cincinnati Bengals recently. The last five times these 2 teams have played the Ravens have been victorious including the first meeting last season in Baltimore when the Bengals had QB Joe Burrow. Burrow had 183 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and was sacked seven times en route to the Ravens winning in a blowout over Burrows Bengals.

The Bengals and Ravens are close statistically when it comes to team defense, however, the Ravens have the advantage offensively when comparing the two offenses. Offensively, Baltimore is 4th in yards per game, 11th in passing yards per game, 4th in rushing yards per game, and 7th in points per game. Offensively, Cincinnati is 21st in YPG, 18th in passing YPG, 20th in rushing, and 11th in points per game.

For all of the talk of Lamar Jackson not throwing the ball well and not throwing a high amount of yards, Jackson and the Ravens offense average more passing yards, rushing yards, and points per game than the Bengals. Baltimore has been without Ronnie Stanley most of the year, Rashod Bateman, the top three running backs on the depth chart from the beginning of the year. Despite all of the things stacked against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense, they continue to rank near the top of the league in offensive statistics, meanwhile, Cincinnati with all of their weapons including Ja’maar Chase is below the Ravens.

Baltimore has dominated this series and this game is in Baltimore. Look for the Ravens to flex their muscles and put the Cincinnati Bengals in their place, below the Ravens in the AFC North.

Jon Shearer