Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens
The Bengals need a win badly after falling in three of their last four games. In response to their recent struggles, they’ve fired their defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and head coach Marvin Lewis decided to take the reigns himself. Lewis’ first game calling the defense for the Bengals in a very long time will be against the team that made his name credible so long ago in the Baltimore Ravens. Back in Week 2, the Bengals crushed the Ravens thanks to A.J. Green’s three-touchdown performance and their defense forcing Joe Flacco to commit three turnovers. Nine weeks later, neither Green nor Flacco is expected to play for the rematch in Baltimore on Sunday. Regardless, Cincinnati will have to defeat Baltimore if they want to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the AFC teams in the playoff hunt.
Andy Dalton passed for 265 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 107.7 passer rating in the last meeting with the Ravens. He has seven touchdowns and no interceptions for 98.4 rating in his past two games against Baltimore. Dalton has 13 passing touchdowns and no interceptions in his past five games against the AFC North. He has over 330 passing yards in two of his past three games on the road. Joe Mixon has 184 scrimmage yards (92 per game) in his past two against the Ravens. He has 475 scrimmage yards (95 per game) and two rushing touchdowns in his past five games against the AFC North. Giovani Bernard has three rushing touchdowns in his past three games. He has gone over 70 scrimmage yards in two of his past three games against the Ravens. Joe Flacco passed for 376 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the last meeting with the Bengals. He aims for his third meeting in a row with at least two touchdown passes. He has at least 290 passing yards in three of his past four games against the AFC North. He has at least two touchdowns in five of his past seven games at home. He is averaging 273.9 pass yards per game, The second-highest total in his career. Lamar Jackson is one of two rookie quarterbacks (Josh Allen) with over 100 rushing yards (139) and a rushing touchdown