The Baltimore Ravens passed their first do or die test last week, and have one more hurdle to overcome in order to qualify for the postseason for the third consecutive year. The Cincinnati Bengals are the only obstacle in Baltimore’s way, and they will do their best to dash the Ravens’ playoff hopes.
Baltimore took control of the game early against the New York Giants, jumping on them 14-0 after the first quarter of play. It was a lead that they would not relinquish, as they defeated the Giants 27-13. Former Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins continues to get better each week for the Ravens, and scored a touchdown last week to go along with 77 yards rushing.
Despite being without QB Joe Burrow and RB Joe Mixon for several weeks, Cincinnati has found a way to remain competitive in many of their games. Head coach Zac Taylor deserves credit for keeping his players engaged, as they notched their fourth victory of the season last week against the Houston Texans, beating them 37-31. Rookie WR Tee Higgins has been a bright spot for the offense regardless of who is under center, and scored a touchdown in last week’s victory.
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What Time is The Ravens at Bengals on Sunday?
1:00 p.m EST on Sunday, January 3rd.
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Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Prediction
It would be surprising if the Bengals were not at least able to make the Ravens sweat in this game, considering that Cincinnati is probably looking to avenge their 27-3 loss to Baltimore in late October. QB Brandon Allen has appeared to get more comfortably each week, and the Cincinnati ground game has received contributions from Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine in recent contests.
However, with so much on the line for Baltimore, it would be difficult to imagine any other result than a Ravens victory. As much talk as there was earlier in the season about the ineffectiveness of the Ravens offense, that all seems to have been corrected. QB Lamar Jackson has been reminiscent of the MVP form he had last season, and could have a big day on the ground to carry Baltimore to a postseason berth.
Prediction: Ravens 30, Bengals 20Published 31 Dec 2020, 16:30 IST