Bengals vs. Ravens: Three Matchups to Watch

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Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) pressures Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The 2-0 Bengals are hot, and they’re about to face a Ravens team that fell into a 0-2 hole very quickly. This game is an absolute must-win for Baltimore; a Cincinnati win could be a knockout punch to the Ravens’ season. The Bengals are loaded with firepower on offense and defense, and they have the weapons to win this game. Don’t count out the Ravens, however; they will likely play with a sense of desperation and could take chances that 1-1 or 2-0 teams wouldn’t conventionally take (ie. two-point conversions, going for it on fourth down, etc.). The Ravens simply cannot afford to lose this game. So with that, here are three matchups that could dictate the outcome of this game.

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