Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, the birds began to fly. The rhyme is close to that (so sue me). If any team has a chip on their collective shoulders, it has to be the Ravens. In recent years, the Bengals have been making a mockery of this budding rivalry. Last year, Baltimore was on the losing end of a series sweep.
At M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens had a chance to beat the Bengals. But, notorious Ravens killer A.J. Green pulled was magic. He pulled off a touchdown run that will be remembered for years to come. The superhero race to the end zone helped Cincinnati trounce the Ravens again. According to the Baltimore Beatdown, it’s time for the Purple Pain to beat the Bengals.
Putting aside the series record (20-20), the Bengals have owned Baltimore. The 2015 season was full of injuries, for the Ravens. Yet, Cincinnati has been able to gain ground as a thorn in their side. Since 2013, the Bengals are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. The desire to punch the Bengals in the mouth should be enough motivation.