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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 6 vs Ravens

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Dre Kirkpatrick #27 of the Cincinnati Bengals and B.W. Webb #23 celebrate a defensive stop during the fourth quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arizona defeated Cincinnati 26-23. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 6: Dre Kirkpatrick #27 of the Cincinnati Bengals and B.W. Webb #23 celebrate a defensive stop during the fourth quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arizona defeated Cincinnati 26-23. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OH – OCTOBER 6: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball past Jalen Thompson #34 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – OCTOBER 6: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball past Jalen Thompson #34 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

The best offensive story beginning to develop is running back Joe Mixon. Since his poor start to the season, Mixon has managed to build upon positive yardage for the last three weeks. That success continues in Baltimore.

That’s good news for a Cincinnati Bengals offense still searching for a vehicle to build some momentum. The suspect O-line has not been able to provide and protection consistently for quarterback Andy Dalton, making what Mixon is doing even that much more important.

Zac Taylor is somewhere in the abyss. He’s been less than impressive in finding adjustments on offense. The Bengals were dead in the water until garbage time against the Cardinals in Week 5. While it almost yielded a win, it also showed how stagnant his game plan has been.

This should be a week where Mixon is plan A, B, and C. If he can loosen up what is typically a good Ravens defense, Dalton might have a chance to get some end zone shots.

Cincinnati has shown itself to be overly reliant on a hit and miss passing game. The late numbers against Arizona aside, they are every bit the single dimensional team they have shown themselves to be. A big offensive day from Mixon might finally get Taylor and the Bengals a first win in the 2019 season.

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