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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 10 versus the Ravens

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Cincinnati Bengals, Lamar Jackson(Photo by Dan Kubus/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Marshal Yanda #73 after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Marshal Yanda #73 after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

In Week 6, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson put on a show against the Cincinnati Bengals. In that game, he would throw for 236 yards, completing 21 passes on 33 attempts. As if that wasn’t enough, he’d rush for another 152 yards on 19 carries, and scoring one touchdown.

He’s good. Like MVP good. He’s also the kind of two-headed monster that against a porous defense like the Bengals, could have another huge afternoon.

Unfortunately for Cincinnati fans, the second time around will trend towards another loss inflicted by the division-leading Ravens. For the Bengals, it’s also another look at a player they passed up in the draft. It’s the kind of recurring nightmare that has fans wondering “what if” Jackson was wearing a Cincinnati uniform and beating teams like the Patriots.

No such luck in the Queen City. Instead, the Bengals will start a fourth-round draft pick in hopes of figuring out how good Finley may or may not be. When comparing the two, which doesn’t seem fair, Jackson has all the intangibles of today’s modern NFL quarterback.

He’s an absolute showman. His breakout game against New England put him on the fast track to potential stardom. Against the Bengals, he will again show why Cincinnati will always wonder “what if.”

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