Lamar Jackson and Ravens come to Cincinnati Sunday fresh off a big win against the formerly undefeated Patriots. Can the Bengals do anything to stop the duel threat quarterback?
In week six, the Bengals traveled to Baltimore. Lamar Jackson went for 236 passing yards, 152 rushing yards, and a touchdown. The game plan has to change this time around if the Bengals want any chance at scoring a massive upset on Sunday.
The Bengals are 0-8 on the season and the Ravens are looking like one of the best teams in football, but this game may not be a blowout. Ryan Finley is getting his first career start this week. A quarterback change can give a team a momentary spark. Look no further than Denver last week.
it appears Cincinnati will be without star receiver A.J. Green once again. If Finley can limit mistakes and let his offensive weapons make plays, this game will be highly reliant on the Bengals defense.
Jackson is having an MVP type season so far. Through the air and on the ground, Jackson is a threat to any defense. The most important player on the Bengals defense this week could be whoever plays spy on Jackson. Containing him in the pocket and stopping him from running for big gains is what could make the difference in this game.
The Bengals have struggled to force turnovers this season, and this is a game where winning the turnover battle is going to be crucial. The defense has to find a way to contain Jackson and get the ball back to their offense. This is easier said than done.
The Bengals chances aren’t looking too good this week, but if they can make some plays and keep the game close, they might have a shot. With the worst record in the league, things are looking rough for the franchise right now, but a win Sunday would be a nice change for Bengals fans.
Some Bengals fans want the team to lose in hopes of securing the top draft pick. The first pick would be great, but everyone should want to avoid the embarrassment of a winless season. The Bengals still have the Dolphins and Jets on their schedule, but it would be nice to see the them steal one against the Ravens.