Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 16 vs. Ravens
By Riley Thomas
The Cincinnati Bengals clash with the divisional foe Baltimore Ravens this Sunday at 1 PM EST. This could be the Bengals’ most meaningful game of the season as Cincy sits atop the AFC North, looking to get another game of separation.
In a very tight AFC North race, Cincinnati must take care of business in their remaining divisional games vs. the Ravens and Browns in Week 18. The stripes already stomped the Ravens once this season by a score of 41-17. Now, Cincy will look to give their fans a great Christmas gift on Dec. 26, by once again defeating Baltimore.
Here are three bold predictions for the Bengals’ battle with the Ravens in Week 16.
1. Joe Burrow throws for 350+ yards
Baltimore has dealt with injuries in bulk this season, and it has only gotten worse in recent weeks. Their star corner Marlon Humphery is out for the season in an already thin secondary. This means that Joe Burrow and his weapons out wide should be in for a big day.
Even when the Ravens’ secondary was in better shape, the Bengals still torched Baltimore’s defense through the air. In Cincy’s memorable 41-17 win over the divisional rival, Burrow threw for over 400 yards while Ja’Marr Chase had his best career game with 201 receiving yards.
Burrow has continued to play lights out since then; he is now PFF’s highest-rated QB in the NFL.
Clearly, Joey B still has it rolling. While Chase has seen a fall-off in production, Tee Higgins is now shining and Tyler Boyd is coming off a great game. Burrow still has weapons at his disposal thanks to a great receiving unit.
We have already seen it once vs. the Ravens, the Bengals should be able to have success through the air once again.