Bengals Schedule: 6 most intriguing games in 2022

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2. Week 5 @ Baltimore Ravens (SNF)

The Ravens will come into this game with some bad blood after getting blown out in both meetings with the Bengals last year, and this one should be a battle at full health. Sunday night, Burrow vs. Lamar Jackson and two hard-hitting defenses with the ability to make game-changing plays.

The fully healthy aspect is one that hasn’t been something we could say with these matchups for the past few years. Two years ago, the Bengals were ravaged by injuries and last year, the Ravens experienced that. That won’t be an excuse this time around.

The other time these two play each other is in Week 18, the final game of the regular season. If both teams do what is expected and live up to the hype and expectations, that could be a division winner decider or a game that determines who is in or out of the postseason.

With Week 18 games, it could be tough to predict the implications of that matchup because that’s either a week of win-or-go-home type games or the ones where the backups play to rest the starters for the playoffs. This is why Week 5 should be one of the more anticipated games on the Cincinnati Bengals schedule this season.