Crows are the unanimous choice to defeat Bengals
A month earlier, the Ravens’ post-season hopes were in dire jeopardy with a three-game losing streak that knocked them down 6-5. Their list has been devastated by the largest outbreak of COVID-19 in professional sports and injuries to major players.
Ravens (10-5) responded with four wins in a row and put himself in a position to claim a wildcard berth in the AFC by beating Bengals (4-10-1) in Cincinnati on Sunday.
All of the 45 experts we looked at believed crows would do just that.
Beginning in 2021, the Ravens 2020 and NFL MVP Lamar Jackson are like the 2019 releases for themselves, when they were the league’s most dominant team. There are every reason to feel confident crows will be interested in business in Cincinnati. Baltimore, a favorite with 12 points, 41-0 as a double-digit favorite in the regular season.
However, the Bengalis could not be overlooked despite their record. They upset the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago and won a penalty shootout at Houston Texas last week. Additionally, as mentioned in Yesterday, late for work, Cincinnati had won 12 in a row and 17 of the past 18 when she entered the final at home with a losing record.
* In the same situation three years ago at M&T Bank Stadium, Cincinnati made a shocking surprise from the Ravens to keep them out of the playoffs. But critics are not seeing this happening again. *
Here’s a sample of what critics say about the game:
Crows peak in time.
Marcus Spears from ESPN: “They have reached another level. They have realized who they are. The ground and the pound, it allowed Lamar Jackson to be the best player on the field, and they are in good health in defense. … This defense has a chance to be one of the dominant units as the qualifiers come. I am choosing. Baltimore Ravens to win [Sunday], Enter the qualifiers and make some noise. “
Chris Sims from Pro Football Talk: “Just like the Ravens offensive, the Baltimore defense is really starting to climax too. They are back where they’re healthy on the defensive side of the ball, and I think they’re going into Week 17 in the qualifiers playing good football as much as they can play. I’m going with Baltimore to take over this.” the match “.
CJ Doon Baltimore Sun: “The Ravens are playing very well now in all three stages, rising to ninth place in overall efficiency after their fourth successive win. Looking through the lens of added predicted points, the Ravens are at the same level as top competitors such as Buffalo, Green Bay and Kansas City. With clincher pier at stake, Ravens is not going to take Bengals seriously. ”
Even though the Bengals have been playing well in attack for the past two weeks, their defense will not be able to stop the crows.
Greg Rosenthal from NFL.com: “Brandon Allen is a sneaky and competent reserve quarterback player who is fiercely competing for the Bengals. But there is no sufficient reason to believe that a defense who just gave up 488 yards against Texas would be able to slow down the Ravens’ modified running attack. Lamar Jackson found his magic just in time to make the qualifiers Asian is more exciting. “
CBS Sports Presco House: “The running game continues to power [the Ravens], Which will be the case here. The Bengals will not slow down Lamar Jackson. The crows are taking him. “
The crows are clearly the top team on either side of the ball.
Matt Federem of Fanside: “Ravens usually crush bad teams. This is what happens when you turn the ball superbly and the defense is built to beat the poor midfielders. It shouldn’t be any different.”
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk: “I think crows are good at this point even if the Bengal is playing to their full potential, the crows still get it done.”
With the ferociousness of crows rushing to pass passes in the past two weeks, it could be a long day for Allen.
Ben Live Aaron Kasenitz: “Defensive coordinator Don ‘Wink’ Martindale sends out a variety of players who flock towards the midfielders, making it possible for eight different players to have at least one sending off during the previous two games. This pressure has helped Baltimore cope with injuries from full back Marcus Peters and Jimmy. , And may scare offensive Cincinnati coaches. When they blew up the Bengals, 27-3, in October, the Ravens saw a record for five different members of their secondary record. If a Cincinnati game was not played it ended up in passing positions often, a group could Martindale to turn Sunday’s match into an ugly game. “