The Ravens take on the Bengals in a Week 5 AFC North showdown on Sunday. Cincinnati is fresh off of their first win of the season and hoping to upset the reigning division champs. The staff of Baltimore Beatdown gives some of their bold predictions for the divisional matchup.
The Ravens defense makes life difficult on Joe Burrow as his former college teammate, Patrick Queen, gets his hands on his first career interception and posts a sack, too. On offense, Marquise Brown makes a statement with a breakout performance of 150 receiving yards and his first touchdown of the season. RB J.K. Dobbin steals the show late with a breakaway touchdown run to cement a multiple-possession victory for Baltimore.
Marlon Humphrey will cement himself as the top cornerback in the game by forcing at least two turnovers against rookie Joe Burrow and the Bengals’ offense. Also, watch out for Gus Edwards, who is going to put up huge numbers if Baltimore runs away with this win.
Matthew Judon abuses the Bengals OL, posting a career-high four sacks. Mark Andrews paces the offense with 100+ receiving yards and J.K. Dobbins puts the game out of reach with a fourth quarter breakaway touchdown.
Baltimore’s defense gives Burrow his first real “welcome to the NFL” game as they harass him all day long, sacking him five times and forcing three turnovers. On offense, Lamar Jackson puts on a show by connecting on multiple deep passes to Marquise Brown, including a career-long touchdown for the second-year wide receiver. Mark Andrews has another big game as well with two more touchdown catches.
Joe Burrow amasses high-yardage totals, but the Bengals are unable to muster more than one touchdown on offense. The Ravens harass Burrow, sacking him seven times.
Offensively, Lamar Jackson continues his dominance of Cincy, leading the offensive charge with four touchdowns.