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Previewing the Ravens vs. Bengals Week 5 showdown

Can the Ravens break their home losing streak?

Cincinnati Bengals v New York Jets Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens play host to last season’s AFC Champion, the Cincinnati Bengals.

Teams (Records)

Baltimore Ravens: 2-2

Cincinnati Bengals: 2-2

Odds (Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook)

Ravens: -3.5
Over/Under: 47.5
Moneyline: Ravens -180/ Bengals +155

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Last 5 Games In Regular Season Series

Ravens: 3-2
Bengals: 2-3

Matchup History

Baltimore Ravens lead series 27-25

Injury Report & Game Status


The Bengals offensive line has gelled over the past couple weeks, going from allowing 13 sacks in their first two games to allowing only three the past two weeks. This, paired with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow getting the ball out quicker could pose problems for a Ravens secondary with cornerback Marcus Peters questionable for the primetime matchup.

The Ravens enter this game still banged up, with outside linebacker Justin Houston, running back Justice Hill and guard Ben Cleveland all out for this game. However, left tackle Ronnie Stanley will be playing, multiple reports indicated. This could be a significant addition for the Ravens as they hope to contain edge rusher Trey Hendrickson.

The Ravens secondary and Bengals wide receivers are the talk of the week, with cornerback Marlon Humphrey knowing what challenge lies ahead. On Wednesday, Humphrey said he “could write a book” about the challenges of covering the Bengals wide receivers. We haven’t seen the “breakout” Ja’Marr Chase game this season, and some are wondering if this will be the game against the last-ranked pass defense in 2022.

Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins was happy to get on the field and in front of fans for the first time last season, even scoring twice. But, he has his eyes set on rushing for 100 yards as his next milestone in returning from his knee injury. The last regular season game he played before the knee injury in 2021 was against the Bengals, where Dobbins rushed for a career best 160 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.