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Sunday, Nov. 27, the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens. The game, to be played at M&T Bank Stadium, is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Bengals vs. Ravens preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Baltimore wins the matchup between the two teams 53.9% of the time. The spread also favors the Ravens.
Spread: Baltimore -5
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Bengals vs. Ravens preview:
The Ravens had lost four in a row after starting the season 3-0, with a terrible loss coming at the hands of the bumbling Jets. Baltimore found a way to win a few weeks ago against a sluggish Pittsburgh Steelers team that was favored entering the matchup. The Ravens dominated the Browns two weekends ago en route to a 28-7 win. Despite falling to Dallas last weekend, the Ravens still lead in the AFC North.
The Bengals are struggling. In its last three games, Cincinnati tied with Washington, and then lost back-to-back games against the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. To make matters worse, the Bengals lost running back Giovanni Bernard for the season, and A.J. Green suffered a hamstring in jury that could sideline him for weeks.
The Bengals and Bears have played 40 times in history. The series is split 20 to 20, so this game will decide to gets the lead in the series, and a leg up in the AFC North.
Bengals vs. Ravens prediction:
Last week's game against the Bills was more than just a loss on the record books for the Bengals. Cincinnati saw A.J. Green go down early with what looked like was a season-ending injury. Reports are that he could come back this season, but losing him for any amount of time is not good for the Bengals.
The Ravens will squeak out a win, but no win in the AFC North is easy to come by. They will have to fight for this one. Maybe literally, in what has become a fierce rivalry.
Ravens 23, Bengals 15