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Jackson continued to frustrate the Bengals defense, occasionally blending the effective pass with tricky run games. He moved the Baltimore offense deep into the Cincinnati area. He was released by Geno Atkins on the 3rd and 3rd goals and forced another Tucker Field Gate to give the Ravens another lead, 24-21.
Cincinnati struggled to get offensive games, but their best healthy receiver made two critical games on the third descent. A five-yard diving game and another 32-yard reception on a 3rd and 1
Cincinnati was forced because of a new block punishment for the return to the punt back to his own territory, but they went with less than three minutes to work. Dalton started with a 20-meter reception to Uzomah and a 7-meter drop to Giovani Bernard.
On a fourth and third look, Dalton glanced at Cody Core, and he was shoveled and dropped to seal off the crushing loss. The Ravens defeated the Bengals, 24-21.
After a few nice runs by Gus Edwards, the Ravens attack seemed ready to make a big game. However, Carlos Dunlap unleashed a Jackson Run attempt and forced the rookie quarterback to make a bad decision. Jackson threw Shawn Williams an interception, which was his fourth of the year, and gave Cincinnati a hold on Baltimore's 31-yard line.
Dalton beat Joe Mixon on a swing pass for 10 yards and followed with a 14-yard to pass to CJ Uzomah. At the first goal Dalton met Matt Lengel for the score and the 14-13 lead.
Baltimore launched the subsequent journey in a hole when the returnee was attacked at the 7-yard line. The rape of the Ravens brought some nice games with them, but decided to risk a 4-1 victory in their own territory. The defense led by Marvin Lewis increased again and kept Jackson for no profit, as the Bengals took over the Downs.
Dalton and Co. made their way for a few short yards, including a big third conversion of Tyler Boyd. After Cincinnati had played in the previous runs 2: 7 in the third Downs, Cincinnati converted two more and then passed the big game.
John Ross had his fourth touchdown of the season as he wrestled Marlon Humphrey's ball on a floater to the end zone. The Bengals took a 21-13 lead at 5:45 in the third quarter.
Despite the momentum of the Bengal, Ravens did not finish. Jackson converted a 2nd and 17th on a pass and got another nice run from Edwards. The frustrations of adopting a simple style of options continued and Edwards ended up with a 12-yard touchdown run and the two-point conversion on the drive, bringing the game to a 21-21 draw.
The defense of the Bengals remained strong again, forcing another Ravens punt. On a critical third and seventh hit, Dalton brought his Boyd down the right sideline for a 23-yard.
Joe Mixon scored a screen pass 21 yards to bring the Bengals into the standings and shut down the drive with a one-meter touchdown run after a Jimmy Smith holding penalty. The touchdown combined the game at 7: 7 with 12:57 to play.
However, Baltimore reacted well when Jackson made some nice throws to keep the Ravens offense in more manageable situations. Jackson led the Bengals in the field, but an enormous attack on rookie Mark Andrews forced them to puncture.
Andy Dalton and the offense again took over the 9-yard line, but matched the fourth time in five drives (including three three-and-outputs). Baltimore had a favorable field position thanks to an inexplicable defense penalty against Brandon Wilson from the shooting team.
Baltimore moved quickly into goal as the half-time approached, but a decisive holding call changed to a 3-11-minute win in Bengall's first knockout round. Cincinnati's defense was strong, forcing Justin Tucker to score for a 10-7 straight after the two-minute warning.
Cincinnati picked up the ball on its own 25-yard line, trying to get something moving, thanks to a Dalton 20-yard scramble. The insult of the Bengals could achieve nothing and had only 22 seconds before the finish.
Unfortunately, Malik Jefferson was asked to stop the pit stop, and Cincinnati's defense allowed a great pass to allow another Tucker scoring opportunity 56 yards out, five seconds from the end. He beat it and the Ravens took a 13-7 lead into the locker room, while they also got the push in the third quarter.
Cincinnati got the ball, but went three times to start the game. Baltimore took over and rookie Lamar Jackson tore the Bengals apart with his legs.
Jackson executed various forms of the Wildcat formation, ran the ball eight times and did not throw a single pass. However, he led them to an opening landing, which provided Alex Collins with the help of a Dre Kirkpatrick penalty for a 7-0 lead.
The Bengals and Ravens had to play back-to-back, and Alex Erickson had a good return when Cincinnati got the ball back. A Clayton-Fejedelem penalty negated a little of the meters gained, but the Bengals still had a decent field position. Nevertheless, Cincinnati's offense went back and forth again.
The Bengals' 34-23 win against the Baltimore Ravens in the second week seems to be a lifetime as the teams get ready for the game in the 11th week.
Since then, both teams had some success before they collapsed Earth again and are now both struggling for the playoff life as they meet for the second time this season.
The Bengals are 5-4 but barely played the role as they were dismantled by the Chiefs and Saints in two of their last three games. Their upper limit to success seemed to be set because Cincinnati did not look as if they belonged to the same area as these competitors.
The ravens are in an almost compelling situation this week. Technically, they still live in the AFC North and Wild Card races, but if they lose twice against the Bengals, Cincinnati is a crucial tiebreaker over Baltimore – not to mention losing a series in three games and a change in fortune need to save their season.
Injuries will also play a big role in this game. Cincinnati will be without A.J. Green had three touchdowns against the Ravens in the second week. Baltimore will manage without Joe Flacco, although the team claims they would consider playing him even though he does not train all week. It is very likely that rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will receive his first career start.
This will likely be a matchup that helps decide if any of these teams will play the playoffs or if they will be left out.
How the Bengals are seen among the ravens:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at the Baltimore Ravens (4-5)
Date / Time: November 17th , 2018 at 13:00 EST
Location: M & T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
Streaming: Fubo TV
Series Guide: Bengals Lead Allies Time Series 23-22
Series: Bengals have won the last two games.
Coach vs. Opponents: Marvin Lewis: (19-12) Vs. John Harbaugh (9-12)
TV Broadcast: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the home region of Bengals, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (chapter 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (chapter 7) in Dayton and WKYT-TV (chapter 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst) and Steve Tasker (co-rapporteur).
Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by the Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530, all sports) and WEBN-FM (102, 7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
SB Nation Ravens Weather: Mostly Cloudy [NFL weather]
Odds : Bengals open as outsiders of 3, 5 points [Odds Shark]