After escaping Pittsburgh with an overtime victory, the Ravens look to make it back-to-back wins over AFC North rivals on Sunday when they host the winless Bengals.
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When: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
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The Ravens edged the Steelers, 26–23, in overtime last Sunday on Justin Turner’s 46-yard field goal with 5:26 to play. Marlon Humphrey forced and recovered a fumble by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in Pittsburgh territory, and four plays later, Turner faded his field goal just inside the left upright.
Baltimore won despite quarterback Lamar Jackson having the worst game of his career since taking over the starter’s role last season. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted a career-high three times. Jackson contributed 70 rushing yards, as Mark Ingram was bottled up and limited to 44 yards on 19 carries. Jackson still has impressive numbers with 1,271 yards and 11 TDs, while completing 65.4% of his passes, but all five of his interceptions have come in the last two games after not throwing any in 100 attempts in the first three contests.
The win came at a heavy cost, though, as an already injury-ravaged secondary absorbed another blow with safety Tony Jefferson lost for the season with a torn ACL in the fourth quarter. Chuck Clark and DeShon Elliott are the most likely candidates to step into Jefferson’s role.
Cincinnati is looking to avoid its first 0–6 start since opening 2008 with eight losses. The Bengals suffered their third loss by four or fewer points last Sunday in a 26–23 to the Arizona Cardinals on Zane Gonzalez’s 31-yard field goal as time expired.
Andy Dalton rallied Cincinnati from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit with touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Tyler Boyd. The defense, though, failed to contain Kyler Murray as he scampered 24 yards to get inside the red zone to set up the winning kick.
Dalton completed 27 of 38 passes for 262 yards and has piled up impressive numbers even with no wins to show for them. Despite not having top receiver A.J. Green play a down this season, Dalton has 1,412 yards and seven touchdown passes.