The 7-3 Baltimore Ravens host the 5-4 Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night in a pivotal AFC North battle to open Week 11. The Bengals sit at the bottom of their division after their slow start to the season, which, to some degree, can be attributed to quarterback Joe Burrow’s calf injury.
Burrow is healthy and maneuvering now, although both of his top receiving weapons are dealing with injuries. Star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is currently playing through a back injury, and Tee Higgins will miss his second consecutive game with a hamstring issue.
Cincinnati lost 30-27 at home to red hot rookie sensation C.J. Stroud and the Texans. Burrow and the Bengals will have their work cut out for them against the Ravens, who have the number one scoring defense in the NFL. The Ravens defense currently leads the league with 39 sacks; the next closest team is the Bills with 33.
Baltimore also lost its Week 10 matchup. The Cleveland Browns scratched and crawled their way to a 33-31 victory in Baltimore. Thursday Night will be the third consecutive Ravens’ game at home.
The Ravens will look to feature their undrafted rookie running back Keaton Mitchell, who rushed for 65+ yards and a score in the last two games. The combination of Mitchell, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill - along with the sensational rushing ability of quarterback Lamar Jackson - lead the league in rushing yards per game (154.9).
Before losing in Week 10, the Ravens were on a four-week tear, dismantling their opponents with a collective score of 130-49. Baltimore beat Detroit 38-6 and the Seattle Seahawks 37-3. Baltimore defeated Cincinnati 27-24 in Week 2; the Bengals will look to split the regular season matchup for the the second consecutive season, albeit Cincinnati did defeat the Ravens in the Wild Card Round last season.
Here is the injury report for the Ravens:
Here is the injury report for the Bengals:
How to watch
What: Cincinnati Benglas vs. Baltimore Ravens
When: Thursday, Nov. 15th
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV: Amazon Prime
Announcers: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
Radio: Westwood One:Tom McCarthy, Jason McCourty | SiriusXM: 88; Cincinnati: 81 or 226, Baltimore: 83 or 225, National: 88
Streaming: NFL +
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Spread: Bengals (+3.5| -112) | Ravens (-3.5 | -108) Moneyline: Bengals +145, Ravens -175| Over/Under: 46 (Under -110, Over -110)
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