The final week of the regular season is here. This is a big divisional rivalry, but this game doesn’t have a lot of meaning to it. Baltimore Ravens have been officially eliminated after that loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. As far as the Bengals are concerned, their season was over a long time ago.
This Bengals defense has risen in the second half of the season, but injuries on the offensive side of the ball were just too much for them. Their two running backs set was ruined by injuries, their by far best player AJ Green has also struggled to stay on the field, while the squad shut him down as they know Bengals don’t have a thing to play for right now. Tyler Eifert also missed a lot of time, after he came back, he never truly was 100 percent, and now Eifert is back to Injured Reserve list.
Ravens had the game in their pocket as they took the 21:10 lead going into the fourth quarter in Pittsburgh. Their defense is one of the best in the NFL, but they allowed three touchdown drives in the final moments of the match. The offense gave them another shot, but Antonio Brown and Big Ben made a statement.
Ravens are more healthy than the Bengals, and that is why we are picking them to win this duel. There are no Playoff implications with this match, but it should be a good battle between the two divisional rivals that Ravens will win 24:14.