Bengals Ravens Post Game Review – Baltimore defense comes to play and dominates a rookie Joe Burrow.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday 27-3. Rookie Quarterback Joe Burrow could not handle the Ravens defense as he was sacked 7 times. He also threw an interception and lost a fumble. The Ravens were all over Burrow, but it wasn’t entirely his fault. The Bengals offensive line is horrible, as everyone that watches the NFL knows. It doesn’t help a rookie had to face against a defense that’s the most blitz happy team in the league. The Bengals drove down the field at the end and opted for 3 points to avoid the shutout. Burrow got a taste of what it’s like to play the top dogs in the division and what he will be up against for awhile.
Despite a dominating defensive performance, the Ravens offense was not as spectacular. Lamar Jackson was particularly bad against the Bengals defense who played well for the most part. Now, Jackson did miss practice the week before. There’s a chance he might’ve been more banged up than we originally thought. It also must be mentioned that it seems like the Ravens coaching staff has been very experimental here in the first half of the season. They’ve gone away from the read option offense that was so deadly last season, to a more traditional style of offense.
The Ravens were able to put up 17 points in the first half after getting some short fields thanks to the defensive performance. However, they were only able to put up 3 offensive points in the second half. The touchdown came from Marlon Humphrey punching the ball out and Patrick Queen scooping it up for the score. The offense must find its groove if the team wants to compete with some of the tougher teams in the league. For now, it’s time to be happy and celebrate the 4-1 record and attempt to keep piling on wins in a tough division.