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Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview and Predictions 11-10-2019

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The Baltimore Ravens have won four straight games and are fresh off a convincing win over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots. The next test for Baltimore is to avoid overlooking the host Cincinnati Bengals, the last remaining winless team in the NFL.

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The Ravens stamped themselves as a Super Bowl contender with the fierce 37-20 victory over the Patriots and coach John Harbaugh is hoping the signature win will propel his team to greater heights. "It's probably more than a good win. It's behind us now," Harbaugh told reporters. "These players have been great with that, and I expect them to be even better. I expect (defeating New England) is going to motivate them and excite them." The porous Bengals pulled the plug on longtime starting quarterback Andy Dalton and fourth-round draft choice Ryan Finley will be making his first NFL start. "I think I'm ready for it," Finley told reporters. "I'm confident in my ability to play, and I'm confident in this team's ability to bounce back and get some wins."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Ravens -10. O/U: 44.5

ABOUT THE RAVENS (6-2): Quarterback Lamar Jackson, who missed practice Thursday with an illness that won't prevent him from playing, has turned the team into an offensive juggernaut that leads the NFL in scoring offense (31.4) and ranks second in total offense (427.0). The second-year pro has passed for 1,813 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions and has been dazzling with his running ability as he has a sterling 6.4 average while producing 637 yards and five scores. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey has returned fumbles for touchdowns in each of the past two games while outside linebacker Matthew Judon leads the club with four sacks.

ABOUT THE BENGALS (0-8): Receiver A.J. Green (ankle) was hoping to make his season debut but the seven-time Pro Bowl selection suffered a setback Wednesday and declared himself out for the game one day later. "I'm a competitor. I want to play, but sometimes you go through these bumps in the road, that you've got to stay focused," Green told reporters Thursday. "You've got to look at the long-term picture. I've got to make sure I can play for another five years without having to worry about this thing, not just thinking of the now." The Cincinnati offense ranks 29th in scoring (15.5) and 25th in total offense (317.9) and the turnover margin of minus-9 isn't helping a defense ranks last in yardage allowed (435.8) and 24th in scoring defense (26.3).

EXTRA POINTS

1. Jackson passed for 236 yards and rushed for a career-best 152 as the Ravens prevailed 23-17 over the Bengals on Oct. 13.

2. Cincinnati RB Joe Mixon (320 yards) had 10 on eight carries in the first meeting with Baltimore.

3. Humphrey has five takeaways (three fumble recoveries, two interceptions) this season.

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Last Injuries

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Austin Calitro

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Calitro will be on the injured reserve for an extended period due to a hamstring injury.

  • Geno Atkins

    Shoulder
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Atkins has sat out the past three games due to a shoulder injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Sunday versus the Jaguars.

  • Mackensie Alexander

    Ribs
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Alexander is bothered by a rib injury, and it is unknown if he will be available for Sunday's clash with the Jaguars.

  • Logan Wilson

    Concussion
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Wilson is experiencing concussion-like symptoms, and it is undetermined if he will be active against the Jaguars on Sunday.

  • Mike Daniels

    Groin
    Doub Sun | doubtful

    Daniels was held out of the previous game with a groin injury, and it is unlikely that he will suit up Sunday versus the Eagles.

  • LeShaun Sims

    Personal
    Prob Sun | probable

    Sims has been absent from the lineup during the last two games due to a personal matter, but he is likely to take the field against the Eagles on Sunday.

  • Shawn Williams

    Calf
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Williams has missed the last two games with a calf injury, and it is unclear if he will be available Sunday against the Eagles.

  • C.J. Uzomah

    Achilles
    I-R | I-R

    Uzomah has hit the injured reserve list a torn right Achilles.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Chris Moore

    Finger
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Moore has missed the past three games due to a broken finger, and it is uncertain if he will return versus the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Ronnie Stanley

    Shoulder
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Stanley is dealing with a shoulder injury, and it has yet to be established if he will be active against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Justin Madubuike

    Knee
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Madubuike has sat out the previous three games with a knee injury. It is unknown if he will return to the fold Sunday versus the Washington Football Team.

  • Justice Hill

    Thigh
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Hill has been held out the last three games with a thigh injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut against the Washington Football team on Sunday.

  • Anthony Levine Sr.

    Abdominal
    Prob Mon | probable

    Levine Sr. has an abdominal injury, but he is likely to play against the Chiefs on Monday.

  • D.J. Fluker

    Shoulder
    Prob Mon | probable

    Fluker is saddled with a shoulder injury, but he is projected to be in Monday's lineup versus the Chiefs.

  • Ronnie Stanley

    Ankle
    Prob Mon | probable

    Stanley left the previous game with an ankle injury, but he is expected to take part in Monday's battle against the Chiefs.

  • Tavon Young

    Knee
    I-R | I-R

    Young has been added to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his left knee.