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Bengals 41 Ravens 17

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Hey, remember when Lamar Jackson threw that perfect pass to the corner of the end zone and Marquise Brown brought it in, dragging his toes for a 39-yard touchdown and giving the Ravens a 17-13 lead over the Bengals on their opening drive of the third quarter?

Yeah, that was awesome.

Everything else was pretty much a dumpster fire for the home team as they dropped a 41-17 tilt to the Bengals to lose control of the division and go to the bye week with their proverbial tail between their legs. Before we start: give credit to the Bengals. They won this one.

Let’s just get to the grades.


Overall: D

The Ravens put up 393 yards, 20 first downs and 17 points. Ladies and gentlemen, those were your highlights. Tip your waiters!

This was uneven, to be generous. The running backs look slow. Jackson was inconsistent. The offensive line was offensive. We’ll give props to a few individuals later. But the unit was gross, even when considering it was a solid defense they were facing.

Quarterback: C-

Jackson was erratic, outside of a few nice throws and a couple of runs. He threw some beauts, including that touchdown to Brown, but he was high on a couple throws, made some poor decisions when deciding to run or throw, and just generally was not the difference-maker he’s been this year. Not a great effort.

Running Backs: D

Ty’Son Williams is the only back who shows any gas, and the rest of the group just looks slow, particularly on these outside runs that resemble a Slinky trying to move uphill on a cliff made of motor oil. Like, super slippery motor oil. They are contributing less than nothing, and choking this offense right now.

Receivers: B

If there was a bright spot here, it was Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews putting in work consistently. The Bengals have a good defense, but these three made plays.

Offensive Line: D-

So, you thought the running backs were bad, did you? Jackson was scrambling for daylight as soon as the snap hit his hands, and the backs were forced too often to showcase their lack of athleticism. Patrick Mekari’s injury helped nothing. Let’s hope for the best for him.


Overall: D-

They gave up more than 500 yards, 41 points and… this was all at home. This was not good. I’ll admit they got wore down because of the general ineptitude of the offense, but it was not good from the start. Some clutch stops and an interception were all that kept the Bengals from putting up a 50-burger.

Defensive Line: B-

This was a hard group to grade, because they mostly did a nice job getting pressure on Joe Burrow and stopping the run, but two big runs and an inability to bring down Burrow and ball carriers behind the line dinged them a bit. They weren’t the biggest problem in this game.

Linebackers: D

Patrick Queen made a play. Tyus Bowser was pretty good. Josh Bynes was smart again. That was it. Rushers were buzzing around Burrow early, but couldn’t stop him. And I thought the unit got gassed in the fourth quarter. Still… not the biggest problem in this game.

Defensive Backs: G

Marlon Humphrey had an interception, and that was his good moment of the game. Dreadful performance by this unit, as DeShon Elliott, Chuck Clark and Humphrey all missed plays, and got beaten. Anthony Averett didn’t do anything of great note, but he kept this unit from getting an “H+” on the day. Humiliating performance.

Special Teams: B

Sam Koch had the opportunity to punt, and he did. Justin Tucker made his field goal, and I saw Tylan Wallace make a hard tackle on a kickoff return. Yay?

Coaching: D

They didn’t perform well today, and while I put more of that on the players than the coaching, coaches are judged on results. Today’s results were toilet water. And not from the tank part. Know what I’m saying?

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