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Week 5 Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

Previewing the match-up between the Cincinnati Bengals visiting the Baltimore Ravens, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 5 PREVIEWS:
TB @ CHI | BUF @TEN | JAX @ HOU | CIN @ BAL | CAR @ ATL | LV @ KC | ARZ @ NYJ | PHI @ PIT
LAR @ WAS | MIA @ SF | NYG @ DAL | DEN @ NE | IND @ CLE | MIN @ SEA | LAC @ NO

Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
When: 10/11 @ 1:00pm
Watch: CBS
Point Spread: Bengals +12
Over/Under: 55
Moneyline: Ravens -590 | Bengals +480

Bengals Key Injuries: Joe Mixon, RB, Shin (Q), Jonah Williams, T, Shoulder (Q), Geno Atkins, DT, Shoulder (Q), Mackensie Alexander, CB, Ribs (Q), Mike Daniels, DT, Elbow (IR), C.J. Uzomah, TE, Achilles (IR), Trae Waynes, CB, Pectoral (IR)
Ravens Key Injuries: Mark Andrews, TE, Thigh (Q), Jimmy Smith, CB, Knee (Q), Lamar Jackson, QB, Knee (Q), Nick Boyle, TE, Thigh (Q), Marcus Peters, CB, Thigh (Q), Ronnie Stanley, T, Shoulder (Q)

NOTES: Quarterback Joe Burrow (rookie) completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 pct.) for 300 yards and a touchdown vs. one interception for 92.4 rating last week, becoming first rookie QB with 300+ pass yards in three consecutive games in NFL history. Aims for his fourth in row with touchdown pass & 90+ rating. Ranks second in NFL with 116 completions this season. Running back Joe Mixon had 181 scrimmage yards (151 rush, 30 receiving) and career-high three touchdowns (two rush, one receiving) last week. Had 151 scrimmage yards (114 rush, 37 receiving) in last meeting. Has 678 scrimmage yards (135.6 per game) and three rush touchdowns in his past five vs. division. Ranks third among AFC runningbacks with 403 scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd had seven catches for 90 yards last week. Aims for fourth in row with 7+ catches and 70+ receiving yards. Had six catches for 62 yards in last meeting. Has 125+ rec. yards in two of his past three vs. division. Ranks 3rd in AFC in catches (28) and receiving yards (320). Wide receiver A.J. Green had career-high three touchdowns in his last game vs. Bal. (9/13/18). Has 5+ catches in two of his past three vs. division. Rookie Wide receiver Tee Higgins had career-high 77 receiving yards last week. Ranks third among AFC rookie wide receivers in catches (12) and receiving yards (152). Wide receiver Auden Tate had 91 receiving yards in last road meeting. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had pass deflection last week. Has sack and pass deflection in two of his past three at Bal. Has four pass deflections, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in his past four vs. division. Defensive tackle Andrew Brown had first-career sack last week. Linebacker Jordan Evans had sack and an interception last week. Had pass deflection in last meeting. Safety Jessie Bates led team with 10 tackles and had two pass deflections and tackle for loss in Week 4. Had an interception in last meeting. Has pass deflection in six of his past seven on road.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns vs. an interception for 107.8 rating and rushed for 53 yards and first touchdowns of season last week. Has 100+ rating in six his past seven. Completed 15 of 17 passes (88.2 pct.) for 223 yards and three touchdowns vs. zero interceptions for 158.3 rating and rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown in last meeting. Aims for his fourth in row vs. division with 3+ touchdown passes, zero interceptions and 120+ rating. Running back Mark Ingram rushed for a touchdown last week. Has rushing touchdown in two of his past three. Aims for his fourth in row vs. Cin. with touchdown. Has touchdown in three of his past five vs. division. Running back Gus Edwards has 70+ scrimmage yards in two of his past three vs. division. Running back J.K. Dobbins is one of three AFC rookie running backs with 2+ (two) touchdowns this season. Tight end Mark Andrews had 57 receiving yards and two touchdowns catches last week, his fourth-career game with 2+ rec. touchdowns, most among tight ends since 2019. Had two touchdown catches in last meeting. Aims for his fourth in row vs. division with 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards and 2+ receiving touchdowns. Has touchdown catch in four of his past five at home. Leads tight ends with four receiving touchdowns in 2020. Wide receiver Marquise Brown led team with four catches for 86 yards last week. Had 80 receiving yards and touchdown catch in last meeting. Defensive tackle Matthew Judon had two sacks and pass deflection last week. Had sack in last home meeting. Has tackle for loss in four of his past five vs. division. Defensive end Calais Campbell had pass deflection in Week 4. Has three tackles for loss in his past two vs. Cin. Has four pass deflections in his past two at home. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey had season-high nine tackles, pass deflection and forced fumble last week. Has forced fumble in two of his past three. Aims for his third in row vs. Cin with 2+ pass deflections. Cornerback Marcus Peters had fumble recovery in Week 4. Had 89-yard pick-six in last meeting.

Ethan was born and raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. He's a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying journalism. He is an avid follower of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and UFC. Since the return of sports, he has glued his eyes open only to experience continuous failure amongst his Philadelphia sports team.

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