The Baltimore Ravens are in for a tough matchup against the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals.
That severely hampers their chances against a team that’s fresh off a trip to the Super Bowl and boasts one of the most talented offenses in the league.
That’s why former NFL player Dan Orlovsky believes the only chance the Ravens have to win this game is by forcing multiple turnovers, as there’s no way they can slow down their offense:
“Very simply, if the Cincinnati Bengals don’t turn the football over, the Ravens have no shot to win this game,” Orlovsky said on NFL Live. “They’re too good of a team to go against. Defensively, how do the Ravens go about somewhat trying to slow down this offense number one, you have to live in a two-high, quarters type of shell but be aware that Joe and this offense is going to take their shots downfield.”
"Very simply, if the Cincinnati Bengals don't turn the football over, the Ravens have no shot to win this game."
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 11, 2023
That might sound like a bold take, but it’s actually right on point.
The Ravens offense has been dead in the water since Jackson suffered that knee injury, and it’s not like they have that many playmakers on that side of the field.
Their defense has been solid for the better part of the season, but the Bengals’ revamped OL will continue to give Joe Burrow time and space to operate, so the Ravens might be in for a very long day on Sunday.