Cincinnati Bengals: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Ravens
With the Cincinnati Bengals Week 7 game being against the Baltimore Ravens, we have a highly anticipated AFC North showdown on Sunday. The winner takes the lead in the division, so everything is on the line. It’s why we’re looking at this Bengals-Ravens game with some predictions in mind.
The Bengals have been a surprise team this year. Currently holding a 4-2 record, Cincinnati is in the heat of the playoff race. Although they’re the underdog in this matchup, the Bengals could stun the Ravens on Sunday. To do that, they must find a way to contain Lamar Jackson.
On the other side of the ball, the Bengals have to play their best football. The entire offense must step up if they hope to beat Baltimore. Joe Mixon must come through in the run game and continue his dominant play. Additionally, Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow have to connect early and often in this matchup. With that said, here are four bold Bengals Week 7 predictions against the Ravens.
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Bengals Week 7 Predictions
4. Bengals defense surprisingly slows down Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson has been on a tear so far this season, so this is a task much easier said than done. He’s improved as a passer and is one of the most dangerous ball carriers in the league. The Bengals have their hands full and must find a way to pressure Jackson in this game.
Cincinnati must approach Jackson as a quarterback/running back hybrid. He’s incredibly difficult to game plan for, but not impossible. If the Bengals can find a way to prevent Jackson from using his legs, and force him to make throws, then their chances of winning increases. It’s their only hope to have a chance.
3. Joe Mixon repeats with another big performance of his own
It’s been a solid season for Joe Mixon so far. He had a big performance in Week 6 against the Detroit Lions which allowed the Bengals to secure the victory. If this team hopes to have a chance at stunning the Ravens on Sunday, they must feed Mixon throughout the entire game. Look for the Bengals star running back to get involved early and often.
2. Ja’Marr Chase records 3 touchdowns
At this point, it’s safe to say the Bengals made the right decision in drafting Ja’Marr Chase. He’s been on fire and has been on fire to start his career. The connection between him and Joe Burrow is electric, as the two rising stars have a unique chemistry. If Cincinnati hopes to win, Chase must be involved as often as possible.
It’s going to be a tough game, as the Ravens have a great defensive unit. Even so, Chase has proven to be a spectacular receiver who has all of the talent in the world. The Bengals should consider showing off his skillsets in this AFC North matchup.
1. Joe Burrow steps up with 300+ yards and 4 touchdowns
To win this game the Bengals will have to make it a shootout. If that happens, you can expect to see Joe Burrow put up huge numbers on a tough defense. Although the offensive line is susceptible, Cincinnati has the weapons to keep up with the Ravens throughout the entire game. If everything comes together, Burrow could be in for the best game of his career so far.