Lots Of Love For Baltimore: Ravens Favored On Road Over Bengals

September 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The defending AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals fell at New England in Week 1, but things could be looking up as they begin division play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
Cincinnati went 6-0 in division games in 2009, and it held the Ravens to an average of 10.5 points in two of those wins. However, NFL oddsmakers are giving the slight edge to Baltimore this week, listing the Ravens as a two-point favorite with the total set at 39.5.
The Ravens were able to defeat the New York Jets in Week 1 behind an impressive defensive performance. Despite the absences of Ed Reed, Dominique Foxworth, and Lardarius Webb, the Ravens were able to hold Mark Sanchez and the Jets to 176 yards of offense and only six first downs. Baltimore was especially good against the pass, holding Sanchez to just 74 yards through the air.
With Webb’s return a possibility this week, and highly-touted tackle Terrence Cody a possibility as well, the Baltimore defense could be ev...

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