Joe Burrow's first game against the Ravens was a forgettable one. In his fifth career start, the former No. 1 overall pick was sacked seven times as Cincinnati's offense scored just three points. Conversely, Lamar Jackson faced little resistance, as he threw two touchdown passes in leading the Ravens to a 24-point win.
While the Ravens are still formidable, this is not your typical Bengals team. Cincinnati is 4-2 and just one game behind Baltimore in the AFC North division standings. Burrow has played a big role in the Bengals' fast start, along with a defense that is currently fifth in the NFL in points allowed. A win against Baltimore would give Cincinnati sole possession in the AFC North, while a Ravens win would give Baltimore a sizable lead over the rest of the field entering their Week 8 bye.