The Bengals destroy the Ravens and already lead the AFC North

By: Enrique Ortega / (@kike_ortega_).

It has been confirmed that the Cincinnati Bengals have a lot to say in the North Division and in general throughout the American Conference. In their visit to M&T Bank Stadium they have given a coup of authority by defeating (41-17) the Baltimore Ravens. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase continue to be a duo to fear throughout the NFL and the Cincinnati defense is getting better and better to be a team that complements each other to be one of the big surprises of the season, taking control of the AFC North with a 5-2 record.

The Ravens and Bengals are momentarily tied for record, but the tiebreaker criterion leaves the Bengals leading the AFC North. And be careful, in Week 8 they face Ravens and Browns (4-3) so the leadership of Cincinnati can take even more distance after that game.

The Bengals are for real this 2021

After the first third of the 2021 season, there were doubts if the Bengals’ winning record was real, because of the rivals they had faced, but with the victory they have had today, those doubts should be dispelled. Joe Burrow slowly gets on his way to consolidation in the NFL and with every game that passes, this year’s first-round pick: Ja’Marr Chase looks like a great success and the number 1 candidate to be not only Offensive Rookie. but the complete Rookie of the Year 2021.

Today the Cincinnati offense dominated Baltimore on the road, with a stellar Burrow with more than 400 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Chase again had a game to frame, with 201 yards and a touchdown. The game for the LSU alumnus WR became something historic, because he is the player in his position with the most yards after the first seven games of the regular season; in addition to this same number of games, add at least 50 yards per reception in each one he has played.

The exorbitant numbers were ended up by Chase, but another man who little by little makes a great dumbbell is TE: CJ Uzomah. He returned to play with a touchdown, now appearing twice and with just three receptions he stayed close to 100 yards.

What the Bengals defense does cannot be overstated. Now, faced with a very powerful offense like the Ravens, they limited them to just 17 points, and they were able to cause a fumble. Cincinnati’s defensive sector continues to be the perfect complement to its explosive attack.

This Ravens defense is not what we know

As the weeks go by, the defensive absences of the Baltimore Ravens are more noticeable and what painted to be a dominant team, each game that passes they show more vulnerable. And today it has been reflected by receiving 41 points from the Bengals, a figure that enters the Top 10 in Ravens history and is a strong wake-up call.

It all came together in this Week 7 game against Cincinnati, with a fairly average game on offense. Although, Lamar Jackson did not have a bad performance, there were no big plays and they did not know how to take advantage of the moments of the game that at some point were in his favor, which led him to even be seated on the bench with just less than half of the time remaining. last room.

The alarms should not go off with the Ravens for this defeat, on the contrary, it is a wake-up call in time to improve in the defensive areas and thus continue to aspire to be one of the best teams in the American Conference.

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The Bengals destroy the Ravens and already lead the AFC North