NFL Network’s Warren Sapp is reporting that Ray Lewis is officially out for today’s game in Baltimore, while a report cited on ProFootballTalk said A.J. Green wants to play, but will defer to doctor’s recommendations.
Even if Green plays, we are not likely to see the same dominant receiver that has been a cornerstone of the Bengals offense through the first half of the season. Thus, tight end Jermaine Gresham, along with receivers Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell will need to perform well for the Bengals to have a chance.
The Ravens are 6.5-point favorites according to SportsInteraction.com in this pivotal AFC North contest. Ray Rice will likely be a big part of the Ravens’ plans after getting minimal touches in last week’s loss to Seattle. The game will also feature the return of Arcade Game Jones, who if healthy, should help Cincinnati recover from the loss of Leon Hall.
All in all, there’s plenty of intrigue in today’s game. Let’s hope the Bengals find a way to win it.
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