The Ravens open as slight underdogs in their Week 1 matchup with Cincy, but the good news is they're 6-3 in season openers under John Harbaugh.
The Baltimore Ravens have lost the last five years in Cincinnati by an average of 10.2 points.
The Las Vegas oddsmakers believe it will be a closer game this time.
The Ravens have been installed as one-point underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. All Week 1 lines were set after the NFL released its schedule Thursday.
n this 10-part series, The Enquirer looks at the strategy for the Bengals 2017 draft by counting down the team's positional needs from least pressing to most immediate. Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner, Jr.
Six of 10. Because the Bengals are always tracking cornerbacks, you can never count it out. Plus, Adam Jones will turn 34 coming off a tumultuous offseason, Darqueze Dennard could be entering his final year if the club doesn’t exercise his fifth-year option. Josh Shaw proved inconsistent in his opportunity. That would leave Dre Kirkpatrick and William Jackson III in the near future. There’s a need.
Marvin Lewis has been the Bengals ' head coach since 2003, a time when Cincinnati's ultra-cheap ownership didn't seem to think scouting departments were valuable expenses...
Marvin Lewis has been the Bengals' head coach since 2003, a time when Cincinnati's ultra-cheap ownership didn't seem to think scouting departments were valuable expenses. For years, Lewis had to improvise and make do, and his 118-103-3 record and three losing seasons should be seen as a testament to his abilities—most coaches would not have posted such positive marks under those circumstances.
In this 10-part series, The Enquirer looks at the strategy for the Bengals 2017 draft by counting down the team's positional needs from least pressing to most immediate. Bengals beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner, Jr.
Eight of 10. Cincinnati invested in the position and reaped rewards last year with the emergence of rookies Tyler Boyd, Cody Core and Alex Erickson. The club also re-signed Brandon LaFell to a two-year deal after a one-year audition opposite A.J. Green. They still find themselves in need of a receiver who can take the top off the defense. Speed lacks on the edge.
NOTE: Starting Thursday April 20 and running through the first day of the NFL Draft, Thursday, April 27, Local12.com will be taking a position-by-position look at the Bengals draft needs. Each breakdown will include who is currently on the roster, what rou
Bengals No. 1 running back Jeremy Hill knows the competition is coming, but he doesn't seem fazed by it and has prepared quite hard this offseason to try and fend it off if it does.
The question is, how early do the Bengals spend a draft selection to try and provide that competition?
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Steve Saunders, the Ravens' new director of performance, has made quite an impression in his first season in charge of the training regimen.
It only took two days of the Baltimore Ravens' new offseason workout program for safety Eric Weddle to deliver this bold prediction.
"I can guarantee you this: We will be the strongest, most in-shape Ravens team that this team has ever had," Weddle said.
Sashi Brown gave strong vibes during his pre-draft press conference that the Browns will take Myles Garrett No. 1. But sources say Mitch Trubisky is still strong contender at No. 1.
Mitch Trubisky is still under serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1, league sources tell cleveland.com.
Despite that Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown gave strong vibes during his pre-draft press conference Wednesday that the Browns have zeroed in on Myles Garrett, they're still strongly considering taking Trubisky there, sources say.
Sometimes you have to get the pulse of the fan base when it comes to NFL decisions, and when the Steelers were scheduled on Christmas day again, fans weren’t happy.
Want to really gauge what is going on with fans and their thoughts on decisions made by the NFL? Head to social media. Doesn’t matter which platform, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and you will see what fans really think.
When it comes to the NFL schedule release, fans have every reason to gripe, because guess who will be dishing out their hard earned money to help give the billion dollar industry more money?
The Oakland Raiders have been linked to Marshawn Lynch in a possible trade with the Seattle Seahawks for weeks now, but they're reportedly only interested in acquiring him on their own terms...
The Oakland Raiders have been linked to Marshawn Lynch in a possible trade with the Seattle Seahawks for weeks now, but they're reportedly only interested in acquiring him on their own terms.
On Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur reported the Raiders want to pay Lynch one-third of the $9 million Seattle would owe him next season if he returned. However, he noted Lynch is "balking at taking less than half."
Perfect NFL draft prospects don't exist. Some players—such as John Elway, Bo Jackson, Peyton Manning , Calvin Johnson and Andrew Luck —came close...
Perfect NFL draft prospects don't exist.
Some players—such as John Elway, Bo Jackson, Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson and Andrew Luck—came close. This year, even when a young man like Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is touted as a "once in 10 years player," there's something to scrutinize.
Former Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon has settled a civil lawsuit brought against him by Amelia Molitor, whom he punched in 2014.
The civil lawsuit brought by Amelia Molitor, the Oklahoma student who was punched by running back Joe Mixon in 2014, has been settled out of court.
Molitor's attorney released a statement via NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, although terms of the settlement remain confidential.
In December, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Jaylon Smith will be a "key part" of Dallas' D in 2017. Smith missed the 2016 season while recovering from a knee injury but is expected to return in May.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones raised a few eyebrows around the league when he predicted in December that 2016 second-round draft pick Jaylon Smith will be a "key part" of Dallas' defense this season.
The former Notre Dame standout did not practice or play as a rookie after suffering a devastating knee injury and lingering nerve damage during his last college game.