Both teams are fighting for a spot in the playoffs, though it will likely come by way of a Wild Card spot unless they can win out and rally past the Pittsburgh Steelers for an AFC North crown.
At 5-4, the Bengals need this win to stay above .500 and in control of one of the two Wild Card spots. The Ravens, however, are in much worse shape at 4-5 and needing a win today just to keep their slim postseason hopes alive.
All of this should make for a highly competitive game today that takes all four quarters to decide. The Bengals actually won here last year to knock Baltimore out of the playoffs, so they have a chance to do so again this time around.
Now, let’s talk Bengals vs. Ravens.