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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: North by Midwest

Anthony and John talk about the Bengals’ critical win in Denver, while also previewing the upcoming holiday weekend showdown with Baltimore. Our buddy Justin who heads up the big YouTube channel, Ingravenvids, joins us to chat about the huge rematch.

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It’s the holiday season and the Cincinnati Bengals have gifted their fans an enjoyable season that’s on the brink of also bringing a postseason berth. Zac Taylor’s crew is 8-6 and atop the AFC North with three games to play.

Two of those games are against divisional opponents—this Sunday’s is arguably the most important one remaining. Cincinnati hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in a game that could very well determine the divisional crown.

On this week’s show, John and Anthony dissected the critical win against the Broncos and looked ahead to the coming matchup versus Baltimore. Our friend Justin from the hit NFL and Ravens YouTube channel, Ingravenvids, joins us to preview the rematch.

Here is what was on tap on this week’s show:

  • Were we to be inspired by the Bengals’ tough, gritty win in Denver, or is it a sign of long-term viability problems, as it goes with a possible postseason berth?
  • The Bengals may have continued to prove that they can beat teams in a variety of fashions—even if it may be deemed “ugly”.
  • The Bengals’ Pro Bowlers and alternates have been announced. While all were deserving, one Bengals player deserved to have a higher nomination.
  • Cincinnati’s Pro Bowl nominees and alternate designations are largely comprised of recent free agent acquisitions (or re-signings). This should send a message to the team about continuing to be active in outside free agency.
  • Justin from Ingravenvids noted that a fast start by the Ravens could mask the roster deficiencies that have occurred from covid cases and injuries.
  • This game could very well be a closer one that it seems, based on personnel availabilities. Baltimore’s back is against the wall after losing three straight games.

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