BALTIMORE _ With Pro Dish quarterback Joe Burrow out with a hurt tossing wrist and leading cornerback Web cam Taylor-Britt joining him on the sidelines with a hurt quad, the Bengals shed Thursday evening’s AFC face-off with the Ravens, 34-20, in a harsh video game of attrition at M&T Financial institution Arena.
Head trainer Zac Taylor called it a sprained wrist which Burrow obviously dropped on it at some time in the video game.
The first-place Ravens, that jacked their document to 8-3, really did not run away. They shed Pro Dish limited end Mark Andrews with an ankle joint injury early in the video game and minutes later on, after a deal with by Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson, quarterback Lamar Jackson required his left ankle joint greatly taped in the clinical outdoor tents.
Yet the Bengals, being up to 5-5, took the mass of the damages in the standings and the injury listing. Their quote to win their 3rd straight AFC North title was up to much less than one percent and Burrow could not return after tossing a four-yard goal pass to running back Joe Mixon with 5:49 left in the initial fifty percent.
It provided the Bengals a 10-7 lead, yet Jackson really did not miss out on a breeze as the Ravens ran a 20-3 binge by racking up on the 4 straight drives adhering to Burrow’s injury. Burrow obviously dropped on his wrist prior to, possibly on the play right in the past, and after the TD pass, he curved to his knees and attempted to bend it.
Burrow back-up Jake Browning entered his 2nd NFL video game with 2:20 left in the initial fifty percent and when the Bengals could not create an initially down (pass receiver Trenton Irwin’s diving 10-yard catch at the Ravens 38 on third-and-three was rescinded), the Ravens microwaved oven a murder 80-yard goal drive in 1:07 to take a 21-10 halftime lead with 23 secs left.
It was an additional difficult trip for the Bengals second 4 days after Texans novice quarterback C.J. Stroud struck them for 356 lawns. Jackson gunned 7 passes of at the very least 20 lawns and went 16 of 26 for 264 lawns for a 121.4 passer score.
The Ravens’ NFL-leading pass thrill was equally as difficult on Burrow as it was Browning. Baltimore acquired 5 sacks and as the two-minute caution bid, Bengals Pro Dish pass receiver Ja’Marr Chase had one catch for 10 lawns, yet he got hold of a two-yard goal work off a Browning discolor with 68 secs left. Browning ended up 8 of 14 for 68 lawns.
What an agonizing initial fifty percent, where sufficient was packed right into a whole night in the initial thirty minutes.
Burrow, that finished his last 7 passes, entered into the storage locker area with participants of the training team bending his right-hand man. When Browning checked out the video game near the two-minute caution, the Bengals were down, 14-7, after Ravens pass receiver Nelson Agholor captured linebacker Germaine Pratt’s dispersed masquerade a 37-yard goal.
Burrow had actually simply started to warm up and entrusted to a 100.4 passer score on 11 of 17 for 101 lawns after an ominous 12-play, 82-yard goal drive that took a web page out of the Ravens playbook by swallowing up 7:22. It was all Mixon (that do with 69 lawns on 16 lugs) as they got rid of a hold-up of video game and incorrect begin. Mixon lugged it 5 times for 21 lawns and he captured 3 even more for 22, the last eluding linebacker Roquan Smith in insurance coverage. Burrow likewise looked 2 3rd downs to maintain it going, a 21-yard loft space to limited end Tanner Hudson and a 13-yard bullet over the center to pass receiver Tyler Boyd at a loss area.
Yet after that all heck break out. When Burrow attempted to hold the round, he could not, and tracked to the storage locker area.
After that after surrendering 8 passes of at the very least 20 lawns recently versus the Texans, the Bengals DBs battled with the Ravens receivers as Jackson went 12 of 19 for 186 lawns and along with Agholor’s 37-yard present, he obtained a 33-yarder to Flowers and a 29-yarder to Rashod Bateman.
The Bengals had actually been asked for 3 pass-interference charges entering the video game and they had actually 3 hired the initial fifty percent, 2 in the last squashing drive of the fifty percent (novice safety and security Jordan Fight and novice cornerback DJ Turner obtained captured) and when Bateman avoided Taylor-Britt for 10-yard goal catch with 23 secs left, it was 21-10 at the fifty percent.
Taylor-Britt obtained injured on the play and signed up with Burrow on the sidelines for the remainder of the video game with a quad injury.
The Bengals could not rack up a goal on their initial belongings for the 6th straight video game. Rather, Burrow needed to call a timeout on third-and-seven when the development obtained blended and when he went with Boyd over the center and it was separated by diving safety and security Marcus Williams hazardously damaging the course. On initially down, Burrow attempted to toss a fast display throughout skirmish to Chase, yet the round cruised on him. On the drive, Burrow clambered for 9 on the initial breeze and the Ravens dedicated their 60th charge of the period when Hudson was face-masked after a seven-yard catch.
Yet Evan McPherson made certain they racked up on their 7th straight initial belongings when he pierced a 50-yarder to reduce the cause 7-3 with his 6th 50-yarder of the period. Before his idolizer, Ravens Pro Dish twist Justin Tucker, McPherson his profession portion from 50 to 23 of 28, consisting of the postseason. Yet minutes later on, McPherson hardly missed out on a 53-yarder to the left.
Trey Hendrickson, that had not been meant to play Thursday evening, was enormous on the 2nd collection, going down running back Keaton Mitchell for a four-yard loss and afterwards phoning a sack antagonizing backup left take on Patrick Mekari, offering him 9.5 for the period.
It was a foreshadowing for the following 2 collection, likewise three-and-outs, including Taylor-Britt protecting lengthy rounds to OBJ and Bateman and Fight pestering Jackson on 2 straight strikes.
Burrow needed to call an additional timeout on the 2nd collection when novice pass receiver Lost Jackson, in his 2nd NFL video game, really did not align where Burrow desired him and they could not listen to each various other in the middle of the hullabaloo. And it became a three-and-out when Ravens safety and security Kyle Hamilton looked at Chase’s back to knock away a first-down pass and on 3rd down Jadeveon Clowney acquired a sack coming the appropriate side.