AFC North Showdown: Ravens vs. Bengals in Prime Time

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are leading the AFC North through week 10, eager for a win after a close division loss. This is the fourth time in five years that Baltimore has led its division after week 10, and the Ravens haven’t finished first since 2019. The four AFC North teams will be playing each other this week, with Cincinnati’s frustrated quarterback Joe Burrow looking to recover from a 30-27 loss to Houston. Jackson, with a passing completion rate of 70.3%, and Burrow have only faced each other four times, with Baltimore winning three of those meetings. The Bengals will be without top receiver Tee Higgins and starting defensive end Sam Hubbard, while the Ravens will be without tackle Ronnie Stanley and doubtful cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Coach John Harbaugh is confident in Jackson’s ability to perform under pressure, and the Ravens are expected to have an advantage, with an impressive track record of 19-3 at home in regular-season night games.