At halftime of their Week 18 game, the Cincinnati Bengals held a comfortable 24-7 advantage over the rival Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens have sat out several starters in this contest, while the Bengals have played their healthy players in an effort to secure home advantage for a potential matchup between these two teams and also keep the pressure on the Buffalo Bills in the race for the No. 2 seed in the AFC. Results on the field largely mirrored that split, with Cincinnati moving the ball into scoring position with relative ease early on, and the Ravens struggling to get anything offensively until compiling a 10-play, 76-yard touchdown drive late in the half.
The Bengals defense broke through undrafted rookie Anthony Brown twice in the first half, with each of those interceptions leading to Cincinnati’s touchdowns. Joe Mixon scored on a 1-yard run after Tyler Boyd pulled the Bengals back to the goal line, while Ja’Marr Chase clipped a jumper to score 26 yards later in the first half. Kenyan Drake made an end zone trip for the Ravens, scoring just 4 yards inside the 2-minute warning. Baltimore got a hold on the two-minute drill and had a chance to cut in, but a great punt stopped the Ravens inside their own 5-yard line, as the Browns were sacked in the end zone by Trey Hendrickson, resulting in an attempt to recover from a fumble by Joseph Usai.
So, will the Bengals wrap this up, or will the Crows make a surprising comeback in the second half? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, keep it locked up on our live blog for the rest of the afternoon as we update you on stats, results, and features.
How do you watch
Date: Sunday 8 January | time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Paycor Stadium (Cincinnati)
television: CBS | Stream: Paramount + (Try for free)
Continued: CBS Sports app
Prospect: Bengals -9, O/U 39.5
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