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Ravens vs. Bengals: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

Ravens vs. Bengals: Score, Stats, Highlights, Analysis

The second-place Ravens will play the third-place Bengals at home in a Week 12 AFC North matchup. 

The Ravens (5-5) were first in the division before their loss last week to the Dallas Cowboys. They have to win this week to avoid losing any more ground to the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals (3-6-1) need a win if they want to remain in playoff contention.

The Bengals have won five in a row against the Ravens, but today they will be missing wide receiver A.J. Green, who is out with a hamstring injury. Green has historically been very successful against Baltimore - in their last meeting he had 10 receptions for 227 yards - so the Ravens will definitely try to capitalize on his absence.

Elvis Dumervil will be active for the first time since Week 5 today, but seven others with will be inactive for the Ravens, including cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Ravens vs Bengals Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights


4:00 p.m.: And the Ravens defense comes up HUGE. Elvis Dumervil, in his first game back from injury, forces a Dalton fumble on what could have been the Bengals' go-ahead drive. Ravens ball with 1:05 left and up 19-12. 

3:58 p.m.: This has been a low scoring affair, but it'll come down to the wire as the Bengals offense is driving in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Buckle up, Ravens fans. 

3:24 p.m.: Tucker is now responsible for 12 of the Ravens' 19 points on the day. He hit his fourth field goal of the day — this time a 36-yarder — to up Baltimore's lead to 19-9 early in the fourth quarter. 


3:06 p.m.: After a stalemate for most of the third quarter, the Bengals get back in the game as Andy Dalton hits Tyler Eifert in the endzone on third-and-goal to cut Cincy's deficit to 16-9 (Mike Nugent missed the extra point). 


2:30 p.m.: And he does it yet again! He hits a 54-yard field goal to end the half, and it's 16-3 Ravens at halftime. 

2:17 p.m.: Justin Tucker, ladies and gentlemen. The Ravens' place kicker drills a 57-yarder (!) to extend the Baltimore lead to 13-3. He's now made 32 consecutive field goals.

2:08 p.m.: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill left the game with an apparent knee injury, and doesn't seem likely to return. 

1:45 p.m.: Aaaand the Bengals immediately squander their chance. Andy Dalton fumbles a shotgun snap and the Ravens recover. Crisis averted for Baltimore. 

1:40 p.m.: The Bengals get on the board with a chip shot field goal, and are back in business after Flacco threw an interception inside Ravens territory. 


1:24 p.m.: Vontaze Burfict dekes the refs with perhaps the flop of the century. 

1:21 p.m.: The Ravens tack on a Justin Tucker field goal to open up an early 10-0 lead over the Bengals. 

1:20 p.m.: Terrell Suggs knows how to make an entrance, that's for sure. 

1:09 p.m.: And the Ravens strike first! They take the opening drive of the game and hit paydirt as Joe Flacco hits Breshad Perriman for a touchdown. It's 7-0 Baltimore early in the first quarter. 


12:16 p.m.: Brent Harris weighs in on Dumervil's return:

12:00 p.m.: Ravens Kickoff airs now on CSN with Brad Jackson and Chris Miller.

11:45 a.m.: Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens account and CSN Ravens Insider Clifton Brown on Twitter.

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Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst


Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst

The Ravens have their entire 2018 draft class locked up.

The team agreed to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hurst's rookie contract - like all first-round picks - is a four-year deal with a team option of a fifth year. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the 25th overall pick is due $11.1 million. 

The 24-year old, who was a walk on at South Carolina at 21-years old after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, finished his three-year career with 100 receptions, 1,281 yards and three touchdowns.

Standing at 6-foot-3, Hurst will be a nice addition to the TE corps with Nick Boyle and third-round draft pick Mark Andrews. 

Fellow first-round pick Lamar Jackson signed his rookie contract on June 5th.

Training camp kicks off for the Ravens July 19th. 


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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

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Ravens experimenting with getting Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson on field at same time

Since drafting Lamar Jackson, the Ravens have made it clear that Joe Flacco is their starter. That doesn't mean they're not experimenting with having them both on the field at the same time, however. 

During this week's minicamp, the team has been lining Jackson up at multiple positions. 

"Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson during Tuesday's minicamp, via ESPN.com.

"If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out."

While at Louisville, Jackson rushed for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons. That's more rushing yards than No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley. That unique skill set could be the creative options the Ravens are looking for. 

While at the NFL Combine, however, Jackson refused to workout at any other position than QB. 

"I have a lot of fun seeing what they come up with and what they're going to come up with next," Jackson said. "We'll see where it goes. You have to use your good players."

The Ravens are already viewing Jackson as one of those 'good players.' 

"Once he gets out of the pocket, it's like watching a young Michael Vick," LB C.J. Mosley said after minicamp practice. "It's amazing to watch. When you're defending him, you just have to act like you're tagging off -- you don't want to be on the highlight reel."

Harbaugh has alluded to the fact that the rookie will be active on game days, just exactly how they get the most out of him is what's in play.

"There's a lot of considerations that go into that," Harbaugh said of using two QBs at the once. "Everybody has an opinion. I've read a few. You want to find a way to get the most out of all your guys."

While Flacco isn't the fasted QB in the league, he has shown glimpses of running ability in the past. Figuring out how to utilize Flacco when Jackson is under center is where things will get interesting.

Interesting - as long as it works - is what Ravens fans have been searching for over the last several seasons. 

"Joe has to be able to do other things if [Jackson is] throwing the ball," Harbaugh said. "It gets the creative juices flowing for our offensive coaches, and they've worked hard on that."