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Lamar Jackson puts on a show in Cincinnati as Ravens blow out Bengals

Lamar Jackson puts on a show in Cincinnati as Ravens blow out Bengals

The Ravens started Sunday’s battering of the Bengals on the first play of the game. 

The tone was set as Lamar Jackson found Marquise Brown for a 49-yard post route. The Ravens scored four plays later and the rout was on, as the Ravens earned a dominating 49-13 win over the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. 

Baltimore is now on a five-game winning streak and is 7-2 on the season. But once again, the story of the day was the Ravens’ offense.

“Great win, obviously, important win for us coming off the win last week,” coach John Harbaugh said. “We knew we had to back that win up and I’m really proud of our team for doing that. Now our challenge is going to be the AFC (South) leaders coming in here next week.”

In what might have been Jackson’s best game as a pro, he left the Bengals defense befuddled all afternoon. 

He finished 15-of-17 passing for 223 yards and three passing touchdowns. Sunday was his second perfect passer rating of the season — he’s only the second quarterback in NFL history to post two perfect passer ratings in the same season. 

But his best highlight of the afternoon was a 47-yard touchdown run where he juked and spun through the Bengals defense in what was an MVP moment for the second-year quarterback. 

“That’s a really powerful offense that not many teams have shown the solution to stopping,” Bengals Zac Taylor said. “It was a great challenge for us, obviously they scored 35 points against our defense, that’s not good enough."

Jackson’s run also ignited the rest of the Ravens, too, as his run through the Bengals’ defense put an exclamation point on the victory.

“They’ll be watching that run for decades and decades,” coach John Harbaugh said he told his coaching staff. “That’s one that everybody in the country is going to see by tomorrow afternoon. That’s rare.”

Jackson said he practiced his spin move in Saturday’s walkthrough, and with a grin from ear-to-ear, said he got to use it a day later. 

But while everyone will focus on the spin move, Sunday’s game was one for Jackson that will only cement his status as one of the NFL’s best, no matter what people say about him.

“You know I’m a quarterback at the end of the day, and I want to prove that,” Jackson said.

Nothing could go wrong for the Ravens, as they scored more points (49) than they ran offensive plays (46). 

It was a nice follow-up to the 17-point win over the previously unbeaten Patriots last week, as the Ravens are now 7-2 and in an incredibly strong position to not only win the AFC North, but potentially get a first round bye in the playoffs. 

And led by an MVP candidate at quarterback, the season is as bright as could be in Baltimore right now.

“I always talk about what’s on my mind,” Jackson said. “And Super Bowl is on my mind. So we’re going to take it one day at a time. If the MVP comes, it comes. But that’s not my goal.”

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Ravens at Bills Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Ravens at Bills Week 14: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Baltimore Ravens (10-2) are heading north to take on the Buffalo Bills (9-3) in a Week 14 AFC Showdown that will likely have the energy of a playoff game.

The Ravens are coming off a buzzer-beater 20-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers that pushed their win streak to a franchise-record eight games. Leading the way for the Ravens is Lamar Jackson, who has cemented his MVP candidacy during a season in which he has taken the league by storm.

The Bills are coming off three wins of their own, most recently a 26-15 stomping of the Dallas Cowboys. Despite the impressive 9-3 record, the Bills' only win against a .500 or better team came on Thanksgiving Day against the then 6-5 Cowboys.

Here's what you should know about the game:

RAVENS at BILLS WEEK 14:

What: Week 14 of the NFL regular season

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills

Where: New Era Field, Orchard Park, NY

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1:00 p.m.

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: Stream on FuboTV 

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090, 98Rock and 101.5 FM

Spread: Ravens, -5.5

Over/Under: 43.5

Weather: 44 degrees, mostly cloudy

RAVENS 2019 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Week 1: Sun., 9/8 at Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (W, 59-10)

Week 2: Sun., 9/15 vs. Cardinals, 1:00 p.m. (W, 23-17)

Week 3: Sun., 9/22 at Chiefs. 1:00 p.m. (L, 33-28)

Week 4: Sun., 9/29 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m. (L, 40-25)

Week 5: Sun., 10/6 at Steelers, 1:00 p.m. (W (OT), 26-23)

Week 6: Sun., 10/13 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m. (W, 23-17)

Week 7: Sun., 10/20 at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. (W, 30-16)

Week 8: BYE week

Week 9: Sun., 11/3 vs. Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (W, 37-20)

Week 10:  Sun., 11/10 at Bengals, 1:00 p.m. (W, 49-13)

Week 11: Sun., 11/17 vs. Texans, 1:00 p.m. (W, 41-7)

Week 12: Mon., 11/25 at Rams, 8:15 p.m. (W, 45-6)

Week 13: Sun., 12/1 vs. 49ers, 1:00 p.m. (W, 20-17)

Week 14: Sun., 12/8 at Bills, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Thu., 12/12 vs. Jets, 8:20 p.m.

Week 16: Sun., 12/22 at Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Week 17: Sun., 12/29 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

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How Ed Reed pulled off one of the best plays that Bill Belichick has ever seen

How Ed Reed pulled off one of the best plays that Bill Belichick has ever seen

Bill Belichick has seen a lot of football. A lot.

The New England Patriots head coach certainly knows what he's talking about and he didn't hold back when talking about Baltimore Ravens legend Ed Reed.

On a segment for NFL 100, Reed and Belichick recalled one of the former safety's interception against Manning, a play that Belichick called "one of the greatest plays I've ever seen."

Just listen to how giddy Belichick got talking about the play. 

Reed said he purposefully misplayed a certain coverage so that when Manning watched the film to prepare for the next game, Reed could fake him out the next time.

Manning became an all-time great because of his cerebral approach to football, so it's no hyperbole to say more men have walked on the moon than have outsmarted Peyton Manning on the gridiron. Reed is one of the few players to do so and became a Hall of Famer for playing that way his whole career.

Reed knew the entire time where the ball was going and made Manning look foolish for making that throw.

That's the stuff of legends.

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