Stock up, stock down: Ravens bludgeon Bengals in Cincinnati


The Ravens took care of what they needed to against one of the league’s worst teams during a 49-13 win over the Bengals on Sunday in Cincinnati. 

Baltimore is now 7-2 on the season and riding a five-game win streak. 

Here are a few players whose stocks are up after the Ravens’ victory:

Stock up: Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson might have had his MVP moment in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. 

His spin move through the heart of the Bengals defense left about five defenders on the ground as Jackson put the exclamation point on a blowout win for the Ravens.

He finished with 223 yards passing on 15-of-17 and three touchdowns. He added 65 yards on the ground with the touchdown, too. His passer rating of 158.3 was the second perfect passer rating he’s posted this season.

One of the most exciting players in the NFL had one of the most exciting plays of the season — one that will certainly be on his MVP resume.

Stock up: Marcus Peters

Marcus Peters continues to make plays on defense. 

In his first game as a Raven, he returned a pick-six for a touchdown against the Seahawks. Against the Bengals, he did it once again.

Peters’ touchdown put the Ravens up 28-10 and effectively put the game out of reach. 

He’s the only player in NFL history to have a pick-six for two different teams in the same season, and he leads the NFL with seven defensive touchdowns since 2015.


Stock neutral: Robert Griffin III

The Ravens’ offense used Robert Griffin III in way he’s never been used before. 

Baltimore lined up in the shotgun with Mark Ingram and Jackson paired with Griffin. The end result was a nine-yard gain off a triple option play where Griffin took the pitch from Jackson.

Griffin entered the game late with the Ravens up by such a large margin and finished 3-for-5 for 20 yards. 

He also threw an interception late in the game, which negated what would’ve been a strong day for the former Baylor product. 

Stock up: Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews posted his first ever multi-touchdown game Sunday and had six catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns. 

He was wide open all afternoon and was a consistently reliable target for Jackson over the middle. 

After a few weeks where he didn’t impact the statsheet very much, Sunday was a bounce-back for one of the NFL’s best tight ends.

Stock down: Run defense

There had to be some negative, right?

The Ravens lost Michael Pierce on the game’s first play, and his loss could be a significant one for the defense moving forward. 

Bengals running back Joe Mixon finished with 114 yards on 30 carries and was the only reliable source of offense for Cincinnati. 

On an otherwise strong day, it wasn’t the best for the Ravens’ run defense.

Stock up: Nick Boyle

Nick Boyle found himself constantly open and had four catches for 78 yards. He also nearly had a touchdown in the first quarter.

He was the team’s second-leading receiver, just one week after scoring his first ever NFL touchdown and has shown he's more than just a reliable blocker.

Stock up: Matthew Judon 

Matthew Judon didn’t register a sack, but was all around the Bengals’ backfield. He had two quarterback hits, three tackles for loss and six total tackles. 

He’s not getting home like he wants, but he's certainly affecting opposing offenses and what they want to do.