Mitch Stringer/Timothy Ludwig, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Joe Flacco (L) and Andy Dalton (R).
Betting odds: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
- Spread: PK
- Over/Under: 43
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET Thursday
- TV channel: NFL Network
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These two teams have split their 44 previous meetings but you better believe that the Ravens have had No. 45 circled all offseason after the Bengals ended their 2017 season with a wild win in Week 17.
While some teams tend to come out flat on Thursday nights due to the short week and lack of preparation/rest, I expect Baltimore to come out flying. — Stuckey
Betting market: With a blowout victory against the Bills fresh in the minds of recreational bettors, the Ravens are attracting 70% of tickets and 78% of dollars wagered on the spread at the time of writing (see live odds here).
Say what you want to about Andy Dalton, but he’s not Nathan Peterman, and the line has actually moved in Cincy’s direction.
After opening at Baltimore -2, this game is now a pick ’em, indicating that sharp early action is coming in on the Bengals. — PJ Walsh
Injury watch: The Ravens offense will again be without starting tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) and backup running back Kenneth Dixon (knee) was reportedly placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Also, the defensive line will have to make do without defensive tackle Willie Henry (hernia).
The Bengals defense is looking healthier after a rough start to the week, as both defensive end Carlos Dunlap (calf) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (neck) are good to go for Thursday night.
The bad news is linebacker Preston Brown (ankle) is questionable, and fellow linebacker Vontaze Burfict will serve the second game of his current four-game suspension. — Ian Hartitz
Note: All injury info as of Thursday 9/13 at 5:30pm EST. Please visit our Week 2 Injury Dashboard for updated daily practice participation and game statuses up until game time.