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The Cincinnati Bengals fell to 0-2 after another divisional clash, this time with the Baltimore Ravens.
John Harbaugh’s team hit the ground running early in the game and never looked back, and while the Bengals kept it close for most of the game, they couldn’t get the job done in front of their home crowd.
That’s why this win was particularly special for star linebacker Roquan Smith, who threw a little dart at his divisional rivals following the win.
Smith claimed the Bengals do a lot of talking, which is obviously why he doesn’t have any sort of respect for some of their players, so it was nice to beat them in their own house.
Roquan Smith talks the W at Cincinnati: pic.twitter.com/iQaZaDpnsA
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 17, 2023
While he didn’t address any players specifically, he might be talking about the trash-talking offense, led by star WR Ja’Marr Chase.
Whatever the case, divisional games are always tough, especially in such a bruising division like the AFC North.
The Bengals got off to a slow start to the season for the second consecutive year.
Last season, they won 12 of their last 14 to clinch their second straight AFC North division crown, but they might find it more difficult this time around.
For starters, Joe Burrow doesn’t look healthy at all.
On top of that, the rest of the division got significantly better.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have an elite coach and a competent offense, the Cleveland Browns have an elite defense and a solid quarterback, and the Ravens have a new-look offense and Lamar Jackson back to full strength.
Also, it seems like they’ve rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.
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