How to Watch Thursday's Ravens vs. Bengals Game

September 13, 2018

Week 2 in the NFL opens up Thursday night with an AFC North divisional battle between two teams coming off double-digit wins in Week 1. The Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals winner also will have some bragging rights. Their all-time series record against each other is 22-22. The Ravens shut out the Bengals 20-0 when the two teams played last season. With the Steelers tying the Browns in Week 1, and nobody having a clue when Steelers star Le’Veon Bell will return from his long holdout, the winner of this game could have an early stranglehold on the keys to the division with a 2-0 start on the line.

How to Watch Ravens vs. Bengals: Week 2
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
Start: Thursday, Sept. 13, 8:20 p.m. ET
TV Network: NFL Network
Stream Online: Watch live with fuboTV

The Baltimore Ravens crushed the Buffalo Bills last weekend in Baltimore in their season opener, 47-3. The Ravens defense sent quarterback Nathan Peterman to the bench (where he arguably should have been anyway) and made Josh Allen’s debut far from memorable in rainy weather in Baltimore. Ravens QB Joe Flacco had a strong game, going 25-for-34 for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree made a sensational TD grab during Week 1 and will be a major key to the Ravens offense having success against a strong Bengals defense. Six different players scored a TD for the Ravens. On the defensive side, Terrell Suggs has posed nightmares for Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense, posting five sacks and three forced fumbles in his past five games against them.

The Cincinnati Bengals will enter their home opener Thursday night coming off a nice road win over Andrew Luck and the Colts, 34-23. They scored 24 unanswered points to come back from a deficit and win the game. Dalton had a solid performance, throwing for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Joe Mixon was stellar, rushing for 95 yards and a TD and receiving for 54 yards, as he is the clear-cut top back for the Bengals. The defense got a jolt from an unlikely hero against the Clayton Fejedelem. The backup scooped up the fumble he forced and took it 83 yards to the house for the game-sealing score. The Bengals defense will need to be physical and force turnovers if they want to take down their division foe and get off to an impressive 2-0 start to the 2018 season.