Not exclusively is the Bengals’ 41-17 success over the Ravens an advancement triumph that puts them at the highest point of what we can now formally be known as the Ja’Marr AFC Playoff Chase, it places them in a tie for the lead position in the AFC North and comes closely following Baltimore’s 65-6 control in last year’s two games.
A success over the Jets in New York next Sunday with the Ravens on their bye would place the Bengals in the lead position without help from anyone else in November interestingly since the 2015 AFC North title run.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, who came into the game as the AFC’s driving passer, set up profession high 416 yards while eating up almost 11 yards for every toss on five passes of no less than 26 yards. His yards per endeavor for the season is 9.22, one rate point better compared to Boomer Esiason’s imprint in his 1988 MVP season.
It came after he was hit multiple times last year in Baltimore, complete with two sack-strips. He lost one. The main free sprinters Sunday were his beneficiaries over the center.
That was after Ravens guarded tackle Calais Campbell spent the principal half hung on Burrow. However, Campbell and outside linebacker Tyus Bowser shared the main sack of Burrow on Sunday and that was in the second half during the Bengals’ spate of 28 focuses in around 19 minutes.
Chase’s 201 yards on eight gets was featured by his 82-yard inclination and-score burst on third-and-two neutralizing Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Against their best cover cornerback in numerous one-on-one looks, Chase smoked Humphrey on 25 yards for every catch. His 754 yards are the most by a new kid on the block in his initial seven games, more than 100 than the past record Anquan Boldin set in 2003. The 82 is the longest catch by a Bengal since Brandon LaFell’s 86-yarder in Houston in 2016 and it’s accepted to be the longest by a Bengals newbie since tight end Bob Trumpy’s 80-yarder in first year of the establishment.
“I guess I’ll look at the film and kind of figure it out. I think things just didn’t go our way early,” Humphrey said. “So, as Wink (defensive coordinator Don Martindale) says, it’s not as bad as it seems; but right now, it seems pretty bad. So, I’ll look at the film and kind of figure it out.”
Tunnel thought it pretty basic.
“I mean there were several times in the second half where that happened where there is zero check where he had Marlon Humphrey – who I think is the best corner in the league,” Burrow said and (the Ravens) play that way because they have that guy to play a zero blitz and put him one on one, and Ja’Marr did a great job against him today. There are multiple times where he got that guy one on one and won his one-on-one matchup.”
Burrow needed to chuckle. It was National Tight Ends Day and he tossed score passes of 55 and 32 yards to tight end C.J. Uzomah.
“That’s all I heard about,” Burrow said.
Uzomah has now scored six scores in nine games with Burrow.
“I had to make something happen,” Uzomah said.
Furthermore, remember Uzomah’s fourth-and-one 36-yard play that won the opener.
“We just had a ton of confidence in him. C.J. started off last year with a bang in his first two games before he got hurt,” Taylor said. “And it was hard to see in training camp how he was responding to that physically. But, he’s found his spot. Joe has a lot of confidence in him, and he always makes plays when his number is called. He broke a bunch of tackles on both of his touchdowns. So, it was good to see C.J. do that. And it was ‘national tight end day’ today. So, that kind plays into it as well.”
Uzomah decided to single out his kindred tight end Drew many examples battled off Campbell on Uzomah’s 55-yard get down the crease he sluffed off Humphrey for the last 20 yards. Indeed, he was somewhat shocked Humphrey was out there on him.
‘ I wasn’t prepared for it, but it’s national tight end day. You’ve got to make something happen,” Uzomah said. “You can’t let anybody else have all the fun. Even though I caught the touchdown, Drew had to block Calais Campbell one on one and did a hell of a job. If he didn’t block him the way he did, Joe would not have been able to get the ball off. That touchdown is for Drew for sure. That block really helped me to get open.”
The protection was tremendous with a season-high five sacks of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, driven by left end Sam Hubbard’s profession high 2.5. In accumulating a 5-0 record against the Bengals, Jackson had been sacked only multiple times in the entire series. It additionally ties his profession high in a game.
“People are going to have to start noticing (Hubbard). He’s a good pass rusher,” said right end Trey Hendrickson, who currently has 6.6 sacks this season subsequent to unloading Jackson in the sweltering second from last quarter that constrained a dropkick and more anarchy.
Jackson was only 15 of 31 passing subsequent to getting hit multiple times in his first Bengals misfortune.
“They got a few sacks on us. We (got) one back. I feel like sometimes, I think that our pocket saved us from a sack or two. But like I said, they just played a good game today,” Jackson said. “I don’t want to say anything is not working; we were just passing the ball a little bit more today. They stopped us sometimes when we ran the ball, but they weren’t just dynamic, just stopping us like that. We could have done better things out there on the field today. They did a great job, like I said, on defense – Cincinnati.”
The Bengals came into this one surrendering in excess of five yards for each run against Jackson groups in those five past games. On Sunday, Jackson actually ran on them for 7.3 yards per convey, however he just ran it multiple times. Also, the distinction this Sunday is the Ravens’ two principle running backs didn’t do a thing. Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman were a joined 19 yards on nine conveys.