BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Bengals have won the AFC North crown two of the past three seasons and at 11-4, they’ve already clinched it for this year.
The Cincinnati Bengals have won four straight games against the Baltimore Ravens, including a painful come-from-behind 28-24 victory in Week 3.
While the Steelers have long been considered the Ravens’ top rivalry, the players don’t necessarily feel that way – especially as the Bengals come back to M & T Bank Stadium this weekend.
“Is the rivalry switching? I don’t know, I don’t know. I kind of hate the Bengals. … They’re the bully right now. We’ve got to go fight back and win this game,” says corner back Jimmy Smith.
“To me, they’re the same,” Jernigan said. “I feel like it’s going to be that type of game again. They’re going to come out fiery. They’re a chippy team and they play hard,” said defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan.
This year, the Ravens are already out of playoff contention, but they don’t want to end on a similar sour note in the Bengals’ home.
What do you think Ravens Nation? Can they do it?