Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Five Questions

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Oct 12, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) stiff arm Carolina Panthers outside linebacker A.J. Klein (56) in overtime at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals and the Panthers tie in overtime 37-37. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Bengals Get Their Ground Game Going?

The Bengals have two great backs in Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, but they had a hard time establishing the ground game against the Colts last week.  They finished with a horrendous 12 attempts for 32 yards rushing, as a team.  Obviously, game flow had a lot to do with that, but it’s a pathetic number regardless.

It’s also not indicative of the Bengals norm, as they still rank in the top ten in rushing offense despite the bad outing last week. On the other hand, the Ravens have the fifth best run defense in the league.  Game flow will again be a major factor, so expect the Bengals to try and run the ball early if they can find room to do so.