Ravens: 5 things to watch vs. Bengals

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1.  Will the offense be able to keep the momentum going from last week?

Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders recovered the fumble. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens offense looked absolutely abominable against the Broncos in week 1. However, after making some necessary changes, they rebounded last week with a huge performance against the Raiders. The protection for Flacco looked better, and he had more time to hit his receivers, resulting in a strong passing performance.

Also, RB Justin Forsett rebounded from his poor week one, rushing for 68 yards on 15 carries and looking explosive. WR Steve Smith Sr. had an incredible game, catching passes all over the field. He was clearly Flacco’s go-to receiver.

TE Crockett Gillmore also had a “coming of age” game, busting out for 5 catches, 88 yards, and 2 TDs. The question is: will the Ravens be able to repeat their successes from last week?

If they are able to find good flow on offense and protect Flacco well, the offense will be able to light up an average Bengals defense. Keep an eye on the offensive line and the running backs, because they are the key to igniting the passing game.

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