Ravens: 5 things to watch vs. Bengals

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5.  Will the Bengals be able to withstand the Baltimore crowd?

Sep 20, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

After two humiliating losses, the Ravens’ fans are angry. This is the first time in the John Harbaugh era that the Ravens have started the year 0-2, and the fans are out for blood. The Ravens’ home opener will be a good chance for the fans to come out and show their anger.

M&T Bank Stadium has the tendency to become deafening at times, and often, opposing QBs and defensive signal callers are unable to get their audibles out to the team. It will be interesting to see if Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton struggles to create an offensive flow because of how difficult communication in the stadium is.

This has happened time and time again for opposing QBs. Ed Reed made his career off of picking off passes from miscommunications in this stadium. If Dalton and the Bengals’ offense are unable to manage the noise, they will have a tough time against a stingy Ravens’ defense.

Keep an eye on if the Bengals get confused at times on offense and make blunders that lead to turnovers or sacks. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Dalton get sacked numerous times and picked a couple times as well.

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