Baltimore Ravens: Next stop on the revenge tour, Cincinnati
A beat-down of the Buffalo Bills isn’t good enough for the Baltimore Ravens, however obtaining sweet, sweet revenge against the Cincinnati Bengals will be.
4th and 12.
That sentence will always send chills down the spines of the Baltimore Ravens. One play away from a playoff berth… and the team found a way to let it slip there their grasp. What better way to end your season if you’re the Cincinnati Bengals than to eliminate your division rivals from the post-season? It doesn’t get any better than that, except of course to watch the team’s fan-base collapse and turn on each other the way Ravens Flock did.
But 2018 is a new season and this is a new Baltimore Ravens team; a team dedicated to atoning for past mistakes and making strides to become better and better. Come Thursday night, the Ravens will walk into Cincinnati with more hatred and determination in their hearts than ever before. To say revenge is on their minds would be a vast understatement.
A 47-3 obliteration of the Buffalo Bills, the AFC team who take Baltimore’s spot in the 2018 playoffs, was a great start to the season. Everything clicked for the Ravens and a huge statement was made to the rest of the league. Consider phase one of the Baltimore Ravens revenge tour to be completed. However, the team’s work is far from over, and now the Bengals, the team who crushed Baltimore’s dreams, will host the Ravens for a rematch.
It doesn’t get any sweeter than this.
Bring the pain:
The Ravens have had this game circled on their calendar since the end of last season. The team is thirsty for revenge and that’s exactly what they’ll be looking to obtain Thursday night. Everything is clicking for the Ravens right now, too. Joe Flacco was exceptional in his 2018 debut, as was the defense and special teams. Top to bottom, this Ravens team looks better than they have in a long time.
So going into Thursday night, the Bengals should be wetting their pants terrified. This is one pissed off group of players who are on a mission. No mercy is going to be shown, and there shouldn’t be any regardless. 47-3 vs the Bills? That’s only the beginning.
The fans are clamoring for a beat-down, too. No amount of points will be satisfactory for us, but that’s because we as fans want to simply bury the Bengals six-feet under. Winning big will put our minds at rest from last season, and any kind of victory over 25 points will do this for us. So, to any Cincinnati Bengals who might be reading this (for some reason), get ready to feel the thunder. Here come the big, bad Baltimore Ravens; out for revenge and ready to kick your teeth in for embarrassing us not too long ago.