The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 49-13. Lamar Jackson was the main attraction though there were some unsung heroes in this game:
Lamar Jackson gave the Baltimore Ravens some incredible highlights. It’s easy to talk about players like Jackson, Marquise Brown and Marcus Peters. They put on an absolute show and look like some of the best players in the league. This is a good overall team though, so let’s look at some unsung heroes from this game.
Nick Boyle is doing more for this offense than anyone expected him to do. He isn’t just a blocker. Boyle quietly had a monster game for the Ravens. He had 78 receiving yards on four catches. Boyle is a do it all tight end. He gets a lot of work on the field and he had the type of game that we’re more accustomed to seeing from Mark Andrews. Boyle scored his first touchdown against the Patriots and almost got his second against the Bengals. Boyle is a secret weapon for the offense, he actually is a play-maker.
The Ravens have a two-way player on their hands. Without Michael Pierce, the Ravens needed players to step up on the defensive line. Pat Ricard showed that he needs to get more action as a defensive tackle. It’s not just about him being the fullback, he can make a difference on defense. Ricard had three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. That forced fumble resulted in a Tyus Bowser touchdown. Ricard may be the best fullback in football, and now he’s providing even more value.
Chris Wormley had a big day for the Ravens and it could have been the best performance of his career. Wormley had two tackles for a loss and a sack. Wormley was an immovable object up front for the Ravens who added a surprising amount of push.
Clark had five tackles in this game and was flying around the field with confidence. He forced a fumble on a fourth down play for the Bengals. Clark is playing at a high level. The Ravens haven’t missed Tony Jefferson at all and Clark is the biggest reason for that. Clark has become a very viable starter at the strong safety position.
This was a team victory. The Ravens looked great on offense. They got things rolling on defense after a few hiccups. They did well on special teams. Everyone deserves some love from the way this team played against the Bengals.