Ravens’ cornerbacks get surprising praise from Joe Burrow

Ravens, Marcus Peters (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Ravens, Marcus Peters (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens’ talented cornerback duo received some lofty praise from an AFC North rival ahead of Week 5’s matchup.

Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters have gotten this season off to a middling start as the Ravens currently rank dead last in the league in total passing yards allowed.

Baltimore gave up 23 points, 26 points, and 42 points in the last three games, and heading into Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens will face a tough challenge trying to contain Joe Burrow and a lethal passing offense.

There’s no need to remind those two of what happened the last time the teams faced each other — Peters wasn’t even on the field when Burrow gashed the secondary for 900-plus passing yards in two meetings.

The veteran cornerback tore his ACL before the 2021 season, and due to an unfortunate injury plague, many practice squad players had to take starting defensive snaps.

Now, with a healthy Peters and Humphrey, the Ravens have a statement to make on Sunday night.

Burrow himself paid the Ravens corners a nice compliment, which is unusual given that these two teams have a history of trash-talking each other.

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The Bengals’ defense won’t have it too easy, either, since Cincy will be facing its first starting quarterback of the 2022 season.

Prior to Week 5, the Bengals have only played against backup quarterbacks like Cooper Rush and Joe Flacco, but Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is a whole different beast. Just look at his record.

Both the Ravens and Bengals boast their own high-powered offensive units, though Baltimore recently got shut out in the second half by the Buffalo Bills and may need to go back to the drawing board.

Offense aside, the Ravens’ secondary appears much better equipped to handle the Bengals this time around; many teams have been double-teaming Ja’Marr Chase through four weeks with plenty of success, and it’ll be interesting to see how Mike Macdonald tries to contain Cincy’s talented wideout trio.

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The Bengals got humbled early this season with two consecutive defeats, and hopefully Peters, Humphrey, and the rest of the Ravens’ defense can humble them once more.