Ravens news: Bengals fall to Chiefs in AFC thriller, a new OC in the mix, and more

Hayden Hurst #88 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Hayden Hurst #88 of the Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

An AFC North rival has fallen in the postseason much to the elation of Baltimore Ravens fans everywhere.

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, 23-20, in a nail-biting thriller that ended on Harrison Butker’s 45-yard field goal.

Kansas City was severely limited by wide receiver injuries, which the Ravens can empathize with, while the Bengals got hurt by costly penalties and questionable officiating.

The Bengals return to the AFC North ring-less and will join the Ravens in trying to rebuild a Super Bowl-contending roster this offseason. Better luck next year.

Here’s what’s trending in Ravens news around the web

Ravens request to interview Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (Baltimore Beatdown, Kyle Barber)

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have requested to interview Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy would be the ninth official candidate that Baltimore has interviewed or requested to interview. The Chiefs’ offensive play-caller was namedropped in head coach conversations last offseason, so this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Bieniemy would be a very intriguing fit in Baltimore as he would yet again work with an elite QB-TE duo in Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews.

Bleacher Report names best, worst landing spots for Lamar Jackson in 2023 (Ravens Wire, Kevin Oestreicher)

More Lamar Jackson trade drama coming your way: Bleacher Report named Baltimore as Jackson’s best fit in 2023 and the Atlanta Falcons as his worst fit.

On the Falcons acquiring Jackson:

"The move might actually be a step back for Jackson by playing in another run-dominated offense with a heavy emphasis on play-action.While the Falcons feature a few exciting young pieces at tight end (Kyle Pitts), wide receiver (Drake London) and running back (Tyler Allgeier), the goal isn’t more of the same from what we’ve already seen throughout Jackson’s career."

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