3 bold predictions for the Ravens vs. Bengals Week 11 TNF game

The Bengals and Ravens face off at M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens first prime time game of the season.

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After a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 10, the Ravens (7-3) will look to bounce back against another division foe the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4).

The Bengals are coming off a heart breaking loss themselves, losing on a field goal to the Houston Texans as time expired.

Here are 3 bold predictions for the highly anticipated Week 11 Thursday Night Football matchup.

1. The Baltimore Ravens will run wild

The Bengals' defense has had some ups and downs this season, but they have consistently struggled against the run this season.

The Bengals rank 30th in the NFL in opponent rushing yards per game, allowing over 136 yards per contest on the ground. More specifically, they've struggled against the run when playing on the road where they have allowed nearly 160 rushing yards per game.

This presents a major mismatch in favor of the Ravens, who come into week 11 with the best-rushing offense in all of football. They have run for nearly 155 yards per game while averaging just under 170 when playing at home. The Ravens also had a ton of success on the ground against the Bengals in their week 2 matchup earlier this season, rushing for 178 yards in their 27-24 victory.

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I think the Ravens would be wise to establish the run early in this game, especially with Ronnie Stanley being ruled out. It may not be a good idea to sit back and pass, so I expect them to try and get the running game going early in this one.

I predict that Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards, and Keaton Mitchell will all rush for over 50 yards and have at least two touchdowns between the three of them.

As a team, I predict that they rush for 200+ yards.