9 winners, 4 losers from Baltimore Ravens Week 2 win over the Bengals

In Week 2 of the 2023 season, the Baltimore Ravens (2-0) visited the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) and defeated their foes 27-24 to take possession of the no. 1 spot in the AFC North. Here are 2,700 words touching on the winners and losers from Sunday's game.
Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals
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Losers: Ravens Special Teams

Are you a Cincinnati Bengals fan reading this? Are you trying to find a negative among all of the positives coming out of Baltimore's game on Sunday? Consider you lucky, because you just find one of the very few ones!

This was an odd game, and you know that's the case because GOAT kicker Justin Tucker missed a field goal. It was a freaking 56-yard attempt, mind you, but Tucker is so good at kicking balls that even that feels like it's wrong.

More worryingly, now speaking seriously, is the fact that the Ravens allowed Cincy to score a touchdown on a ridiculous 81-yard punt return. The referees might have had something to do with that, but we're not here to discuss that stuff.

I can tell you one thing and it's that the worst unit of the Ravens for the rest of the season is this one, well, I'd be pretty pleased with that. The Ravens might have conceded a punt-return TD, but that's more a fluke than something that will happen weekly even if they play bad on purpose, so we can live with it for now.