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.
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Winner: The Ravens secondary, even if short-handed

How about that for an injury-raveged unit, folks?

The Ravens entered Sunday without CB1 Marlon Humphrey nor S1 Marcus Williams available. A plethora of cornerbacks have suffered injuries of late and are currently rehabbing or just coming back from summer injuries.

What did that mean? Well, on Sunday, it meant that the secondary (helped by the rest of the defense, obviously) limited Joe Burrow to a meager 222 yards on 27-of-41 completions while picking him off once, courtesy of backup safety Geno Stone.

Burrow could only finish the game with a pass rating of 85.6 and an even worse 61.5 QBR. The richest quarterback alive simply couldn't see Stone when he threw the pick because the safety/corner was so sudden that by the time Joey B realized he was there it was already too late.

Bengals WR1 Ja'Marr Chase finished the day with five receptions, fewer than 40 receiving yards, and his mouth shut once and for all.