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: Undervalued Free-Safety backup Geno Stone

Allow me to double down on that last point because it's well worth it.

Geno Stone wasn't supposed to play today before the Ravens got their season going against the Texans in Week 1. Only a torn pect muscle opened a door for Stone to start in replacement of injured Marcus Williams against the Bengals.

Stone intercepted Joe Burrow in what probably was a game-changing play. Following that interception, which Stone could have actually returned for a touchdown with a slightly stronger running effort, the Ravens went on to put another touchdown on the board and build a big enough gap for the Bengals to find it impossible to close.

Harbaugh said after the game that Stone received the Week 2 Ball Game after the match in the Jungle. He absolutely deserved it.