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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Loser: Ar'Darius Washington, weak link on the defensive back

It's not that Washington was horrible on Sunday, but he turned out to become the exploitable member of the Ravens defense as the game advanced and one that Joe Burrow kept challenging steadily as he got into the rhythm of the game.

Burrow completed passes to WR Tee Higgins, including on a fourth down and another one that went for a touchdown, with Washington the closes defender to the Bengals wideout.

Baltimore is known for not having a slot corner with a clear starter designation this season. Kyle Hamiton transitioned to full-time safety duties and former Steelers free agent Arthur Maulet went down injured in training camp and missed the opportunity to start for the Ravens.

Nothing to be overly worried about, because Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins are quality players, but Washington will definitely be someone to keep an eye on going forward to see how/if he bounces back from this game.