7. Will Lamar Jackson test the Cincinnati Bengals cornerbacks deep?
An interesting note from Lamar Jackson and his first game under Todd Monken was his lack of deep ball passes. Some of it was that Monken schemed up so much short-field passing for Zay Flowers. Some of it is that Rashod Bateman was not fully ready to go, and some of it is that Lamar Jackson struggled under pressure.
The Cincinnati Bengals have a good defense, but this will be a good week for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens to open things up and test their secondary. If you re-watch the Bengals game against the Browns, DeShaun Watson missed a lot of open receivers down the field. The Ravens have to hit those passes.
Both Nick Scott and Dax Hill are replacing the Bengals' well-known safeties, Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell. Bates already has made a huge impact with the Atlanta Falcons, and on the flip side, Scott looked like he had a poor performance against the Browns. This group could come together, but they are gelling at this point. The Bengals offense will open things up soon, and the Ravens have to keep pace. Lamar Jackson has to throw the ball down the field this week and test the Bengals secondary.