So which team will we see today? A team that left four points on the board and nearly lost to Cleveland last week? Or a team that hung 31 points on the Packers at Lambeau Field and then knocked off the Steelers home?
The Ravens will be starting rookie left tackle Michael Oher, who will have the task of protecting Joe Flacco's blindside from Antwan Odom and the Bengals pass rush. And if the Bengals can't generate a pass rush today, they will lose...and lose big.
The Bengals head back to Baltimore, a place where they have enjoyed a small measure of success. However, they haven't really won a game in Baltimore where the Ravens were 'good' since 2004, the game where Carson Palmer led a stirring comeback with 24 points in the fourth quarter.
Regardless, it's going to be a tough, tough task to get out of M&T Bank Stadium with a win today. The Ravens are still steaming over last week's loss to the Patriots (where they fought the refs as much as Tom Brady) and it's a division game on the road. As the Bengals (and fans) found last week...it's never easy to win on the road period in the NFL, let alone inside the division.