Poll: Who wins Ravens-Bengals game?

December, 28, 2011
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Perhaps the biggest game in the NFL's final week of the regular season is the Baltimore Ravens at the Cincinnati Bengals. Honestly, before the season began, who would have thought that?

This AFC North contest has major playoff implications for both teams. The Ravens (11-4) would lock up the AFC North title, a home playoff game and a first-round bye with a win at Cincinnati. The Bengals (9-6) would clinch their third playoff berth in two decades if they can defeat Baltimore. This game also affects the Steelers, who need the Ravens to lose in order to have a shot at winning the division.

In the previous meeting this season, the Baltimore defense picked off Andy Dalton three times and rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith had 165 yards receiving and one touchdown in a 31-24 Ravens win.

But the Bengals won, 15-10, the last time the two teams met in Cincinnati. The Bengals intercepted Joe Flacco four times and kicker Mike Nugent kicked five field goals (36, 30, 46, 38, 25).

Go ahead and register your vote or let me know what you think in the comments section below. I'll follow up by the end of the week.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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