Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Week 17 2012

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Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals in this week 17 NFL 2012 regular season is going to be one of the games to watch this Sunday.

Quick Summary: The pick is Baltimore Ravens with the bet at Bovada.

NFL Team Match Up Stats and Key Football Players

Baltimore Ravens (10-5) coming into this game after a week 16 win at home 33-14 vs New York Giants. Joe Flacco completed 70% of his passes in that game. He will need to keep it up this style of play to beat the Bengals this Sunday. With Ray Rice as Baltimore’s rushing weapon they will be hard to stop because the Ravens can hurt the Bengals with the rushing and passing.

Ravens did win by a 44-13 blowout in week 1 at the beginning of the 2012 season. However, this Bengals team today is a different animal then the week 1 Bengals. Baltimore Ravens will need to shut down AJ Green in order to keep the Cincinnati Bengals from scoring. Without Ray Lewis, who knows how the Ravens defense will handle the Cincinnati Bengals. Lately they have been able to compete as a hard defense even without Ray Lewis and knowing he’s coming back at the start of the playoffs might put this defense in a uproar to crush the Bengals offense.

Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) may have lost to the Ravens in week 1 but this team is a different breed from before. With AJ Green the second leading receiver in the AFC, the offense passing game will be hard to stop and the Cincinnati Bengals defense 2nd in the NFL for sacks. They will be gunning for Joe Flacco all game long. Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson are going to need to bring their A-game in order to keep Joe Flacco from connecting with his receivers.

Game Betting Odds And Spread

  • Baltimore Ravens: +3 (+120)
  • Cincinnati Bengals: -3 (-140)

Game Prediction

In the last 4 games the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have played each other. The Baltimore Ravens have won all 4 games due to the Bengals facing so many turnovers. In order for the Bengals to win this game they will need to control the turnovers, sack the QB, and push down the field with the passing game. However, I believe the Baltimore Ravens will dominate this game with both offense and defense. My prediction is Baltimore Ravens win this game.

My Prediction: Baltimore Ravens

Game Final Score

  • Baltimore Ravens: 17
  • Cincinnati Bengals: 23
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