The Bengals and Ravens both currently sit at 3-1, tied for first place in the AFC North division. One team will take a step forward this weekend after the two teams meet in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. How do the Bengals beat the Ravens? Run the football. The Ravens have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 39 games. The last running back to crack the century mark against them was Kansas City's Larry Johnson on Dec. 10, 2006. The Bengals have made an obvious commitment to the running game this year. Cedric Benson is averaging 21 carries per game and there is no indication of that number going down. A strong performance by Benson and the offensive line will allow the Bengals to control the clock and keep the Ravens defense on the field. Consistently converting third downs will also help take ...
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