Poor Andy Dalton. He seemed like such a great guy at Texas Christian University.
Now he's stuck with the Bengals. Even though Dalton has won a starting job in the NFL, it almost seems it came by default. This will be the merciful end to his season.
For the Ravens, this game will hopefully be just the beginning...of the postseason, that is.
If the Ravens have already locked up the division or have a playoff spot and no chance to improve their seed, the starters will probably not play the whole game.
If that is not the case, Dalton had better watch out. The Bengals will have no real incentive to play hard here. However, if the Ravens have real incentive to win, they will go all out.
A Ravens team who needs a win going up against a Bengals team closing out the Andrew Luck sweepstakes will not be a pretty sight.
Actually, it will be a pretty sight. There is nothing better than watching your team blowout an inferior opponent.