The Baltimore Ravens picked up another win today as they narrowly defeated the upstart Cincinnati Bengals. The game was a crucial one for both teams as the Ravens needed a win to take the lead in the AFC North while the Bengals needed the win to keep pace in the wild-card chase.
Now with a win today, the Ravens are not only first in their division but back to first in the conference. Yet again they were able to follow up a miserable upset loss with a huge victory against a good team. Their win over the Bengals gives them four wins over AFC teams with winning records.
The Ravens sure made it interesting, though. Although they had leads of 10 and 17 points, the Bengals still found a way to stay in the game. Even with three interceptions, Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton showed poise and kept Ravens fans on edge until the final incomplete pass.
Here are six observations from the Ravens victory today.