2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
5-5, 2nd in AFC North
Lewis on Jackson: QBs don't run forever (0:39)
Dalton after loss: 'We can't give up any more' losses (0:51)
1d

Jackson carries 27 times, lifts Ravens past Bengals 24-21

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson juked and sprinted for 117 yards in his first NFL start, Gus Edwards ran for 115 and the Baltimore Ravens ground out a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals handed rookie QB Lamar Jackson his first win after allowing him to rush for more than 100 yards in his first start. Bengals offense had two chances late to drive down the field and tie the game or take the lead, but couldn't do it, missing a 52-yard field goal and then failing to convert on 4th down after an incomplete pass to Cody Core. Bengals fall to 5-5 and have the Browns at home up next.

Ross outmuscles defender for TD (0:46)
Dalton throws dart to Lengel for TD (0:16)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals pull out some of the turnover magic they've been missing lately and turn it into points after Shawn Williams picks off Lamar Jackson to start the half. Joe Mixon, CJ Uzomah, and the little used Matt Lengel help get the Bengals in the end zone after Andy Dalton finds Lengel wide open for the score. The Bengals go up 14-13 after the turnover.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals continue to give up points at the end of the half, allowing the Ravens to quickly drive down and kick a 56-yard field goal. Baltimore takes a 13-7 lead into the half. Andy Dalton is only 7-of-16 for 76 yards and a 58.3 passer rating, and the team is really struggling without A.J. Green. The Bengals settled in on defense after allowing a touchdown on the first drive, but the offense's inability to do anything is giving the Ravens good field position. The Bengals allowed two late field goals in the last two minutes.

Mixon plows in for 1-yd TD (0:31)
Alex Collins fights his way into the end zone (0:31)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are starting to settle in after a shaky start on both sides of the ball. Andy Dalton completed a 29-yard pass to Tyler Boyd, then a Joe Mixon screen pass went for 21 yards before Mixon scored a one-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7. The Bengals' defense struggled to contain Lamar Jackson's runs and gave up a touchdown to start the game, then forced two straight punts. The Bengals' offense started slow too, punting three straight times before their score.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

A.J. Green (toe) is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. Although Green was officially listed as doubtful, it seemed extremely unlikely he was going to play, and never went through a pre-game warmup. Green did progress to doing work on the side in Friday's practice and looked good doing some cuts, it seemed like he needed more time to heal the toe. The Bengals will get linebacker Vontaze Burfict and cornerback Darqueze Dennard back, but linebackers Preston Brown and Nick Vigil are inactive. John Ross, who is still dealing with a groin issue, will also play. Other inactives: John Malone, KeiVarae Russell, Cedric Ogbuehi and Adolphus Washington.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at how the Bengals-Ravens point spread and total have moved, courtesy of odds service Don Best Sports:

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Baltimore Ravens are 8-2 ATS in games following a bye under head coach John Harbaugh. They are currently 6.5-point favorites today against the Bengals.

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3dKatherine Terrell

Bengals' Kroft lands on IR with broken foot

The Bengals now have placed four tight ends on injured reserve, with Tyler Kroft being the latest due to a broken foot suffered Oct. 7 against the Dolphins.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals kept Tyler Kroft on the active roster for weeks in hopes he could come back from his foot injury, but it was obvious it just didn't respond the way they hoped when they placed him on IR on Friday. They promoted LB Brandon Bell from the practice squad in his place. Kroft broke a bone in his foot against the Dolphins and played through it. He's been in a walking boot and using a scooter, and he talked to the media on Oct. 24, and he said he'd seen a ton of doctors and specialists. "It's evolving every week," he said at the time. "We're doing everything we can to come back this year and not prolong it." Kroft essentially said everything had to go right to get him back on the field this year, and it's apparent that just wasn't happening in the time they wanted.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis has been pretty relaxed all week considering the weight of this game, and was cracking jokes in his interview session with reporters on Friday morning. Lewis estimated he'd probably gotten 20 hours of sleep the entire week, but seemed genuinely excited to be calling plays again. He said: "I'm very excited. I can't tell you how excited I am. I'm excited to do this. It was obviously a big step. I just felt like it's what I needed to do in order to give our players the best opportunity o play fast and play good. It's a huge step and not something you ever want to have to do. Certainly to do this like this and where we are in the season because there are some things that were set up certain ways. We're having to do things through my eyes which is different than the way some people see things."

Bruschi, Woodson disagree on Bengals-Ravens (1:08)
4d

Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Katherine Terrell talk AFC

Bill welcomes Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk AFC West, including how the Chiefs look in their preparations for a big MNF matchup with the Rams (0:55) as well as if Vance Joseph (19:35) and Derek Carr (30:42) are in trouble in Denver and Oakland respectively. Plus, Katherine Terrell joins to talk AFC North, including Hue Jackson's return to Cincy (38:04) and what Le'Veon Bell's next move may be (1:04:01).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a good sign to see Dre Kirkpatrick practice in a limited capacity as he progresses through concussion protocol, however, it does appear the linebackers will continue to be shorthanded. Not only is Nick Vigil still out, but Preston Brown didn't practice against and Vontaze Burfict and Vincent Rey were both limited during Thursday's practice. Who does that leave? Jordan Evans, Hardy Nickerson and practice squad players Chris Worley and Brandon Bell.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.3
Rushing Yards90.0
Points For25.6
Points Against31.2

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(21)Billy PriceCOhio State
2(22)Jessie Bates IIISWake Forest
3(13)Sam HubbardDEOhio State
3(14)Malik JeffersonOLBTexas
4(12)Mark WaltonRBMiami (FL)
5(14)Davontae HarrisCBIllinois State
5(21)Andrew BrownDEVirginia
5(33)Darius PhillipsCBWestern Michigan
7(31)Logan WoodsideQBToledo
7(34)Rod TaylorOGOle Miss
7(35)Auden TateWRFlorida State