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Thursday nights are a fun time for football fans. Thursday Night Football features some exciting matchups that can sometimes have football fans on the edges of their seats. This week was an AFC North matchup as the Baltimore Ravens hosted the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Ravens have managed to sit on top of the AFC North, and after a loss to the Cleveland Browns (another division rival) last Sunday, Baltimore wanted to bounce back. The Bengals lost to the Houston Texans that Sunday. With both teams coming off of losses, it was safe to say that both teams wanted a win.
Baltimore took care of business and pulled off the 34-20 win over Cincinnati. The Ravens led 21-10 at halftime and held onto their lead as the Bengals relied on Jake Browning, their backup quarterback. Their starting quarterback Joe Burrows left the game with a wrist injury and will be out for the rest of the season. Prior to his injury, Burrows was 11-of-17 with 101 yards.
For Baltimore, Lamar Jackson was 16-of-26 with 264 yards and two passing touchdowns. Ravens running back Gus Edwards had two touchdowns and led the team with 62 yards rushing. Odell Beckham Jr. had a solid showing (and his best as a Raven) with four catches and 116 yards.
The Ravens have some time to rest as their next game is Nov. 26. They will take on the Los Angeles Chargers. This win over the Bengals gives them a record of 8-3. The Bengals also have time to rest and will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 26. Cincinnati is an even 5-5 and on a two game losing streak. As far as Thursday Night Football, the next game will be the Seattle Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers.