In a thrilling NFL week 18 regular season finale we will see the Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) hosting the Ravens (10-6). They will do so with playoff seeding. We also find them having a home-field advantage in the Wild Card round on the line at large. The game is very important to reckon with. The kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM. It will be broadcast on local 12. Hence interested viewers must tune in accordingly.
Why is the win needed?
The Cincinnati Bengals need to win in this case. It is imperative to reckon with. The win is needed to avoid a coin-flip scenario. Hence it is a very important facet to reckon with here. Baltimore could even go on to host the Bengals. That might happen in the Wild Card round. Thus it is very imminent to see what the results might be.
What is the revised plan all about?
We find that the NFL owners approved the league’s revised playoff plans on Friday. It is important to mention that the Bengals-Bills game was canceled. The cancellation happened after Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field. This incident took place during Monday’s game. The revised plans include many important facets to reckon with. Hence it is important to understand what we might find there. So let us discuss that now.
The revised plan includes a possible neutral site. This site will be needed for hosting the AFC Championship game. But it is important to know that this will happen only if any combination of the Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and Kansas City Chiefs are involved. Thus the revised plan provides many important insights.
Some important Live updates
1. The turnover is late for the Bengals’ force
We find the Bengals punting the ball to the Ravens. Interestingly they got the ball back almost immediately. The receiver Sammy Watkins was the one to get the highest gain in this case. On the other hand, Jessie Bates III tried to strip the ball with due precision. It happened almost simultaneously as Watkins was trying for more yardage to reckon with.
It was Vonn Bell who finally was successful in recovering the fumble. Thus his role here is seminal to reckon with. Then we find the Cincinnati Bengals taking over at their own 32-yard line at large.
2. The offense by Bengals was stopped by Ravens again
Stopping the offense of the rivals is one of the most basic aspects in the case of any game. Hence we find this to happen here as well. The Ravens went on to stop the offense of the Cincinnati Bengals. They did so with due effort as well as diligence. We see how Baltimore went on to sack Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow. This happened on the third and 6 in the Bengals’ territory to reckon with.
Punter Drue Chrisman pinned the Ravens. What is interesting is that he did this to their own 11-yard line. We find that this is where Baltimore will start a drive. They will do so by looking to make it a one-score game at large.
Important aspect: Baltimore starters inactive
The Baltimore Ravens shall be without star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Hence this can go on to be immensely problematic in the long run. There are also some other starters to reckon with. J.K. Dobbins, guard Kevin Zeitler and Marcus Peters, and David Andrews are all out today. We find many others out as well.
Interestingly Quarterback Tyler Huntley also is inactive today. He started in Jackson’s absence.