The Cincinnati Bengals defense continues to make big plays when needed most, and defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has faith they'll continue to do it as the Bengals navigate the AFC playoffs starting with a third meeting with AFC North rival, the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
Anarumo, whose name is talked about in NFL circles as a head coach in waiting, knows he's got a good thing in Cincinnati, as the Bengals organization has provided him with the players needed to run his defensive scheme with great success over the past two seasons.
What challenges do the Ravens bring in this third match-up, as no one knows if Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will be taking his first game snaps since injuring his left knee on Dec. 4, a span of 38 days?
If not Jackson, will it be Tyler Huntley, who is also fighting his own injury issues, or Anthony Brown, the quarterback the Bengals faced last weekend in the final regular season game?
Anarumo knows that the Ravens will be looking to run the ball with J.K Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill while hitting their tight end-heavy receiving group led by Mark Andrews and the fast-rising Isaiah Likely.
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