Monday Jan 09, 2023
Dave Lapham Postgame Thoughts | AFC North Champions Cincinnati Bengals Down Ravens
The final week of the NFL regular season is now over, with the Cincinnati Bengals on an eight-game winning streak after beating the Baltimore Ravens 27-16 at Paycor Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Bengals finished with the No. 3 seed and will welcome back John Harbaugh and the Ravens for their Wild Card game on Sunday night at 8:15 pm on NBC and the First Star Logistics Bengals Radio Network.
Joe Burrow and the offense were not sharp, only posting 257 total yards of offense as Burrow went 25 of 42 for 215 yards and one touchdown to Ja'Marr Chase. Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combined for 17 carries for 45 yards and a Mixon touchdown.
The Bengals' defense gave up 386 yards but posted four sacks and two interceptions while also recovering two fumbles, including a Joseph Ossai touchdown after Trey Hendrickson stripped Ravens quarterback Anthony Brown.
One primary concern is the injury to Bengals right guard Alex Cappa who might be out for the rest of the season. Adding Cappa to the loss of La'el Collins a few weeks ago means the Bengals will need another player to step forward and fill the need.
Dave Lapham was on the call for the game and jumped In The Trenches, presented by First Star Logistics, to discuss the win, season, and upcoming rematch in the Wild Card round against the Ravens.