With the Ravens coming off a huge win over the Patriots in Week 9, no one would have been surprised if Baltimore had overlooked the winless Bengals this week, but that’s not what happened, thanks in large part to Jackson, who threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns in the Ravens’ 49-13 win over Cincinnati. Oh, and he also rushed for 65 yards and another touchdown.
Basically, the Bengals had no answers for Jackson, who ran circles around the Cincinnati defense. Actually, they weren’t technically circles; they were spin moves, as you can see on the 47-yard touchdown below that Jackson had in the third quarter.
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Forget his legs though, because Jackson did most the offensive damage in this game with his right arm. The Ravens quarterback was on fire to start the game. Not only did he open things up with a 49-yard pass to Marquise Brown on Baltimore’s first play from scrimmage, but he completed his first 11 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns.
As if the Ravens offense wasn’t scary enough, offensive coordinator Greg Roman showed off a few new wrinkles in his playbook that other teams are now going to have to study when they watch the Ravens on film. The craziest new play from the Ravens came out of a three Heisman backfield that featured Jackson, Mark Ingram and Robert Griffin.
Baltimore ended up running an option out of the formation, which went for a 12-yard gain by RG3.
With Jackson looking more and more comfortable every week, the Ravens offense has suddenly turned into the most unstoppable unit in the NFL, and with a defense that’s playing almost just as well, the Ravens are looking like the Super Bowl favorite in the AFC.
Baltimore 49-13 over Cincinnati
Chicago 20-13 over Detroit
Cleveland 19-16 over Buffalo
Tennessee 35-32 over Kansas City
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Atlanta 26-9 New Orleans
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Tampa Bay 30-27 over Arizona
Cardinals-Buccaneers grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Pittsburgh 17-12 over L.A. Rams
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Green Bay 24-16 over Carolina
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Miami 16-12 over Indianapolis
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Minnesota 28-24 over Dallas
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Seattle 27-24 over San Francisco
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