At the end of the first half of the Week 5 edition of “Sunday Night Football,” the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals tied 10-10.
Things went somewhat off to a slow start, with four of the first five possessions of the game leading to kicks. Things improved in the second quarter, as Lamar Jackson found Mark Andrews for an 11-yard pass at the tail end of a seven-game race, and 50 yards to lead the Ravens to a 10-point lead. Baltimore had a chance to extend things further later in the quarter, but Jackson’s pass for DeMarcus Robinson sailed high and was intercepted by von Bell. That’s when the Bengals seemed to be alive.
Joe Burrow drove a seven-game drive, for 83 yards, capped by a Hayden Hurst grab. (Remember, Hearst was originally chosen by the Crows in the same draft where they chose both Jackson and Andrews.) Then the Bengals quickly drove the Ravens to chase the ensuing possession, and Burrow quickly moved the Bengals down the field and into the field the range of the goal despite T Higgins and Jonah Williams being left out of the squad due to injuries.
Which of these North Asian rivals will emerge victorious in the end? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, keep it closed to our live blog throughout the rest of the evening as we update you with stats, scores and features.
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