Zac Taylor’s team is looking to bounce back from a 24-3 defeat at Cleveland in Week 1, while Baltimore looks to start the season 2-0 after a 25-9 win over Houston in the season opener.
There’s star power at every position, with elite quarterback, wide receiver, and safety play on display for both squads.
With both teams finished their final preparation, we’re looking at who has the edge at each position.
The NFL game is all about elite quarterback play and Sunday’s matchup feature’s two of the highest paid signal-callers in NFL history.
Bengals running back Joe Mixon had 814 yards rushing (1,255 total) and he’s amassed three, 1,000-yard seasons in his seven year NFL career.
WR -- Benngals
Beckham is the consumate deep threat, while Zay Flowers had a breakout performance in his debut.
The Bengals get the edge, but it’s a slight one.
All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews will return to the lineup and he’ll look to energize a unit that had one reception for 7-yards in Week 1.
Isaiah Likely is an emerging second-year tight end for Baltimore.
Cincinnati will counter with tight end Irv Smith Jr.
In Week 1, the Bengals offensive line folded against a formidable Browns pass rush, as Cincinnati recorded just 142 yards of net offense, including 67 net passing yards.
Edge rusher -- Ravens
Odafe Oweh didn’t get a sack last week, but he was impactful against a top-5 left tackle in Laremy Tunsil, logging three tackles, three quarterback hits and was credited with seven pressures.
Germaine Pratt is a solid linebacker, and logged 11 tackles in the Bengals loss to the Browns in Week 1.
Smith logged almost 20 tackles in the opner, Queen had 10+ tackles, and both players logged a sack.
Mike Hilton’s matchup with Zay Flowers will be gold.
Marcus Williams is out after suffering a torn pec, but Ar’Darius Washington has been solid in relief.
Kyle Hamilton (Ravens) and Dax Hill (Bengals) are the new version of the safety position — hybrid athletes, capable of flourishing in the slot or tracking the ball deep.