Ravens vs. Bengals final score predictions: Is a shutout looming in Week 17?

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Matthew Stevens
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The Baltimore Ravens wrap up their regular season against the Cincinnati Bengals. With Cincinnati sitting at 4-10-1 and without their franchise quarterback, this is a golden opportunity for Baltimore to finish the season on a strong note and send a message to the rest of the AFC playoff picture. While there are some fears of a season-ending upset floating around elsewhere, all of us here at Ravens Wire believe we’ll see a dominant performance that gives Baltimore a little boost heading into the postseason.

There’s also a little mini-competition happening between two of our own, as Alex Bente and I are currently tied at 12-3 each when picking Ravens’ games. Though we both picked Baltimore to win, how close we are to the final score could very well alter our standings over at Tallysight Sports.

Take a look at our Ravens vs. Bengals final score predictions for Week 17:

Matthew Stevens:

Ravens 32 - Bengals 10 Baltimore is set up well in this game. The offense has been getting better every single week and the defense should have back both cornerback Marcus Peters and defensive end Calais Campbell. All of that on top of playing a team that has only won four games this season creates what should be a blowout win.

James Trefry:

Ravens 30 - Bengals 3 The Bengals are checked out. Joe Burrow is out for the year with a knee injury, Joe Mixon out with his own injury, another year wasted for A.J. Green. It's time for the Bengals to figuratively take a knee and let the 2020 season end. Lamar Jackson may be able to rest early in the third quarter or even the entire second half as the Ravens heave the game well in-hand by halftime. Baltimore gets in the playoffs with an easy Week 17 win.

Neil Dutton:

Ravens 24 - Bengals 0 The Ravens will be able to dominate on offense, leaning heavily on the ground game to impose their will on an overmatched Bengals defense. On the other side of the ball, Brandon Allen will have one of his worse games as a professional as Baltimore's defensive-front harass him all the livelong day while the defensive backfield will confuse the living daylights out of him. A playoff berth awaits.

Alex Bente:

Ravens 41 - Bengals 17 The Ravens are all but powering their way to the postseason and the lowly Bengals, however surprising in recent weeks, should be little more than a speed bump in their path. Lamar Jackson and Baltimore’s fast-starting offense should easily find it’s way to an early lead and never look back, leaving the defense to feast on an underpowered Cincinnati team struggling to get back in the game.

Robert Sobus:

Ravens 34 - Bengals 20 In my bold prediction, I said that Lamar Jackson will need to rely on his arm to win this game. Most times, bold predictions are highly unlikely to occur. I see the Ravens running to the playoffs. The Ravens will dominate early in the run game and have a significant lead before Cincinnati scores its first points of the game. Jackson’s legs will be a key factor in this game. Most of the Bengals' points will come in garbage time when the game is all but decided. The Ravens win by two scores. P.S.: Jackson is 66-yards away from passing Kordell Stewart for 12th on the all-time quarterback rushing-yards list. Jackson is also 92-yards away for rushing for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, an NFL first.