Three things to watch for as the Ravens try to top Seahawks before bye week

With another hotly contested division win in their rear view mirror, the Baltimore Ravens head to Seattle to take on the 5-1 Seattle Seahawks at 4:25pm at CenturyLink Field.

The Ravens picked up a 23-17 home win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday to get to 4-2 on the season and open a two game lead in the AFC North. Lamar Jackson was a running machine going for 152 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Jackson also went 21-33 in the air for 236 yards becoming the first player in NFL history to run for 150+ yards and throw form 200+ yards in the same game.

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Four thoughts following the Ravens 23-17 win over Cincinnati

The Baltimore Ravens took a two-game lead in the AFC North on Sunday when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17. Seattle helped out with a road win over the Browns. After six weeks, the Ravens are in prime position to repeat as AFC North champs.

You might not be able to tell while talking to the fan base though. It seems like a majority of Ravens fans are still in a state of doom & gloom despite a pair of division wins in the last two weeks. Even if I don’t share those same sentiments, their concerns about this team are not invalid. The truth is the Ravens have not looked like your typical division champions at many times so far this season. Yet they stand at 4-2 after six weeks. 

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Three things to watch for as Ravens welcome winless Bengals

The best part about winning is it honestly doesn’t matter how you get there.

The Ravens took a circuitous route to a 26-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday at Heinz Field. There were turnovers aplenty on the offensive side of the ball, a scary moment from Earl Thomas and the Ravens defense, and penalties on seemingly every play. But at the end of the day, the Ravens emerged victorious, moving to 3-2 and back atop the AFC North on the strength of Justin Tucker‘s 46 yard game-winning field goal:

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