The Wild Card round of the playoffs is already here. The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in a divisional rivalry. They went 1-1 against each other this season. The big question is whether or not Lamar Jackson will play. If he does play, I would expect the line to change significantly.
How the Ravens, Bengals made it to Wild Card weekend
It was honestly a disappointing season for the Ravens. They underperformed as they should be much better than 10-7. They blew multiple second-half leads and it just felt like the offense was one of the worst without Jackson. He missed the past six weeks, but when he returns they will get a boost. If he can play in this game, the Ravens have a great chance at beating the Bengals.
The Bengals started off the season rough but turned things around. Heading into the playoffs, they have as good of a chance at winning a Super Bowl as anybody else. Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase look like the duo we thought they were and the defense is holding its own. They got red-hot in the second half of the season and went on a run. The Ravens had the advantage over them as they won the Week 5 matchup. However, the Ravens' late-season struggles and Bengals' successes helped Cincinnati lock up the AFC North.
How to watch Ravens-Bengals
Date: Sunday, Jan. 15
Time: 8:15 ET
Where: Paycor Stadium
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports App
Opening odds for Ravens vs. Bengals
Opening point spread: Bengals -5.5
Opening point total: 44
Opening moneyline: Bengals -225, Ravens +190