The Baltimore Ravens prepare for week 17 following a tough loss and absolutely needing a win over the Cincinnati Bengals and other help to reach the postseason. The Bengals are undefeated at home when we watch Ravens vs Bengals online free live streaming on CBS Sports.
Baltimore (8-7) wouldn’t be in this position had they been able to knock off the Patriots last week at home. Instead Tom Brady and his Patriots marched into Baltimore and blew the Ravens out by a score of 41-7. Because of that loss, a simple win will not be good enough to propel Baltimore and its fans into the postseason. The Ravens will need some help in order to advance.
The first step toward the Ravens’ chances of advancing is beating the Bengals, which will be no easy task. Cincinnati has not lost at home the entire season. A win coupled with a loss by either the Dolphins or the Chargers will send the Ravens forward. They can also advance if the Dolphins, Steelers and Chargers all lose their week 17 football games.
A ton of pressure will be on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to perform with his bum knee. Flacco wore a brace last week against the Patriots and clearly wasn’t himself as he tallied 260 yards with a pair of interceptions and no touchdown passes. Flacco did beat the Bengals already this season at home 20-17, so they know what it takes to win. Watch Bengals vs Ravens online streaming live free to see if Flacco is improved this week.
Cincinnati (10-5) has already clinched a playoff berth, but they aren’t about to rest their starters and let the Ravens coast to an easy win. They still have an outside shot at claiming the number two seed in the AFC if they can beat the Ravens and the Bills can pull off what would be a monumental upset by waltzing into Foxboro and upsetting the New England Patriots.
The Bengals have been playing some of their best football of the season heading toward the playoffs. Last week they shrugged off the Vikings for an easy win as Andy Dalton threw for 366 yards and four touchdown passes. A.J. Green caught two of those touchdowns, and both he and Dalton can set their single-season yards gained through the air records with a decent game against the Ravens.
The Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals NFL Sunday football game will kick-off at a start time of 1pm EST / 10am PST. The game will be found over the air on CBS Sports so check the local listings in your city to determine what channel CBS is in order to watch Ravens vs Bengals on TV in HD resolution.
Another option to watching this NFL football game on your TV is to watch the Ravens vs Bengals online live stream NFL week 17 football game on CBS at the official CBS Sports website found here, though keep in mind the game is mixed with stats and analysis. DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket with the Max extension is the best way to watch Ravens vs Bengals online streaming live as you would on TV, but on an iPad, phone, laptop or other Internet device. Look for the Bengals to run away with this game and end the Ravens season on a sour note.