By David Zurawik
The Baltimore Sun
1:53 PM EST, December 30, 2011
CBS Sports will have Ian Eagle on play-by-play and Dan Fouts as analyst in Sunday's big Baltimore Ravens game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
And Fouts sounds like he's thinking Cincinnati. Here are his quotes from the network. What do you think?
Baltimore is undefeated at home, so obviously they’d like to win to get to play at home and get the bye. But for motivation, getting to the playoffs, the Bengals have that. And, playing at home is a bonus for them because Baltimore is just 3-4 on the road. Cincinnati is a team that a lot of people haven’t given enough credit for being as good as they really are.
Fouts on keys to game:
Baltimore has to find a way to run the ball against Cincinnati, and that is no easy chore. On the road, if you’re throwing a lot and having incompletions, that just jacks the crowd up. Cincinnati’s pass-rush is very good. So in order to slow that down, Ray Rice is going to have to have a real good day. Cincinnati has a chance with their wide receivers to do some damage here. A.J. Green did not play in the first game against Baltimore. Jerome Simpson got a lot of attention for his leap into the endzone last week and he had a huge game against these guys the first time. But the guy to keep your eye on may be Jermaine Gresham more than anybody else.
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