A major concern for the Ravens after their 10-9 win against the New York Jets is guarding against a major emotional letdown.
More time than usual is spent preparing for the season opener than any other game, and the Ravens were involved in a very physical game against the Jets on Monday night.
They now have a short week to prepare for AFC North rival Cincinnati on Sunday in another road game. The Bengals will play hard after their dismal performance against the New England Patriots on Sunday in their season opener.
Of course, the key matchup is the Ravens secondary against Bengals receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, but the immediate concern will be getting the team rested and then ready to play.
To start off, John Harbaugh needs to remind the Ravens that they lost to the Bengals twice last season, and Cincinnati is the defending AFC North champ. The Bengals won the division at 6-0.