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The upcoming matchup against the Bengals in Cincinnati is tough to figure. I believe the Ravens are the superior team, but it's very tough to go on the road again after a Monday night road game.

Watched both the Ravens and Bengals openers very closely and think the game is too close to call. The Bengals have a quality quarterback and two of the best receivers in the history of the sport, and they are smarting after the way the Patriots manhandled them in the first half of Sunday's game.

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The Ravens defense looked outstanding against the Jets, but will it be able to muster the same energy and intensity after losing a day and a half of prep and recover time? I'm a little worried,

Rosy scenario: The Ravens will come alive against a Bengals defense that was carved up by Tom Brady and the Pats; the Bengals running game will be a no-show like Week 1; and Terrell Owens will get into a fist fight with the offensive coordinator just before kickoff. Don't laugh, it took T.O. less than a game to get into it on the sidelines with head coach Marvin Lewis.

Not-so-rosy scenario: Carson Palmer will be sharper in Week 2 after needing a half to get the offense started against New England. If the weary Ravens can't put pressure on him, he'll connect with T.O. and Chad Ochocinco on the intermediate routs all day long and it will be tough for the Ravens offense to keep up.

Still, wouldn't it be fun if the Ravens were able to spoil two home openers in six days?

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