Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that starting quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a right hip injury, and Flacco was listed Friday as doubtful to play. Rookie Lamar Jackson is expected to start if Flacco cannot play, but Harbaugh has said Robert Griffin III would also be under consideration.
The game is the Ravens’ first since Week 3 in which the spread has been more than a field goal. In the teams' first meeting, a 34-23 Bengals home victory, the Ravens were also favored, by just a point.
After strong starts to the season, both teams have floundered of late. The Ravens have lost three straight games and four of their past five, while Cincinnati fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday after its third loss in four games. Both teams are 4-5 against the spread this season.
The over-under for the game is 43½ points.