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Ravens’ John Harbaugh says ‘everything’s fine’ with Bengals’ Zac Taylor | NOTES

A day after the Cincinnati Bengals kept pressing late in a 41-21 win over the Ravens, neither team’s coach seemed all that concerned with how things ended.

The Ravens’ John Harbaugh, when asked how Monday he felt about how some reports characterizing him as unhappy with Cincinnati’s late-game offense, said: “I don’t really know where that’s coming from, and really, I don’t necessarily appreciate having to address if there was a ‘feeling out there’ kind of question. I think that’s kind of absurd.”


A tweet from Pro Football Talk’s Twitter account said Sunday that Harbaugh “privately” seemed unhappy with coach Zac Taylor and the Bengals throwing the ball when leading by 20 points. The two coaches shook hands postgame afterward, and Harbaugh said Monday that “Zac and I had a good conversation, just like we always do. We always have good conversations. There’s mutual respect there. Everything’s fine.”

Taylor, asked Monday by Cincinnati reporters whether he thought Harbaugh had taken exception to the Bengals’ approach, offered a concise response: “No.”

Extra points

  • Cornerback Anthony Averett (ribs), who was knocked out of Sunday’s game, will be evaluated later this week before the Ravens determine his availability for a crucial Week 17 game against the Los Angeles Rams. “It’ll be just a matter of whether he can move around and play with it,” Harbaugh said.
  • Defensive end Calais Campbell, who played just eight defensive snaps Sunday because of a thigh injury, came out of the game without any setbacks, Harbaugh said.