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Both Ravens and Saints Can Really Win Monday Night Football


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BYE-maggedon ends Monday night with a very important match. The Baltimore Ravens needed a win to keep their one-game lead over the Cincinnati Bengals to take first place in the AFC North. A win for the New Orleans Saints at home would give them the same record as the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sunday’s victory over the squad’s enemies made winning this game all the more important for both teams. A loss now leaves them vulnerable with less than half a season left.

The Ravens, and starting QB Lamar Jackson, have won two games in a row and appear to be on their way to the first division championship since 2019. They beat the second division Bengals, whose best player, Ja’Marr Chase, was substituted. for at least two more weeks. hip injury. In addition, the Bengal team was knocked out by a competitor, the Cleveland Browns, by .500 last Monday night.

Sure the Atlanta Falcons are a game ahead of the Saints to lead the NFC South, but we’re talking Falcons. A franchise with the unique ability to lose in the most difficult and time-consuming ways. It happened again in yesterday’s first game series. Bound 17-all, with 34 seconds remaining against the Los Angeles Chargers, Austin Ekeler fumbled, and Ta’Quon Graham picked up the ball only to drop the ball 19 yards later without being touched. The Chargers recovered and continued to kick into goal.

That knocked the Falcons out of the first place, and the Saints now hold their duel. Unfortunately for the Saints, Tom Brady sprayed water he hadn’t yet spewed from the Fountain of Youth into that elbow, leading the Buccaneers in a game of touch to victory, preventing a fourth straight loss for Tampa and prevent the Saints from reaching the first location.

After a brief week of training, the Bengals eliminated their Week 9 opponent by doing everything besides literally placing them in a dump. After the Christian McCaffrey deal, the Carolina Panthers appeared rejuvenated after winning against the Buccaneers and losing in extra time to the Falcons. The Bengals moved as fast as they could on Sunday afternoon to destroy any good sentiment in the Panthers organization by taking a 35-0 lead after halftime. This win pushed the Bengals’ record back to more than ,500.

Now, instead of this Monday Night Football match aiming for dominance in a division, it has become a necessary victory to score the second half of the season. The Saints still have a monster schedule with road games against the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. While the Ravens’ fixture schedule is much less grueling, they have quite a few splits left, including a Week 18 rematch against the Bengals – in Cincinnati.

With both teams dealing with injuries to key players, this is the kind of win that could buy them time while they try and regain full strength to make that late playoff.

A major intra-conference game at the noisy Superdome with two teams having a legitimate chance at a division. Not a bad way to end a week with six teams bye bye.

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