The Baltimore Ravens will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the 2023 NFL Playoffs. The Ravens secured the No. 6 seed with a 10-7 record. The Bengals secured the No. 3 seed by clinching the AFC North title.
Baltimore went 1-1 against the Bengals this season, falling 27-16 in Week 18. The Ravens will return to Baltimore as the lower seed in the Wild Card round as the two face off.
The Ravens kicked off 2022 with a big win over the Jets, but found it hard to gain momentum. They didn’t string two back-to-back wins together until late October, though they were keeping their losses close against some of the top teams. They went 1-1 against the Steelers, Browns, and Bengals. Lamar Jackson led the team in rushing with over 700 yards, and passed for over 2,200. His regular season was cut short by a knee injury.
The Bengals won eight straight to finish off the season after a shaky start. Their record is one game short of the usual 17 after their Week 17 matchup against the Bills was canceled.