NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:
Why this game is intriguing: As with the Giants-Cowboys matchup, the level of emotion should make this game hard-hitting and fun. It's like that when Baltimore plays anyone, but it will be even more so against Cincinnati. The Bengals were a playoff team last year, and they are young and talented. But are they real enough to take down the Ravens? This kind of win would make the world stand up and notice.
What to watch: Two things stand out in this one. Pass-rusher extraordinaire Terrell Suggs is out indefinitely, and it's still unclear where Baltimore's quarterback pressure will come from. Rookie Courtney Upshaw is learning, and few would be able to replicate Suggs' production, anyway. How will the Ravens attack? And if they aren't in quarterback Andy Dalton's lap, can they cover receiver A.J. Green? That's a tall task for anyone.