Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Fletcher Page review the team's 24-21 loss at the Baltimore Ravens. Kareem Elgazzar, email@example.com
BALTIMORE – Running quarterbacks don’t last in the NFL, for two reasons: (1) Their success rarely lasts and then (2) they die. If the option game were a roaring advantage in the pros, Peyton Manning would still be holding a clipboard.
That didn’t matter here Sunday. Lamar Jackson, run-first, duck later, used his first NFL start to wreck the Bengals and the re-debut of Marvin Lewis as defensive coordinator. The 24-21 L he hung on Cincinnati kept the Bengals ball rolling backwards.