Sure, there is an NFL game on Thursday in week one of the season each year, but that game isn’t considered to be a “true” Thursday Night Football game. Both teams have had a full week off since the final preseason game and although final cuts come in during that time, the players’ bodies are able to recover relatively normally.
That is not so in week two, as the two AFC North teams squaring off tonight are coming off just three full days of rest after their games last Sunday. Tonight’s game features a pair of 1-0 teams who hold a half-game lead over the Browns and Steelers (who tied on the opening Sunday of the year).
Let’s get our week two kicked off right with some ugly football from the Queen City.
Paul Brown Stadium
Thursday, September 13, 2018
8:20 PM Eastern Time
Week 1: Ravens 20, @Bengals 0
Week 17: Bengals 31, @Ravens 27
All-Time Series History
Regular Season: Tied 22-22-0
Postseason: No postseason meetings
Ravens favored by 1.5 points
Over/under total: 45