BALTIMORE (AP) ach John Harbaugh may have to wait until Sunday before deciding who to start at quarterback in a pivotal game against the Cincinnati Bengals.Harbaugh’s options are Flacco Stitched Matt Skura Jersey , an ailing 11-year veteran; Lamar Jackson, a rookie who’s never made an NFL start; or Robert Griffin III, who’s been inactive every game this season.Rather than fret, Harbaugh attempted to put a positive spin on the situation.“It just makes it tougher for the Bengals to prepare for us,” he said. “So, that’s kind of a good thing.”Actually, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis couldn’t care less. He’s got his own problems, most notably a horrific defense that set a dubious Super Bowl-era record by yielding at least 500 yards in three successive games.Lewis fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday and assumed the responsibility of running the defense with the aid of Hue Jackson , who was hired Tuesday after being dismissed as head coach of the Browns earlier this season.Asked to describe his wild week, Lewis said quite sarcastically: “Yeah, it’s what you wish for.”The Ravens (4-5) and Bengals (5-4) fully expected to be in a better place with seven games to go. After a 4-2 start, Baltimore has lost three straight. The Bengals have dropped four of five after opening 4-1.The importance of this game for both teams cannot be understated.“Us and Baltimore at this point are where we need this win,” Cincinnati receiver Tyler Boyd said. “It’s a huge game to make or break a team.”Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey said: “When you come off three losses, you definitely know you definitely have to win.”Some other things to know about this AFC North matchup:NO GREEN?Overlooked in the Bengals’ defensive collapse in a 51-14 loss to the Saints last week was how the offense struggled without receiver A.J. Green, sidelined with a toe injury.The Bengals put together a 75-yard touchdown drive on their opening possession Youth Matt Skura Jersey , and the starters didn’t score again. Cincinnati wound up with 284 yards. Andy Dalton was only 12 of 20 for 153 yards with four sacks and two interceptions. Green was initially ruled out for the Ravens game on Friday, but the Bengals did an about-face and held open a slight chance he’d play by listing him as doubtful.The receivers know they must do better in Baltimore.“We need to make more plays on the ball,” Boyd said. “When Andy puts the ball in the air, we need to fight for the ball or at least not let the opponent get the interception.”COACH AND QB TANDEMSLewis has been coaching the Bengals for 16 years, and Harbaugh is in his 11th season with Baltimore.Asked to find the common thread between the two, Lewis said, “If you look around the league, the people who have been in these jobs for a long time, they’re fortunate to have quarterbacks that lead the franchise and win games. I guess that, to me, is the main commonality.”Flacco has been Harbaugh’s starting quarterback since 2008 , and they’ve won a Super Bowl together. Dalton has a 68-48-2 record as a starter over an eight-year run.SCENE OF THE GRABThe Bengals return to the place where they broke the Ravens’ hearts and made the Buffalo Bills giddy with one big play in the final regular-season game last season.Dalton’s 49-yard touchdown pass to Boyd on a fourth-and-12 play with 49 seconds left sent the Bengals to a 31-27 win that kept Baltimore out of the playoffs and gave the Bills their first postseason appearance since 1999.Bills fans donated more than $450,000 to Dalton’s foundation in gratitude, and the quarterback was warmly received at a preseason game in Buffalo last August.“It was one of the coolest moments of my career, with everything that happened on the play and afterward Stitched Ty Montgomery Jersey ,” Dalton said.JACKSON READYIf Flacco can’t go, Jackson will likely get the call. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner and former Louisville star has thus far been used periodically in running situations and is second on the team with 139 yards rushing.Jackson said it would be “awesome” to start, but has no complaints about this current role.“It’s been pretty cool,” he said. “I’m on the field. I’d rather be out there than just sitting down.”GOOD BYEThe Ravens are 8-2 following a bye under Harbaugh and an NFL-best 13-3 since 2002 after getting an extra week off.Asked how he spent the week, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs cracked up the media with this quote: “As (NBA guard) Kyle Lowry would say, ‘I got a chance to decompose.’ It’s kind of fun just to get your mind away a little bit.” Baltimore’s offense adds a new fold into the rushing attack."WhitePodcast Film Review 2019 NFL Draft Fanposts Fanshots Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昇FL Free AgencyRavens intend to sign RB Mark Ingram New,46commentsBaltimore’s offense adds a new fold into the rushing attack. EDTShareTweetShareShareRavens intend to sign RB Mark Ingram Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsAfter quietly watching the rest of the league go into a frenzy and seeing their own free agents leave for other teams, the Ravens have officially made their first splash of free agency. Baltimore has agreed to terms with former Saints running back Mark Ingram on a three-year, $15 million contract. This news comes after over a days worth of conflicting reports surrounding Le’Veon Bell, the Ravens, and the New York Jets. Baltimore had been linked to Ingram at the beginning of free agency but things were clouded by the possibility of the Ravens landing Bell, which intensified throughout the afternoon and evening on Tuesday. However, the dust has finally settled and its Ingram, not Bell who will be joining the Ravens. This may be upsetting to some fans given the lust and shine that Bell brought on the free agent market, but Ingram is a pretty solid consolation prize. Ingram Youth Ty Montgomery Jersey , 29, is entering his ninth season in the NFL. In 106 career games, he’s turned 1,321 carries into just over 6,000 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns. He boasts an impressive yards per carry average of 4.5, however, over the past four seasons Ingram’s YPC has been as follows: 4.6, 5.1, 4.9, & 4.7. While Ingram is considered a veteran by NFL standards, the workload he’s seen throughout his career hasn’t been too significant, especially compared to someone like Bell. Ingram has never exceeded 230 carries in any one season. Last season, Ingram missed the first four games of the season after being suspended for PED use. However, this was the first time Ingram has ever been suspended or had any known run-ins with misconduct. Ingram has developed a reputation for being a leader and solid locker room presence. While he only rushed for 645 yards last season in 12 games, he picked up 4.7 yards per carry and found the endzone six times. In the two years prior Stitched Mark Ingram Jersey , Ingram eclipsed 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and totaled 18 rushing touchdowns with a 5.0 YPC average.Ingram will also add a receiving element to the Ravens offense, which the team currently lacks in the backfield without Javorius Allen and Ty Montgomery. Between 2015-17, Ingram had at least 319 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons and averaged just over 50 receptions per season. While he does possess pass-catching ability, Ingram is more a bruising, ground-and-pound type of runner than anything. So too is Gus Edwards, the Ravens incumbent leading rusher, which makes Ingra exact fit in the Ravens backfield a bit murky. There’s more than enough time for this to be settled. However, the most likely scenario is that Ingram will see the majority of carries and play most third-down situations, while Edwards, and to a lesser extend Kenneth Dixon, are sprinkled into the rotation. While the reactions to the acquisition of Ingram figure to be mixed, there’s no denying that Ingram is a talented player and makes the Ravens rushing attack even more dynamic. There’s still a chance they choose to add another running back in the draft, but the addition of Ingram gives them more flexibility to more pressing needs.