Bengals vs. Ravens score: Live updates, game stats, highlights, analysis for Week 18 AFC North showdown

We’re live with one of the most consequential games of Week 18 as the Cincinnati Bengals host the division rival Baltimore Ravens.

We already know both of these teams are heading to the playoffs, but we don’t yet know who they will play — or where. Because of the canceled game between the Bengals and Bills, it is possible that Cincinnati could win the AFC North and still have to travel to Baltimore for a first-round playoff game. Of course, all the Bengals have to do to avoid that fate is beating the Ravens, which would allow them to win the division outright and not have to worry about a coin toss determining home field for a postseason contest.

Cincinnati will have the benefit of squaring off with the Ravens’ backup quarterback, but we also don’t yet know which backup quarterback will take the field for Baltimore. Lamar Jackson remains out, but Tyler Huntley is questionable and Anthony Brown took the first-team snaps in practice throughout the week. The identity of the starter will be a game-time decision.

So, will the Ravens force a potential coin toss, or will the Bengals maintain sole control of the division? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, keep it locked to our live blog throughout the afternoon as we update you with stats, scores, and highlights.

How to watch

Date: Sunday, Jan. 8 | Hour: 1 pm ET
Location: Paycor Stadium (Cincinnati)
CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Bengals -9, O/U 39.5

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