In response to questions submitted by fans, Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey sought to offer some insight into the Ravens’ mindset going into the NFL playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.
“I’d like to quote what[cornerback]Marcus Peters said, but it wouldn’t be family-friendly,” Humphrey said in an appearance on the NFL team’s official website video series “One-on-One at Castle.” “But to quote what[linebacker]Roquan (Smith) said: We stand in business. I believe you know what that means. But what it means, I don’t even know what it means, but it sounded cool when he said it, and I felt it.
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“And we’re riding behind him. I think the mindset is, you gotta hit these guys. They obviously have some crazy talent out there, so it’s you It’s like you had to – you win some and you lose some. Just trying to win rather than lose.
“It should be good. Sunday night football, it’s like a dream out here. I’m looking forward to the first round of the playoffs.”
Baltimore is 1-1 with the Bengals this season. The Ravens beat Cincinnati 19-17 on his October 9th, and the Bengals beat Baltimore 27-16 in his regular season finale a week ago.
The Ravens will meet their AFC North rivals in a three-game set for the first time since their 30-17 first-round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 AFC Playoffs. Baltimore also split with Pittsburgh during the regular season.
“They just know you and you know them,” said Humphrey. they’re going to do something a little different. do something a little different. But the basic values remain the same. It will be fun. There’s a little bit of beef in there, a little bit of beef in there, pushing and pushing a little bit that really shows your love for the game. I think that’s what makes the game so exciting. “
After finishing bottom of the AFC North for three consecutive seasons, Cincinnati won the division for the second straight year in 2022. The Bengals won the conference championship last season, and this season he posted his season record of 12-4 regulars.
“For my first five years, it was like Pittsburgh that the team would beat,” Humphrey said. “In the past, it has been the Bengals that teams have beaten.
The Ravens and Bengals will go head-to-head on Sunday at 7:15 p.m. CST at Cincinnati’s Peycoe Stadium. NBC will air the game.
Lamar Jackson played quarterback for the Ravens when Baltimore defeated the Bengals in October. However, the former NFL MVP missed the final five games of the regular season with a knee injury as Baltimore went 2-3.
A shoulder injury prevented Jackson backup Tyler Huntley from playing in the regular season finale against Cincinnati. While he was a full participant in Friday’s practice, his playing status in Sunday night’s game is questionable, according to the Ravens’ injury report.
If Huntley can’t play, Anthony Brown is once again the next candidate. Brown completed 19 of his 44 passes for 286 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in his second game and first start in the NFL last week against the Bengals. bottom.
“You either win or you lose,” said Humphrey. “Personally, I don’t want to lose. What drives me is like not losing. It’s like it’s cool to win. Yeah, we won. But we haven’t lost.” Here’s: You live to see another day I associate losing with failure, so I think the biggest thing for me is not failing. becomes a better player every day and ultimately drives us to win the Super Bowl.”
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Humphrey was a three-time All-State Footballer at Hoover High School, where the Buccaneers won the AHSAA Class 6A football title in 2012 and 2013.
Humphrey played for Alabama’s CFP National Championship Team in the 2015 season and was a member of the Football Writers Association of America for the 2016 season before entering the NFL as the 16th pick in the 2017 draft. It was a First Team All-American selection.
With the Ravens, Humphrey has been certified to the Pro Bowl three times, including this season, and was named to the All-Pro First Team in 2019.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter. @AMarkG1.