Can Bengals' Joe Burrow continue unprecedented start vs. Ravens?

Bengals (1-2-1) at Ravens (3-1)

1 p.m. ET | CBS

Matchup rating: 55.8 | Spread: BAL -13 (51)

What to watch for: Can Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow continue his unprecedented start this week against the Ravens? He set an NFL record on Sunday by becoming the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games. Since John Harbaugh became coach of the Ravens in 2008, Baltimore is 12-1 against rookie QBs at home, allowing just four to surpass 300 yards passing. The Ravens also have recorded 16 interceptions against rookie starters in Baltimore during the Harbaugh era, while producing five times as many sacks (36) as TD passes given up (seven). -- Jamison Hensley

Bold prediction: The Ravens will rush for 200 total yards. One of the strongest rush offenses in the league is going up against one of the league's worst rushing defenses. Between that and the rushing ability of Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, it could be a big day for the Ravens' ground game. -- Ben Baby

Stat to know: The Bengals haven't gone three straight games without a loss in a single season since starting 8-0 in 2015, and they haven't had consecutive wins since Weeks 4 and 5 of the 2018 season.

Injuries: Bengals | Ravens

What to know for fantasy: Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon has failed to average over 4.0 yards per carry in four straight matchups with the Ravens. In those games, he has averaged 3.1 yards per carry, with no rush gaining more than 21 yards. See Week 5 rankings.

Betting nugget: Jackson is 4-8 ATS as a home favorite since becoming the Ravens' starting QB in 2018. Read more.

Baby's pick: Ravens 40, Bengals 21

Hensley's pick: Ravens 27, Bengals 17

FPI prediction: BAL, 81.6% (by an average of 12.4 points)

Matchup must-reads: Keeping Bengals' Burrow comfortable key to his early success ... Lamar not satisfied with Ravens' offense ... Bengals' Burrow set for first matchup with 'unbelievable' Jackson