Monday Night Football - Week 1: Bengals/ Ravens and Chargers/ Raiders Open Thread

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 01: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a touchdown during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals snuck into the playoffs last season with a 9-7 record, but the Baltimore Ravens had their number in both meetings during the regular season. In their first meeting (Week 11), Bengals QB Andy Dalton lit it up with 373 yards and a TD, but his three INTs were too much for the team to overcome, as the Ravens won 31-24.

In Week 17, the Ravens wrapped up an undefeated AFC North run, behind RB Ray Rice's 191 yard/ 2 TD performance, which led to a 24-16 final score over Cincinnati.

Tonight, the Bengals hope to play spoilers to Baltimore's season opener at M&T Bank Stadium. Since 2009, the two teams have split their six games, each winning three. Tonight will be the first step for both teams in trying to secure a place atop the tough AFC West..

In Game #2, it's a west coach match-up between the Chargers and Raiders. If you stay up for that one, join us here for discussion.

For our WCGers watching tonight, who are you rooting for? Do you have any Fantasy players that you need to have a big night?

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