Baltimore Ravens Sep 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (24) walks off the field after the victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals eliminated the Baltimore Ravens from the playoffs in a hard-fought 24-17 game in the Wild Card round of the NFL postseason. But on Sunday afternoon, they got their revenge, beating the Bengals 27-24. And it sounds like they’re pleased about it.

After the game, Baltimore Ravens right tackle Morgan Moses said after the game that it “means something” to the Bengals to an 0-2 start, and linebacker Roquan Smith agreed, sending a pretty brutal message to the Bengals.

“Revenge is best served as a cold dish,” Smith said. “It’s great to come in here [and] start their year off 0-2 in the division, too, if I’m not mistaken. It’s great and we’re happy about it. . . . It was an amazing victory coming in here, taking over their place. Obviously, the guys talk a lot [and] don’t have a lot of respect for a lot of individuals. You take that stuff personal.”

It’s worth noting that the Cincinnati Bengals also began the season 0-2 last year before winning the AFC North divisional title and ultimately making their second-consecutive appearance in the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

So while the Ravens are undeniably happy about the win, the Bengals still have time to turn it around.

[Pro Football Talk]