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Scouts Take: Bengals at Ravens

Plenty of questions surround both Baltimore and Cincinnati as they meet in the season opener.

Updated: September 5, 2008, 2:51 PM ET
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
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There is a new regime in Baltimore, where John Harbaugh begins his first season as a head coach at any level. Harbaugh inherits a team with serious short-term questions regarding the quarterbacks and a plethora of veteran leadership -- just not at the position where the Ravens really need it. QB Kyle Boller injured his throwing shoulder and was put on IR. QB Troy Smith has fought a viral infection and has lost considerable weight and valuable reps. First-rounder Joe Flacco was named the starter, but he looked overwhelmed in the preseason.


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