The last time the Ravens met the
Hall is back from a torn Achilles tendon that sidelined him for the final eight games of 2011, Crocker has been replaced by
Add a pair of starters in cornerback
"They still have the same defense," said Smith, who posted a career-best 165 yards and one touchdown on six catches in a 31-24 victory against the Bengals on Nov. 20. "They just added some players. They're good players. They obviously added some experience. They look great to me on film. So I think it's going to be a tough challenge."
Cincinnati won’t have rookie cornerback
"They added Newman, and they've got little different combinations that they've used in the preseason," he said. "So really, we're going to have to wait and see what combination shows up out there not only in base, but in sub because they've done two or three different things. They're not different from any other defense. They want to get better. They've got a little more experience there, but at the same time, they've gotten more physical in the secondary."
With the new players, it could take the Bengals some time to develop chemistry and communication. But Smith said the Ravens offense isn't banking on that occurring Monday night.