Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
Series Leader: Baltimore Ravens, 15-11
Streak: Baltimore has won the last two
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 7-5. Harbaugh: 2-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 108 (Cin.), 123 (Bal.).  XM: 105 (Bal.). 
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Cloudy and showers (40%) with winds over 10 MPH [Weather.com]
Uniform: White
Television Coverage: Southern half of Ohio, some Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC with Houston, Oklahoma, Northern Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Some of Florida and Georgia. [The 506]

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Dating back to December 14, 2008, the Cincinnati Bengals have won six of the past seven games.
  • The Bengals have won three of their past five games at Baltimore.
  • For the first time since November 6, 2005 through September 24, 2006 (six games), the Bengals look to win their fourth straight win in the AFC North.
  • Carson Palmer has thrown for 2,235 yards passing against the Baltimore Ravens in his career, which is the most against any opponent.
  • With one sack, Antwan Odom surpasses a career-high eight sacks he set in 2007.
  • Johnathan Joseph looks to record an interception in his third straight game.
  • Last week Robert Geathers recorded a 75-yard fumble return for touchdown.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Ravens offense ranks first in the AFC and third in the NFL behind the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles, averaging 31.0 points per game.
  • In his past two games at home, quarterback Joe Flacco has four touchdown passes and one interception for a 103.0 passer rating.
  • Flacco is looking to record his third 300-yard passing game at home (307, 342).
  • Running back Ray Rice is averaging 109 yards rushing-per-game when carrying the football twenty times or more.
  • Running back Willis McGahee has nine touchdowns (seven rushing and two receiving) in his past six games and looks to extend his streak of one or more touchdowns to seven straight games.
  • Since 2003, Derrick Mason ranks second in the NFL with 547 receptions (Torry Holt, 578).
  • Since 2006, the Ravens lead the NFL with 77 interceptions.
  • Baltimore's defense has prevented a 100-yard rusher in 39 straight games (longest streak in the NFL).
  • Since 2002, Ed Reed has recorded 44 interceptions.
  • With 1.5 sacks and two interceptions, Ray Lewis will become the first player in NFL history with 35 career sacks and 30 career interceptions.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 318.5 (21st) 413.5 (3rd)
Scoring 21 (16th) 31 (3rd)
Passing 195.8 (22nd) 267.0 (6th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-9th) 8 (t-3rd)
Rushing 122.8 (11th) 146.5 (5th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-14th) 7 (1st)
     
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 345.2 (17th) 291.8 (8th)
Scoring 19 (10th) 20 (t-15th)
Passing 242.2 (26th) 232.2 (23rd)
Passing TDs 4 (t-7th) 5 (t-13th)
Rushing 103.0 (14th) 59.5 (1st)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-16th) 2 (t-7th)
Sacks 12 (t-4th) 10 (t-9th)
QB Rating 84.5 (16th) 79.5 (9th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 17 (32nd) 15 (t-29th)
Interceptions 2 (t-19th) 6 (t-3rd)
     
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 21.4 (25th) 24.1 (9th)
Punt Return 14.1 (5th) 6.2 (27th)
Punting (Net) 35.8 (27th) 37.8 (t-17th)
Punts Inside the 20 10 (t-3rd) 8 (7th)

2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 75.2 24th
Yards Passing 845 18th
Touchdowns 6 t-8th
First Downs 45 t-12th
Average Yards/Att 6.2 24th
Completions 79 t-14th
Interceptions 5 t-26th
Times Sacked 9 t-23rd
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 367 4th
Attempts / Game 21.0 t-3rd
Touchdowns 2 t-10th
First Downs 14 t-5th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 17 t-29th
Yards Receiving 258 20th
20-yard receptions 5 t-10th
First Downs 15 t-11th
     
  Sacks Ranking
Antwan Odom 8 t-1st
     
  Forced Fumbles Ranking
Rey Maualuga 2 t-4th

CAREER AGAINST THE RAVENS

Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
9 9/7/08 Away 9 24 94 0 1
8 11/11/07 Away 23 34 271 0 0
7 9/10/07 Home 20 32 194 2 0
6 11/30/06 Home 21 32 234 1 0
5 11/5/06 Away 12 26 194 1 2
4 11/27/05 Home 22 30 302 3 1
3 11/6/05 Away 19 26 248 2 0
2 12/5/04 Away 29 36 382 3 1
1 9/26/04 Home 25 52 316 0 3
      180 292 2,235 12 8

Chad Johnson

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
15 11/30/08 Home 4 45 0
14 9/7/08 Away 1 22 0
13 11/11/07 Away 4 73 0
12 9/10/07 Home 5 95 1
11 11/30/06 Home 8 91 0
10 11/5/06 Away 4 31 0
9 11/27/05 Home 5 88 1
8 11/6/05 Away 5 91 0
7 12/5/04 Away 10 161 2
6 9/26/04 Home 8 99 0
5 12/7/03 Away 2 15 0
4 10/19/03 Home 5 130 1
3 12/1/02 Home 4 78 1
2 11/10/02 Away 7 110 1
1 12/23/01 Away 3 28 0
      75 1,157 7

Cedric Benson

Game Date Rush Yards TDs
2 11.30.08 10 17 0
1 10.23.05 2 6 0
         

Laveranues Coles

Game Date Rec. Yards TDs
4 9.16.07 6 57 0
3 10.2.05 1 16 0
2 10.10.04 3 25 0
1 12.24.00 0 0 0
         

ALL-TIME SERIES

Date Location Result
11.30.2008 Cincinnati L, 3-34
9.7.2008 Baltimore L, 10-17
11.11.2007 Baltimore W, 21-7
9.10.2007 Cincinnati W, 27-20
11.30.2006 Cincinnati W, 13-7
11.5.2006 Baltimore L, 20-26
11.27.2005 Cincinnati W, 42-29
11.6.2005 Baltimore W, 21-9
12.5.2004 Baltimore W, 27-26
9.26.2004 Cincinnati L, 9-23
12.7.2003 Baltimore L, 13-31
10.19.2003 Cincinnati W, 34-26
12.1.2002 Cincinnati L, 23-27
11.10.2002 Baltimore L, 27-38
12.23.2001 Baltimore L, 0-16
9.23.2001 Cincinnati W, 21-10
11.5.2000 Cincinnati L, 7-27
9.24.2000 Baltimore L, 0-37
12.26.1999 Baltimore L, 0-22
11.21.1999 Cincinnati L, 31-34
11.22.1998 Cincinnati L, 13-20
9.27.1998 Baltimore L, 24-31
12.21.1997 Cincinnati W, 16-14
9.7.1997 Baltimore L, 10-23
12.8.1996 Cincinnati W, 21-14
11.3.1996 Baltimore W, 24-21
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