Primer: Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)

Game: Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
Series Leader: Baltimore, 15-12
Streak: Bengals have won four of the past six meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 8-5. Harbaugh: 2-1.
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 129 (Bal.), 123 (Cin.).  XM: 105 (Cin.). 
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 64 degrees and light winds. [Weather.com]
Uniform: Black
Television Coverage: Ohio, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, most of Virginia, Pennsylvania and Colorado [506] Note: Since the game isn't sold out yet, the Bengals could be blacked out in the Cincinnati market.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Dating back to December 14, 2008, the Cincinnati Bengals have won eight of their past ten games.
  • When a Bengals running back rushes 25 times or more, the Bengals are 25-1 (.961) under head coach Marvin Lewis er
  • Against the Chicago Bears, quarterback Carson Palmer had the best touchdown to interception ratio in his career (+5) tying Boomer Esiason for a franchise record.
  • Palmer is 7-3 when starting against the Ravens.
  • Dating back to December 21, 2008, running back Cedric Benson leads the AFC (second in the NFL) with 1,002 yards rushing on 227 attempts (4.4 yards-per-rush).
  • When Benson rushes 20 times or more in a game, he averages 105.3 yards rushing per game (his teams are 10-1-1).
  • Benson also looks to have back-to-back 100-yard rushing performance against the Ravens (recorded 120 yards rushing in first meeting).
  • Since 2002, Chad Ochocinco ranks second in the NFL with 9,149 yards receiving -- Torry Holt has 9,298 yards receiving.
  • Chad is looking to record a third straight 100-yard receiving game -- averaging 105 yards receiving per game in the past three games.
  • The Bengals defense has recorded six interceptions in the past three games.
  • Leon Hall has three picks in his past three games and Chris Crocker is looking to record an interception for a third consecutive game.

Baltimore Ravens

  • Baltimore Ravens offense averages 28.4 points per game. They are on pace to break the franchise scoring record they set in 2003 (24.7 points per game).
  • Joe Flacco is 2-1 as a starter against the Cincinnati Bengals with a career 84.2 passer rating against Cincinnati (completed 56 of 89 passes for 595 yards receiving, three touchdowns and two interceptions).
  • With a touchdown against Cincinnati, Flacco will have a passing touchdown in eight straight games.
  • Ray Rice is averaging 100.7 yards rushing in games that he records 20 rushing attempts or more.
  • In his past four games, Rice is averaging 149.3 yards from scrimmage (333 rushing, 264 receiving).
  • Willie McGahee is tied for fourth in the NFL with seven touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving).
  • Derrick Mason is averaging 85.7 yards receiving per game in his past three games against the Bengals.
  • Ed Reed is tied for second most career touchdown returns (12) among active players.
  • Reed has six interceptions against the Bengals, second most against any opponent.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 345.9 (13th) 378.7 (7th)
Scoring 23.3 (15th) 28.4 (4th)
Third Downs 42 (t-12th) 48 (3rd)
Passing 218.1 (18th) 253.9 (10th)
Passing TDs 13 (t-8th) 12(t-10th)
Rushing 127.7 (9th) 124.9 (10th)
Rushing TDs 6 (t-14th) 10 (t-5th)
Sacks Allowed 11 (t-6th) 12 (9th)
20-yard Passes 18 (t-17th) 24 (t-9th)
     
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 341.3 (21st) 313.7 (13th)
Scoring 18.3 (6th) 19.6 (11th)
Passing 253.3 (30th) 226.1 (19th)
Passing TDs 10 (t-16th) 9 (t-9th)
Rushing 88.0 (5th) 87.6 (4th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-4th) 4 (t-9th)
Sacks 17 (t-11th) 16 (t-18th)
QB Rating 85.8 (t-17th) 86.1 (19th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 26 (27th) 23 (t-23rd)
Interceptions 8 (t-5th) 7 (t-9th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 20.0 (29th) 26.4 (5th)
Punt Return 13.1 (5th) 4.3 (30th)
Punting (Net) 37.3 (t-19th) 37.9 (17th)
Punts Inside the 20 12 (t-15th) 10 (t-19th)

2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 89.2 13th
Yards Passing 1,608 16th
Touchdowns 13 t-7th
First Downs 81 t-14th
Average Yards/Att 7.1 t-14th
Completions 140 t-14th
Interceptions 7 t-21
Times Sacked 11 t-11th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 720 4th
Attempts / Game 23.4 1st
Touchdowns 5 t-6th
First Downs 31 t-4th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 39 t-11th
Yards Receiving 573 8th
Touchdowns 5 t-7th
20-yard receptions 9 t-5th
First Downs 31 t-4th

CAREER AGAINST THE RAVENS

Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
10 10.11.2009 Away 18 31 271 1 1
9 9.7.2008 Away 9 24 94 0 1
8 11.11.2007 Away 23 34 271 0 0
7 9.10.2007 Home 20 32 194 2 0
6 11.30.2006 Home 21 32 234 1 0
5 11.5.2006 Away 12 26 194 1 2
4 11.27.2005 Home 22 30 302 3 1
3 11.6.2005 Away 19 26 248 2 0
2 12.5.2004 Away 29 36 382 3 1
1 9.26.2004 Home 25 52 316 0 3
      198 323 2,506 13 9

Chad Johnson

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
16 10.11.2009 Away 7 94 0
15 11.30.2008 Home 4 45 0
14 9.7.2008 Away 1 22 0
13 11.11.2007 Away 4 73 0
12 9.10.2007 Home 5 95 1
11 11.30.2006 Home 8 91 0
10 11.5.2006 Away 4 31 0
9 11.27.2005 Home 5 88 1
8 11.6.2005 Away 5 91 0
7 12.5.2004 Away 10 161 2
6 9.26.2004 Home 8 99 0
5 12.7.2003 Away 2 15 0
4 10.19.2003 Home 5 130 1
3 12.1.2002 Home 4 78 1
2 11.10.2002 Away 7 110 1
1 12.23.2001 Away 3 28 0
      82 1,251 7

Cedric Benson

Game Date Rush Yards TDs
3 10.11.2009 27 120 1
2 11.30.08 10 17 0
1 10.23.05 2 6 0
         

Laveranues Coles

Game Date Rec. Yards TDs
5 10.11.2009 -- -- --
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
10.11.2009 Baltimore W, 17-14
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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