Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 30: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens is introduced before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at M&T Bank Stadium on October 30. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Cardinals 30-27. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (6-3) 
Series Leader: Ravens, 16-14
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past four  
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-6. Harbaugh: 3-3
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 112 (Cin.), 92 (Bal.). XM: 225 (Bal.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown | SB Nation Game Coverage 
NFL.com: Game Center 
Weather: Mostly cloudy and 59 degrees at kickoff [Weather Underground
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals are looking to post their fourth consecutive win on the road in 2011.
  • Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton is 4-1 as a starter on the road, posting 10 touchdowns and three interceptions for a passer rating of 93.3.
  • Dalton has 14 touchdowns, most by a rookie quarterback through the first nine games of the season since the merger in 1970.
  • Dalton needs two passing touchdowns (14) to surpass Greg Cook (15 in 1969) for most touchdown passes by a rookie in franchise history.
  • Dalton (1,866) surpassed Cook (1,854 in 1969) last week for most passing yards by a rookie in franchise history.
  • In his past four games against the Baltimore Ravens, running back Cedric Benson is averaging 92 yards rushing per game.
  • Rookie wide receiver A.J. Green leads all NFL rookies in receptions (41), yards receiving (635) and touchdown receptions (6).
  • Four of Green's six touchdowns have been for 35 yards or more.
  • Wide receiver Jerome Simpson posted a career-high 12 receptions last year against the Ravens (January 2, 2011).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has posted a touchdown reception three of the past four games.
  • Bengals have allowed 86.8 yards rushing per game in 2011, second best in the NFL behind the San Francisco 49e3rs (73.2).
  • Defense has nine interceptions in past four games against the Ravens.
  • In his previous game against the Ravens, defensive end Carlos Dunlap posted 1.5 quarterback sacks.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Ravens are looking to post their seventh consecutive win at home.
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco is 23-5 at home with 32 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and an 89.3 passer rating.
  • Flacco looks to post 300 yards passing in his third consecutive game.
  • Running back Ray Rice is averaging 118 yards from scrimmage per game.
  • Rice leads all AFC running backs with 46 receptions in 2011, posting his first career touchdown pass last weekend.
  • Wide receiver Anquan Boldin needs seven receptions to reach 700 for his career.
  • Rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith is averaging 18.5 yards per reception.
  • Tight end Ed Dickson had a career-high in receptions (10), yards receiving (79) and touchdowns (2) last week.
  • Ravens have allowed 284.7 yards per game in 2011, third fewest in the FNL.
  • Defense ranks second in the AFC with 27 quarterback sacks.
  • Linebacker Terrell Suggs needs 0.5 quarterback sacks to reach 75 for his career.
  • Safety Ed Reed has eight career interceptions against the Bengals.
  • Linebacker Ray Lewis has five career interceptions against the Bengals -- most against any opponent.

TEAM RANKINGS (2011)

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 312.1 (24th) 340.7 (15th)
Scoring 23.6 (t-15th) 25.0 (9th)
Third Downs 37% (19th) 40% (13th)
Rushing 104.7 (20th) 99.0 (22nd)
Rushing TDs 4 (24th) 8 (T-11th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (T-30th) 6 (15th)
Passing 207.4 (23rd) 241.7 (11th)
Passing TDs 15 (T-9th) 11 (T-18th)
Sacks Allowed 13 (3rd) 20 (T-13th)
20-yard Passes 29 (T-15th) 26 (T-20th)
     
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 304.2 (5th) 284.7 (3rd)
Scoring 18.2 (5th) 16.9 (3rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (11th) 32% (4th)
Rushing 86.8 (2nd) 90.3 (3rd)
Rushing TDs 8 (T-22nd) 4 (T-3rd) 
20-Yard Runs 4 (T-5th) 28 (T-15th)
Passing 217.4 (10th) 194.3 (6th)
Passing TDs 9 (T-4) 6 (1st)
Sacks 25 (8th) 27 (T-3rd)
QB Rating 83.1 (16th) 69.7 (3rd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 25 (T-7th) 1 (T-1st)
Interceptions 4 (T-30th) 8 (T-18th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 23.5 (15th) 26.1 (7th)
Punt Return 10.5 (12th) 7.5 (26th)
Punting (Net) 39.5 (5th) 38.9 (19th)
Punts Inside the 20 19 (T-5th) 13 (T-15th)

CAREER AGAINST THE RAVENS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
9.10.2006 1 5 4 0 0 39.6

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
1.2.2011 21 53 0
9.19.2010 23 78 0
11.8.2009 34 117 1
10.11.2009 27 120 1
11.30.2008 10 17 0
10.23.2005 2 6 0

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.2.2011 12 123 1

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.2.2011 7 94 0
11.8.2009 3 15 1
10.11.2009 2 33 1
11.30.2008 0 0 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.19.2010 3 15 0
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