Primer: Baltimore Ravens (11-4) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 20: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to the press after the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 31-24. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Game: Baltimore Ravens (11-4) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)
Series Leader: Ravens, 17-14
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past five
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-7. Harbaugh: 4-3
Broadcast: CBS (4:15 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 94 (Cin.). XM: 227 (Cin.)
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown | SB Nation Game Coverage
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 38 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals, who can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Ravens, have won five of their previous six at home against Baltimore.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is tied with Dan Marino (1983) and Cam Newton (2011) with third most touchdowns thrown by a rookie quarterback (Peyton Manning, 26 in 1998; Charlie Conerly, 22 in 1948).
  • Dalton (3,166) needs 275 yards passing to surpass Matt Ryan (3,440 in 2008) for fourth most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history.
  • Running back Cedric Benson has posted over 1,000 yards rushing in three consecutive seasons.
  • Benson tied a career-high two rushing touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this year.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all NFL rookies with 63 receptions and needs five catches to surpass Cris Collinsworth for most in franchise history by a rookie.
  • Dalton and Green are the first rookie combination in NFL history with 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards receiving.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has a career-high six receiving touchdowns this year.
  • Defensive end Jonathan Fanene has three quarterback sacks in his previous two games.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads the team with a career-best eight sacks.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson has two interception in his previous three games.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Baltimore aims to record their first undefeated record in the division during a season for the first time in franchise history.
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco (3,480) needs 143 yards passing to surpass his career-high 3,622 in 2010.
  • Flacco, who is 43-20 as a starting quarterback since 2008, is 22-2 when he has a quarterback rating over 100.
  • Running back Ray Rice, leading the league with 1,869 yards from scrimmage, needs 131 yards to reach 2,000 for the second time in his career (2,041 in 2009).
  • Rice leads all AFC running backs with 74 receptions and needs 27 yards rushing to reach 1,200 for the third consecutive season.
  • Running back Ricky Williams (9,981) needs 19 yards rushing to become the 26th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing.
  • Wide receiver Torrey Smith has six receptions for 165 yards receiving, and a touchdown, in his lone meeting against the Bengals earlier this season.
  • Tight end Ed Dickson has two touchdowns receiving in his previous two games.
  • Defense leads the AFC with 47 quarterback sacks.
  • Linebacker Terrell Suggs (13) needs 2.5 sacks to surpass Peter Boulware (15 in 2001) for most in a season in franchise history.
  • Cornerback Lardarius Webb has a career-best five interceptions in 2011.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 318.8 (24th) 338.1 (15th)
Scoring 21.9 (18th) 23.6 (13th)
Third Downs 36% (20th) 43% (7th)
Rushing 111.5 (18th) 118.3 (14th)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-22nd) 13 (12th)
20-Yard Runs 5 (t-29th) 11 (t-13th)
Passing 207.3 (20th) 219.8 (18th)
Passing TDs 21 (t-11th) 20 (t-13th)
Sacks Allowed 24 (t-3rd) 32 (t-13th)
20-yard Passes 47 (t-17th) 42 (21st)
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 314.2 (6th) 285.7 (3rd)
Scoring 19.9 (9th) 16.7 (3rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 35% (10th) 31% (1st)
Rushing 96.9 (5th) 91.8 (2nd)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-19th) 9 (t-6th)
20-Yard Runs 8 (t-8th) 3 (t-1st)
Passing 217.3 (12th) 193.9 (4th)
Passing TDs 20 (t-11th) 11 (1st)
Sacks 44 (3rd) 47 (2nd)
QB Rating 83.9 (14th) 69.1 (2nd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 45 (13th) 42 (t-6th)
Interceptions 10 (t-25th) 15 (t-15th)
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 22.7 (24th) 25.6 (6th)
Punt Return 11.5 (8th) 9.5 (t-19th)
Punting (Net) 38.9 (t-15th) 38.8 (t-17th)
Punts Inside the 20 23 (t-14th) 21 (t-20th)

CAREER AGAINST THE BALTIMORE RAVENS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.20.2011 24 45 373 1 3 60.7

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
11.20.2011 15 41 2
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
11.20.2011 8 152 0
1.2.2011 12 123 1

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.20.2011 DNP

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.20.2011 3 63 1
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
11.20.2011 3 48 0
9.19.2010 3 15 0

CAREER AGAINST THE CINCINNATI BENGALS

Joe Flacco

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.20.2011 17 27 270 2 1 105.5
1.2.2011 14 19 125 0 1 69.0
9.19.2010 17 39 154 1 4 23.8
11.8.2009 18 32 195 0 2 48.3
10.11.2009 22 31 186 1 2 70.1
11.30.2008 19 29 280 2 0 119.9
9.7.2008 15 29 129 0 0 63.7

Ray Rice

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.20.2011 20 104 2
1.2.2011 20 77 1
9.19.2010 16 87 0
11.8.2009 12 48 1
10.11.2009 14 69 0
11.30.2008 11 41 0
9.7.2008 22 64 0

Anquan Boldin

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.20.2011 1 35 0
1.2.2011 2 9 0
9.19.2010 5 35 0
11.18.2007 4 71 1
11.2.2003 6 51 1
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