Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) At Baltimore Ravens (0-0)

CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Johnson #93 and Geno Atkins #97 of the Cincinatti Bengals sack quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on September 19 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bengals beat the Ravens 15-10. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-0) At Baltimore Ravens (0-0)
Series Leader: Ravens, 18-14
Streak: Ravens have won three straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-8. Harbaugh: 5-3
Broadcast: ESPN (7:00 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Cin.), 93 (Bal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Cin.), 226 (Bal.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown | SB Nation Game Coverage
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Chance of thunderstorms with a kickoff temperature of 73 [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis (69) has the most regular season wins as a head coach in franchise history.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton (20) tied Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino for fourth-most touchdown passes ever by a rookie (Peyton Manning, 26 in 1998).
  • Against the Baltimore Ravens on November 20, 2011, Dalton passed for a career-best 373 yards.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 24 rushing touchdowns dating back to 2010, tied for second-most in the NFL (Arian Foster, 26).
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green generated 1,057 yards receiving last season, most by a rookie in franchise history. Green also posted 65 receptions, second-most in team history by a rookie (Cris Collinsworth, 67 in 1981).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham posted a career-high six touchdown receptions in 2011.
  • Bengals defense ranked second in the AFC with 45 quarterback sacks last season (Ravens, 48).
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins had a career-best 7.5 quarterback sacks in 2011.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is 4-0 as a head coach on kickoff weekend.
  • Baltimore posted an undefeated record in the AFC North for the first time in franchise history last year.
  • Ravens are looking to record their 11th consecutive win at home.
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco has a 44-20 (.688) record as a starter since entering the NFL in 2008.
  • Flacco owns franchise marks for most yards passing (13,816) and touchdown passes (80).
  • Ravens are 23-2 (.920) when Flacco generates a passer rating of 100 or better.
  • Running back Ray Rice led the NFL with 2,068 yards from scrimmage (1,364 yards rushing, 704 yards receiving) last season. He joins Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk (4 times) as only players in NFL history to register at least 1,200 yards rushing and 700 yards receiving in multiple seasons.
  • Since 2009, Rice leads the NFL with 5,885 yards from scrimmage.
  • In the past two games against the Bengals, Rice has rushed for 295 yards rushing (104, 191) and four rushing touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver Torrey Smith generated a career-high 165 yards receiving against the Bengals last year (November 20, 2011).
  • Linebacker Ray Lewis led the team in tackles (95) for the 14th time in his career last season.
  • Safety Ed Reed has nine career interceptions against the Bengals.
  • Cornerback Lardarius Webb posted a team-leading five interceptions in 2011.

[NOTE: Normally team rankings would be here but it kind of seemed pointless before the first game of the year]

AREER AGAINST THE BALTIMORE RAVENS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
1.1.2012 22 44 232 0 0 65.7
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

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Date Rushes Yards TDs
1.22.2012 (Playoffs) 15 68 1
10.17.2010 10 20 1

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.1.2012 2 26 0
11.20.2011 DNP

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.1.2012 5 72 0
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
1.1.2012 15 19 130 1 0 112.7
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
1.1.2012 24 191 2
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
1.1.2012 DNP
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

Torrey Smith

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.1.2012 5 33 0
11.20.2011 6 165 1
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