PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-5)

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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (3-5)
Time: 1:00 p.m (ET)
Location: M&T Bank Stadium
Series Leader: Ravens, 19-15
Streak: Ravens have won four of the past five.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 11-9. Harbaugh: 6-4
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 125 (Cin.), 86 (Bal.). XM: 86 (Bal.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 61 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Cincinnati Bengals have won four of the past five games.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is 25-16 as a starter; highest winning percentage by a Bengals quarterback in franchise history (minimum 20 starts).
  • In his past four games, Dalton has 1,372 yards passing with 11 touchdowns, five interceptions and 102.2 passer rating.
  • Dalton is looking to generate 300 yards passing or more for a fifth straight game.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard leads all rookies with 628 yards from scrimmage.
  • Bernard posted a career-high two rushing touchdowns last week.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 91 yards rushing and a touchdown in his last game against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green aims to record 100 yards receiving for his fifth straight game.
  • Green averages 95.8 yards/receiving per game this season -- second in the NFL.
  • Wide receiver Marvin Jones posted a touchdown reception in his last game against the Ravens.
  • Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins posted a career-high eight receptions in his last game against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • In his last game against the Baltimore Ravens, defensive end Michael Johnson had two quarterback sacks.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • The Ravens have won eight of their past ten games at home against the AFC North.
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco, who needs 200 yards to reach 20,000 yards for his career, is 4-1 at home against the Bengals.
  • Flacco, also 17-6 record in November (fifth-best in Super Bowl era), is 12-4 in his career at home against the AFC North.
  • Running back Ray Rice has eight career touchdowns in ten meetings against the Bengals, most against any team.
  • Since entering the league in 2008, Rice leads all NFL running backs with 338 receptions -- Ravens are 14-3 when Rice has 100 yards receiving.
  • Wide receiver Torrey Smith is averaging 88.4 yards per game in 2013, fourth-best in the AFC.
  • Rookie wide receiver Marlon Brown had a career-high two touchdown receptions last week.
  • Tight end Dallas Clark needs two receptions to become the ninth tight end to reach 500 for a career.
  • Linebacker Terrell Suggs has at least one quarterback sack in seven of eight games in 2013.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith leads the team with 71 tackles.
  • Punt returner Tandon Doss has a 17.8 yard average on punt returns in 2013, best in the AFC.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 380.2 (9th) 322.4 (23rd)
Scoring 24.1 (14th) 21.0 (t-21st)
Third Downs 43% (6th) 38% (17th)
Rushing 106.8 (19th) 71.6 (29th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-14th) 5 (t-20th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-17th) 2 (t-28th)
Passing 273.4 (7th) 250.8 (15th)
Passing TDs 16 (t-6th) 10 (t-21st)
Sacks Allowed 21 (14th) 25 (t-21st)
20-yard Passes 35 (3rd) 31 (8th)
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 325.0 (5th) 339.5 (10th)
Scoring 18.4 (6th) 21.5 (10th)
3rd Downs Allowed 40% (19th) 33% (4th)
Rushing 103.9 (10th) 100.4 (8th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-6th) 1 (1st)
Passing 221.1 (11th) 239.1 (14th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-10th) 14 (t-17th)
Sacks 25 (t-10th) 28 (7th)
QB Rating 80.5 (9th) 96.6 (26th)
Interceptions 7 (t-19th) 4 (t-27th)
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 24.7 (12th) 25.4 (t-9th)
Punt Return 7.3 (20th) 16.7 (1st)
Punting (Net) 41.5 (7th) 37.6 (t-27th)
Punts Inside the 20 18 (t-4th) 14 (t-15th)
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