PRIMER: Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-5)

Rob Carr

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

Game: Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-5)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals, 20-15
Streak: Ravens have won five of the past six.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 11-10. Harbaugh: 7-4
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 86 (Cin.). XM: 86 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown Game Center
Weather: 40 degrees with a 24 percent chance of snow [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black


  • The Bengals have clinched their first division title since 2009 and are looking to finish with an undefeated 8-0 record at home this season.
  • Last week, the Bengals became the third team in NFL history to score 40-plus points in four consecutive home games during a single season ('52 Lions, '00 Rams).
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton (4,015 yards passing, 31 touchdowns) needs 117 yards passing and two passing touchdowns to break the single-season record in both categories.
  • In his past four games played in December, Dalton has generated 10 touchdowns and only one interception for a passer rating of 108.1.
  • The Bengals are 15-1 when Dalton generates a quarterback rating of 100 or better.
  • Rookie running back Giovani Bernard posted an 18-yard touchdown reception in his last game against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Since 2010, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has generated 37 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in the NFL.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green (3,772) needs 15 yards receiving to surpass Torry Holt (3,786) for second-most receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career.
  • Green needs six receptions to become the third Bengals player to reach 100 receptions in a season.
  • In his last game against the Ravens, Green posted 151 yards receiving with eight receptions, including a 51-yard touchdown reception (Hail Mary).
  • Vontaze Burfict leads the team with 157 tackles.


  • The Ravens are looking to reach the postseason for a sixth straight season.
  • Quarterback Joe Flacco (3,720) needs 280 yards passing to join Vinny Testaverde (4,177 in '96) as the only players in franchise history to reach 4,000 in a single-season.
  • Flacco has a 24-11 record as a starting quarterback against the AFC North.
  • Running back Ray Rice has seven touchdowns in the past six games against the Bengals.
  • The Ravens are 14-4 (.778) when Rice has 100 yards rushing or more.
  • Wide receiver Torrey Smith (1,101) has already surpassed 1,000 yards receiving and needs 101 yards receiving to surpass Michael Jackson (1,201 in '96) for most in a single-season in franchise history.
  • Tight end Dennis Pitta has two touchdown receptions in his past three games against the Bengals.
  • Linebacker Terrell Suggs (10) has reached 10-plus sacks for a fifth time in his career.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith is one of three players with at least five sacks and three picks in '13.
  • Safety James Ihedigbo posted a career-best two interceptions in his last game against the Bengals.
  • Since 2012, kickoff returner Jacoby Jones has four kickoff returns for a touchdown, tied for most in the NFL.
  • Kicker Justin Tucker has made 33 of 34 field goals this year.


Total 366.8 (10th) 313.1 (29th)
Scoring 26.4 (7th) 20.2 (26th)
Third Downs 40% (11th) 37% (18th)
Rushing 109.6 (21st) 85.4 (28th)
Rushing TDs 13 (t-14th) 7 (t-28th)
20-Yard Runs 5 (t-29th) 5 (t-29th)
Passing 257.2 (10th) 227.7 (19th)
Passing TDs 31 (t-3rd) 18 (26th)
Sacks Allowed 29 (t-4th) 46 (t-28th)
20-yard Passes 54 (8th) 45 (t-17th)
Total 311.1 (5th) 331.7 (9th)
Scoring 19.2 (6th) 21.2 (t-9th)
3rd Downs Allowed 33% (4th) 32% (2nd)
Rushing 99.8 (6th) 105.1 (9th)
Rushing TDs 6 (t-4th) 6 (t-4th)
Passing 211.3 (6th) 226.7 (11th)
Passing TDs 21 (t-10th) 23 (t-10th)
Sacks 41 (t-11th) 40 (13th)
QB Rating 76.3 (4th) 84.1 (13th)
Interceptions 17 (t-8th) 12 (t-20th)
Kickoff Return 25.0 (7th) 26.2 (2nd)
Punt Return 9.3 (15th) 14.4 (1st)
Punting (Net) 40.2 (10th) 38.7 (t-23rd)
Punts Inside the 20 25 (t-14th) 26 (t-11th)
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