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Primer against Baltimore


  • In Carson Palmer's last three starts, he's completed 70 of 92 passes (76.1%) for 932 yards -- two three-hundred yard games -- with eight touchdowns and only two interceptions. That computes to a passer rating of 130.2.
  • Palmer is two for two when rushing on third-and-one.
  • In 2005, Rudi Johnson rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns against the Ravens.
  • With three receptions, Chad Johnson (415) will surpass Isaac Curtis (416) and Cris Collinsworth (417) for 2nd most in club history. Carl Pickens has 530.
  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh has 31 receptions for 495 yards and two touchdowns in his past four games against the Ravens.
  • Justin Smith (6.5 sacks) and Robert Geathers (6.0 sacks) are 1 of 2 AFC tandems that rank in the conferences' top-five in sacks.


  • In 12 career starts, Steve McNair is 9-3 against Cincinnati. He's thrown 19 touchdowns against five interceptions with a career 97.3 passer rating.
  • McNair has won 8 of his 12 starts in November.
  • Jamal Lewis salivates when playing against Cincinnati. Three of his nine best career days have come against the Bengals (186 yards, 180 yards, 135 yards).
  • The Ravens are 34-10 when carrying the ball 20 times or more.
  • The Ravens defense leads the NFL with 15 interceptions (only 12 last season). They are tied with Chicago for NFL lead in takeaways (22) and turnover ratio (+11). The defense is number one in the NFL allowing only 66.0 yards rushing per game -- only allowed one rushing touchdown so far.


Category Bengals Ravens
Points Scored 22.1 (11th) 20.7 (16th)
Passing 221.1 yards (12th) 174.3 yards (24th)
Rushing 96.0 yards (24th) 100.4 yards (20th)
Total Offense (yards) 317.1 yards (18th) 274.7 (26th)


Category Bengals Ravens
Points Allowed 20.3 (12th) 13.0 (4th)
Passing 210.1 (17th) 207.6 (16th)
Rushing 129.3 (25th) 66.0 (1st)
Total Offense (yards) 339.4 (21st) 273.6 (3rd)