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Bengals primer and Fantastic Four against the Baltimore Ravens

Series Leader: Ravens, 13-10
Streak: Bengals won five of the past six.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 6-3. Billick: 10-7
Broadcast: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Dick Enberg, Randy Cross. Sirius: 119 (Cin.), 130 (Bal.). DirectTV: 712. DirectTV HD: 722
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown

Bengals

  • Bengals look for third straight win against the Ravens.
  • When Carson Palmer records three touchdowns or more, the Bengals are 11-2 -- 6-1 in the division. With 39 yards passing, Palmer will surpass 13,000 yards for his career. When posting a passer rating of 100 or more, Palmer is undefeated (4-0) against the Ravens.
  • Of Palmer's 190 completions, 109 have either gone to T.J. Houshmandzadeh (62) and Chad Johnson (47). Of Palmers 16 touchdown passes, 13 have gone to T.J. (10) and Chad (3).
  • When Rudi Johnson rushes for 100 yards or more, the Bengals are 15-4 (a stat that we may retire soon).
  • In four games as a starter, Kenny Watson is averaging 85.2 yards per game.
  • With a touchdown, T.J. Houshmandzadeh will have caught a score in nine straight games -- including five straight against the Ravens.
  • The Bengals are 20-4 when recording two interceptions or more.
  • Leon Hall leads all AFC rookies with three interceptions.

Baltimore

  • The Ravens look to increase their four game winning streak against AFC North teams at home. Ravens are 11-4 at home, since 2002, against the Division.
  • As a starter against Cincinnati, Steve McNair is 10-5 with a 92.7 rating (20 TDs, 6 INTs). As a starter for Baltimore, McNair is 15-6. With a rushing touchdown, McNair (37) will tie Kordell Stewart for third all-time among NFL quarterbacks.
  • Willis McGahee is averaging 106.7 yards from scrimmage (854 yards total).
  • When Todd Heap scores a touchdown, the Ravens are 15-7.
  • When the defense records three sacks or more, the Ravens are 31-6 since 2003.
  • Since 2002, Ed Reed leads all safeties with 32 interceptions -- five against the Bengals (second most against any opponent).

Team Rankings

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 353.1 (7th) 298.9 (23rd)
Passing 264.8 (5th) 194.6 (24th)
Rushing 88.4 (28th) 104.2 (19th)
Scoring 24.8 (8th) 16.4 (26th)
     
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 397.1 (31st) 270.9 (3rd)
Passing 253.5 (28th) 196.8 (10th)
Rushing 143.6 (28th) 74.1 (3rd)
Scoring 30.5 (t-32nd) 19.6 (20th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 23.7 (16th) 27.5 (4th)
Punt Return 4.2 (32nd) 10.5 (t-8th)

Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
7 9/10/07 Home 20 32 194 2 0
6 11/30/06 Home 21 32 234 1 0
5 11/5/06 Away 12 26 194 1 2
4 11/27/05 Home 22 30 302 3 1
3 11/6/05 Away 19 26 248 2 0
2 12/5/04 Away 29 36 382 3 1
1 9/26/04 Home 25 52 316 0 3
      148 234 1,870 12 7

Rudi Johnson

Game Date Loc. Att Yards TDs
10 9/10/07 Home 18 50 0
9 11/30/06 Home 16 47 0
8 11/5/06 Away 18 78 1
7 11/27/05 Home 27 114 2
6 11/6/05 Away 29 97 1
5 12/5/04 Away 19 56 0
4 9/26/04 Home 23 98 0
3 12/7/03 Away 4 10 0
2 10/19/03 Home 3 5 0
1 12/1/02 Home 4 10 0
      161 565 4

Chad Johnson

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
12 9/10/07 Home 5 95 1
11 11/30/06 Home 8 91 0
10 11/5/06 Away 4 31 0
9 11/27/05 Home 5 88 1
8 11/6/05 Away 5 91 0
7 12/5/04 Away 10 161 2
6 9/26/04 Home 8 99 0
5 12/7/03 Away 2 15 0
4 10/19/03 Home 5 130 1
3 12/1/02 Home 4 78 1
2 11/10/02 Away 7 110 1
1 12/23/01 Away 3 28 0
      66 1,017 7

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
10 9/10/07 Home 9 50 1
9 11/30/06 Home 10 106 1
8 11/5/06 Away 3 66 1
7 11/27/05 Home 9 147 1
6 11/6/05 Away 5 61 0
5 12/5/04 Away 10 171 1
4 9/26/04 Home 7 116 0
3 12/1/02 Home 4 35 1
2 11/10/02 Away 2 19 0
1 12/23/01 Away 5 63 0
      64 834 4