Game: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
Series Leader: Baltimore Ravens, 15-11
Streak: Baltimore has won the last two
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 7-5. Harbaugh: 2-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 108 (Cin.), 123 (Bal.). XM: 105 (Bal.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Cloudy and showers (40%) with winds over 10 MPH [Weather.com]
Television Coverage: Southern half of Ohio, some Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC with Houston, Oklahoma, Northern Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Some of Florida and Georgia. [The 506]
- Dating back to December 14, 2008, the Cincinnati Bengals have won six of the past seven games.
- The Bengals have won three of their past five games at Baltimore.
- For the first time since November 6, 2005 through September 24, 2006 (six games), the Bengals look to win their fourth straight win in the AFC North.
- Carson Palmer has thrown for 2,235 yards passing against the Baltimore Ravens in his career, which is the most against any opponent.
- With one sack, Antwan Odom surpasses a career-high eight sacks he set in 2007.
- Johnathan Joseph looks to record an interception in his third straight game.
- Last week Robert Geathers recorded a 75-yard fumble return for touchdown.
- Ravens offense ranks first in the AFC and third in the NFL behind the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles, averaging 31.0 points per game.
- In his past two games at home, quarterback Joe Flacco has four touchdown passes and one interception for a 103.0 passer rating.
- Flacco is looking to record his third 300-yard passing game at home (307, 342).
- Running back Ray Rice is averaging 109 yards rushing-per-game when carrying the football twenty times or more.
- Running back Willis McGahee has nine touchdowns (seven rushing and two receiving) in his past six games and looks to extend his streak of one or more touchdowns to seven straight games.
- Since 2003, Derrick Mason ranks second in the NFL with 547 receptions (Torry Holt, 578).
- Since 2006, the Ravens lead the NFL with 77 interceptions.
- Baltimore's defense has prevented a 100-yard rusher in 39 straight games (longest streak in the NFL).
- Since 2002, Ed Reed has recorded 44 interceptions.
- With 1.5 sacks and two interceptions, Ray Lewis will become the first player in NFL history with 35 career sacks and 30 career interceptions.
|Total||318.5 (21st)||413.5 (3rd)|
|Scoring||21 (16th)||31 (3rd)|
|Passing||195.8 (22nd)||267.0 (6th)|
|Passing TDs||6 (t-9th)||8 (t-3rd)|
|Rushing||122.8 (11th)||146.5 (5th)|
|Rushing TDs||3 (t-14th)||7 (1st)|
|Total||345.2 (17th)||291.8 (8th)|
|Scoring||19 (10th)||20 (t-15th)|
|Passing||242.2 (26th)||232.2 (23rd)|
|Passing TDs||4 (t-7th)||5 (t-13th)|
|Rushing||103.0 (14th)||59.5 (1st)|
|Rushing TDs||3 (t-16th)||2 (t-7th)|
|Sacks||12 (t-4th)||10 (t-9th)|
|QB Rating||84.5 (16th)||79.5 (9th)|
|20-Yard Passes Allowed||17 (32nd)||15 (t-29th)|
|Interceptions||2 (t-19th)||6 (t-3rd)|
|Kickoff Return||21.4 (25th)||24.1 (9th)|
|Punt Return||14.1 (5th)||6.2 (27th)|
|Punting (Net)||35.8 (27th)||37.8 (t-17th)|
|Punts Inside the 20||10 (t-3rd)||8 (7th)|
2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
|Attempts / Game||21.0||t-3rd|
CAREER AGAINST THE RAVENS