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Game: Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
Series Leader: Ravens, 15-13
Streak: Bengals have won five of the past seven meetings.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 9-5. Harbaugh: 2-2
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 121 (Bal.), 130 (Cin.). XM: 107 (Bal.).
SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown
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Weather: Few showers (30%) with a high of 82 degrees [Weather.com]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals aim to record eighth straight win against the AFC North and third straight against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Carson Palmer is 8-3 against the the Ravens, recording 2,370 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions for an 87.6 passer rating.
  • In the second half of last week's game against New England, Palmer recorded 215 yards passing and two touchdowns for an 111.6 passer rating.
  • Cedric Benson has rushed for 100 yards in back-to-back games last season against the Ravens (120, 117).
  • Since 2009, when Benson rushes the football 20 times or more, he averages 126.6 yards rushing.
  • Chad Ochocinco needs one receiving touchdown to surpass Carl Pickens for the franchise record.
  • Terrell Owens looks to record a touchdown in three straight games against the Ravens.
  • With an interception this Sunday, Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph will each have an interception in three straight games against the Ravens.
  • Brandon Johnson's three career sacks have all come against the Ravens.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • In six career games against the AFC North on the road, Joe Flacco has recorded seven touchdowns and three interceptions for an 88.9 passer rating.
  • Ray Rice is averaging 108 yards rushing as a starter against the AFC North on the road. In his previous outing against the Bengals, Rice recorded 135 yards from scrimmage.
  • Since 2009, Willie McGahee ranks fourth in the AFC and fifth in the NFL with 13 touchdowns rushing.
  • With seven receptions, Anquan Boldin will have 600 receptions for his career. Aims to record a touchdown in three straight games against the Bengals.
  • Derrick Mason has eight career touchdown receptions against the Bengals, most against any opponent.
  • Todd Heap needs 35 yards receiving to reach 5,000 yards for his career.
  • Terrell Suggs looks to have at least half-a-sack in three straight games against the Bengals.
  • Jarret Johnson has 2.5 sacks in his previous four games against Cincinnati.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Ravens
Total 428.0 (3rd) 282.0 (23rd)
Scoring 24 (t-7th) 10 (t-26th)
Third Downs 53% (t-4th) 58% (2nd)
Rushing 87.0 (23rd) 49.0 (t-29th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-4th) 1 (t-4th)
Passing 341.0 (3rd) 233.0 (13th)
Passing TDs 2 (t-5th) 0 (t-25th)
Sacks Allowed 1 (t-3rd) 2 (t-12th)
20-yard Passes 3 (t-12th) 4 (t-7th)
     
Defense Bengals Ravens
Total 376.0 (t-25th) 176.0 (3rd)
Scoring 38 (t-31st) 9 (3rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 69% (32nd) 9% (t-2nd)
Rushing 118.0 (t-21st) 116.0 (20th)
Rushing TDs 0 (t-1st) 0 (t-1st)
Passing 258.0 (t-24th) 60.0 (1st)
Passing TDs 3 (t-29th) 0 (t-1st)
Sacks 0 (t-31st) 1 (t-22nd)
QB Rating 120.9 (30th) 56.4 (4th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 4 (t-22nd) 0 (t-1st)
Interceptions 0 (t-19th) 0 (t-19th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Ravens
Kickoff Return 17.5 (25th) 18.0 (24th)
Punt Return -- 1.3 (29th)
Punting (Net) 38.3 (17th) 30.3 (28th)
Punts Inside the 20 0 (t-23rd) 2 (t-7th)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 92.5 10th
Yards Passing 345 3rd
Touchdowns 2 t-5th
First Downs 21 1st
Average Yards/Att 6.9 13th
Completions 34 2nd
Interceptions 1 t-16th
Times Sacked 1 t-3rd
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 43 t-29th
Attempts / Game 15 t-20th
Touchdowns 1 t-4th
First Downs 4 t-9th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 12 2nd
Yards Receiving 159 2nd
Touchdowns 1 t-5th
20-yard receptions 2 t-7th
First Downs 8 t-1st
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 7 t-12th
Yards Receiving 53 t-38th
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 0 --
First Downs 5 t-6th
     
Jordan Shipley Stat Ranking
Receptions 5 t-29th
Yards Receiving 82 t-18th
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 1 t-19th
First Downs 5 t-1st

CAREER AGAINST THE RAVENS

Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
11 11.8.2009 Home 20 33 224 1 0
10 10.11.2009 Away 18 31 271 1 1
9 9.7.2008 Away 9 24 94 0 1
8 11.11.2007 Away 23 34 271 0 0
7 9.10.2007 Home 20 32 194 2 0
6 11.30.2006 Home 21 32 234 1 0
5 11.5.2006 Away 12 26 194 1 2
4 11.27.2005 Home 22 30 302 3 1
3 11.6.2005 Away 19 26 248 2 0
2 12.5.2004 Away 29 36 382 3 1
1 9.26.2004 Home 25 52 316 0 3
      218 356 2,730 14 9

Chad Ochocinco

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
17 11.8.2009 Home 5 66 0
16 10.11.2009 Away 7 94 0
15 11.30.2008 Home 4 45 0
14 9.7.2008 Away 1 22 0
13 11.11.2007 Away 4 73 0
12 9.10.2007 Home 5 95 1
11 11.30.2006 Home 8 91 0
10 11.5.2006 Away 4 31 0
9 11.27.2005 Home 5 88 1
8 11.6.2005 Away 5 91 0
7 12.5.2004 Away 10 161 2
6 9.26.2004 Home 8 99 0
5 12.7.2003 Away 2 15 0
4 10.19.2003 Home 5 130 1
3 12.1.2002 Home 4 78 1
2 11.10.2002 Away 7 110 1
1 12.23.2001 Away 3 28 0
      87 1,317 7

Cedric Benson

Game Date Rush Yards TDs
4 11.8.2009 34 117 1
3 10.11.2009 27 120 1
2 11.30.2008 10 17 0
1 10.23.2005 2 6 0
    73 260 2

Terrell Owens

Game Date Rec. Yards TDs
4 12.20.2008 5 63 1
3 10.31.2004 8 101 1
2 11.30.2003 3 23 0
1 11.17.1996 4 68 0
    20 255 2

ALL-TIME SERIES

Date Location Result
11.8.2009 Cincinnati W, 17-7
10.11.2009 Baltimore W, 17-14
11.30.2008 Cincinnati L, 3-34
9.7.2008 Baltimore L, 10-17
11.11.2007 Baltimore W, 21-7
9.10.2007 Cincinnati W, 27-20
11.30.2006 Cincinnati W, 13-7
11.5.2006 Baltimore L, 20-26
11.27.2005 Cincinnati W, 42-29
11.6.2005 Baltimore W, 21-9
12.5.2004 Baltimore W, 27-26
9.26.2004 Cincinnati L, 9-23
12.7.2003 Baltimore L, 13-31
10.19.2003 Cincinnati W, 34-26
12.1.2002 Cincinnati L, 23-27
11.10.2002 Baltimore L, 27-38
12.23.2001 Baltimore L, 0-16
9.23.2001 Cincinnati W, 21-10
11.5.2000 Cincinnati L, 7-27
9.24.2000 Baltimore L, 0-37
12.26.1999 Baltimore L, 0-22
11.21.1999 Cincinnati L, 31-34
11.22.1998 Cincinnati L, 13-20
9.27.1998 Baltimore L, 24-31
12.21.1997 Cincinnati W, 16-14
9.7.1997 Baltimore L, 10-23
12.8.1996 Cincinnati W, 21-14
11.3.1996 Baltimore W, 24-21