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PRIMER: Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1)

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

Patrick Smith

Game: Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Ravens, 20-17
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past four.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 13-10. Harbaugh: 7-6. 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 92 (Cin.). XM: 226 (Cin.).  
SB NationBaltimore Beatdown
NFL.comGame Center
Weather: Clear and 57 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black shirts and black pants (12-9-1 in that combination)
Odds: 0-1 point favorites [SB Nation]


  • The Bengals are 11-0-1 in their last 12 home games.
  • In his past 12 games at home, Andy Dalton has passed for 2,886 yards and 24 touchdowns for a passer rating of 97.2.
  • Dalton's winning percentage of .620 (33-20-1) is the highest winning percentage of any quarterback in franchise history (with a minimum 20 starts).
  • In three home starts, Giovani Bernard has 380 yards from scrimmage (274 rushing, 106 receiving, 126.7 yards per game) and four rushing touchdowns.
  • In his last meeting against the Baltimore Ravens, Bernard posted 110 yards from scrimmage (48 rushing, 62 receiving).
  • Bernard is the only NFL player with (at least) 400 yards rushing (401), four rushing touchdowns (4), and 175 yards receiving (177) this season.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green posted 131 yards receiving in his last meeting against the Ravens, including a 77-yard game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
  • Since entering the NFL in '11, Green has generated 4,147 yards receiving... most in the AFC.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has caught a touchdown pass in two of his past three games.
  • Since '12, Geno Atkins ranks second among all NFL defensive tackles with 18.5 sacks.
  • Defensive tackle Domata Peko posted his first quarterback sack of the season last week.
  • Defensive end Wallace Gilberry recorded 1.5 sacks in his last meeting against the Ravens.
  • In seven career games against the Ravens, Carlos Dunlap has six quarterback sacks.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson leads the team with 43 tackles.


  • Quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown seven touchdown passes in his past two games.
  • In three road games this season, Flacco has generated 758 yards passing with six touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • In his last meeting against the Bengals, Flacco passed for 345 yards.
  • Running back Justin Forsett leads all NFL running backs with a 5.8 yard/rush average (87 attempts, 503 yards).
  • In his past two games, Forsett has 206 yards rushing (103 per game).
  • Running back Bernard Pierce is looking to generate a touchdown in his third consecutive game.
  • In four meetings against the Bengals, wide receiver Steve Smith has 23 receptions for 410 yards (17.8 avg) and two touchdowns -- including three 100-yard games.
  • Smith is one of four players with three-plus 50-yard or more touchdowns in a season at age 35 or older.
  • Wide receiver Torrey Smith led the team with a season-high 81 yards receiving last week, including a 39-yard touchdown. Has four touchdowns in his last four games.
  • Tight end Owen Daniels (4,892) needs 108 yards receiving to reach 5,000 for his career.
  • Linebacker C.J. Mosley leads the team with 60 tackles, most among all NFL rookies.
  • Since entering the league in 2003, linebacker Terrell Suggs ranks second in the AFC with 97 quarterback sacks.
  • Suggs needs three sacks to become the first player in franchise history with 100 or more sacks in a career.
  • Linebacker Elvis Dumervil has five sacks in his past four games, including two last week.
  • Linebacker Pernell McPhee has four sacks in his last three games, including two last week.


Total 353.3 (16th) 387.1 (7th)
Scoring 22.3 (19th) 27.6 (6th)
Third Downs 33% (30th) 44% (10th)
Rushing 111.5 (16th) 131.4 (7th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-2nd) 7 (t-2nd)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-23rd) 10 (1st)
Passing 241.8 (16th) 255.7 (9th)
Passing TDs 7 (t-29th) 14 (t-5th)
Sacks Allowed 6 (t-2nd) 8 (t-5th)
20-yard Passes 19 (21st) 24 (t-9th)
Total 416.7 (31st) 345.9 (16th)
Scoring 23.3 (18th) 14.9 (1st)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (7th) 40% (14th)
Rushing 146.3 (30th) 87.4 (7th)
Rushing TDs 6 (t-20th) 3 (t-5th)
Passing 270.3 (27th) 258.4 (25th)
Passing TDs 8 (t-3rd) 7 (t-1st)
Sacks 10 (t-23rd) 15 (t-16th)
QB Rating 76.9 (3rd) 86.8 (11th)
Interceptions 7 (t-8th) 4 (t-18th)
Kickoff Return 28.1 (4th) 29.7 (2nd)
Punt Return 14.4 (2nd) 8.2 (14th)
Punting (Net) 43.8 (3rd) 41.4 (9th)
Punts Inside the 20 11 (t-14th) 10 (t-17th)