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Week 17 Primer: Baltimore Ravens (5-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)

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

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GAME: Baltimore Ravens (5-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
Date/Time: Jan. 3, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST 
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Ravens, 20-19
Streak: Bengals have won five of the past six
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 15-10. John Harbaugh: 7-8
TV Broadcast: FOX: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a "triple cast" on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham. SIRIUS: 113 (Bal), 230 (Cin). XM: 225 (Cin).
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Weather: 37 degrees and clear [Weather Underground]
Odds: Bengals, -9.0 [SB Nation]
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Uniform: Black shirts, black pants (.563 winning percentage in that combination)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • In two career starts, quarterback AJ McCarron has completed 37 of 56 passes (66.1 percent) for 392 yards with two touchdowns and no picks (98.2 passer rating).
  • Running back Jeremy Hill has five touchdowns in his last six games.
  • During his last meeting against the Ravens, running back Giovani Bernard had 139 yards from scrimmage (123 yards rushing, 16 yards receiving).
  • Bernard needs three receptions to reach 150 for his career.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2011, wide receiver A.J. Green has 6,137 yards receiving, fourth-most for any player in his first five seasons.
  • Green is one of two players (Randy Moss, six) to reach 1,000 yards receiving in his of his first five seasons.
  • In his previous four meetings against the Ravens, Green has 570 yards receiving and five touchdowns on 28 receptions.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the Bengals with 12 touchdowns.
  • The Bengals are the only team with two players with 10 sacks or more -- Carlos Dunlap (13.5) and Geno Atkins (10).
  • Safety Reggie Nelson is tied for first in the NFL with eight interceptions and needs two more to tie a club record (Deltha O'Neal, 10).

BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • The Ravens have scored their game-winning points on the final play in four of their five wins this season.
  • During his debut with Baltimore, quarterback Ryan Mallett completed 28 of 41 passes (68.3 percent) for a career-high 274 yards and a touchdown (95 passer rating).
  • Rookie running back Javorius Allen is averaging 93.2 yards from scrimmage per game over the last six games -- has three total touchdowns.
  • Allen generated 114 yards from scrimmage, including a career-best 79 yards rushing with a rushing touchdown last week against the Steelers.
  • Running back Kyle Juszczyk has posted career-highs in receptions (39), yards receiving (303), and touchdown receptions (3) in 2015, including five grabs for 55 yards last week.
  • Wide receiver Chris Matthews posted his first career touchdown last week against the Steelers.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith leads the team with 118 tackles.
  • In eight career meetings against the Bengals, linebacker Elvis Dumervil has six sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recover and three passes defensed.
  • In his past six games, linebacker Courtney Upshaw has two sacks, two forced fumble and two recoveries. He also was offsides last week during a Jimmy Smith 101 yard interception returned for a touchdown, negating the play.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS RAVENS
Total 362.4 (13th) 360.5 (14th)
Scoring 26.3 (t-4th) 20.8 (23rd)
Third Downs 42% (8th) 35% (25th)
Rushing 110.7 (14th) 94.6 (24th)
Rushing TDs 17 (t-2nd) 8 (t-20th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-31st) 7 (t-22nd)
Passing 251.7 (13th) 265.9 (8th)
Passing TDs 29 (12th) 20 (t-23rd)
Sacks Allowed 29 (t-9th) 23 (3rd)
20-yard Passes 61 (4th) 52 (t-9th)
DEFENSE BENGALS RAVENS
Total 340.8 (11th) 340.4 (10th)
Scoring 17.5 (1st) 25.1 (22nd)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (13th) 42% (24th)
Rushing 94.5 (7th) 101.1 (11th)
Rushing TDs 8 (t-6th) 9 (t-9th)
Passing 246.3 (20th) 239.3 (18th)
Passing TDs 17 (t-3rd) 28 (t-20th)
Sacks 41 (t-4th) 34 (t-18th)
QB Rating 80.7 (6th) 99.4 (26th)
Interceptions 19 (t-3rd) 6 (t-31st)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS RAVENS
Kickoff Return 20.8 (27th) 25.4 (t-7th)
Punt Return 8.1 (18th) 12.8 (1st)
Punting (Net) 40.4 (11th) 43.0 (2nd)
Punts Inside the 20 19 (27th) 26 (t-13th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE RAVENS

Date Stadium Result
09/27/2015 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 28-24
10/26/2014 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-24
09/07/2014 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 23-16
12/29/2013 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-17
11/10/2013 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 20-17, OT
12/30/2012 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-17
09/10/2012 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 44-13
01/01/2012 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-16
11/20/2011 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-24
01/02/2011 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 13-7
09/19/2010 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 15-10
11/08/2009 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-7
10/11/2009 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 17-14
11/30/2008 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-3
09/07/2008 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 17-10
11/11/2007 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 21-7
09/10/2007 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-20
11/30/2006 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 13-7
11/05/2006 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 26-20
11/27/2005 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-29
11/06/2005 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 21-9
12/05/2004 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 27-26
09/26/2004 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 23-9
12/07/2003 M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-13
10/19/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-26
12/01/2002 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-23
11/10/2002 Ravens Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 38-27
12/23/2001 PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 16-0
09/23/2001 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-10
11/05/2000 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-7
09/24/2000 PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 37-0
12/26/1999 PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 22-0
11/21/1999 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-31
11/22/1998 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-13
09/27/1998 Ravens Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-24
12/21/1997 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-14
09/07/1997 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 23-10
12/08/1996 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-14
11/03/1996 Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 24-21