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NFL Week 17 Primer: Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1)

Here’s everything you need to know leading up to the Bengals’ season finale, including fun facts, uniform plans and more.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Considering how the NFL schedule looked before the start of the season, it’s a bit unbelievable that neither the Bengals or Ravens have anything to play for in regards to postseason hopes when they meet in Week 17. Instead, the Ravens and the Bengals will be trying to get a look at their young talent and finish the season strong to build momentum for 2017. Get all the facts, stats, and info you need for the Bengals’ final game of the season below.

Game: Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1)

Date/Time: Sunday, January 1st, 2017 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Series Leader: Ravens, 21-20

Streak: The Bengals have won five of the past six meetings.

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (16-10), John Harbaugh (7-9)

TV Broadcast: CBS; Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms.

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a “triple-cast” on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

SIRIUS: 134 (Bal), 81 (Cin). XM: 383 (Bal), 225 (Cin).

Ravens SB Nation: Baltimore Beatdown (@BMoreBeatdown)

Weather: 41 degrees with a chance of rain [Weather Underground]

Odds: Cincinnati, -2.5

Referee: Pete Morelli

Jersey: The Bengals are scheduled to wear black jerseys and black pants. The Bengals are 14-11-1 (.558) in that combination since 2004.


Cincinnati Bengals

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is one of three quarterbacks in NFL history with 3,000 yards passing or more in each of his first six seasons. He has 3,980 passing yards and can become the second player in team history with two 4,000-yard passing seasons with 20 yards passing on Sunday.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill has nine or more touchdowns in three consecutive seasons, the second longest streak in Bengals team history. Hill has scored a rushing touchdown in three of the past four games. He leads the NFL with 29 rushing touchdowns since 2014.
  • Wide receiver Brandon LaFell has had 90 or more receiving yards in three of his past four games. He had 130 yards and a touchdown against the Texans last week.
  • Wide receiver Tyler Boyd ranks fourth among rookies with 52 receptions. He’s tied for 5th in receptions among rookies in team history.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has four sacks in his past three games. Since 2010, he leads all NFL defensive tackles with 51.5 sacks. In his past four meetings with the Ravens, Atkins has 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble.
  • Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has three seasons with at least 100 tackles, tied for second most in team history. Burfict has 25 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and an interception in his last two games against the Ravens.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green has 964 receiving yards. He can become the second player in NFL history with six consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons to start his career (tied with Randy Moss).

Baltimore Ravens

  • Joe Flacco is the first Ravens quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards since 1996. He owns 7 of the top 8 single season passing yardage totals in team history.
  • Terrance West has 177 scrimmage yards in his past two games.
  • Kenneth Dixon has either a rushing or receiving touchdown in two of his past three games.
  • Steve Smith Sr. ranks seventh in NFL history with 14,697 receiving yards and aims for his third game in a row with a touchdown.
  • Dennis Pitta has 75 receptions, tied for first in team history for single season catches by a tight end.
  • Mike Wallace needs 16 more receiving yards to become the 12th Raven in team history to have a 1,000 yard receiving season.
  • Terrell Suggs has 114.5 career sacks, the most in the Ravens’ franchise history.
  • C.J. Mosley leads NFL linebackers in 2016 with four interceptions.
  • Justin Tucker has made 10 field goals of at least 50 yards. Tied for the most in a season in NFL history. He also has a 97.4 make percentage on field goals which is third best in NFL history.
Stat Bengals Opponents
Total First Downs 316 305
1st Downs (Rush-Pass-By Penalty) 90 - 191 - 35 88 - 182 - 35
3rd Down Conversions 81/202 78/201
4th Down Conversions 7/9 8/16
Total Offensive Yds 5340 5277
Offense (Plays-Avg Yds) 983 - 5.4 968 - 5.5
Total Rushing Yds 1616 1740
Rushing (Plays-Avg Yards) 408 - 4.0 396 - 4.4
Total Passing Yds 3724 3537
Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Avg) 346 - 535 - 8 - 7.4 341 - 542 - 15 - 6.8
Sacks 30 40
Field Goals 26/33 26/30
Touchdowns 32 33
(Rush-Pass-Ret-Def) 15 - 17 - 0 - 0 11 - 22 - 0 - 0
Time of Possession 30:18:00 30:41:00
Turnover Ratio 1
Stat Ravens Opponents
Total First Downs 294 269
1st Downs (Rush-Pass-By Penalty) 72 - 191 - 31 64 - 177 - 28
3rd Down Conversions 78/217 74/206
4th Down Conversions 7/16 11/16
Total Offensive Yds 5228 4783
Offense (Plays-Avg Yds) 1009 - 5.2 926 - 5.2
Total Rushing Yds 1391 1277
Rushing (Plays-Avg Yards) 351 - 4.0 346 - 3.7
Total Passing Yds 3837 3506
Passing (Comp-Att-Int-Avg) 406 - 628 - 14 - 6.5 351 - 550 - 18 - 6.8
Sacks 30 30
Field Goals 37/38 14/20
Touchdowns 31 36
(Rush-Pass-Ret-Def) 9 - 20 - 0 - 2 8 - 27 - 1 - 0
Time of Possession 30:51:00 29:08:00
Turnover Ratio 7
Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
11/27/2016 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 19-14 70,903
01/03/2016 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-16 57,254
09/27/2015 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 28-24 70,970
10/26/2014 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-24 55,711
09/07/2014 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 23-16 70,925
12/29/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-17 62,406
11/10/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 20-17, OT 70,992
12/30/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-17 61,565
09/10/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 44-13 71,064
01/01/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-16 63,439
11/20/2011 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-24 71,320
01/02/2011 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 13-7 71,088
09/19/2010 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 15-10 64,071
11/08/2009 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-7 64,313
10/11/2009 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 17-14 71,161
11/30/2008 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-3 63,871
09/07/2008 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 17-10 70,978
11/11/2007 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 21-7 71,130
09/10/2007 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-20 66,093
11/30/2006 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 13-7 65,973
11/05/2006 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 26-20 70,792
11/27/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-29 65,680
11/06/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 21-9 70,540
12/05/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 27-26 69,695
09/26/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 23-9 65,575
12/07/2003 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-13 69,468
10/19/2003 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-26 53,553
12/01/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-23 44,878
11/10/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A Ravens Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 38-27 69,024
12/23/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 16-0 68,987
09/23/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-10 51,121
11/05/2000 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-7 54,759
09/24/2000 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 37-0 68,481
12/26/1999 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A PSINet Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 22-0 68,036
11/21/1999 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-31 43,279
11/22/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-13 52,571
09/27/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A Ravens Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 31-24 68,154
12/21/1997 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-14 50,917
09/07/1997 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 23-10 52,968
12/08/1996 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-14 43,022
11/03/1996 Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens A Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 24-21 60,743