The Bengals aren’t playing for anything other than revenge.
They are looking to get revenge on the team that started their season off so poorly. The Ravens are in a win-and-in situation for the playoffs, but the Bengals can ruin all of that.
It seems like it was ages ago that the Ravens shut out the Bengals 20-0 in Week 1. So much has changed since then. Ken Zampese was still the offensive coordinator. William Jackson wasn’t playing at all.
Also, the offensive line was at its worst as the Ravens sacked Andy Dalton five times. Dalton had easily his worst day of the season as he threw four interceptions and lost a fumble. It is crazy to think that one third of Dalton’s interceptions came in that game.
It will be interesting to see if the Bengals can pull off the upset and keep the Ravens out of the playoffs.
Everything you need to know for when the Bengals visit the Ravens:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (6-9) at Baltimore Ravens (9-6)
Date/Time: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Series Leader: Ravens lead the all-time series 22-21
Streak: Ravens have won two of the past three games
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (17-2), John Harbaugh (9-10)
TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline reporter). The game will air in the Bengals home market on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a “triple-cast” on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
Ravens’ SB Nation Website: Baltimore Beatdown
Weather: Mid 10’s; Clear [NFL Weather]
Uniforms: White jersey with black pants; the Bengals are 26-30 in that combination since 2004.
- Andy Dalton is one of three NFL quarterbacks (Peyton Manning and Cam Newton) with over 3,000 passing yards (3,098) in each of his first seven seasons. In the past three at Baltimore, he has 967 pass yards (322.3 per game) with five touchdowns and one interception for a 97 passer rating. Dalton has over 100 passer rating in two of past three on road
- Joe Mixon (rookie) has rushed for a touchdown in two of his past three games on the road. Giovani Bernard had 168 scrimmage yards (116 rushing and 52 receiving) and a rushing touchdown last week. He has over 130 scrimmage yards in two of the past three. He has 288 scrimmage yards (96 per game) an a touchdown catch in the past three at Baltimore. Bernard has over 75 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in two of the past three games on the road vs division
- A.J. Green has 678 receiving yards (113 per game) with six touchdowns in his past six meetings. In four career road games at Baltimore, he has 579 receiving yards (144.8 per game) with four touchdowns. Green has 1,061 receiving yards and is the second player in team history (Chad Johnson) with six 1,000 yard seasons. Tyler Kroft has four receiving touchdowns in the past six on the road. C.J. Uzomah had a touchdown catch last week.
- Geno Atkins had a sack in the last meeting. In the past six vs the Ravens, he has eight tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Carlos Dunlap had a sack last week. He has a sack in two of the past three meetings. He has 5.5 sacks in six career games at Baltimore.
- Vincent Rey has 18 tackles (nine per game) in the past two vs the Ravens. He had an interception in Week 16. Vontaze Burfict has 25 tackles (12.5 per game) with three tackles for a loss, two passes defended and an interception in the past two vs Baltimore. He has over 12 tackles in two of the past three road meetings. Darqueze Dennard has over seven tackles in two of the past three vs the division.
- Ravens can clinch playoff berth with win or loss by either Buffalo or Tennessee
- Joe Flacco completed 29 of 38 (76.3 percent) with two touchdowns and no interceptions for an 109.2 passer rating in Week 16. He has 557 pass yards (278.5 per game) with three touchdowns and an interception for 89.6 passer rating in the past two vs the division. He has over two passing touchdowns in three of the past four. Flacco has 2,938 pass yards and can become the first player in franchise history with eight career 3,000 pass yard seasons
- Alex Collins needs 105 rush yards for his first 1,000 yard rushing season. He has five rushing touchdowns in the past six. Javorius Allen has three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) in the past four vs the division. Terrance West had 80 rushing yards and a touchdown in the last meeting.
- Jeremy Maclin had a touchdown in the last meeting. He had 11 catches for 148 yards in 10/4/15 game vs the Bengals (with the Chiefs). Michael Campanaro had a touchdown catch last week. Maxx Williams had a touchdown in Week 16.
- C.J. Mosley ranks fourth in the AFC with 126 tackles. He had two tackles for a loss last week. In the past six against the Bengals, he has 55 tackles (9.2 per game), five passes defended, two interceptions and a sack. He has over 10 tackles in three of the past four vs the division.
- Tony Jefferson had nine tackles and a sack in the Week 1 meeting. Eric Weddle has an interception in three of the past four vs the division. He aims for his third in a row at home vs the division with an interception. Matthew Judon has nine tackles for a loss and three sacks in the past five at home.
- Terrell Suggs had two sacks and a forced fumble in the last meeting. He has five sacks and three forced Fumbles in the past four vs Cincinnati. In the past four at home vs division, he has four sacks and four forced fumbles.