Bengals-Ravens Capsule

 

The Associated Press

CINCINNATI (11-6) at BALTIMORE (8-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Ravens by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cincinnati 10-6-1, Baltimore 7-8-1

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 20-16

LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Ravens 34-17, Dec. 29, 2013

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bengals No. 10 (tie), Ravens No. 10 (tie)

BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (18), PASS (8).

BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (5), PASS (5).

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (30), PASS (18).

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (11), PASS (12).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Rematch of final game of 2013 regular season. ... Ravens have won five of past seven between AFC North rivals, including three straight at home. ... Former Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis is 12-10 lifetime against Baltimore. He is 4-7 in openers. ... Cincy WR A.J. Green has TD catches in past two games vs. Ravens. ... Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick had career-high two INTs in previous game against Baltimore, returning one for TD. ... Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was Baltimore's QBs coach in 2008-09. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton is 30-18 at starter, best in team history with at least 10 starts. ... Cincinnati 12-54 under Lewis with minus turnover differential. ... Bengals NT Domata Peko has 67 straight starts, longest run on team. ... Ravens have won eight straight home openers. ... Bernard Pierce makes second career start at RB in place of Ray Rice, who's suspended for first two games of season. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco has 12 TD passes in 12 games against Cincinnati. He is 11-0 at home in September, tied with Jay Schroeder for best among Super Bowl-era QBs. ... Gary Kubiak makes debut as Ravens offensive coordinator after spending eight years as Houston's head coach. ... Ravens are 39-9 under coach John Harbaugh in games played in Baltimore. ... TE Owen Daniels and WR Steve Smith make Baltimore debuts. Daniels has a catch in 88 straight games and Smith comes on board after starring with Carolina.

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

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