The Associated Press
Dec. 30, 2015
BALTIMORE (5-10) at CINCINNATI (11-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Bengals by 10
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 5-9-1, Bengals 12-2-1
SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 20-19
LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Ravens 28-24, Sept. 27, 2015
LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Steelers 20-17; Bengals lost to Broncos 20-17, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 25, Bengals No. 6
RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (24), PASS (8).
RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (17t).
BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (14), PASS (13).
BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (7), PASS (20).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bengals have won four straight in series, their most consecutive victories against Ravens. ... Cincinnati has clinched AFC North and will get No. 2 seed in playoffs if it beats Ravens and Broncos (11-4) lose at home to San Diego. ... QB Ryan Mallett went 28 of 41 for career-high 274 yards with TD in his Ravens debut vs. Steelers. ... WR Kamar Aiken had team-high eight catches for 66 yards. He has at least eight catches in last two games. ... Bengals could match best mark in franchise history at 12-4. Also did it in 1981 and 1988, when they won AFC championships and lost to San Francisco in Super Bowls. ... In two starts replacing injured Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron has completed 66 percent of passes for 392 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and passer rating of 98.2. ... Tyler Eifert was cleared from concussion protocol after missing last two games. He has 12 TD catches, most by Bengals TE in any season. ... Bengals' defense has allowed 263 points, fewest in league. Chiefs are second with 270 allowed. Cincinnati has never led NFL in scoring defense for season. ... Bengals are only NFL team with two players in double-digits for sacks: DE Carlos Dunlap (13 ½) and Geno Atkins (10). ... S Reggie Nelson is tied for league lead with eight INTs, two shy of Deltha O'Neal's club record. ... Fantasy Tip: WR A.J. Green had career-high 227 yards receiving in win at Baltimore in September — second most in NFL this season. Green is averaging 6.2 catches for 98.9 yards in seven career games against Baltimore. He's had TD catches of 50-plus yards in each of his last four games against Ravens.
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