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Bengals-Ravens Capsule

December 28, 2017

CINCINNATI (6-9) at BALTIMORE (9-6)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 10 1/2

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

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 22-21

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bengals 20-0, Sept. 10

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Lions 26-17; Ravens beat Colts 23-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 23, Ravens No. 11

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (28).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (31), PASS (7).

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (15), PASS (29).

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (14), PASS (10).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Ravens need win to clinch playoff berth. ... Could be final game for Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who served as Baltimore’s defensive coordinator from 1996-2001. ... Lewis is 17-12 vs. Ravens. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh is 9-10 vs. Bengals. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco has 9-9 record, 17 TD passes and 22 INTs against Cincinnati. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton is 6-6 vs. Ravens with 12 TDs and 17 INTs. ... Dalton had one of worst career games in season-opening loss to Ravens. Matched career high with four INTs. Also was picked off four times by Ravens in 2013. ... Bengals trying to avoid getting swept by Ravens for first time since 2011. ... Cincinnati offense ranks last in NFL, finished last in offense only one time in club’s 50-year history, in 2008. On track for fewest points since 2008. ... Dalton has 22 career 300-yard passing games, one shy of Boomer Esiason for club record. ... WR A.J. Green has 31 career 100-yard receiving games, tied with Chad Johnson for club record. ... Green is first NFL receiver since 1970 merger to start career with seven straight Pro Bowl nominations. ... Dalton went six games and career-best 193 passes without INT earlier in season, but has thrown four in last three games. ... Bengals run game averaging 81.3 yards, which would surpass previous club low of 89.9 yards rushing per game in 1995. ... Cincinnati on pace to have no runner with 600 yards for first time since 1994. ... Bengals Pro Bowl DT Geno Atkins leads all NFL interior linemen with nine sacks. ... Cincinnati LB Carl Lawson leads all NFL rookies with 8 1/2 sacks, one shy of Carlos Dunlap’s team rookie record in 2010. ... Bengals broke three-game skid last week. ... Baltimore has won five of six. ... Ravens lead NFL with 33 takeaways, rank first with plus-17 turnover differential. ... Baltimore has won four straight at home and is 59-20 on own turf under Harbaugh, who took over in 2008. ... Ravens have won 13 of last 14 home finales. ... Baltimore has 16 turnovers this season, tied with 2012 Super Bowl squad for fewest in franchise history. ... Flacco has eight TD passes, just two interceptions over last six games. ... Baltimore LB Terrell Suggs has 12 ½ career sacks against Bengals, including two in first meeting this season. ... Ravens’ defense has scored five TDs, tied for second in NFL behind Jacksonville (six). ... Baltimore K Justin Tucker is 202 for 202 in PATs over career. ... Fantasy Tip: Green has 46 catches for 800 yards and six TDs in nine career games against Ravens, who are without top CB Jimmy Smith.

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