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By The Numbers Game Preview: Week 17


TIME: 1 p.m. Sunday PLACE:  Paul Brown Stadium (synthetic)

LOCAL RADIO:  Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst) on the "triple-cast" Cincinnati flagship stations of WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7) on the 41-station Bengals radio network.

TV:  CBS broadcast crew of Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Chris Simms (analyst) on Channel 12 in Cincinnati, Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio, and Channel 27 in Lexington, KY.



OUT: Starting WR A.J. Green (hamstring), T Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder)

DOUBTFUL:  Starting WLB Vontaze Burfict (concussion, knee) didn't practice all week. Backup TE Tyler Kroft (knee, ankle) didn't practice all week.

QUESTIONABLE: Starting RB Jeremy Hill (knee) limited Friday after not working Wednesday and Thursday.


OUT: Starting ILB Zach Orr (neck); Starting RT Rick Wagner (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: Backup RG Alex Lewis (ankle) went full all week


The 8-7 Ravens lead the 5-9-1 Bengals, 21-20; Bengals lead in Cincinnati, 13-7, 11-5 at PBS


»» For the sixth time in the last seven seasons the Bengals close their year with the Ravens. The one year they didn't play Baltimore in the finale, the Bengals lost what amounted to the 2014 AFC North title game in Pittsburgh.

»» For the fifth time in Bengals QB Andy Dalton's six-year career, he finishes the season with a PBS game against the Ravens. He's won three straight, but this is the first time nothing is on the line. Last year the Bengals needed to win to keep alive hope for a bye. In 2013 they knocked the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens out of the playoffs. In 2012 both were in the postseason but seeds were at stake until Baltimore pulled QB Joe Flacco at halftime. In 2011 the Bengals needed to win to make the playoffs, but when they lost they got help elsewhere to make it.

»»Dalton and Flacco are the only quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era to lead their teams to the postseason in the first five years of their career.

»»Bengals head  coach Marvin Lewis emerged as a head coaching candidate during his six seasons as the Ravens defensive coordinator while Ravens head coach John Harbaugh played defensive back at Miami of Ohio and was an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati for eight years.

  »» In the last six seasons, the Bengals, Ravens, and Steelers have each won the AFC North title twice.

  »» Ravens WR Steve Smith has suggested this is his last game. When he broke in with the 2001 Panthers, his assistant special teams coach was Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.


CIN: T-23rd in scoring, 14th in offense (17th rushing,16th          passing); 11th in scoring defense, 17th in defense (22nd      rushing, 11th passing); T-14th in turnover margin at plus-1.

BAL:  19th in scoring, 18th in offense (26th rushing, 11th   passing); 7th in scoring defense, 5th in defense (2nd  rushing, 10th passing), T-6th in turnover margin at plus-7.


CIN: Marvin Lewis 117-110-3 in 14th season, 16-11 vs. Ravens

BAL: John Harbaugh 95-63 in ninth season, 8-9 vs. Lewis and Bengals.


The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for mostly cloudy skies and a kick-off temperature of 44 degrees. Near the end of the game there is a 20 percent chance of rain with winds out of the east at five to ten miles per hour.


.608 - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' regular-season PBS winning percentage

.437 - Ravens head coach John Harbaugh's regular-season road winning percentage

.630 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton's regular-season PBS winning percentage

.441 - Ravens QB Joe Flacco's regular-season road record

17-17 - Dalton's record vs. AFC North

32-18 - Flacco's record vs. AFC North

5-5 - Dalton's record vs. Baltimore

8-8 - Flacco's record vs. Bengals

75.3 - Dalton's passer rating vs. Baltimore

72.7 - Flacco's passer rating vs. Bengals

118 - Consecutive game played by Bengals NT Domata Peko on Sunday, fifth most in club history

176 - Ravens record consecutive game played by Baltimore P Sam Koch on Sunday

168 - NFL game for Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth on Sunday

197 - NFL game for Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs on Sunday

171 - NFL game for Peko on Sunday

177 - Games played by Ravens Hall of Fame OT Jonathan Ogden

1,028 - Career catches by Ravens WR Steve Smith Sr.

816 - Combined career catches for Bengals WRs A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell.

81 - Career TD catches for Steve Smith, Sr.

76 - Combined career TDs for WRs on Bengals active roster

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