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Ravens at Bengals Preview


TIME:  1 p.m. Sunday

PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (Synthetic)
LOCAL RADIO: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst) led by "triple cast," on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7) on the 25-station Bengals radio network.
TV:  CBS broadcast team of Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), and Evan Washburn   (sideline reporter) on Cincinnati's Channel 12, Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio, Channel 27 in Lexington, Ky.

NATIONAL RADIO: Sports USA Media broadcast team of Larry Kahn (play-by-play), John Robinson (analyst), Troy West (sideline reporter)


OUT: starting MLB Rey Maualuga (hamstring)

DOUBFTUL: Starting WR A.J. Green (toe) went to the rehab field Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and it looks like he'll miss his third straight game.

QUESTIONABLE: Rotational DT Brandon Thompson (knee) returned to practice this week for the first time since he got hurt Sept. 14 and was full go Wednesday and Thursday but went limited Friday.

PROBABLE: Starting RB  Giovani Bernard (ribs) was limited early in the week but it looks like he can go after being full Friday. Starting SAM LB Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring) returned to practice after missing last week and was full go Thursday and Friday. Starting WILL LB Vontaze Burfict (neck), injured late in the first quarter last Sunday, was full go Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. CB Leon Hall (back), injured in the second quarter last Sunday, was limited Thursday after sitting out Wednesday and was full Friday.

BAL:  TE Owen Daniels (knee)is out. Starting LT Eugene Monroe (knee) practiced full go this week after missing the last four games and starting LG Kelechi Osemele (knee) also went full go after missing the last two games and they are probable and expected to start.
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Ravens lead, 20-17; Bengals lead at home, 11-7; 9-5 at PBS; 8-3 under Marvin Lewis.

»»  Last Sunday in Indianapolis the Bengals suffered their second shutout in 187 games under head coach Marvin Lewis. In three straight games in Baltimore from 1999-2001, the Ravens defense coordinated by Lewis blanked the Bengals.
»» Two special teams standouts are staring at their roots Sunday. Bengals special teams co-captain Cedric Peerman is a sixth-round draft pick of the Ravens in 2009. Ravens safety Jeromy Miles is a former special teams captain for the Bengals and as an undrafted free agent played his first 39 games in Cincinnati. Miles came back to haunt earlier this year when he blocked a Mike Nugent field goal in the opener.
»» Ravens special teams coach Jerry Rosburg, in his seventh season in Baltimore, knows the AFC North cold after six seasons coaching in Cleveland.  Sunday marks his 23rd meeting with Bengals special teams coach Darrin Simmons.
»»The last time Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak came to Paul Brown Stadium, he was the head coach of the Texans in 2011 and beat the Bengals with rookie QB T.J. Yates.
»» Three members of the 2011 Alabama national champs will be in attendance Sunday with Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Bengals QB A.J. McCarron, and Ravens LB C.J. Mosley.
»»Five players in Sunday's game played together on offense at North Carolina: Bengals RB Giovani Bernard, Bengals C Russell Bodine, Bengals WR Greg Little, Ravens LT James Hurst and Ravens TE Ryan Taylor.
»»  Lewis and Bengals OC Hue Jackson are two of 17  college and pro head coaches who worked as assistant coaches under Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome.

CIN: 19th in scoring, 16th in offense (16th rushing, 16th   passing); 18th in scoring defense, 31st in defense (30th rushing, 27th passing), T-5th in turnover margin at plus-4.

BAL: 6th in scoring, 7th in offense (7th rushing, 9th          passing); 1st in scoring defense, 16th in defense (7th  rushing, 24th passing), T-16th in turnover margin at even.
CIN: Marvin Lewis 93-92-2 in 12th season, 13-10 vs. Ravens.
BAL: John Harbaugh 76-40 in seventh season, 7-6 vs. Bengals and Lewis.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling a perfect forecast for Sunday with sunshine, no chance of rain, and a light wind coming out of the west at five miles per hour. Kickoff temperature is in the mid-60s and reaching a high of 69-70 as the game unfolds.

54-35-2 -  Bengals at PBS under head coach Marvin Lewis
19-27-1 - Bengals in October under Lewis
18-8-1  - Bengals under QB Andy Dalton at PBS
2-4 - Ravens QB Joe Flacco's record at PBS
28-7-1 - Bengals record since 2008 when they rush for at least 120 yards
42-7 - Ravens record since  2008 when they rush for at least 120 yards
1-0-1 - Bengals record this season when they rush for at least 120
5-0 - Ravens record this season when they rush for at least 120  
5-9 - Flacco's TD-INTs at PBS
61 - NFL-leading point differential for the Ravens this season
53 - Point differential against Bengals in last three games
2 - Times Bengals have been shut out under Lewis
3 - Times Ravens DC Marvin Lewis shut out Bengals
17 - Catches for Bengals WR A.J. Green in three full games
18 - Catches for Ravens WR Torrey Smith in seven games
18.5 - Green's yards per catch
17.1 - Smith's yards per catch
7 - NFL-best rushes of at least 20 yards this season for Ravens RB Justin Forsett
2 - Rushes of at least 20 yards this season for Bengals
18 - Rushes of at least 10 yards for Forsett
12 - Rushes of at least 10 yards by Bengals
11-15 - Ravens K Jason Tucker from 50 yards and beyond in his career
9-21 - Bengals K Mike Nugent from 50 and beyond in his career
10.1 - Yards per 248 punt returns for Ravens WR Jacoby Jones since 2007 with second-best NFL total of 2,505 yards
9.8 - Yards per 73 punt returns on 716 yards for Bengals CB Adam Jones since 2007

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