Ravens-Bengals Preview

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PREVIEW
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010

TIME: 1 p.m.

PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (FieldTurf)

TV: CBS team of Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst). Live on Channel 12 in Cincinnati, Channel 10 in Columbus, OH, Channel 7 in Dayton, OH, and Channel 27 in Lexington, KY.

RADIO: Play-by-play man Brad Johansen and analyst Dave Lapham on 1530-AM (ESPN) and 102.7-FM WEBN on Cincinnati flagships of the 25-station Bengals radio network.

INJURIES
CIN: LB Keith Rivers (limited) on Thursday. RB Brian Leonard (foot) returned full go Wednesday for the first time since Aug. 8 preseason opener. WR Andre Caldwell (groin) and CB Brandon Ghee (concussion) also returned Wednesday after missing the opener.

BAL: LB Jarret Johnson (back) didn't practice after being limited Wednesday. MLB Ray Lewis (foot), WR Anquan Boldin (thigh) and DT Terrence Cody (knee) were again limited. TE Todd Heap (shoulder) was limited after not working Wednesday.  
» Complete Injury Report

THE SERIES
Ravens lead 13-8; Bengals lead at home, 8-5, 6-4 at PBS.

NOTEWORTHY
» Marvin Lewis appears in his 116th game as head coach of the Bengals, one more than Paul Brown.

» Lewis coached in Baltimore for six seasons as the club's defensive coordinator. Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh coached in Cincinnati for six years as a University of Cincinnati assistant from 1989-94.

» Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, coming off his first 100-yard game in an opener (159), needs four catches to become the 30th player in NFL history with 700 catches.

» In his 97th game, Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin needs seven catches to become the fastest player to reach 600. He's well ahead of former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison's record of 102 games.

» The Ocho's longest catch of his career, 82 yards, came against the Ravens at PBS in 2003. Reggie Kelly is the only other remaining starter on the club from Oct. 19, 2003.

» Also on the team but inactive that day was current Ravens wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

» Houshmandzadeh's two best NFL games came against Baltimore, 171 yards in 2004 and 147 in 2006.

» Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens has 20 catches for 255 yards (12.8) and two TDs in four games against the Ravens.

» The two greatest players in Lone Star Conference history are in the building. Bengals running back Bernard Scott led the league in scoring in 2007 and 2008 at Abilene Christian. Ravens running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery did it for ACU in 1973 and 1974.

» Lewis isn't the only coach going against his old club. Linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald once coached four Pro Bowlers in one season in Baltimore. New Bengals assistant strength coach Jeff Friday was the Ravens head strength coach from 1999-2007. Bengals head strength coach Chip Morton worked with Friday from 1999-01.

NFL RANKINGS
CIN: Seventh in scoring, third in offense (23rd rushing, third passing); tied for 25th in defense (tied for 21st rushing, tied for 24th passing), tied for 30th in turnover margin at minus-2.

BAL: Tied for 26th in scoring, 23rd in offense (tied for 29th rushing, 13th passing), third in defense (20th in rushing, first passing), tied for 30th in turnover margin at minus-2.

COACHES
CIN: Marvin Lewis 56-56-1 regular season, 0-2 postseason in his eighth season; 9-5 vs. Ravens.

BAL: John Harbaugh 24-14 in his third season, 2-2 vs. Bengals and Lewis.

THE WEATHER
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 80s, a 20 percent chance of rain, and a light wind out of the south at 5 to 10 miles per hour.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

8-3 - Bengals QB Carson Palmer's record vs. Ravens
12-11 - Ravens record vs. Bengals with Ray Lewis at middle linebacker
6-3 - Bengals record vs. Ravens when Ravens WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh started for Cincinnati
5 - 500-catch wide receivers on the field Sunday, believed to be the first time ever
1/1/06 - Last time five 500-catch players were on the field at the same time, which included Rams RB Marshall Faulk
4- Catches Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco needs for 700 in his career
7 - Catches Ravens WR Anquan Boldin needs for 600
96 - Games Boldin has caught 593 passes
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102 - Games in which former Colts WR *Marvin Harrison
caught 600 passes, fewest ever
118 * Games in which Ochocinco caught 600 passes
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152 *-Games in which Ravens WR *Derrick Mason
caught 600 passes
13 *- atches Houshmandzadeh needs for 600 in his career
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122 *- Gmes Houshmandzadeh has played
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4 *- NF ranking in turnovers Bengals have generated in head coach *Marvin Lewis
's eight seasons with 219
1 *- NFLranking in turnovers Ravens have generated in last eight seasons with 231
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88.0
- Palmer's career passing rating
84.0 - Ravens QB Joe Flacco's career passer rating
50 *- Palmr's TD passes his first two seasons in NFL
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35 *- Flacc's TD passes his first two seasons in NFL
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3 *- Shutous Lewis posted vs. Bengals as Ravens DC
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*- Shutout by Bengals in Lewis's 115 games
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40 *- Consecutve games in which the Ravens didn't allow a 100-yard rusher until Bengals RB *Cedric Benson
did it against them twice last year
27 *- Games Benon has played for Bengals
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10
- 100-yard games Benson has logged as a Bengal
9-1 - Bengals record when Benson rushes for 100 yards
10-2-1 - Bengals record when Benson carries at least 20 times

GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT

Platform: 'Hispanic Heritage' – Anthony Muñoz - Honorary Captain
JungleZone: Band – 'Naked Karate Girls'
Activation: Bengals Growl (prize-$25k)
Giveaway: Fifth Third/Bengals 'D'/'Who Dey' Fan Cards (30,000)
Honor Guard: Middletown Police Honor Guard
Anthem: John Winfrey (Cincinnati Firefighter)
Flyover: U.S. Air Force (F-16's)
Game Ball: Fifth Third Bank
On-field Pregame: United Way Campaign Spotlight
Halftime: Ohio University Marching 110
Special: AT&T 'B' Zone – (Plaza Level-SE)
Special: Game enhancements include expanded 'Fantasy Stats' and 'NFL RedZone'

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