The Battle for First Place in the AFC North Division, Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-6)
AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-6)

SUNDAY, DEC. 26, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 111 (Bal.), 158 (Cin.) | XM: 385 (Bal.), 228 (Cin.) | SXM App: 802 (Bal.), 806 (Cin.)

Paul Brown Stadium in 2005. Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 27-24
STREAKS: Ravens have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 10/24/21: Bengals 41 at Ravens 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/3/21: Ravens 38, Bengals 3

BALTIMORE RAVENS LEADERS

L 31-30 vs. Green Bay LAST WEEK

John Harbaugh: 14-13 COACH VS. OPP.

22.5/21.9 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

385.6 OFFENSE

Lamar Jackson: 246-382-2,882-16-13-87.0 PASSING

Lamar Jackson (QB): 133-767-5.8-2 RUSHING

Mark Andrews (TE): 85-1,062-12.5-8 RECEIVING

351.1 DEFENSE

Tyus Bowser: 6 SACKS

Anthony Averett: 3 INTs

-9 (11/20) TAKE/GIVE

Sam Koch: 45.0 (40.8) PUNTING (NET)

Justin Tucker: 114 (27/27 PAT; 29/31 FG) KICKING

BALTIMORE RAVENS

• QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 257 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs &
rushed for 88 yards in Week 7 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row
vs. Cin. with 85+ rush yards. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past
4 starts vs. Cin. Leads QBs with 767 rush yards & is 1 of 5 in
NFL with 750+ rush yards in each of past 3 seasons. QB TYLER
HUNTLEY completed 28 of 40 atts. (70 pct.) for 215 yards & 2
TDs vs. 0 INTs & rushed for 73 yards & 2 TDs last week.
• RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 70+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past

  1. Rushed for TD in Week 7 meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his
    past 3 on road. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 48 rush yards last
    week. Had 104 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 28 rec.) & rush TD in
    his last game vs. Cin. (12/17/17 w/ Min.).
    • TE MARK ANDREWS had 10 catches for 136 yards & 2 TDs last
    week & became 2nd TE ever (TRAVIS KELCE in 2018) with 10+
    catches, 100+ rec. yards & rec. TD in consecutive games. Has TD
    catch in 3 of past 4. Aims for 7th in row with 50+ rec yards. Has
    3 rec. TDs in 3 career games at Cin. Leads TEs in catches (85),
    & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (1,062). WR MARQUISE BROWN had
    career-high 10 catches in Week 15. Aims for 8th in row with 5+
    catches. Has rec. TD in each of 4 career games vs. Cin.
    • LB JOSH BYNES had 8 tackles & 2nd sack of season last week.
    Aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 vs.
    Cin. LB PATRICK QUEEN led team with career-high 13 tackles in
    Week 15. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with TFL. CB ANTHONY
    AVERETT had career-high 3 PD in Week 7 meeting.

CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS

LAST WEEK W 15-10 at Denver

COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 1-4

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 26.4/21.6

OFFENSE 350.9

PASSING Joe Burrow: 299-435-3,640-26-14-100.7

RUSHING Joe Mixon: 262-1,094-4.2-12

RECEIVING Ja’Marr Chase (R): 61-1,038-17.0-10

DEFENSE 345.7

SACKS Trey Hendrickson: 13

INTs Logan Wilson: 4

TAKE/GIVE -3 (18/21)

PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 47.1 (42.0)

KICKING Evan McPherson (R): 109 (37/39 PAT; 24/28 FG)

BENGALS NOTES

QB JOE BURROW completed 15 of 22 atts. (68.2 pct.) for 157
yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 103.8 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in
row with 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Aims for his 3rd in row at home
with 300+ pass yards. Passed for career-high 416 yards & 3
TDs with 113.5 rating in Week 7 meeting. Has 95+ rating in 3 of
4 games vs. division this season. Leads AFC with 100.7 rating &
can become 3rd Cin. QB ever with 4,000 pass yards in season.
• RB JOE MIXON aims for 7th in row with 50+ rush yards. Had
rush TD in Week 7 meeting. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of
his past 3 vs. Bal. Has rush TD in 7 of his past 8 at home. Aims
for his 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2+
rush TDs. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,094 rush yards & 3rd with
career-high 12 rush TDs. RB SAMAJE PERINE had 75 scrimmage
yards (52 rush, 23 rec.) & rush TD in Week 7 meeting.
• WR JA’MARR CHASE (rookie) had career-high 201 rec. yards &
TD catch in Week 7 meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.
Is 5th rookie in SB era with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,038) & 10+ rec.
TDs (10). WR TYLER BOYD led team with 5 catches for 96 yards
& TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards.
• DE TREY HENDRICKSON has 0.5+ sacks in 10 straight games,
longest active streak in NFL. Had sack in Week 7 meeting &
has sack in each of 4 games vs. division this season. DT LARRY
OGUNJOBI had 1.5 sacks last week. Aims for 4th in row with
sack. Had 1.5 sacks in Week 7 meeting. LB GERMAINE PRATT led
team with career-high 15 tackles in Week 15.

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