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NFL Capsule: Ravens at Bengals

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 4:30pm  ET

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (10-5) At CINCINNATI (9-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE -- Bengals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Baltimore 6-9; Cincinnati 8-6-1

SERIES RECORD -- Ravens lead 19-14

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Ravens No. 9; Bengals No. 13

LAST MEETING -- Ravens beat Bengals 44-13, Sept. 10

LAST WEEK -- Ravens beat Giants 33-14; Bengals beat Steelers 13-10

RAVENS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (15), RUSH (15), PASS (13)

RAVENS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (24), PASS (17)

BENGALS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (20), RUSH (14), PASS (16)

BENGALS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Baltimore has won four straight over Cincinnati, including 44-13 Monday night win that ranks as one of Bengals' worst season-opening losses in franchise history. ... Baltimore clinched second straight AFC North title with win over New York. Ravens are NFL's only team to go to playoffs each of last five years. ... Cincinnati clinched second straight wild card berth with win at Pittsburgh. ... Cincinnati locked into No. 6 seed. Baltimore could move up to No. 3 seed if it wins Sunday and New England -- No. 3 seed heading into final weekend -- loses at home to Miami. Ravens then would host Bengals following weekend. ... If Ravens lose or New England wins, Baltimore would host Indianapolis in first round. ... Baltimore's offense emerged from slump during win over Giants, gaining season-high 533 yards. Joe Flacco completed 25 of 36 passes for 309 yards with two TDs. Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce reach ran for more than 100 yards. ... Rice has averaged 110 yards rushing with seven TDs in last four games against Cincinnati. He has run for two TDs in each of last three games against Bengals. ... Rice has 36 career catches for 300 yards against Cincinnati, his best mark against any team. ... Rice needs 22 yards receiving to join Marshall Faulk as only players to run for 1,000 yards and have 500 yards on catches in four straight seasons. ... In last four games against Cincinnati, Flacco has completed 71.3 percent of passes for 824 yards with five TDs, two INTs and 106.9 passer rating. ... TE Dennis Pitta needs one TD catch to set club record for tight ends. He's tied with Todd Heap at seven. ... S Ed Reed returned INT 34 yards for TD in season opener. His 10 INTs against Bengals second-most against any team. He has picked off 11 passes against Cleveland. ... K Justin Tucker has made 93.5 percent of field goal attempts. The NFL record for a rookie is 88.9 percent by Philadelphia's Alex Henery in 2011. ... Andy Dalton has completed 54 percent of passes with one TD and four INTs during Cincinnati's last three losses to Ravens. ... A.J. Green has five 100-yard games receiving, tying Bengals record. ... Green has 11 TD catches, trailing Green Bay's James Jones (13) and Dallas' Dez Bryant (12) for league lead. ... Green needs 116 yards to tie Chad Johnson's club record of 1,324 yards in season. ... Bengals' 47 sacks one shy of Denver for NFL lead. Cincinnati has never led NFL in sacks. Club record 48 in 2001. .. DT Geno Atkins has 12
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