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Ravens-Bengals Capsule

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 3:08pm  ET

The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (8-7) at CINCINNATI (10-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE -- Bengals by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Baltimore 7-7-1, Cincinnati 9-5-1

SERIES RECORD -- Ravens lead 20-15

LAST MEETING -- Ravens beat Bengals 20-17, OT, Nov. 10, 2013

LAST WEEK -- Ravens lost to Patriots 41-7; Bengals beat Vikings 42-14

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Ravens No. 13, Bengals No. 6

RAVENS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (29), RUSH (28), PASS (19)

RAVENS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (9), RUSH (9), PASS (11)

BENGALS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (10), RUSH (21), PASS (10)

BENGALS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (5), RUSH (6), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Ravens won earlier game by overcoming Andy Dalton's 51-yard "Hail Mary" to A.J. Green that tied it on last play of regulation. ... Both teams made playoffs last season: Ravens went on to Super Bowl title, Bengals lost in first round. ... Ravens clinch wild card with win over Bengals and loss by Miami or San Diego. Ravens can lose and get wild card if Miami, San Diego and Pittsburgh all lose. ... Bengals won AFC North and have No. 3 seed. Will move up to No. 2 with win and Patriots loss to Bills. ... Ravens only NFL team to make playoffs each of last five seasons. ... Joe Flacco has thrown for 3,720 yards, 97 shy of career high. ... WR Marlon Brown has six TDs, one shy of Torrey Smith's rookie record form 2011. Brown has 44 catches, six shy of Smith's rookie record. ... RB Ray Rice has 9,164 career yards from scrimmage, two shy of Jamal Lewis' club record. Rice has only 645 yards rushing this season after reaching 1,000-yard mark each of previous four. ... Smith has 1,101 yards receiving, 100 shy of Michael Jackson's club record form 1996. ... Justin Tucker's 35 field goals match Matt Stover's club record from 2000. ... Bengals scored 40 points in each of last four home games. Only 1952 Lions and 2000 Rams have done it as well. ... Bengals trying to go 8-0 at home for second time in team history. Also did it 1988 when they reached Super Bowl. ... Dalton needs 117 yards passing to break Carson Palmer's club record of 4,131 from 2007. Needs two TD passes to surpass Palmer's record of 32 in 2005. ... If WR Marvin Jones catches TD pass, Bengals will have two receivers in double figures for TD catches for first time. Green has 10.

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