Ravens look to clinch playoff berth with win at Cincinnati

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BALTIMORE (10-5) AT CINCINNATI (4-10-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 12 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Ravens 9-5-1; Bengals 9-6

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 26-23

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bengals 27-3 on Oct. 11 in Baltimore

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Giants 27-13; Bengals beat Texans 37-31

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 9 (tie), Bengals No. 28

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (1), PASS (31).

RAVENS Defence - OVERALL (9), RUSH (9), PASS (13).

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (25), PASS (23).

BENGALS Defence - OVERALL (22), RUSH (25), PASS (23).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- The Ravens will earn an AFC wild card with a victory. ... Baltimore has won four straight and Cincinnati has two wins in a row. Before their recent winning streak, the Bengals had lost eight of nine. ... The Ravens have won three straight in the series, the last two by a combined 60 points. Baltimore’s sweep last season was its first since 2011. ... The Ravens have three players with at least 600 yards rushing (J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Lamar Jackson). The Bengals don’t have anyone with 500 yards. ... During their four-game winning streak, the Ravens have averaged 37 points and 233.3 yards rushing per game. Jackson has thrown eight TD passes and run for four scores during that stretch. ... Baltimore’s 22 TDs rushing are tied for the best in franchise history (2009). ... Jackson needs 92 yards on the ground to become first NFL QB with two 1,000-yard seasons. ... The Ravens have rushed for at least 100 yards in 38 straight games, tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history. ... Baltimore leads the league with 25 forced fumbles. ... Dobbins’ seven rushing touchdowns are the most ever by a Ravens rookie. He’s scored at least one TD in each of the last five games. ... Jackson owns a 12-1 record in December as a starter. He has thrown or run for at least one TD in 35 straight starts, the longest active streak in the NFL. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker has a 90.6% success rate on FGs, the best career mark in NFL history. ... Ravens rookie LB Patrick Queen leads the team with 101 tackles. ... In 12 games against the Ravens, Bengals WR A.J. Green has 53 catches for 886 yards and nine TDs. ... Green has 65 career TD catches, one short of matching the team record held by Chad Johnson. ... Bengals QB Brandon Allen went 29 for 37 for 371 yards and two TDs with no interceptions last week against Houston. ... Over the last six games, Cincinnati has allowed just nine TDs in 20 red-zone trips by the opposition. ... Bengals WR Tee Higgins has 67 catches, third most among NFL rookies and tied with Cris Collinsworth for most in team history by a rookie. Higgins’ 908 yards receiving rank second among NFL rookies. ... Bengals S Jessie Bates has 99 tackles, a team-high three interceptions and a forced fumble. ... Cincinnati is 19 for 27 on fourth-down tries. The 19 conversions are second most in the NFL since 1977. ... Fantasy tip: Baltimore’s defence . The Ravens limited Cincinnati to a late FG in the first meeting, and that was with Joe Burrow at QB. In terms of players on a roll, Jackson and Dobbins have been playing their best football of the season over the past month.

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