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Week 2 NFL Capsules-Ravens @ Bengals

BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-0) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-1)SERIES: RAVENS-BENGALS
SERIES LEADER15-13
STREAKS 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP.Harbaugh: 2-2Lewis: 9-5
LAST WEEKW 10-9 at JetsL 38-24 at Patriots
LAST GAME11/8/09: Ravens 7 at Bengals 17.  Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson rushes for 117 yards & scores 1 TD as Bengals sweep season series vs. Baltimore.
LAST GAME AT SITE11/8/09
BROADCASTCBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 121 (Bal.), 130 (Cin.).  XM: 107 (Bal.). 

STATS
PASSING:Flacco: 20-38-248-0-1-62.2  C. Palmer: 34-50-345 (3L)-2-1-92.5
RUSHING:  Rice: 21-43-2.0-0  Benson: 15-43-2.9-1 (T3C)
RECEIVING:  Boldin: 7-110-15.7-0  Ochocinco: 12 (1C)-159 (2L)-13.3-1 (T3C)
OFFENSE:  282.0 - 428.0 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE:-2-2
DEFENSE:176.0 (3L) 376.0
SACKS: Ngata: 1---
INTs------
PUNTING: Koch: 40.7 Huber: 46.3
KICKING: Cundiff: 4 (1/1 PAT; 1/1 FG)  Nugent: 6 (3/3 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES
RAVENS:  In 6 career games vs. AFC North on road, QB JOE FLACCO has 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 88.9 passer rating…RB RAY RICE averages 108 rush yards per game as starter vs. AFC North on road (432 total).  Rice totaled 135 yards from scrimmage in last game vs. Bengals (48 rush, 87 rec.) w/1 TD run.  Since ’09, RB WILLIS MC GAHEE ranks 4th in AFC & 5th in NFL w/13 rush TDs…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (593) needs 7 receptions for 600 career.  Aims for 3rd consecutive game w/TD vs. Bengals.  Boldin posted 18th career 100-yard receiving game in Ravens debut (110).  WR DERRICK MASON has 8 career TD receptions vs. Bengals, most vs. any opponent.  WR T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH spent 8 seasons (2001-08) w/Cin. & totaled 507 catches for 5,782 rec. yards w/37 TD rec…TE TODD HEAP (4,965) needs 35 rec. yards to reach 5,000 career…LB TERRELL SUGGS aims for 3rd consecutive game at Cin. with at least 0.5 sack.  LB JARRET JOHNSON has 2.5 sacks in past 4 vs. Cin…BENGALS:  Club aims for 8th consecutive win vs. AFC North and 3rd straight win vs. Ravens…QB CARSON PALMER has 8-3 record (.727) vs. Bal. & has completed 218 of 356 passes (61.2 pct.) for 2,730 yards w/14 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 87.6 passer rating.  In 2nd half last week, Palmer completed 22 of 31 passes (71.0 pct.) for 215 yards w/2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 111.6 passer rating…RB CEDRIC BENSON aims for 3rd straight game w/100+ rush yards vs. Ravens (120, 117).  Since ’09, Benson averages 126.6 rush yards in games w/20+ att…WR CHAD OCHOCINCO (63) needs 1 TD rec. to surpass CARL PICKENS for franchise record.  Ochocinco tied career-high w/12 receptions last week & totaled 159 receiving yards (30th career 100-yard receiving game).  WR TERRELL OWENS aims for 3rd consecutive game w/TD vs. Bal…Rookie WR JORDAN SHIPLEY (3rd round, No. 84) had 82 receiving yards in 1st NFL game, incl. 51-yard rec…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM (1st round, No. 21) registered 1st career TD reception in NFL debut last week…CBs LEON HALL & JOHNATHAN JOSEPH each aim for 3rd consecutive game w/INT vs. Ravens…LB BRANDON JOHNSON has 3 career sacks, all vs. Bal.

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