In light of tonight’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, here are some key stats and numbers that may help you know what toexpect when these two AFC North rivals square off:
18 - QB hurries by OLB Paul Kruger in 373 snaps last season, per Pro Football Focus.
90- Number of times Ravens CB LaDarius Webb thrown at last year without giving up at TD according to PFF. He also held Bengals PRo Bowl receiver A.J. Green to 2 catches for 22 yards in their only matchup last year.
Ray Rice has faced the Bengals 8 times in his career. Has 681 yards on 139 carries (4.90 YPC) and 7 TDs, and is averaging nearly 120 total yards per game.
The Bengals record against NFL teams that made the playoffs last year was 0-8. The Ravens went to the AFC Championship game.
The Bengals are 20-24 in season openers and 7-13 when it is on the road.
Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis is 4-5 in season openers and 3-3 on the road, while the Ravens are 8-8 in openers, and have won four straight under John Harbaugh. Baltimore has won 18 of 19 at home and all four openers under Harbaugh.
Of the players on the current Bengals roster, 29 have been with the team less than two years, and the 4 players who made the Pro Bowl last season, TE Jermaine Gresham and DT Geno Atkins are going into their third year and WR A.J. Green and QB Andy Dalton are only in their second season.
Gresham is the first Bengals tight end in 30 years to have two straight seasons of 50 or more receptions.
The Ravens lead the series 18-14-0. Here’s a recap of how the Bengals have fared in every matchup:
1996 Baltimore W, 24-21 Cincinnati W, 21-14
1997 Baltimore L, 10-23 Cincinnati W, 16-14
1998 Baltimore L, 24-31 Cincinnati L, 13-20
1999 Cincinnati L, 31-34 Baltimore L, 0-22
2000 Baltimore L, 0-37 Cincinnati L, 7-27
2001 Cincinnati W, 21-10 Baltimore L, 0-16
2002 Baltimore L, 27-38 Cincinnati L, 23-27
2003 Cincinnati W, 34-26 Baltimore L, 13-31
2004 Cincinnati L, 9-23 Baltimore W, 27-26
2005 Baltimore W, 21-9 Cincinnati W, 42-29
2006 Baltimore L, 20-26 Cincinnati W, 13-7
2007 Cincinnati W, 27-20 Baltimore W, 21-7
2008 Baltimore L, 10-17 Cincinnati L, 3-34
2009 Baltimore W, 17-14 Cincinnati W, 17-7
2010 Cincinnati W, 15-10 Baltimore L, 7-13
2011 Baltimore L, 24-31 Cincinnati L, 16-24