Bengals seek to keep fading playoff hopes alive vs Ravens

CINCINNATI (3-6-1) at BALTIMORE (5-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE – Ravens by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bengals 2-7-1, Ravens 4-5-1

SERIES RECORD – Tied 20-20

LAST MEETING – Bengals beat Ravens 24-16, Jan. 3

LAST WEEK – Bengals lost to Bills 16-12; Ravens lost to Cowboys 27-17

AP PRO32 RANKING – Bengals No. 26, Ravens No. 15

BENGALS OFFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (12), PASS (14)

BENGALS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (28), PASS (13)

RAVENS OFFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (18)

RAVENS DEFENSE – OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Bengals won last five games in series but are 7-13 in Baltimore overall. … Bengals without injured RB Giovani Bernard (knee, lost for season) and WR A.J. Green (hamstring). … Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis was Ravens defensive coordinator 1996-2001. He's 16-10 against Baltimore. … Bengals QB Andy Dalton passed for 383 yards and three TDs in last start vs. Ravens. … Cincinnati RB Jeremy Hill has three rushing TDs in last four games. Since 2014, he ranks second in NFL with 26 rushing TDs. … Bengals WR Brandon LaFell has three TD catches in last three road games. … Bengals rookie WR Tyler Boyd had first career TD catch last week vs. Buffalo. …Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict coming off 13-tackle game against Buffalo. … Cincinnati P Kevin Huber has kicked 15 inside 20-yard line with two touchbacks. … Bengals RG Kevin Zeller has played all 688 offensive snaps, only player on team not to miss snap with his unit. … Only person to rush for 100 yards vs. Bengals in last 22 games (including postseason) was rookie Ezekiel Elliott of Dallas. … Ravens QB Joe Flacco has 19 INTs and 15 TDs in 15 career games vs. Bengals. … K Justin Tucker is only kicker in NFL not to miss. He's 23 for 23 on FGs and perfect on 14 conversions. … Twenty-two of Ravens' last 26 games have been decided by eight points or fewer. … Ravens have plus-3 turnover differential after minus-14 last year. … Ravens have stopped 11 of 18 third-and-1s, best percentage in NFL. .. Baltimore 27-11 in November under coach John Harbaugh. … Ravens WR Steve Smith last week had eight catches to become 14th player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 receptions (1,005) … Ravens WR Mike Wallace has 462 yards receiving in last four games. … Baltimore's Dennis Pitta has 49 catches, tied for second among NFL TEs. … Fantasy Tip: With Green out and Baltimore defense tough against run, look for Dalton to target LaFell, especially if Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (back) can't play.

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