Sunday, November 10, 2013
Welcome to Baltimore for Bengals-Ravens
By Coley Harvey
BALTIMORE -- Welcome to M&T Bank Stadium, where the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens are preparing for an important AFC North clash for both teams.
The Bengals are looking to bounce back from last week's 22-20 overtime loss at Miami, while also trying to close out their four road games in five weeks tour with a win. They enter Sunday afternoon's game with a 2-1 record in those games so far.
The Ravens are simply hoping to claim a win. They've lost their past three games, including the last two, which came against division rivals Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
As you get ready for the day's game, here are a few items to be aware of:
Kickoff/TV: 1 p.m. ET/CBS
Weather: 59 degrees. Winds: Gusts up to 21 mph during the game.
Records: Bengals (6-3); Ravens (3-5)
Series history: Baltimore has a 19-15 all-time advantage over the Bengals. Since 2011, the Ravens also are winners of four of the past five series meetings. In games played at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens are 12-5 over the Bengals. Cincinnati owns a 10-7 series lead in games played at Paul Brown Stadium. The teams have their second meeting in the season finale in Cincinnati on Dec. 29.
Worth noting: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard and tight end Jermaine Gresham, who were declared questionable on Friday's injury report, were out on the field before pregame warmups officially began. The pair were testing out their respective rib and groin injuries by running a few routes and working on generating some first-step explosion. Gresham even ran the length of the field six times at a moderate speed before the majority of his other teammates came out for warmups. Gresham practiced Wednesday but didn't work out Thursday and Friday. Bernard practiced in a limited capacity all week. Will either be inactive? We'll find out by 11:30 a.m. ET.
Bengals Friday Injury Report
OUT: LB Rey Maualuga (knee), DT Devon Still (elbow)
DOUBTFUL: LB Michael Boley (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Giovani Bernard (ribs), TE Jermaine Gresham (groin)
PROBABLE: OG Kevin Zeitler (hamstring)
Ravens Friday Injury Report
OUT: OG Kelechi Osemele (back)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Corey Graham (calf), S James Ihedigbo (toe), CB Jimmy Smith (thigh), LB Daryl Smith (thigh), WR Brandon Stokley (thigh)
PROBABLE: WR Marlon Brown (finger), OLB Terrell Suggs (foot)