1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2008
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- On a cold, wet afternoon that turned fingertips numb, receiver Mark Clayton had the touch.Clayton put a little sizzle into Baltimore's evolving offense Sunday, throwing a touchdown pass and making a spectacular one-handed catch for another during a 34-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that kept the Ravens a game behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North.
• Mark Clayton became the first player in seven years to have a 30-plus TD toss and 30-plus TD catch in the same game as the Ravens won for the sixth time in seven games.
• Joe Flacco threw for a season-high 280 yards with two TDs, and Clayton finished with a career-high 164 receiving yards and was the first Raven with a passing TD and TD catch in the same game.
• The 31-point win was the largest margin of victory for the Ravens this season. It was also the second straight game in which they have scored 30-plus points and held an opponent to six points or fewer.
• Cincinnati saw its three-game home win streak against Baltimore end as the Bengals were held to six points or fewer for the third time this season. Cincinnati has now lost 10 games in a season for the first time since 2002 (2-14).
-- ESPN research
The Ravens swept their season series with Cincinnati for the first time since 2002. ... Clayton also had a diving 45-yard catch. ... The Ravens' defense hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in 31 games, the longest current streak in the NFL. ... Fitzpatrick finished 12-of-31 for 124 yards and was sacked three times. ... The Bengals managed only 154 yards in a season-opening loss at Baltimore. They had 155 yards in the rematch.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.0||2.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||06:06||Matt Stover 27 Yd||3||0|
|FG||12:52||Matt Stover 21 Yd||6||0|
|TD||03:06||Todd Heap 4 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Matt Stover Kick)||13||0|
|FG||00:00||Shayne Graham 21 Yd||13||3|
|TD||08:12||Derrick Mason 32 Yd Pass From Mark Clayton (Matt Stover Kick)||20||3|
|TD||05:53||Mark Clayton 70 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Matt Stover Kick)||27||3|
|TD||02:28||Jim Leonhard 35 Yd Interception Return (Matt Stover Kick)||34||3|