1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2009
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE -- In a duel for first place in the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to win another close game.For the Baltimore Ravens, it was a familiar loss.
• Carson Palmer's 20-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell gave the Bengals their fourth straight victory, their longest win streak since Week 11-14 of the 2006 season.
• All game-winning scores in Cincinnati's five games this season have been with under two minutes of regulation or overtime.
• Bengals also improved to 3-0 on the road (3-13 on road in 2007-08 combined).
• Baltimore allowed 120 rushing yards to Cedric Benson, the first 100-yard rusher against the Ravens since Larry Johnson in Week 14 in 2006.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Benson rushes past Ravens
Cedric Benson rushed 27 times for 120 yards and a touchdown to help the Bengals improve to 3-0 on the road this season. They were 3-13 on the road in 2007-08 combined. Benson turned it on in the second half, including a 28-yard TD run in the third quarter:
|1st half||2nd half|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
Larry Johnson of KC, in 2006, was the last RB to rush for 100 yards against the Ravens. ... Cincinnati is 4-2 in Baltimore over the last six years. ... The Bengals are 8 for 9 on fourth down this season.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||12:27||Ed Reed 52 Yard Interception Return (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 26 yds, 5:08
|FG||10:16||Shayne Graham 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 70 yds, 2:06
|TD||1:01||Cedric Benson 28 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 84 yds, 6:19
|TD||7:13||Ray Rice 48 Yard Pass From Joe Flacco (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 69 yds, 3:19
|TD||0:27||Andre Caldwell 20 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 1:53