1:00 PM ET, November 8, 2009
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- Done with all the drama, the Bengals are grinding their way into the playoff conversation.
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Cedric Benson ran for 117 yards against the Ravens, with much of his success coming with a lead blocker lined up alongside him in the backfield.
|1 RB||2 RB|
• Cedric Benson racked up 117 yards on the ground, becoming the first player to rush for 100-plus yards against the Ravens twice in one season since Jerome Bettis in 1997.
• Cincinnati swept Baltimore for the second time in three years.
• The Ravens scored their fewest points of the season.
• Joe Flacco failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata missed his first game because of a sprained left ankle. Coach John Harbaugh decided to make him inactive when he had trouble pushing off in pregame warmups. ... Baltimore's offense has scored 14 points in the two losses to Cincinnati. ... Bengals WR Chris Henry broke his left forearm in the second quarter, when he made a catch and was immediately tackled. He ranks sixth on the team in receiving. ... LB Keith Rivers strained his right calf in the second half and was on crutches after the game. He'll go for tests to determine the severity. ... First-round pick OT Andre Smith practiced last week but was inactive for Sunday's game.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:02||Andre Caldwell 6 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 73 yds, 6:05
|TD||2:26||Cedric Benson 1 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 4:44
|FG||7:50||Shayne Graham 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yds, 6:58
|TD||12:58||Ray Rice 2 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 2:43