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Can Reed Summon Another Big Game Against Cincy?

      • The Ravens swept the AFC North last season (6-0), one of two teams (Green Bay) to produce an unblemished divisional mark. The  AFC North was the league’s only group to have three teams with winning records – the Steelers were 12-4 – and three playoff teams. Against the rest of the NFL, AFC North teams were a league-best 25-15.
      • Baltimore is the only team to earn the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. Not only that, the Ravens have won at least one postseason game each of those years, including 2011 when they advanced to the AFC Championship and lost a gut-wrenching 23-20 decision at New England.
      • Monday’s game against Cincinnati is the first of four in 18 days for the Ravens. Baltimore is at Philadelphia on Sept. 16, hosts the Patriots in a Sunday night special on Sept. 23 and plays the Browns on Sept. 27 at M&T Bank Stadium.
      • Since 2008, when John Harbaugh became head coach, the Ravens have outscored M&T Bank Stadium visitors 817-426. Baltimore has yielded 17 or fewer points in 27 of 32 home games during this time.
      • The Ravens are slated to play the NFL’s fourth-toughest schedule, based on 2011 opponent win/loss records. Baltimore plays an NFL high (tied, Cle.) eight games vs. teams that made the 2011 playoffs.
      • Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 4-0 on Kickoff Weekend. Harbaugh and his brother, Jim (1-0 with SF), are the only active head coaches with perfect records on Kickoff Weekend.
      • The Ravens have reached the playoffs seven out of the eight years they’ve won their season opener (including the past four straight). (The lone exception came during the 1996 inaugural campaign.
      • The Ravens have won 10 Consecutive Home Games posting the NFL’s longest active regular season home winning streak (Green Bay – 13) Including post-season, the Ravens own the league’s longest home winning streak at 11 games.
      • The Ravens lead the Overall series with Cincinnati 18-14. The Ravens are 11-5 at Home while the Bengals are 9-7 at Home.
      • Ray Lewis’ 5 Interceptions for 120 return yards against the Bengals are his most against any team during his career, as well as his 22 Pass Deflections.
      • In his last three games vs. Cincy (all wins), Flacco completed 46 of 65 passes (70.8%) for 525 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs (97.3 QB rating).
      • Ed Reed’s 9 Interceptions are his second most against any NFL team (10 vs. CLE). Reed also produced a 63-yd punt return for a touchdown against the Bengals in the 2007 Season Opener on Monday Night Football September 10th.
      • Ravens rookie Gino Gradkowski and Bengals Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski are brothers. Bruce is older by six years.


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