Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has traditionally owned the Bengals. In nine career games against the Bengals, he's rushed for 749 yards and eight touchdowns on 5 yards per carry. He's also registered 36 receptions for 300 yards against the Bengals, the most he's produced against any individual opponent in his career. Last year, Rice rushed for 295 yards in two games against the Bengals. In the regular-season finale last year, Rice rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns to help boost Baltimore to a division title. Although the Bengals have a stingy defense, Rice is much quicker than linebackers Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict and should be able to beat them to the punch in the open field, whether it's a run or a pass out of the backfield. Rice should be able to maintain his edge against the Bengals defense Sunday.
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