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Three key stats as Ravens face Bengals

Although the overall series record between the Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals is tied at 20-20, Cincinnati has owned the Ravens recently. The Bengals have won the last five meetings between the teams, including the last two in Baltimore. Overall, the Ravens are six games above .500 when the contests are in Baltimore, but just 7-9 against Cincinnati under coach John Harbaugh.

Here are three stats to keep in mind before Sunday's 1 p.m. game at M&T Bank Stadium.

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3: Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has posted three interceptions against the Bengals, which is his career high against a single opponent. But with a back injury hampering Smith's return, it will be up to the trio of Shareece Wright, Tavon Young and Jerraud Powers — none of whom have recorded an interception against Cincinnati — to limit quarterback Andy Dalton.

Absence of Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green could be huge advantage for embattled Ravens secondary

4: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has recorded 100-yard outings in four of six career meetings against the Bengals and scored four times. In three games as a Raven, he has caught 23 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

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199: Both the Ravens and Bengals have scored 199 points thus far. They are tied for 25th in the league in points per game (19.9).

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