When the Bengals Run
Against Baltimore, Cedric Benson has130 carries for 426 yards (3.3 yards per carry), with four touchdowns. In 2009, he had two 100-yard games against Baltimore and also had two touchdowns in the first meeting earlier this season. In the four December games, Benson averaged 68.3 yards per game but has five fumbles over the last two games and lost two in last week’s win over Arizona. He had gone 256 carries and 14 games dating back to last year without a fumble and now has five in his last 31. Bernard Scott had 40 yards on nine carries in the first game, including one for 18 yards. The Ravens have allowed three 100-yard rushers this season, including 112 against Cleveland’s Peyton Hillis last week. Over the last two games, they have allowed 262 yards on 62 carries (4.2 yards per carry). Despite missing four games with a foot injury, Ray Lewis leads the team in tackles with 88 and has 20 in the last two games (18 solo and 2 assists).
When the Bengals Pass