Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens host the Bengals in a Week 1 game between division rivals. Baltimore finished last season 8-8 and missed the playoffs one season after winning the Super Bowl. Cincinnati finished 11-5 en route to winning the AFC North before losing in the playoffs on Wild Card Weekend.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: CBS

Radio: For a list of Bengals affiliates, click here. For a list of Ravens affiliates, click here.

Game facts

Baltimore Ravens facts

The Ravens will be without running back Ray Rice, who is beginning a two-game suspension for an offseason domestic violence incident with his then-fiancée.

Baltimore is one of three Super Bowl champions in the past five years to miss the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl.

Gary Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell as the team's offensive coordinator after Baltimore finished 29th in total yards last season. Caldwell is now the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith joins the Ravens after playing the first 13 seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers. He had 12,197 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns for the Panthers.

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was fined $8,268 for kicking Washington's Shawn Lauvao last month.

The Ravens have won eight straight home openers dating back to 2006.

Baltimore used the No. 17 pick on Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, who is the 500th player in team history.

John Harbaugh enters his seventh season as head coach with a 62-34 record. Last season was the first time Harbaugh's Ravens failed to win a playoff game.

Starting left tackle Michael Oher signed with the Tennessee Titans after spending the first six seasons of his career in Baltimore. The Ravens drafted him with the No. 23 pick in 2009.

Quarterback Joe Flacco is 5-1 in season openers.

Cincinnati Bengals facts

Cincinnati signed quarterback Andy Dalton to a six-year, $96 million contract during training camp.

Dalton's 4,293 passing yards and 33 touchdowns last season were franchise records.

The Bengals eliminated the Ravens from playoff contention in Week 17 last season with a 34-17 victory.

Last season's division title was Cincinnati's first since 2009.

Marvin Lewis enters his 12th season as head coach with a 90-85-1 record in the playoffs. The Bengals are 0-5 in the postseason under Lewis.

The team used the No. 24 pick on Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, who is questionable for the season-opener with an injured hip.

Cincinnati has lost its first road game in each of the past two seasons.

Defensive tackle Geno Atkins, a 2012 All-Pro first team selection, is expected to make his return in Week 1 after a torn ACL ended his 2013 season in October.

Receiver A.J. Green's 3,833 yards are the second-most through three seasons in NFL history behind Randy Moss' 4,163.

Cincinnati's defense finished last season third in total yards allowed.

- Paul Palladino

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