SPECIAL TEAMS

The Ravens allowed a third special teams touchdown in last week's 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns as Joshua Cribbs returned a punt 84 yards. The Ravens' coverage units have been shaky all year, allowing 29.6 yards per kickoff return ¿ the second highest total in the NFL ¿ and 12 yards per punt return, ninth highest in the NFL. Brandon Tate (left) handles both kick and punt returns for the Bengals and he ranks third in the NFL this season in punt return yards and seventh in kick return yards. He has one punt return touchdown. Bengals kicker Mike Nugent has converted 30-of-34 field goals with two of those misses coming last week against the Arizona Cardinals. Thirty-three of his 75 kickoffs have gone for touchbacks. The Ravens have an advantage at punter with Sam Koch (right) averaging 46.5 yards per punt compared to 43.8 yards per punt for the Bengals¿ Kevin Huber. Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed last week¿s game because of a calf injury, is expected to return Sunday. He practiced all week. EDGE: BENGALS

The Ravens allowed a third special teams touchdown in last week's 20-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns as Joshua Cribbs returned a punt 84 yards. The Ravens' coverage units have been shaky all year, allowing 29.6 yards per kickoff return ¿ the second highest total in the NFL ¿ and 12 yards per punt return, ninth highest in the NFL. Brandon Tate (left) handles both kick and punt returns for the Bengals and he ranks third in the NFL this season in punt return yards and seventh in kick return yards. He has one punt return touchdown. Bengals kicker Mike Nugent has converted 30-of-34 field goals with two of those misses coming last week against the Arizona Cardinals. Thirty-three of his 75 kickoffs have gone for touchbacks. The Ravens have an advantage at punter with Sam Koch (right) averaging 46.5 yards per punt compared to 43.8 yards per punt for the Bengals¿ Kevin Huber. Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed last week¿s game because of a calf injury, is expected to return Sunday. He practiced all week. EDGE: BENGALS

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