Wright has given Ravens a lift

Both the Ravens and Bengals enter Sunday's showdown having played exceptional offense in recent weeks.

Updated: December 5, 2003, 3:48 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
The last time the Cincinnati Bengals met the Baltimore Ravens, the outcome was surprising not only because the Bengals came away with the victory, but also because a combined 60 points were scored.

Big offense could be in the offing again this Sunday as both offenses have hit their stride in recent weeks.

The Bengals used the earlier meeting to jumpstart their offense. Prior to that game the Bengals averaged only 15.4 points per game, but since then they've averaged 27.3 points every time they've taken the field. The Ravens' offense took awhile longer to jell, but ever since quarterback Anthony Wright took over, they've put up 31.3 points a game and suddenly have the ability to make big plays in the passing game.