Ravens minus LB Lewis, Bengals without Green

11/20 4:59 PM

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis didn't play because of a toe injury that kept him from practicing all week. And Bengals rookie reciever A.J. Green also didn't play due to a hyperextended right knee he suffered last week.

Both the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals were missing key playmakers for their big AFC North showdown Sunday.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis didn't play because of a toe injury that kept him from practicing all week. And Bengals rookie reciever A.J. Green also didn't play due to a hyperextended right knee he suffered last week.

Lewis had started 57 consecutive games, a streak dating back to December 2007. Lewis, 37, leads the Ravens with 68 tackles, also getting two sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles this season.

Undrafted free agent Dannell Ellerbe started at middle linebacker in Lewis' absence. Ellerbe has started four career games, with 87 career tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Entering play Sunday, Green led the Bengals in catches (41), receiving yards (635) and receiving touchdowns (six). Andre Caldwell made his second start of the season in place of Green.

Cincinnati's inactives included safety Robert Sands, linebacker Dontay Moch, tackle Anthony Collins and tight end Donald Lee.

Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones started Sunday after Leon Hall was placed on season-ending injured reserve this week.

Baltimore placed kick returner David Reed on the inactive list. He lost two fumbles last week in a 22-17 loss to Seattle. Linebacker Sergio Kindle was also on the list.

The Ravens won 31-24.

Information from ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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