Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (7-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-7)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (7-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-7)
Series Leader: Raiders, 17-8
Streak: Raiders have won three of the past four
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-1. Cable: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (4:15 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots.  SIRIUS: 127 (Cin.), 130 (Oak.).  XM: 104 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Silver and Black Pride
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy with a high 59 and light winds. [Weather.com]
Uniform: White
Television Coverage: Most of Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky and areas around Oakland and into Nevada. [506]

Cincinnati Bengals

  • The Bengals are 4-0 on the road in 2009 and looks to win the fifth consecutive road game for the first time in franchise history.
  • Under Marvin Lewis, when a running back rushes 25 times or more, the Bengals are 26-1.
  • Carson Palmer needs four touchdown passes to reach 125 in his career -- third Bengals player in franchise history to achieve that milestone.
  • In his past three games, Palmer has thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • Cedric Benson needs 141 yards rushing for his first 1,000-yard season.
  • When rushing 20 times or more in a game, Benson averages 106.2 yards rushing in those games -- teams are 11-1-1.
  • Frostee Rucker recorded his first career interception last week.
  • Jonathan Fanene has a career-high five quarterback sacks in 2009; including a career-best two last week.
  • Johnathan Joseph and Leon Hall have combined for 25 passes defensed this season.

Oakland Raiders

  • The Raiders are 8-0 all-time against the Bengals in games played in Oakland since October 27, 1968.
  • Quarterback JaMarcus Russell needs 137 yards passing to reach 4,000 yards in his career.
  • Running back Michael Bush posted his first 100-yard rushing game last week and second of his career.
  • Justin Fargas has a career 6.2 yards-per-rush average against the Bengals (15 attempts, 93 yards).
  • Fargas looks to record a touchdown in his third straight game.
  • Tight End Zach Miller ranks sixth in franchise history among Tight Ends with 129 receptions and 1,652 yards receiving.
  • Defense has 10 sacks in the past four games.
  • Since 2008, cornerback Chris Johnson leads the team with six interceptions and looks to record a pick in his third straight game.
  • Defensive Ends Richard Seymour and Greg Ellis have a combined 124 career quarterback sacks.
  • Rookie defensive end Matt Shaughnessy looks to record a sack in his third straight game.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Raiders
Total 334.2 (19th) 222.0 (31st)
Scoring 22.0 (17th) 9.8 (31st)
Third Downs 41% (15th) 27% (29th)
Rushing 122.3 (11th) 103.4 (20th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-15th) 5 (t-23rd)
Passing 211.9 (19th) 118.6 (31st)
Passing TDs 14 (t-12th) 2 (32nd)
Sacks Allowed 14 (6th) 27 (t-26th)
20-yard Passes 24 (t-16th) 11 (t-31st)
     
Defense Bengals Raiders
Total 314.4 (11th) 367.1 (24th)
Scoring 16.3 (2nd) 24.1 (25th)
3rd Downs Allowed 34% (7th) 34% (5th)
Rushing 83.4 (2nd) 155.6 (29th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-5th) 14 (t-31st)
Passing 231.0 (21st) 211.6 (14th)
Passing TDs 10 (t-10th) 8 (t-4th)
Sacks 25 (t-4th) 19 (t-17th)
QB Rating 77.9 (9th) 83.1 (16th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 28 (t-21st) 28 (t-21st)
Interceptions 11 (t-6th) 6 (t-26th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Raiders
Kickoff Return 22.5 (19th) 18.7 (32nd)
Punt Return 11.7 (5th) 2.6 (32nd)
Punting (Net) 37.3 (t-20th) 44.8 (1st)
Punts Inside the 20 14 (t-18th) 19 (t-5th)

2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 88.1 15th
Yards Passing 2,010 16th
Touchdowns 14 t-10th
First Downs 103 14th
Average Yards/Att 6.9 18th
Completions 178 t-14th
Interceptions 7 t-14th
Times Sacked 14 10th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 859 6th
Attempts / Game 22.8 1st
Touchdowns 6 t-8th
First Downs 36 t-6th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 46 t-17th
Yards Receiving 668 t-11th
Touchdowns 5 t-12th
20-yard receptions 10 t-7th
First Downs 35 t-8th

CAREER AGAINST THE OAKLAND RAIDERS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp Att Yards TDs INTs
12.10.2006 W, 27-10 20 28 297 2 3

Chad Johnson

Date Rec Yards TDs
12.10.2006 5 101 0
9.14.2003 8 131 0

Laveranues Coles

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.19.2008 4 51 0
12.31.2006 2 24 0
12.11.2005 3 30 0
12.2.2002 10 158 0
1.6.2002 5 111 1
12.10.2000 1 16 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rush Yards TDs
11.11.2007 28 72 1

Larry Johnson

Date Rush Yards TDs
11.30.2008 24 92 1
9.14.2008 12 22 0
10.21.2007 24 112 1
12.23.2006 31 135 1
11.19.2006 31 154 2
11.6.2005 22 107 2
9.18.2005 9 41 1
12.25.2004 25 79 2
12.5.2004 20 118 1
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