Primer: Cleveland Browns (1-9) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-3). Part II

Game: Cleveland Browns (1-9) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-3)
Series Leader: Bengals 37-35
Streak: Bengals have won eight of the past 10 meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 9-4. Mangini: 1-2
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 129 (Cle.), 122 (Cin.).  XM: 106 (Cin.). 
SB Nation: Dawgs by Nature
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 54. [Weather.com]
Uniform: Orange
Television Coverage: State of Ohio, eastern Kentucky, Western West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. [506]

Cincinnati Bengals

  • With a win the Bengals will go undefeated against the division for the first time in franchise history.
  • Bengals have won four of the past five games against Cleveland
  • Quarterback Carson Palmer is 7-2 against the Cleveland Browns, completing 197 of 313 passes for 2,145 yards passing, 22 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 87.9 passer rating.
  • Palmer has a touchdown in all nine career games against Cleveland.
  • With four touchdowns, Palmer will become the third quarterback in franchise history to record 125 passing touchdowns (any wild guesses on the other two?)
  • Cedric Benson is averaging 122.5 yards rushing in previous two games against Cleveland.
  • Benson averages 106.2 yards rushing in games where he records 20 rushes or more -- his teams are 11-1-1.
  • Rookie running back Bernard Scott recorded his first career 100-yard game with 119 yards rushing against the Oakland Raiders.
  • Chad Ochocinco has three touchdowns in his previous two games against the Browns and looks to record a touchdown in his third straight game against the Browns.
  • Bengals defense has 10 interceptions in their past six games.
  • Johnathan Joseph looks to record an interception in three straight against the Browns.
  • Joseph has an interception in four of five divisional games this year.
  • Dhani Jones leads the Bengals with 68 tackles.

Cleveland Browns

  • The Browns look to record back-to-back wins in Cincinnati for the first time since the 2002-2003 seasons.
  • Brady Quinn, who recorded career highs in passing (304), touchdowns (4) and passer rating (133.1) last week, will make his first career start against the Bengals.
  • In 15 career games against the Bengals, Jamal Lewis is averaging 113.7 yards per game, which includes nine 100-yard rushing games.
  • In his only career game against the Bengals, rookie receiver Mohamed Massaquoi recorded a career high in receptions (8) and yards receiving (148).
  • Massaquoi recorded his second career 100-yard receiving game last week.
  • Receiver Chansi Stuckey posted his first touchdown reception with the Browns last week against the Lions.
  • Linebacker David Bowens looks to record a sack in three straight games.
  • Safety Brodney Pool has two interceptions in his past three games and looks to record a pick in two straight against the Bengals.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Browns
Total 335.6 (17th) 236.8 (31st)
Scoring 21.5 (16th) 11.5 (30th)
Third Downs 41% (14th) 29% (29th)
Rushing 127.8 (9th) 101.4 (22nd)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-12th) 2 (t-30th)
Passing 207.8 (20th) 135.4 (31st)
Passing TDs 14 (t-15th) 7 (31st)
Sacks Allowed 17 (t-7th) 24 (t-21st)
20-yard Passes 28 (t-16th) 18 (29th)
     
Defense Bengals Browns
Total 310.5 (10th) 402.0 (32nd)
Scoring 16.7 (3rd) 26.3 (28th)
3rd Downs Allowed 35% (8th) 39% (20th)
Rushing 84.3 (2nd) 154.9 (29th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-5th) 13 (t-27th)
Passing 226.2 (19th) 247.1 (26th)
Passing TDs 12 (t-12th) 15 (t-19th)
Sacks 24 (t-8th) 19 (t-21st)
QB Rating 77.5 (t-7th) 93.7 (26th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 30 (t-19th) 37 (30th)
Interceptions 12 (t-6th) 6 (t-30th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff Return 22.1 (23rd) 22.8 (18th)
Punt Return 11.4 (4th) 13.2 (2nd)
Punting (Net) 37.5 (19th) 38.8 (12th)
Punts Inside the 20 14 (t-22nd) 32 (1st)

2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 87.2 15th
Yards Passing 2,217 16th
Touchdowns 14 t-14th
First Downs 112 t-15th
Average Yards/Att 7.1 16th
Completions 192 t-16th
Interceptions 8 t-17th
Times Sacked 17 t-15th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 859 7th
Attempts / Game 22.8 1st
Touchdowns 6 t-10th
First Downs 36 t-9th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 50 t-21st
Yards Receiving 735 12th
Touchdowns 5 t-14th
20-yard receptions 11 t-9th
First Downs 39 t-7th
     

CAREER AGAINST THE BROWNS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
10.4.09 W, 23-20 23 44 230 2 1
12.23.07 W, 19-14 11 21 115 1 2
9.16.07 L, 45-51 33 50 401 6 2
11.26.06 W, 30-0 25 32 275 3 1
9.17.06 W, 34-17 24 40 352 2 2
12.11.05 W, 23-20 13 27 93 1 1
9.11.05 W, 27-13 26 34 280 2 1
11.28.04 W, 58-48 22 29 251 4 3
10.17.04 L, 17-34 20 36 148 1 1

Chad Johnson

Date Result Rec Yards TDs
10.4.09 W, 23-20 3 24 2
9.28.08 L, 12-20 3 28 1
12.23.07 W, 19-14 4 44 0
9.16.07 L, 45-51 11 209 2
11.26.06 W, 30-0 7 123 0
9.17.06 W, 34-17 6 78 1
12.11.05 W, 23-20 2 22 0
9.11.05 W, 27-13 9 91 0
11.28.04 W, 58-48 10 117 1
10.17.04 L, 17-34 3 37 0
12.28.03 L, 14-22 4 29 0
9.28.03 L, 16-22 3 67 2
11.17.02 L, 20-27 4 103 1
9.15.02 L, 7-20 4 58 1
11.25.01 L, 0-18 1 7 0
10.14.01 W, 24-14 5 68 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.4.09 18 74  
12.21.08 38 171 0
10.9.05 5 6 0

Laveranues Coles

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.4.09 2 24 0
12.9.07 7 48 0
10.29.06 4 40 0
10.3.04 7 122 0
10.27.02 5 61 1
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