Primer: Kansas City Chiefs (3-11) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)

Game: Kansas City Chiefs (3-11) at Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)
Series Leader: Chiefs, 13-12
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past five
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 3-2. Haley: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 155 (KC), 129 (Cin.).  XM: 109 (Cin.). 
SB Nation: Arrowhead Pride
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Weather: Flurries, 10-plus MPH winds and a high of 35 [
Uniform: Black  
Television Coverage: Southwest Ohio, parts of Indiana and Kentucky. Kansas, Nebraska and parts of Iowa and Missouri. [506]

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals can clinch the AFC North with a win (shocking!)
  • Team looks to record their fourth straight win against Kansas City in Cincinnati.
  • With a win, head coach Marvin Lewis will surpass Paul Brown for second most wins in franchise history.
  • In three career starts against the Chiefs, quarterback Carson Palmer has completed 44 of 70 passes for 501 yards passing, two touchdowns and two picks.
  • Palmer needs 45 yards passing to record his fourth career 3,000-yard passing season.
  • Palmer has ten touchdowns and 5 interceptions with an 88.4 passer rating at home.
  • Cedric Benson looks to record his third straight 100-yard rushing game against the Chiefs. In two career games, he's averaging 106 yards rushing.
  • Larry Johnson, 6,015 yards rushing with Kansas City, will play against the Chiefs for the first time in his career.
  • Chad Ochocinco looks to record a touchdown in his fourth straight game.
  • Johnathan Joseph leads the team with a career-high six interceptions.

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Quarterback Matt Cassel is tied for an NFL-best nine touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.
  • Last week, Cassel posted a Chiefs-career high 331 yards passing.
  • Cassel has 932 yards passing with five touchdown and two interceptions (82.5 passer rating) on the road this season.
  • Since week 14, running back Jamaal Charles leads the NFL with 297 yards rushing on 45 attempts.
  • In his past two games, Charles is averaging 148.5 yards rushing and aims for a third straight 100-yard rushing performance.
  • With a touchdown, Charles looks to record a touchdown in seven straight games.
  • Wide receiver Chris Chambers recorded his second 100-yard receiving game with the Chiefs in 2009 -- averaging 17.6 yards per reception.
  • Linebacker Tamba Hali needs one sack to surpass a career high of eight in 2006.
  • Cornerback Brandon Flowers looks for a third straight game with an interception.
  • Place kicker Ryan Succop (21) needs one field goal to set the franchise rookie record.


Offense Bengals Chiefs
Total 328.6 (19th) 288.0 (27th)
Scoring 20.6 (17th) 17.1 (26th)
Third Downs 42 (11th) 26 (31st)
Rushing 131.4 (6th) 106.4 (22nd)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-19th) 5 (30th)
Passing 197.1 (21st) 181.6 (26th)
Passing TDs 19 (t-15th) 17 (t-20th)
Sacks Allowed 25 (t-9th) 44 (t-30th)
20-yard Passes 35 (t-21st) 37 (t-16th)
Defense Bengals Chiefs
Total 300.5 (5th) 387.5 (30th)
Scoring 17.4 (3rd) 27.4 (31st)
3rd Downs Allowed 36 (8th) 37 (12th)
Rushing 85.2 (3rd) 162.6 (31st)
Rushing TDs 8 (t-7th) 16 (t-26th)
Passing 215.3 (15th) 224.9 (19th)
Passing TDs 17 (11th) 22 (t-20th)
Sacks 33 (t-11th) 19 (31st)
QB Rating 75.2 (10th) 89.6 (22nd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 40 (t-13th) 35 (t-8th)
Interceptions 17 (t-8th) 11 (t-23rd)
Special Teams Bengals Chiefs
Kickoff Return 21.1 (27th) 21.7 (t-23rd)
Punt Return 11.2 (5th) 6.6 (26th)
Punting (Net) 36.9 (23rd) 40.5 (6th)
Punts Inside the 20 20 (t-22nd) 36 (3rd)


Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 85.9 17th
Yards Passing 2,955 18th
Touchdowns 19 t-12th
First Downs 150 15th
Average Yards/Att 6.9 t-18th
Completions 264 17th
Interceptions 11 t-14th
Times Sacked 25 21st
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 1,118 7th
Attempts / Game 22.7 1st
Touchdowns 6 t-19th
First Downs 50 10th
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 68 14th
Yards Receiving 1,016 14th
Touchdowns 8 t-8th
20-yard receptions 15 t-10th
First Downs 53 t-9th


Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
10.14.1007 L, 20-27 26 43 320 2 2
9.10.2006 W, 23-10 13 19 127 0 0
1.1.2006 L, 3-37 5 8 54 0 0

Chad Johnson

Date Result Rec Yards TDs
10.14.1007 L, 20-27 8 83 0
9.10.2006 W, 23-10 5 48 0
1.1.2006 L, 3-37 4 55 0
11.16.2003 W, 24-19 7 74 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
12.28.2008 25 111 1
9.16.2007 24 101 0
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