Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Atlanta Falcons (4-2)

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons runs against Moise Fokou #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Atlanta Falcons (4-2)
Series Leader: Bengals, 7-4
Streak: Falcons have won three of the past five meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis 0-1. Smith 0-0.
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 130 (Cin.), 122 (Atl.).  XM: 106 (Atl.). 
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Weather: Dome
Uniform: White


  • The Bengals have won five of their past seven meetings against the NFC
  • In his only career start against the Atlanta Falcons, Carson Palmer recorded a 106.9 passer rating.
  • On the road against the NFC, Palmer has thrown 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
  • In his past six games against the NFC, Cedric Benson is averaging 126.8 yards rushing per game, including a season-high 144 yards last week against the Buccaneers.
  • Terrell Owens needs one touchdown to become the fifth player in NFL history with 150 touchdowns.
  • Owens has 11 career touchdown receptions against the Falcons, which is the second-most against any team -- he's scored 12 touchdowns against the Saints.
  • Owens' 100-yard performance against Tampa Bay last week was his 50th career 100-yard receiving game.
  • Chad Ochocinco needs one touchdown to surpass Carl Pickens for most receiving touchdowns in franchise history.
  • Chris Crocker, who spent two seasons with the Falcons, recorded a career-high two sacks last week against Tampa Bay.
  • Leon Hall has three interceptions in his previous four games.


  • Matt Ryan is 15-1 as a starter at home and looks to record his 12th straight win at the Georgia Dome.
  • When Ryan posts a passer rating of 100 or better, the Falcons are an undefeated 11-0.
  • Michael Turner has rushed for 1,556 yards and 18 touchdowns in 15 home games since joining Atlanta.
  • When Turner rushes 22 times or more a game, his teams are 14-1.
  • Since 2008, Turner has rushed for 28 rushing touchdowns, second most in the NFC.
  • Roddy White looks to record 100-yards receiving against the AFC for the fourth straight game.
  • In his past three against the AFC, White has recorded 26 receptions for 351 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • Tony Gonzalez has 36 receptions for 381 yards receiving and five touchdowns in five games against the Bengals.
  • Defensive end John Abraham has 12.5 sacks in his previous 10 games against the AFC.
  • Abraham has 93.5 quarterback sacks dating back to 2000, second in the NFL.
  • In his past seven games against the AFC, defensive end Kroy Biermann has four quarterback sacks, a pick-six and a forced fumble.


Offense Bengals Falcons
Total 351.4 (11th) 357.3 (9th)
Scoring 20.0 (t-17th) 21.7 (t-12th)
Third Downs 34% (26th) 44% (5th)
Rushing 103.4 (18th) 134.8 (7th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-23rd) 3 (t-18th)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-28th) 6 (t-5th)
40-Yard Runs 0 (t-20th) 1 (t-3rd)
Passing 248.0 (7th) 222.5 (17th)
Passing TDs 7 (t-18th) 9 (t-11th)
Sacks Allowed 7 (t-3rd) 13 (t-18th)
20-yard Passes 14 (t-21st) 15 (t-17th)
40-Yard Passes 4 (t-6th) 2 (t-15th)
Defense Bengals Falcons
Total 317.6 (13th) 337.3 (18th)
Scoring 20.4 (16th) 16.8 (5th)
3rd Downs Allowed 41% (23rd) 40% (22nd)
Rushing 111.0 (18th) 97.8 (9th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-9th) 3 (t-9th)
20-Yard Runs 5 (t-22nd) 3 (t-7th)
40-Yard Runs 1 (t-17th) 2 (29th)
Passing 206.6 (13th) 239.5 (25th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-5th) 8 (18th)
Sacks 6 (t-29th) 12 (t-13th)
QB Rating 70.1 (3rd) 81.7 (15th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 14 (t-7th) 15 (t-10th)
40-Yard Passes Allowed 2 (t-8th) 3 (t-19th)
Interceptions 7 (t-7th) 11 (1st)
Special Teams Bengals Falcons
Kickoff Return 18.4 (30th) 23.2 (15th)
Punt Return 6.4 (26th) 11.9 (4th)
Punting (Net) 39.0 (13th) 32.1 (31st)
Punts Inside the 20 9 (t-13th) 10 (12th)


Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 78.3 25th
Yards Passing 1,287 15th
Touchdowns 7 t-15th
First Downs 67 t-12th
Average Yards/Att 6.6 t-20th
Completions 115 15th
Interceptions 6 t-22nd
Times Sacked 7 t-4th
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 406 t-14th
Attempts / Game 20.6 6th
Touchdowns 2 t-19th
First Downs 24 t-10th
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 26 t-32nd
Yards Receiving 316 t-32nd
Touchdowns 1 t-62nd
20-yard receptions 3 t-51st
First Downs 15 t-32nd
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 31 t-20th
Yards Receiving 476 10th
Touchdowns 2 t-32nd
20-yard receptions 7 t-7th
40-yard receptions 2 t-6th
First Downs 22 t-11th


Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
10.29.2006 L, 27-29 24 36 266 2 0

Chad Ochocinco

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.29.2006 6 78 1

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
12.27.2009 4 39 0
12.16.2006 5 69 2
9.12.2005 7 112 0
10.14.2001 9 183 3
9.09.2001 7 93 0
9.03.2000 7 72 1
1.03.2000 5 31 1
12.12.1999 2 21 0
11.15.1998 3 87 1
9.27.1998 2 32 0
10.19.1997 6 93 2
9.21.1997 1 56 1
12.2.1996 5 55 0
9.29.1996 1 26 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
Never Played Atlanta      


2006 Cincinnati L, 27-29
2002 Atlanta L, 3-30
1996 Cincinnati W, 41-31
1993 Cincinnati W, 21-17
1990 Atlanta L, 17-38
1987 Atlanta W, 16-10
1984 Cincinnati W, 35-14
1981 Atlanta W, 30-28
1978 Cincinnati W, 37-7
1975 Atlanta W, 21-14
1971 Cincinnati L, 6-9
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