Week Eight Primer: Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)

MIAMI - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Chad Henne #7 passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sun Life Stadium on October 24 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Game: Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
Series Leader: Dolphins, 12-5
Streak: Dolphins have won nine of the past 11 meetings; Bengals have won the past two meetings.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis 2-0. Sparano 0-0.
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots.  SIRIUS: 147 (Mia.), 126 (Cin.).  XM: 103 (Cin.). 
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Weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 65 [Weather.com]
Uniform: Black

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Carson Palmer is an undefeated 2-0 starting against the Miami Dolphins.
  • In his past three games, Palmer has recorded 992 yards passing with seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a passer rating of 100.9 (Bengals have lost all three games).
  • When Cedric Benson records 100 yards or more in a game, the Bengals are 9-1.
  • Terrell Owens (50) needs one more 100-yard receiving game to surpass Don Maynard for fourth-most 100 yard-receiving games in NFL History. Jerry Rice has 76.
  • In his last game against the Miami Dolphins with the Bills on November 29, 2009, Owens recorded a 51-yard touchdown reception.
  • Owens is looking to record a touchdown in this fourth straight game.
  • Chad Ochocinco (64) became the franchise's leading touchdown receiver last week, surpassing Carl Pickens (63).
  • Jordan Shipley recorded his first 100-yard receiving game and his first NFL touchdown last week against the Falcons.
  • Leon Hall is tied for most interceptions in the AFC and 2nd in the NFL with four picks.

Miami Dolphins

  • The Dolphins, 8-3 on the road against the Bengals, are looking to go 4-0 on the road in 2010.
  • Chad Henne, in his past three road games, has completed 53 of 88 passes for 527 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 83.9.
  • Ricky Williams needs 41 yards from scrimmage to surpass Larry Csonka for fourth most in Dolphins history.
  • Brandon Marshall is averaging 83.7 yards receiving on the road this season.
  • Receiver Davone Bess is looking to record an interception in his fourth straight game. Bess has at least five receptions in five of the Dolphins six games this season.
  • Linebacker Cameron Wake has four quarterback sacks in the past three games.
  • Rookie linebacker Koa Misi has 2.5 quarterback sacks in the past three games and ranks second among all NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks.


Offense Bengals Dolphins
Total 371.0 (8th) 342.0 (13th)
Scoring 22.0 (16th) 18.5 (t-24th)
Third Downs 37% (23rd) 46% (2nd)
Rushing 100.2 (19th) 107.0 (16th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-24th) 1 (t-30th)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-28th) 1 (t-28th)
40-Yard Runs 0 (t-last) 1 (t-6th)
Passing 270.8 (6th) 235.0 (13th)
Passing TDs 10 (t-14th) 8 (t-22nd)
Sacks Allowed 10 (t-4th) 10 (t-4th)
20-yard Passes 17 (t-19th) 13 (t-31st)
40-Yard Passes 5 (t-6th) 2 (t-20th)
Defense Bengals Dolphins
Total 340.0 (20th) 317.3 (t-10th)
Scoring 23.5 (25th) 22.5 (21st)
3rd Downs Allowed 43% (26th) 36% (12th)
Rushing 118.0 (22nd) 100.8 (12th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-21st) 4 (t-12th)
20-Yard Runs 7 (t-24th) 2 (t-4th)
40-Yard Runs 1 (t-15th) 0 (t-1st)
Passing 222.0 (19th) 216.5 (17th)
Passing TDs 9 (15th) 8 (t-8th)
Sacks 6 (t-30th) 17 (t-9th)
QB Rating 77.8 (12th) 90.2 (24th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 18 (t-9th) 20 (t-16th)
40-Yard Passes Allowed 4 (t-20th) 4 (t-20th)
Interceptions 8 (t-8th) 4 (t-27th)
Special Teams Bengals Dolphins
Kickoff Return 19.6 (29th) 21.3 (t-23rd)
Punt Return 6.2 (28th) 11.1 (7th)
Punting (Net) 39.2 (11th) 35.6 (24th)
Punts Inside the 20 11 (t-12th) 13 (t-7th)


Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 86.1 17th
Yards Passing 1,699 9th
Touchdowns 10 t-11th
First Downs 90 6th
Average Yards/Att 7.0 t-13th
Completions 151 7th
Interceptions 6 t-18th
Times Sacked 10 t-12th
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 476 15th
Attempts / Game 20.5 5th
Touchdowns 2 t-23rd
First Downs 27 9th
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 36 t-17th
Yards Receiving 424 22nd
Touchdowns 2 t-41nd
20-yard receptions 3 t-67th
First Downs 23 t-15th
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 40 t-9th
Yards Receiving 564 4th
Touchdowns 3 t-21st
20-yard receptions 7 t-12th
40-yard receptions 2 t-9th
First Downs 26 t-8th
Jordan Shipley Stat Ranking
Receptions 21 t-67th
Yards Receiving 321 50th
Touchdowns 1 t-76th
20-yard receptions 5 t-32nd
40-yard receptions 2 t-9th
First Downs 16 t-42nd
Jermaine Gresham Stat Ranking
Receptions 26 t-44th
Yards Receiving 184 t-100th
Touchdowns 2 t-41nd
20-yard receptions 1 t-137th
First Downs 10 t-90th


Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
12.30.2007 W, 38-25 23 32 316 3 1
9.19.2004 W, 16-13 21 38 147 0 1

Chad Ochocinco

Date Rec Yards TDs
12.30.2007 4 131 2
9.19.2004 3 45 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.29.2009 5 96 1
10.4.2009 3 60 0
9.16.2007 5 97 1
12.16.2001 4 43 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.5.2006 8 34 0


2007 Miami W, 38-25
2004 Cincinnati W, 16-13
2000 Cincinnati L, 16-31
1995 Cincinnati L, 23-26
1994 Cincinnati L, 7-23
1991 Miami L, 13-37
1989 Cincinnati L, 13-20
1987 Cincinnati L, 14-20
1983 Miami L, 14-38
1980 Miami L, 16-17
1978 Miami L, 0-21
1977 Cincinnati W, 23-17
1974 Miami L, 3-24
1973* Miami L, 16-34
1971 Cincinnati L, 13-23
1969 Cincinnati W, 27-21
1968 Miami W, 38-21
1968 Cincinnati L, 22-24

* AFC Division Playoff Game

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