Week Ten Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (2-6) at Indianapolis Colts (5-3)

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 07: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 7 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-6) at Indianapolis Colts (5-3)
Series Leader: Colts, 15-8
Streak: Colts have won six straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis 0-3. Caldwell: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 129 (Cin.), 125 (Ind.). XM: 102 (Ind.). 
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Cincinnati Bengals

  • The Bengals have played six of the previous seven games against the Colts in Indianapolis. Who makes these schedules?
  • Carson Palmer looks to record a third straight game with 300 yards passing or more on the road.
  • In Palmer's previous two games on the road, he's recorded five touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.5 passer rating.
  • The Bengals are 15-3 when Palmer records three touchdown or more in a game.
  • When Cedric Benson rushes for 100 yards or more in a game, the Bengals are 9-1.
  • Terrell Owens has a touchdown in three of four career games against the Colts.
  • Owens surpassed Don Maynard for fourth most 100-yard receiving games in NFL history (Jerry Rice 76, Randy Moss 64, Marvin Harrison 59).
  • Owens recorded two touchdowns against the Steelers last week for his 32nd game with two touchdowns or more, which is third-most in the NFL (Jerry Rice 44, Randy Moss 36).
  • Owens looks to record a touchdown in his sixth straight game.
  • Roy Williams recorded his first interception since September 23, 2007.
  • Dhani Jones leads the team with 60 tackles.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Peyton Manning is 6-0 against the Bengals, completing 134 of 201 passes for 1,642 yards passing, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions for a pass rating for 113.7.
  • Manning looks to record three touchdowns or more in the fourth straight game against Cincinnati.
  • Joseph Addai needs 69 yards rushing to reach 4,000 yards in his career.
  • Rookie running back Javarris James rushed for a career-best two touchdowns last week.
  • Reggie Wayne recorded his fifth career 10-reception game last week and leads the NFL with 60 receptions.
  • Manning and Wayne have combined for 64 touchdowns and can tie Jim Kelly and Andre Reed (65) for fourth-most touchdowns by a quarterback-wide receiver combination in NFL history.
  • Tight end Jacob Tamme had a career-high 11 receptions and 108 yards receiving against the Eagles last week.
  • Tamme looks to record a touchdown in three straight games.
  • Dwight Freeney has 4.5 sacks in his previous two games against the Bengals.
  • Robert Mathis had 2.5 quarterback sacks in his last game against the Bengals.


Offense Bengals Colts
Total 345.0 (15th) 394.8 (3rd)
Scoring 20.9 (17th) 27.1 (3rd)
Third Downs 36% (24th) 44% (6th)
Rushing 95.1 (22nd) 92.2 (25th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-25th) 7 (t-10th)
20-Yard Runs 1 (31st) 2 (t-28th)
Passing 249.9 (6th) 302.5 (2nd)
Passing TDs 14 (t-9th) 16 (t-4th)
Sacks Allowed 14 (t-8th) 10 (1st)
20-yard Passes 21 (t-20th) 24 (14th)
Defense Bengals Colts
Total 338.5 (18th) 344.6 (20th)
Scoring 23.8 (t-25th) 21.0 (t-14th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (26th) 38% (17th)
Rushing 120.8 (23rd) 140.9 (29th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-21st) 9 (t-27th)
20-Yard Runs 10 (t-last) 8 (t-22nd)
Passing 217.8 (17th) 203.8 (7th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-12th) 9 (t-6th)
Sacks 7 (31st) 17 (t-16th)
QB Rating 78.4 (14th) 82.7 (16th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 25 (t-15th) 21 (t-7th)
Interceptions 10 (9th) 6 (t-22nd)
Special Teams Bengals Colts
Kickoff Return 20.0 (t-29th) 20.0 (t-29th)
Punt Return 6.3 (t-30th) 8.2 (t-20th)
Punting (Net) 38.0 (16th) 34.9 (28th)
Punts Inside the 20 15 (10th) 11 (t-21st)


Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 83.6 20th
Yards Passing 2,103 6th
Touchdowns 14 t-6th
First Downs 107 6th
Average Yards/Att 6.6 t-24th
Completions 190 6th
Interceptions 8 t-22nd
Times Sacked 14 t-16th
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 599 t-14th
Attempts / Game 20.1 7th
Touchdowns 3 t-17th
First Downs 34 t-9th
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 40 t-22nd
Yards Receiving 473 28th
Touchdowns 2 t-51st
20-yard receptions 3 t-84th
First Downs 26  
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 55 3rd
Yards Receiving 770 3rd
Touchdowns 7 t-4th
20-yard receptions 10 t-7th
First Downs 36 4th


Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
2 12.18.2006 Indianapolis 14 28 176 0 0
1 11.20.2005 Cincinnati 25 38 335 2 1

Chad Ochocinco

Game Date Rec. Yards TDs
4 12.7.2008 5 79 0
3 12.18.2006 3 37 0
2 11.20.2005 8 189 1
1 10.6.2002 6 72 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
1.3.2010 4 65 1
11.19.2006 4 70 0
11.25.2001 6 103 1
10.18.1998 7 79 1

Cedric Benson

Date Rush Yards TDs
12.7.2008 16 57 0

All-Time Series

Date Location Result
12.7.2008 Indianapolis L, 3-35
12.18.2006 Indianapolis L, 16-34
11.20.2005 Cincinnati L, 37-45
10.6.2002 Indianapolis L, 21-28
10.24.1999 Indianapolis L, 10-31
12.13.1998 Indianapolis L, 26-39
11.9.1997 Indianapolis W, 28-13
12.22.1996 Cincinnati W, 31-24
9.3.1995 Indianapolis W, 24-21 OT
11.20.1994 Cincinnati L, 13-17
9.12.1993 Cincinnati L, 6-9
12.27.1992 Cincinnati L, 17-21
11.25.1990 Cincinnati L, 20-34
10.22.1989 Cincinnati L, 12-23
9.13.1987 Indianapolis W, 23-21
10.2.1983 Cincinnati L, 31-34
12.5.1982 Baltimore W, 20-17
10.11.1981 Baltimore W, 41-19
12.7.1980 Cincinnati W, 34-33
12.7.1979 Baltimore L, 28-38
11.4.1976 Baltimore L, 27-28
11.3.1974 Baltimore W, 24-14
11.19.1972 Cincinnati L, 19-20
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