Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) at New York Jets (8-2)

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - NOVEMBER 21: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the Houston Texans on November 21 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) at New York Jets (8-2)
Series Leader: Jets, 14-7
Streak: Jets have won seven of the past eight.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis 1-4. Ryan 2-0
Broadcast: NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theismann, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Sean Landeta (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 123 (Cin.), 126 (NYJ).  XM: 124 (WW1), 105 (Cin.), 103 (NYJ). 
SB Nation: Gang Green Nation
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Weather: 50% chance of rain with a temperature of 43 degrees [Weather.com]
Uniform: White

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Carson Palmer looks to record two touchdowns in his eighth straight game.
  • Palmer needs four touchdown passes to join Ken Anderson (197) and Boomer Esiason (187) as the only players to reach 150 touchdown passes in franchise history.
  • Cedric Benson rushed for 169 yards rushing in his previous meeting against the New York Jets during last year's playoff game.
  • Terrell Owens only needs 103 yards receiving to join Jerry Rice (14) and Randy Moss (10) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 10 1,000-yard seasons.
  • In his past three games on Thanksgiving, Owens is averaging 90 yards receiving per game.
  • Chad Ochocinco looks to record a receiving touchdown in his third straight game.
  • Johnathan Joseph recorded a career high two interceptions last week against the Bills.
  • Jermaine Gresham leads all AFC rookies with 42 receptions.
  • Dhani Jones leads the team with 81 tackles.

New York Jets

  • The Jets are 3-3 on Thanksgiving all-time.
  • Including the playoffs, the Jets look to record their fourth straight win against the Bengals.
  • When Mark Sanchez records a passer rating of 80 or better, the New York Jets are 11-2.
  • In five career games against the Bengals, LaDainian Tomlinson is averaging 95.8 yards rushing per game.
  • Braylon Edwards is averaging 18.1 yards/reception in 2010.
  • In his past three games, Santonio Holmes is averaging 105.3 yards receiving per game with three touchdowns in his past two games.
  • Dustin Keller had 99 yards receiving on three receptions and a touchdown against the Bengals in last year's Wild Card game.
  • Jason Taylor needs 1.5 quarterback sacks to surpass Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O'Neal for eighth most quarterback sacks since 1982.
  • Brad Smith ranks first in the AFC with a 28.1-yard kickoff return average.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Jets
Total 346.2 (14th) 365.9 (8th)
Scoring 21.5 (20th) 23.8 (t-11th)
Third Downs 38% (18th) 41% (11th)
Rushing 96.6 (23rd) 145.9 (4th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-27th) 8 (t-10th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-29th) 8 (t-11th)
Passing 249.6 (8th) 220.0 (17th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-11th) 16 (t-16th)
Sacks Allowed 19 (t-11th) 17 (7th)
20-yard Passes 26 (t-25th) 35 (t-8th)
Defense Bengals Jets
Total 341.3 (18th) 310.3 (7th)
Scoring 26.2 (26th) 17.7 (5th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (23rd) 37% (12th)
Rushing 118.3 (23rd) 90.3 (5th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-26th) 6 (t-8th)
20-Yard Runs 13 (32nd) 4 (t-4th)
Passing 223.0 (18th) 220.0 (16th)
Passing TDs 15 (t-13th) 14 (t-11th)
Sacks 10 (32nd) 21 (t-13th)
QB Rating 80.4 (12th) 79.8 (11th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 31 (16th) 33 (t-20th)
Interceptions 12 (10th) 5 (t-30th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Jets
Kickoff Return 21.5 (t-21st) 26.3 (4th)
Punt Return 5.9 (32nd) 10.6 (11th)
Punting (Net) 38.0 (t-13th) 40.0 (5th)
Punts Inside the 20 19 (t-6th) 21 (4th)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 82.1 23rd
Yards Passing 2,625 6th
Touchdowns 18 t-7th
First Downs 138 5th
Average Yards/Att 6.7 t-26th
Completions 240 4th
Interceptions 13 30th
Times Sacked 17 t-17th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 747 13th
Attempts / Game 20.0 t-6th
Touchdowns 4 t-16th
First Downs 41 t-6th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 50 t-18th
Yards Receiving 587 27th
Touchdowns 4 t-27th
20-yard receptions 4 t-85th
First Downs 34 t-16th
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 62 t-3rd
Yards Receiving 897 3rd
Touchdowns 8 t-7th
20-yard receptions 13 7th
First Downs 43 4th

CAREER AGAINST THE NEW YORK JETS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
1.9.2010 L, 14-24 18 36 146 1 1
1.3.2010 L, 0-37 1 11 0 0 1
10.21.2007 W, 38-31 14 21 226 1 1
9.12.2004 L, 24-31 18 27 248 2 1

Chad Ochocinco

Date Result Rec Yards TDs
1.9.2010 L, 14-24 2 28 0
1.3.2010 L, 0-37 0 0 0
10.12.2008 L, 14-26 5 57 0
10.21.2007 W, 38-31 3 102 0
9.12.2004 L, 24-31 5 99 1
12.16.2001 L, 14-15 2 13 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
12.3.2009 3 31 0
10.18.2009 3 13 0
11.22.2007 6 65 1
10.1.2001 4 38 1
9.6.1998 3 60 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
1.9.2010 21 169 1
10.12.2008 4 6 0
11.19.2006 10 51 0
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