Primer: Cleveland Browns (5-8) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-11)

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 03: Running back Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns is hit by defenders Roy Williams #31 and Pat Sims #90 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 3 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Game: Cleveland Browns (5-8) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-11)
Series Leader: Bengals, 38-36
Streak: Bengals have won nine of the past 12 games.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-5. Mangini: 2-3
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Don Criqui, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 130 (Cle.), 91 (Cin.). XM: 108 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Dawgs by Nature
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Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 27 degrees. [Weather.com]
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Bengals have won five of the past six home games when hosting the Cleveland Browns
  • Bengals look to record their fourth straight win against the Browns in December
  • Quarterback Carson Palmer is 5-0 at home against the Browns.
  • In his last game against Cleveland, Palmer completed 25 of 36 passes for 371 yards passing, two touchdowns and a 121.4 passer rating.
  • Palmer (149) just needs one touchdown to reach the 150-touchdown club, joining Ken Anderson (197) and Boomer Esiason (187) as the only players in franchise history to reach that milestone.
  • Cedric Benson needs 144 yards rushing to reach 1,000 yards rushing in consecutive seasons for the first time in his career.
  • In his previous three starts against the Browns, Benson averaged 101.7 yards rushing per game.
  • Terrell Owens had 10 receptions for 222 yards receiving and a touchdown in his previous meeting against the Browns and became the first and only player in NFL history to record a 200-yard receiving game with three different teams.
  • Owens needs 17 yards receiving to join Jerry Rice and Randy Moss as the only players in NFL history with at least ten 1,000-yard seasons.
  • Owens needs just one touchdown to record 10 touchdown catches in nine seasons.
  • Chad Ochocinco has 11 touchdowns receiving against the Browns, most against any team.
  • Carlos Dunlap has 3.5 quarterback sacks in his past three games.
  • Leon Hall has five interceptions against the Browns, most against any team.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • The Browns are 4-2 in December under Eric Mangini.
  • Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy has a passer rating of 80 or better in four of his five career starts.
  • In his only start against the Bengals (with the Panthers on October 22, 2006), quarterback Jake Delhomme completed 20 of 34 passes for 238 yards passing and two touchdowns.
  • Peyton Hillis joined Jim Brown and LeRoy Kelly as the only Browns players in franchise history to record 1,000 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.
  • Hillis recorded 102 yards rushing and a touchdown in his previous games against the Bengals.
  • Tight end Benjamin Watson needs 62 yards receiving to surpass a career-high 643 yards in 2006.
  • Rookie cornerback Joe Haden has an interception in four of the previous five games.
  • Haden is tied for second among all NFL rookies with five interceptions.
  • Linebacker Matt Roth has three sacks in his previous two games against the Bengals.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Browns
Total 317.4 (24th) 296.3 (29th)
Scoring 20.2 (20th) 18.1 (29th)
Third Downs 37% (18th) 36% (20th)
Rushing 87.8 (30th) 110.9 (17th)
Rushing TDs 6 (t-30th) 13 (t-6th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-last) 7 (t-21st)
Passing 229.5 (15th) 185.4 (27th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-4th) 12 (t-18th)
Sacks Allowed 28 (t-15th) 28 (t-15th)
20-yard Passes 34 (t-23rd) 33 (t-26th)
     
Defense Bengals Browns
Total 347.8 (21st) 348.3 (22nd)
Scoring 26.5 (28th) 19.4 (10th)
3rd Downs Allowed 39% (18th) 40% (23rd)
Rushing 124.8 (24th) 124.7 (23rd)
Rushing TDs 13 (t-24th) 4 (t-1st)
20-Yard Runs 16 (32nd) 10 (t-19th)
Passing 223.1 (15th) 223.6 (16th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-13th) 21 (t-20th)
Sacks 18 (t-Last) 26 (t-16th)
QB Rating 83.3 (17th) 80.6 (13th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 43 (21st) 39 (t-16th)
Interceptions 14 (t-13th) 18 (t-3rd)
     
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff Return 21.7 (22nd) 17.6 (32nd)
Punt Return 6.1 (t-30th) 10.9 (t-9th)
Punting (Net) 38.9 (11th) 39.4 (t-5th)
Punts Inside the 20 24 (t-8th) 25 (t-5th)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 78.1 24th
Yards Passing 3,187 10th
Touchdowns 21 t-9th
First Downs 169 6th
Average Yards/Att 6.4 27th
Completions 300 t-3rd
Interceptions 18 t-28th
Times Sacked 26 t-18th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 856 14th
Attempts / Game 18.8 8th
Touchdowns 6 t-14th
First Downs 47 t-11th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 72 t-6th
Yards Receiving 983 6th
Touchdowns 9 t-5th
20-yard receptions 15 t-7th
First Downs 47 t-7th
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 65 14th
Yards Receiving 795 19th
Touchdowns 4 t-43rd
20-yard receptions 7 t-54th
First Downs 46 t-9th

CAREER AGAINST THE BROWNS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
10.3.2010 L, 20-23 25 36 371 2 0
11.29.2009 W, 16-7 13 24 110 1 0
10.4.2009 W, 23-20 23 44 230 2 1
12.23.2007 W, 19-14 11 21 115 1 2
9.16.2007 L, 45-51 33 50 401 6 2
11.26.2006 W, 30-0 25 32 275 3 1
9.17.2006 W, 34-17 24 40 352 2 2
12.11.2005 W, 23-20 13 27 93 1 1
9.11.2005 W, 27-13 26 34 280 2 1
11.28.2004 W, 58-48 22 29 251 4 3
10.17.2004 L, 17-34 20 36 148 1 1

Chad Ochocinco

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.3.2010 3 59 0
11.29.2009 3 38 0
10.4.2009 3 24 2
9.28.2008 3 28 1
12.23.2007 4 44 0
9.16.2007 11 209 2
11.26.2006 7 123 0
9.17.2006 6 78 1
12.11.2005 2 22 0
9.11.2005 9 91 0
11.28.2004 10 117 1
10.17.2004 3 37 0
12.28.2003 4 29 0
9.28.2003 3 67 2
11.17.2002 4 103 1
9.15.2002 4 58 1
11.25.2001 1 7 0
10.14.2001 5 68 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.3.2010 10 222 1
10.11.2009 4 44 0
9.7.2008 5 87 1
10.24.2004 4 109 2
9.21.2003 8 90 0

Jordan Shipley

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.3.2010 2 29 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.3.2010 5 35 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.3.2010 15 60 0
10.4.2009 18 74 0
12.21.2008 38 171 0
10.9.2005 5 6 0
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