Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Carolina Panthers (0-2)

CHARLOTTE NC - SEPTEMBER 19: Jimmy Clausen #2 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 19 2010 in Charlotte North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Carolina Panthers (0-2)
Series Leader: Panthers, 2-1
Streak: Bengals won the previous meeting
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-0. Fox: 1-1
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 130 (Cin.), 113 (Car.).  XM: 109 (Car.).
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Weather: Scattered thunderstorms (50%) with a high of 82 degrees [Weather.com]
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are 17-10-1 against the NFC, winning four of their past five games.
  • In his only meeting against the Panthers, quarterback Carson Palmer has completed 23 of 39 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns for a 94.0 passer rating.
  • In his previous four NFC games, Palmer has completed 67 of 101 passes for 732 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions for a 104.1 passer rating.
  • In 25 career starts with the Bengals, Cedric Benson is averaging 83.3 yards rushing per game.
  • Chad Ochocinco (63) needs one touchdown reception to surpass Carl Pickens for the franchise record.
  • Terrell Owens has four 100-yard receiving games against the Panthers.
  • Jordan Shipley is tied for second most receptions among rookies with 10 catches.
  • Leon Hall recorded his 15th career interception last week against the Ravens.
  • Adam Jones recorded his first interception since December 17, 2006 last week.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Dating back to the start of the 2008 season, the Panthers are 13-4 at home, outscoring opponents 390-272.
  • Quarterback Jimmy Clausen will make his first career start.
  • Jonathan Stewart has averaged 99.3 yards/rushing and three touchdowns in the past four home games, including three 100-yard performances.
  • DeAngelo Williams ranks second in the NFC with 2,748 yards rushing since the start of the 2008 season. Williams has rushed for at least 80 yards in seven of his past eight games against AFC teams, which includes 770 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
  • Mike Goodson recorded 128 yards total last week (75 kickoff return, 33 receiving, 20 rushing).
  • In two meetings against the Bengals, Steve Smith has 13 receptions for 270 yards receiving and a touchdown.
  • Smith is looking to record a touchdown in his sixth straight game; has eight receiving touchdowns in his past nine games.
  • Chris Gamble looks to record an interception for a third straight game against the AFC. Gamble ranks second in team history with 24 interceptions.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Panthers
Total 340.5 (10th) 257.5 (28th)
Scoring 19.5 (t-15th) 12.5 (28th)
Third Downs 33% (t-21st) 39% (14th)
Rushing 90.5 (21st) 104.0 (16th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-14th) 0 (t-14th)
Passing 250.0 (8th) 153.5 (27th)
Passing TDs 2 (t-18th) 2 (t-18th)
Sacks Allowed 2 (t-4th) 8 (31st)
20-yard Passes 5 (t-17th) 5 (t-17th)
     
Defense Bengals Panthers
Total 317.5 (18th) 324.5 (22nd)
Scoring 24 (t-20th) 25.5 (t-23rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 46% (27th) 39% (16th)
Rushing 113.5 (18th) 106.5 (14th)
Rushing TDs 0 (t-1st) 1 (t-8th)
Passing 204.0 (15th) 218.0 (19th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-20th) 5 (t-31st)
Sacks 1 (t-30th) 1 (t-30th)
QB Rating 68.1 (11th) 91.6 (22nd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 5 (t-10th) 8 (t-25th)
Interceptions 4 (t-1st) 3 (t-7th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Panthers
Kickoff Return 26.0 (5th) 22.0 (18th)
Punt Return 3.0 (29th) 7.7 (16th)
Punting (Net) 37.9 (t-15th) 36.7 (19th)
Punts Inside the 20 0 (t-29th) 2 (t-18th)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 79.1 19th
Yards Passing 512 8th
Touchdowns 2 t-17th
First Downs 29 6th
Average Yards/Att 6.0 t-25th
Completions 50 4th
Interceptions 1 t-7th
Times Sacked 2 t-5th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 121 21st
Attempts / Game 19.0 9th
Touchdowns 1 t-12th
First Downs 8 t-10th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 16 t-3rd
Yards Receiving 203 2nd
Touchdowns 1 t-16th
20-yard receptions 2 t-19th
First Downs 11 4th
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 10 t-20th
Yards Receiving 110 42nd
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 2 t-19th
First Downs 7 t-12th
     
Jordan Shipley Stat Ranking
Receptions 10 t-20th
Yards Receiving 124 t-32nd
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 1 t-47th
First Downs 7 t-12th

CAREER AGAINST THE PANTHERS

Carson Palmer

Game Date Loc. Comp Att Yards TDs Int
1 10.22.2006 Home 23 39 240 2 0
               

Chad Ochocinco

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
2 10.22.2006 Home 6 73 0
1 12.8.2002 Away 6 114 0
      12 187 0

Terrell Owens

Game Date Loc. Rec. Yards TDs
  10.25.2009 Away 3 27 0
  12.22.2007 Away 5 48 1
  10.29.2006 Away 9 107 0
  10.17.2004 Home 4 123 0
  11.18.2001 Away 7 99 1
  10.7.2001 Home 8 118 2
  10.22.2000 Away 6 96 1
  9.10.2000 Home 5 97 0
  12.18.1999 Away 5 66 0
  12.6.1998 Away 4 53 1
  11.8.1998 Home 4 72 2
  11.16.1997 Home 3 40 0
  9.29.1997 Away 5 48 1
  12.8.1996 Home 5 110 1
  9.22.1996 Away 2 6 0
      75 1,110 10

Note: This is Cedric Benson's first meeting against the Panthers.

ALL-TIME SERIES

Date Location Result
9.26.1999 Carolina L, 3-27
12.8.2002 Carolina L, 31-52
10.22.2006 Cincinnati W, 17-14
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