Both Sides Of The Statistical Coin

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 02: Brian Leonard #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Here is our week 4 statistical breakdown of the Bengals - Bills game. We will begin with five good stats followed by five bad stats.

Statistics that make you smile

  1. Fred Jackson averaged 3.89 yards per carry. Coming into the game with the Bengals Jackson was averaging 6.4 yards per carry. The Bengals defense was tremendous against the run this week.
  2. Cedric Benson rushes for over 100 yards. Benson came through in the second half rushing for 87 yards, notching his second 100 yard game of the season.   
  3. Bengals converted were 5-12 on third downs. This was a huge improvement over the past two weeks and was critical to their comeback victory.
  4. Bengals rack up 458 total net yards. The Bengals offense woke up in the second half with Benson rushing for over 100 yards and Andy Dalton getting close to 300 yards passing. It was a total effort in the second half of the game.
  5. Bengals running backs averaged 5.3 yards per carry. Benson, Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard all contributed in the rushing attack. The Bengals offensive line also played well and opened some big holes throughout the game. 

Statistics that make you frown

  1. Dalton with two interceptions. For the second game in a row Dalton threw two interceptions. He happened to throw both of these in the first half this time and was able to bounce back in the second half to lead his team to victory.
  2. Bengals recorded only one sack. Although they were only able to get one sack, the Bengals were able to pressure Ryan Fitzpatrick often which contributed to his pedestrian performance.
  3. Bengals defense did not force any turnovers. Although the Bengals lost the turnover battle they were still able to pull out the win. 
  4. Offensive line gave up two sacks. The Bills were only able to generate two sacks in the previous three games and managed to match that output in one game against the Bengals. 
  5. Huber averaged 38.4 yards per punt. Huber had a sub-par game against the Bills. We saw what he is capable of during the preseason and expect him to perform better. He should be able to bounce back.
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