Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) At Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 02: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars passes during a game against the New Orleans Saints at EverBank Field on October 2, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)
Series Leader: Jaguars, 11-6
Streak: Jaguars have won four of the previous five and seven straight at home.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-1. Del Rio: 1-1
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 128 (Cin.), 112 (Jax.). XM: 228 (Jax.).
SB Nation: Big Cat Country | SB Nation Game Coverage 
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Weather: 79 degrees and a 52% chance of a thunderstorm [Weather Underground
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • In two road starts this year, rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 37 of 56 passes for 413 yards passing and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 105.7.
  • Dalton became the first rookie Bengals player to rush and pass for a touchdown in the same game since Jack Thompson did it on November 18, 1979.
  • Running back Cedric Benson posted his 14th 100-yard rushing game; Bengals are 12-2 in games that Bengals rushes for over 100 yards.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all AFC rookies with 19 receptions and 312 yards receiving.
  • Green has three receptions of over 40 yards or more -- tied for most in the NFL.
  • Jermaine Gresham posted a career-high 70 yards receiving last week against the Buffalo Bills.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has recorded 2.5 quarterback sacks in his previous three games.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Jaguars are looking to post their eighth straight win over the Bengals at home.
  • Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert has a 90-plus passer rating in the fourth quarter in two of the past three games.
  • Since 2010 at home, running back Maurice Jones-Drew has 80-plus yards rushing in eight of the past nine games.
  • Tight end Marcedes Lewis (17) needs two touchdown receptions to surpass wide receiver Reggie Williams (18) for third in franchise history (Jimmy Smith, 67; Keenan McCardell, 30).
  • Tight end Zach Miller posted his first career touchdown reception last week.
  • Linebacker Daryl Smith registered his six career interception last week.
  • Linebacker Paul Posluszny leads the team with 30 tackles; registered his first sack of the season last week.
  • Safety Dawan Landry recorded his first career interception as a Jaguar last week.

TEAM RANKINGS (2011)

Offense Bengals Jaguars
Total 340.5 (20th) 264.2 (31st)
Scoring 20.0 (23rd) 9.8 (32nd)
Third Downs 28% (t-29th) 32 (24th)
Rushing 115.2 (t-12th) 126.8 (t-6th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-17th) 1 (t-26th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-16th) 4 (t-5th)
Passing 225.2 (23rd) 137.5 (32nd)
Passing TDs 5 (t-17th) 2 (32nd)
Sacks Allowed 9 (t-17th) 9 (t-17th)
20-yard Passes 15 (t-10th) 6 (32nd)
     
Defense Bengals Jaguars
Total 275.5 (1st) 335.8 (12th)
Scoring 18.5 (6th) 21.2 (t-10th)
3rd Downs Allowed 32% (3rd) 38% (t-15th)
Rushing 86.8 (7th) 107.0 (16th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-14th) 2 (t-8th)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-2nd) 2 (t-7th)
Passing 188.8 (3rd) 228.8 (14th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-6th) 6 (t-13th)
Sacks 10 (t-12th) 6 (t-25th)
QB Rating 83.1 (11th) 84.0 (12th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 9 (t-2nd) 10 (t-5th)
Interceptions 1 (31st) 5 (t-9th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Jaguars
Kickoff Return 21.2 (t-28th) 21.3 (t-26th)
Punt Return 9.0 (18th) 5.0 (29th)
Punting (Net) 38.4 (19th) 33.2 (29th)
Punts Inside the 20 9 (2nd) 5 (t-12th)

CAREER AGAINST THE JAGUARS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.2.2008 24 104 1

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      
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