Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) at Tennessee Titans (4-3)

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on October 30, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) at Tennessee Titans (4-3)
Series Leader: Titans, 39-31-1
Streak: Bengals have won two of the past three
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-2. Munchak: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (3:05 PM CT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 93 (Cin.), 134 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.)
SB Nation: Music City Miracles | SB Nation Game Coverage Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy at 62 degrees at kickoff [Weather Underground
Uniform: White


  • Bengals look to win their fifth straight, which would be the longest winning steak since 1988 (6). The 2005 Bengals won four consecutive games twice, but never five straight.
  • Bengals are 3-1 on the road this season.
  • Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 64.4% of his passes for 760 yards passing, three touchdowns and three interceptions for a quarterback rating of 91.8 on the road.
  • Dalton is the first Bengals rookie quarterback to win four straight starts.
  • Bengals are 11-1 when running back Cedric Benson has 25 carries or more in a game.
  • Bernard Scott posted a season-high 76 yards rushing last week.
  • Rookie wide receiver A.J. Green looks to post a touchdown in his fifth straight road game.
  • Green, who has two 40-plus yard touchdowns, leads all rookies in receptions (33), yards receiving (516) and touchdowns (5).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has posted a touchdown reception in two of his past three games.
  • Defensive end Frostee Rucker has posted two quarterback sacks in his past three games.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson posted a 75-yard pick-six last week.
  • Wide receiver and return specialist posted a 56-yard punt return for touchdown last week.


  • Dating back to December 19, 2010, the Titans have won four of the past five at LP Field.
  • Titans are 4-1 when quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has a passer rating of 90 or better.
  • Hasselbeck needs three touchdowns to reach 190 for his career.
  • Running back Chris Johnson rushed for 109 yards in his only game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Johnson needs 100 yards rushing to reach 5,000 yards for his career.
  • Running back Javon Ringer totaled 102 yards from scrimmage last week.
  • Wide receiver Nate Washington posted two touchdowns last week (rushing and receiving).
  • Tight end Jared Cook is averaging 18 yards/reception in 2011.
  • Cornerback Jason McCourty recorded a touchdown on a blocked punt last week and leads the team with 59 tackles this year.
  • Safety Michael Griffin posted an interception in his last game against the Bengals.
  • Linebacker Barrett Ruud registered his first interception of the year last week.
  • Rookie defensive tackle Karl Klug is tied for third among AFC rookies with three quarterback sacks.
  • Place kicker Rob Bironas made two field goals of 50-plus yards last week (51, 50).


Offense Bengals Titans
Total 315.9 (22nd) 307.7 (25th)
Scoring 24.4 (12th) 19.9 (22nd)
Third Downs 35% (19th) 40% (14th)
Rushing 103.4 (21st) 68.9 (32nd)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-19th) 3 (t-27th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-30th) 4 (t-16th)
Passing 212.4 (21st) 238.9 (14th)
Passing TDs 10 (15th) 11 (t-12th)
Sacks Allowed 12 (5th) 10 (t-3rd)
20-yard Passes 22 (t-14th) 19 (24th)
Defense Bengals Titans
Total 297.4 (4th) 363.9 (18th)
Scoring 17.6 (4th) 20.7 (20th)
3rd Downs Allowed 35% (t-10th) 46% (29th)
Rushing 85.4 (2nd) 129.3
Rushing TDs 6 (t-16th) 4 (t-7th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-4th) 4 (t-9th)
Passing 212.0 (9th) 234.6 (17th)
Passing TDs 6 (3rd) 11 (t-16th)
Sacks 18 (t-12th) 13 (t-25th)
QB Rating 81.1 (11th) 82.6 (13th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 19 (t-10th) 22 (t-15th)
Interceptions 3 (t-28th) 8 (t-10th)
Special Teams Bengals Titans
Kickoff Return 24.0 (t-15th) 24.4 (12th)
Punt Return 14.3 (4th) 9.6 (15th)
Punting (Net) 39.9 (10th) 37.0 (23rd)
Punts Inside the 20 12 (t-9th) 11 (t-11th)



Andy Dalton

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Bruce Gradkowski

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Cedric Benson

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Jerome Simpson

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A.J. Green

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Andre Caldwell

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Jermaine Gresham

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