Primer: Cleveland Browns (4-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 11: Chris Crocker #42 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with fans after the Bengals defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-17 at Cleveland Browns Stadium during a season opener on September 11, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 27-17. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Game: Cleveland Browns (4-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)
Series Leader: Bengals, 40-36  
Streak: Bengals have won five of the past six
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-6. Harbaugh: 3-3 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 113 (Cle.), 85 (Cin.). XM: 229 (Cin.)
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Weather: Rain showers (65%) and 52 degrees at kickoff [Weather Underground
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals have won six of the past seven at home against the Cleveland Browns.
  • Rookie Andy Dalton has tied Dan Marino and Peyton Manning for most touchdown passes (15) through his respective team's first ten games since the 1970 merger.
  • Dalton needs one touchdown pass to surpass Greg Cook for most passing touchdowns by a rookie in franchise history.
  • In his only game against the Cleveland Browns, Dalton posted a 102.4 passer rating with one touchdown and no interceptions.
  • In his past two games against the Cleveland Browns, Cedric Benson has rushed for 171 yards with two touchdowns.
  • Rookie A.J. Green still leads all in NFL rookies in yards receiving (635) and touchdown receptions (6).
  • In his only meeting against the Browns, Green posted a game-winning 41-yard touchdown reception in week one.
  • Wide receiver Jerome Simpson posted a career-high 152 yards receiving last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Wide receiver Andre Caldwell has two touchdown in his past three games.
  • The Bengals defense has allowed 88.6 yards rushing per game in 2011 -- fewest in the AFC.
  • Cornerback Nate Clements posted his first interception as a Cincinnati Bengal last week.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has three quarterback sacks in his past four games.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • In two career games against the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Colt McCoy has completed 38 of 65 passes (58.5%) for 456 yards passing, four touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 94.1.
  • In his past three starts in the month of November, McCoy has posted a 90.2 passer rating.
  • Running back Chris Ogbonnaya had a career-high 115 yards rushing last week, averaging 102.5 yards rushing in past two games.
  • Tight end Benjamin Watson has 16 receptions for 197 yards receiving in his past three games against the Bengals.
  • Watson needs two receptions to reach 100 with the Browns.
  • Wide receiver Greg Little leads all NFL rookies with 42 receptions.
  • In five career games against the Bengals, wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi is averaging 18.1 yards per reception.
  • Wide receiver Joshua Cribbs has three touchdown receptions in his past four games.
  • Browns defense has allowed an NFL-low 166.5 yards passing per game.
  • Rookies Jabaal Sheard (3.5) and Phil Taylor (4) have a combined 7.5 quarterback sacks.

TEAM RANKINGS (2010)

Offense Bengals Browns
Total 329.2 (18th) 298.1 (29th)
Scoring 23.6 (t-12th) 14.5 (28th)
Third Downs 37% (18th) 41% (9th)
Rushing 106.1 (19th) 93.1 (29th)
Rushing TDs 6 (t-21st) 3 (t-31st)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-29th) 3 (t-29th)
Passing 223.1 (17th) 205.0 (23rd)
Passing TDs 16 (t-7th) 11 (t-23rd)
Sacks Allowed 15 (t-3rd) 25 (t-20th)
20-yard Passes 35 (t-11th) 19 (31st)
     
Defense Bengals Browns
Total 311.1 (6th) 305.8 (5th)
Scoring 19.5 (t-8th) 19.3 (7th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (9th) 39% (19th)
Rushing 88.6 (3rd) 139.3 (29th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-23rd) 7 (t-14th)
20-Yard Runs 5 (t-7th) 10 (t-24th)
Passing 222.5 (t-11th) 166.5 (1st)
Passing TDs 11 (t-5th) 10 (t-3rd)
Sacks 26 (t-10th) 20 (21st)
QB Rating 84.9 (21st) 77.5 (7th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 30 (11th) 22 (t-2nd)
Interceptions 5 (t-29th) 6 (t-26th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff Return 23.5 (18th) 24.9 (11th)
Punt Return 11.6 (8th) 9.2 (19th)
Punting (Net) 39.3 (15th) 36.3 (26th)
Punts Inside the 20 17 (t-7th) 16 (t-11th)

CAREER AGAINST THE BROWNS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.9.2011 10 15 81 1 0 102.4

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
9.11.2011 25 121 1
12.19.2010 31 150 1
10.3.2010 15 60 0
10.4.2009 18 74 0
12.21.2008 38 171 0
10.9.2005 5 6 0

Bernard Scott

Date Rushes Yards TDs
9.11.2011 4 3 0
12.19.2010 2 30 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.11.2011 6 58 1
12.19.2010 1 6 0
10.3.2010 5 35 0

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.11.2011 1 41 1

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.11.2011 4 44 0
12.19.2010 2 30 0

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
12.19.2010 2 30 0
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