Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Steelers won 24-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)
Series Leader: Steelers, 50-32
Streak: Steelers have won eight of the past 10
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 5-13. Tomlin: 7-2
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 113 (Cin.), 86 (Pit.). XM: 228 (Pit.).
SB Nation: Behind The Steel Curtain | SB Nation Game Coverage
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 50 degrees at kickoff [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2 on the road this season.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is averaging 321.5 yards passing in his past two games against AFC North opponents.
  • Last week Dalton (16) surpassed Greg Cook (15) for most touchdown passes in franchise history.
  • Running back Cedric Benson posted his 15th 100-yard rushing game with the Cincinnati Bengals last week. The Bengals are 13-2 in those games.
  • Rookie wide receiver A.J. Green leads all rookies with 745 yards receiving and six touchdown receptions.
  • Green posted a 36-yard touchdown reception in his only meeting against Pittsburgh.
  • Green (44 receptions, 745 yards receiving) can challenge Cris Collinsworth (67 receptions, 1,009 yards receiving in 1981) for most receptions and yards receiving by a rookie in club history.
  • Bengals defense are tied for second most forced fumbles in the NFL.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins is looking to post a quarterback sack in his fourth straight game.
  • Robert Geathers has four quarterback sacks in his past five games against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are 28-9 when playing at home under head coach Mike Tomlin.
  • Steelers are looking to post a fourth straight win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 11-4 as a starter against the Bengal and is 21-8 overall in December.
  • Running back Rashard Mendenhall has three rushing touchdowns in his past three games against the Bengals.
  • Wide receiver Mike Wallace needs 61 yards receiving to reach 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.
  • Wide receiver Antonio Brown is averaging 92 yards receiving per game in his past three games.
  • Hines Ward needs nine yards receiving to become the 19th player in NFL history with 12,000 yards receiving.
  • Defense allows second-fewest yards per game (277.5) in the NFL this season.
  • Linebacker LaMarr Woodley needs two sacks to become the sixth player in franchise history with 50 quarterback sacks.
  • Linebacker James Harrison has five sacks in his past seven games against the Bengals.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Steelers
Total 334.6 (18th) 374.5 (10th)
Scoring 23.5 (t-12th) 21.2 (19th)
Third Downs 37% (17th) 49% (2nd)
Rushing 108.5 (20th) 109.6 (18th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-19th) 7 (t-19th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-30th) 4 (t-28th)
Passing 226.2 (17th) 264.9 (8th)
Passing TDs 17 (t-10th) 17 (t-10th)
Sacks Allowed 17 (4th) 32 (t-26th)
20-yard Passes 39 (12th) 41 (10th)
Defense Bengals Steelers
Total 307.7 (5th) 277.5 (2nd)
Scoring 19.5 (8th) 17.1 (4th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (t-10th) 42% (25th)
Rushing 92.7 (5th) 96.3 (6th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-23rd) 6 (t-5th)
20-Yard Runs 6 (t-9th) 5 (t-5th)
Passing 215.0 (11th) 181.3 (3rd)
Passing TDs 13 (t-23rd) 13 (t-23rd)
Sacks 28 (12th) 24 (t-17th)
QB Rating 83.3 (15th) 78.5 (9th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 32 (t-10th) 24 (2nd)
Interceptions 6 (t-28th) 7 (t-26th)
Special Teams Bengals Steelers
Kickoff Return 22.9 (21st) 26.0 (7th)
Punt Return 10.9 (11th) 10.6 (12th)
Punting (Net) 39.6 (t-12th) 38.3 (18th)
Punts Inside the 20 17 (t-11th) 12 (t-27th)

CAREER AGAINST THE STEELERS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.13.2011 15 30 170 2 2 61.8

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.21.2010 13 24 98 0 1 46.9
12.6.2009 20 33 308 3 0 121.8
12.28.2008 5 16 18 0 2 1.0
12.3.2006 20 34 175 0 3 35.8

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.13.2011 15 57 0
12.12.2010 8 19 0
11.8.2010 18 54 1
11.15.2009 7 22 0
9.27.2009 16 76 1
11.20.2008 16 35 0
10.19.2008 14 52 0

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.13.2011 0 0 0
10.19.2008 1 2 0

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.13.2011 1 36 1

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.13.2011 3 25 0
11.15.2009 4 23 0
9.27.2009 6 52 1
11.20.2008 3 26 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.13.2011 4 23 1
11.8.2010 2 11 0
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