Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (2-11)

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams walks off the field after losing 30-13 to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) at St. Louis Rams (2-11)
Series Leader: Bengals, 6-5
Streak: Rams have won three of the past four.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-1. Spagnuolo: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 91 (Cin.), 138 (StL.). XM: 234 (StL.)
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Weather: Dome
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton (2,833) only needs 139 yards passing to surpass Joe Flacco (2,971) for 5th-most passing yards by a rookie QB in NFL history.
  • Dalton has most touchdowns passes (18) in franchise history by a rookie.
  • Dalton has registered 12 touchdowns and six interceptions for a quarterback rating of 85.1 on the road in 2011.
  • Running back Cedric Benson only needs eight yards rushing to become the fifth Bengals running back to reach 4,000-yard rushing mark.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all NFL rookies in receptions (55), yards receiving (891) and touchdown receptions (7).
  • Green only needs 13 receptions and 119 yards receiving to surpass Cris Collinsworth (67 receptions and 1,009 yards receiving in 1981) for franchise records in receptions and yards receiving.
  • Dalton and Green have connected for six touchdowns, fourth-most among a rookie quarterback and wide receiver combination since 1970.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has a career-high five touchdown reception.
  • Gresham only needs five receptions to reach 100 for his career.
  • Defensive end Michael Johnson has two quarterback sacks in the past two games.
  • Linebacker Manny Lawson has 4.5 quarterback sacks against the St. Louis Rams, most against any opponent.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

  • Quarterback Sam Bradford has posted a quarterback of 100 or better three times in his career (Rams are 3-0 in those games).
  • Running back Steven Jackson posted his 11th career 60-plus yard rushing and 60-plus yard receiving game in his career on Monday Night Football.
  • Since 2006 Jackson is averaging 114.5 yards from scrimmage per game, most in the NFL.
  • Jackson, who has eight career 100-yard rushing games in his career, has 117 yards from scrimmage in his only meeting against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (297) needs three receptions to reach 300 for his career.
  • Wide receiver Brandon Gibson has 410 yards receiving and needs 90 yards to reach 500 for a second consecutive season.
  • Defensive end Chris Long has nine sacks in his past seven games and six in his past seven.
  • Defensive end James Hall has four sacks in the past six games against the AFC.
  • Defensive end Robert Quinn is tied for fourth-most among NFC rookies with five quarterback sacks.
  • Linebacker James Laurinaitis has eight sacks and five interceptions since entering the NFL in 2009. Is only one of two linebackers with eight sacks and five picks during that time.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Rams
Total 322.9 (20th) 283.8 (30th)
Scoring 21.9 (19th) 11.8 (32nd)
Third Downs 36% (19th) 28% (32nd)
Rushing 107.5 (19th) 99.8 (26th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-23rd) 5 (29th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (30th) 5 (t-27th)
Passing 215.4 (19th) 184.0 (28th)
Passing TDs 19 (t-12th) 7 (32nd)
Sacks Allowed 21 (t-3rd) 46 (32nd)
20-yard Passes 45 (t-14th) 30 (t-28th)
Defense Bengals Rams
Total 314.8 (7th) 365.6 (25th)
Scoring 20.8 (12th) 25.1 (25th)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (16th) 40% (21st)
Rushing 100.0 (7th) 156.8 (32nd)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-23rd) 10 (t-17th)
20-Yard Runs 8 (t-11th) 13 (t-26th)
Passing 214.8 (11th) 208.8 (8th)
Passing TDs 17 (t-10th) 19 (t-16th)
Sacks 36 (t-6th) 35 (t-9th)
QB Rating 85.3 (17th) 87.6 (21st)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 37 (t-11th) 41 (t-15th)
Interceptions 7 (t-28th) 10 (t-20th)
Special Teams Bengals Rams
Kickoff Return 22.6 (24th) 23.1 (19th)
Punt Return 10.8 (11th) 11.8 (7th)
Punting (Net) 39.2 (t-14th) 37.1 (t-24th)
Punts Inside the 20 22 (t-9th) 24 (t-5th)

CAREER AGAINST THE RAMS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
9.19.2010 11 21 162 1 1 73.9

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
12.11.2006 16 64 0

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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