Primer: Arizona Cardinals (7-7) At Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

Game: Arizona Cardinals (7-7) At Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)
Series Leader: Bengals, 5-4
Streak: Cardinals have won three of the past five
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-2. Whisenhunt: 1-0
Broadcast: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Ari.), 113 (Cin.). XM: 230 (Cin.)
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Weather: High of 43 degrees with a 38% chance of rain [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Orange

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton became the fifth rookie quarterback to surpass 3,000 yards passing in NFL history.
  • With two touchdowns quarterback Andy Dalton will be the fourth rookie quarterback in NFL history to record 20 touchdowns during their rookie seasons, joining Charlie Conerly (22 in 1948), Peyton Manning (26 in 1998) and Dan Marino (20 in 1983).
  • Running back Cedric Benson needs 41 yards rushing to reach 1,000 yards for his third consecutive season.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all NFL rookies with 61 receptions, 1,006 yards receiving and tied for an NFL-best seven touchdowns.
  • Green only needs seven receptions and four yards receiving to break Cris Collinsworth's records for receptions and yards receiving.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham needs two receptions to record 100 for his career.
  • Linebacker Thomas Howard leads the team with 88 tackles.
  • Geno Atkins has a career and team-best eight quarterback sacks.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

  • The Arizona Cardinals have won six of their previous seven games.
  • Quarterback John Skelton has won five straight games when he attempts 20 passes or more (isn't that pretty much every quarterback in every game?)
  • Quarterback Kevin Kolb needs 45 yards passing for first career 2,000-yard passing season.
  • Running back Beanie Wells has 994 yards rushing and ten touchdowns. Needs only six yards rushing to become the first Cardinals running back with 1,000 yards rushing and ten touchdowns in the same season.
  • Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 1,157 yards passing for a franchise-best fifth straight 1,000-yard receiving season and sixth in his career.
  • Wide receiver Andre Roberts looks to post 100 yards receiving or a touchdown in his fourth straight game.
  • Rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson is the first player in NFL history with four 80-yard plus punt returns for touchdown.
  • Linebacker O'Brien Schofield posted a career-high two quarterback sacks and a forced fumble last week.
  • Safety Adrian Wilson is one of five safeties with 20-plus quarterback sacks (22.5) and 25-plus interception (26).
  • Since the start of the 2007 season, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has 31.5 quarterback sacks -- most by any defensive tackle.
  • Defensive end Calais Campbell has seven quarterbacks sacks, tying a career-high.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Cardinals
Total 320.1 (23rd) 320.6 (22nd)
Scoring 21.8 (18th) 19.5 (25th)
Third Downs 36% (19th) 32% (28th)
Rushing 107.7 (19th) 102.5 (24th)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-21st) 11 (t-14th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-30th) 6 (27th)
Passing 212.4 (20th) 218.1 (19th)
Passing TDs 19 (t-12th) 18 (t-16th)
Sacks Allowed 22 (3rd) 47 (31st)
20-yard Passes 47 (t-15th) 44 (18th)
Defense Bengals Cardinals
Total 314.1 (6th) 358.0 (20th)
Scoring 20.2 (23rd) 21.8 (16th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (19th) 32% (29th)
Rushing 99.6 (9th) 117.4 (18th)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-19th) 14 (t-24th)
20-Yard Runs 8 (t-8th) 9 (t-14th)
Passing 214.4 (11th) 240.6 (22nd)
Passing TDs 18 (t-10th) 14 (t-3rd)
Sacks 39 (t-4th) 36 (t-12th)
QB Rating 86.1 (t-19th) 82.4(12th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 39 (t-6th) 54 (28th)
Interceptions 7 (31st) 9 (t-26th)
Special Teams Bengals Cardinals
Kickoff Return 22.9 (t-20th) 24.3 (t-12th)
Punt Return 11.9 (t-5th) 15.9 (2nd)
Punting (Net) 38.9 (16th) 37.0 (t-25th)
Punts Inside the 20 22 (t-12th) 22 (t-12th)

CAREER AGAINST THE CARDINALS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
9.26.2010 17 34 255 1 1 72.5

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.16.2006 1 4 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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