Primer: Houston Texans (9-3) At Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)

Game: Houston Texans (9-3) At Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)
Series Leader: Bengals, 3-2
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past five.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-2. Kubiak: 2-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 86 (Hou.), 104 (Cin.). XM: 228 (Cin.)
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Weather: Sunny with a high of 38 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black


  • The Cincinnati Bengals have won three of their past four games at home.
  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, born outside of Houston, owns the franchise record for most passing yards (2,644) and touchdowns thrown (17) by a rookie.
  • Running back Cedric Benson only needs 99 yards to be fifth Bengals RB to read 4,000 career yards.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all rookie in yards receiving (832) and touchdowns (7) and is currently tied with Greg Little for most receptions (50).
  • Rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have connected for six touchdowns -- the fourth-most among a quarterback and wide receiver duo since the merger.
  • Jermaine Gresham, currently with a career-best five receptions this season, is eight receptions shy of 100 career receptions.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has registered three quarterback sacks in the last four games.
  • Adam Jones has two career punt returns for touchdowns against Houston Texans (while with Tennessee).
  • Thomas Howard, after posting his first quarterback sack with the Bengals, leads the team with 66 tackles.


  • Houston Texans have posted their best record (9-3) through the first 12 games in franchise history.
  • Texans have the longest current winning streak in the AFC with six.
  • Houston leads the AFC with 15 rushing touchdowns, second most in the NFL.
  • Every game that the opponent has scored more than 14 points, the Texans have lost.
  • Running back Arian Foster has registered a rushing touchdown in six straight, tying Domanick Williams for longest streak in franchise history.
  • Wide receiver Kevin Walter spent three seasons with the Bengals ('03-05), posting 30 receptions during his 43-game career in Cincinnati.
  • Tight end Owen Daniels tied a career high two touchdowns receptions the last time he played the Bengals.
  • Tight end Joel Dreessen is looking to register a touchdown in his third consecutive game.
  • Linebacker Connor Barwin played college football at University of Cincinnati.
  • Texans defense only needs three sacks to surpass franchise record set in '05.
  • With 17 interceptions this season, the Houston Texans are ranked second in the NFL.


Offense Bengals Texans
Total 326.1 (18th) 376.2 (10th)
Scoring 22.2 (19th) 25.8 (5th)
Third Downs 36% (19th) 43% (6th)
Rushing 108.1 (20th) 152.6 (3rd)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-22nd) 15 (2nd)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-30th) 8 (t-15th)
Passing 218.0 (19th) 223.6 (17th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-12th) 17 (t-14th)
Sacks Allowed 20 (4th) 19 (3rd)
20-yard Passes 41 (t-13th) 43 (t-11th)
Defense Bengals Texans
Total 306.7 (6th) 274.1 (2nd)
Scoring 20.8 (14th) 15.8 (2nd)
3rd Downs Allowed 35% (10th) 32% (4th)
Rushing 96.3 (6th) 90.7 (4th)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-25th) 6 (t-4th)
20-Yard Runs 7 (t-9th) 7 (t-9th)
Passing 210.3 (10th) 183.4 (3rd)
Passing TDs 15 (t-8th) 12 (4th)
Sacks 31 (t-11th) 35 (t-2nd)
QB Rating 85.3 (16th) 60.7 (1st)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 34 (9th) 30 (4th)
Interceptions 6 (t-29th) 17 (t-2nd)
Special Teams Bengals Texans
Kickoff Return 23.2 26.1 (6th)
Punt Return 10.8 (t-11th) 10.8 (t-11th)
Punting (Net) 39.2 (19th) 37.8 (11th)
Punts Inside the 20 21 (t-6th) 15 (t-24th)


Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
10.3.2010 24 39 278 2 2 78.8

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.26.2010 13 49 0
10.18.2009 16 44 1

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.18.2009 6 57 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A 4 23 1


Matt Schaub

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
10.18.2009 28 40 392 4 1 124.2
10.26.2008 24 28 230 3 0 144.0

Arian Foster

Date Rushes Yards TDs

Andre Johnson

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.18.2009 8 135 0
10.26.2008 11 143 0
10.2.2005 3 38 0
11.9.2003 3 30 0

Kevin Walter

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.18.2009 3 29 0
10.26.2008 5 70 2

Owen Daniels

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.18.2009 7 78 2
10.26.2008 3 21 0
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