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

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • 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

  • 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.

TEAM RANKINGS

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)

CAREER AGAINST THE TEXANS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A

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
N/A

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.18.2009 6 57 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A 4 23 1

HOUSTON TEXANS AGAINST THE BENGALS

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
N/A

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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