Top Five Good/Bad Stats During The Bengals 31-3 Loss To The Lions

DETROIT - AUGUST 12: Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions runs for a short gain as Ray Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes the stop during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on August 12, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sometimes the simple declaration of your basic statistical analysis can provide a picture on how the game developed; either good or bad. So much like the dozens of crime drama shows that are currently on television at this exact moment, here's our presentation of Good Stats, Bad Stats.


5: Tackles for loss by the Bengals defense; two by Rey Maualuga, one by Brandon Johnson, Jason Shirley and Reggie Nelson.

11: Touches by rookie running back Jay Finley during the running game (7), passing game (3) and kickoff returns (1). He posted a team-high 61 yards combined.

18: Longest offensive play of the game by the Bengals offense, not factoring penalties into the total yards gained on a play. With 3:28 left in the third quarter, Bruce Gradkowski completed an 18-yard pass to wide receiver John Standeford.

37: Yards rushing by Cedric Benson in the first quarter, averaging 6.2 yards/rush including a 16-yard first down run with 6:44 left in the first quarter.
37A: Yards receiving by Jordan Shipley; the Bengals leading receiver.

89%: Completion percentage for Andy Dalton during his final drive of the game, which took over six minutes off the clock in the second quarter. Before that possession, Dalton completed only three of six passes for 16 yards passing and an interception.


1: Total times the Cincinnati Bengals reached the redzone, which resulted in the Bengals only score of the night -- a 27-yard Mike Nugent field goal. Cincinnati did cross midfield four times throughout the game.

3: The Cincinnati Bengals only managed three points Friday night.
3A: Amount of touchdown passes allowed by the Bengals passing defense.
3B: Amount of turnovers allowed by the Bengals offense.

31%: Third down conversion rate by the Bengals offense

125.8: The combined pass rating for Lions quarterbacks Matthew Stafford, Shawn Hill, Drew Stanton and Zac Robinson.

145: Advantage by the Detroit Lions in yard-differential. The Bengals offense only posted 205 yards of total offense, compared to the Lions who posted 350 yards -- 280 passing yards alone.

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