Primer: Buffalo Bills (3-0) At Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 25, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 34-31.. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Game: Buffalo Bills (3-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)
Series Leader: Bills, 15-9
Streak: Bills have won ten straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-5. Gailey: 1-0 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 137 (Cin.). XM: 225 (Cin.).
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Weather: 53 degrees and clear at kickoff [Weather Underground
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Rookie quarterback has posted a passer rating of 100 or better in two of his three career games.
  • Running back Cedric Benson needs 54 yards rushing to reach 5,000 for his career.
  • In his previous meeting against the Bills, Benson rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown. Benson also has three rushing touchdowns in two career games against the Bills.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green leads all NFL rookies with 15 receptions and tied for second among rookies with two touchdown receptions.
  • Wide receiver Andre Caldwell needs 65 yards receiving to reach 1,000 for his career.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has posted 50-plus yards receiving in two of three games this year.
  • Defense posted five quarterback sacks last week against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Jonathan Fanene posted a career-high two quarterback sacks last week.
  • Geno Atkins looks to post a quarterback sack in his third consecutive game.
  • Cornerback Nate Clements was selected 21st overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2001 NFL draft and spent six seasons (2001-2006) there.
  • Cornerback Leon Hall posted an interception against the Bills on November 4, 2007.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson leads the team with 22 tackles.

BUFFALO BILLS

  • Bills looks to post their 11th straight win against the Bengals.
  • Leads the NFL with a 37.7 points/game average this season.
  • Looking to go 4-0 for the first time since 2008.
  • Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is tied for second in the NFL with nine touchdowns this season.
  • Fitzpatrick, who spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Bengals, has a 131.1 fourth quarter passer rating, fourth-best in the NFL.
  • In his previous meeting against the Bengals, Fitzpatrick posted 316 yards passing with a 107 passer rating and four touchdowns.
  • Running back Fred Jackson is averaging 139.3 yards from scrimmage this season, third-best in the NFL. Rushed for 116 yards with two touchdowns in his previous meeting against the Bengals.
  • Wide receiver Stevie Johnson looks to post a receiving touchdown in his fourth straight game. Johnson recorded a career-best three touchdowns against the Bengals last season.
  • Johnson and wide receiver David Nelson have combined for 40 receptions in 2011.
  • Tight end Scott Chandler ranks second among NFL tight ends with four receiving touchdowns this year.
  • Bills defense leads the NFL with six interceptions.
  • Linebacker Nick Barnett leads the team with 29 tackles.
  • Cornerback Drayton Florence has an interception in two of three games this season.
  • Kickoff returner posted an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in his last meeting against the Bengals (with the Jets on November 25, 2010).

TEAM RANKINGS (2011)

Offense Bengals Bills
Total 301.3 (25th) 431.0 (3rd)
Scoring 19.0 (t-24th) 37.7 (1st)
Third Downs 24% (32nd) 42% (10th)
Rushing 96.7 (17th) 155.0 (4th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-19th) 4 (t-2nd)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-16th) 6 (2nd)
Passing 204.7 (24th) 276.0 (11th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-18th) 9 (t-2nd)
Sacks Allowed 7 (18th) 2 (t-1st)
20-yard Passes 11 (t-14th) 9 (t-19th)
     
Defense Bengals Bills
Total 276.3 (3rd) 387.3 (26th)
Scoring 18.0 (6th) 24.3 (21st)
3rd Downs Allowed 33% (6th) 41% (22nd)
Rushing 88.0 (7th) 115.7 (24th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-13th) 3 (t-23rd)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-1st) 4 (t-28th)
Passing 188.3 (5th) 271.7 (24th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-10th) 7 (t-27th)
Sacks 9 (t-7th) 2 (32nd)
QB Rating 85.8 (15th) 85.7 (14th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 7 (t-4th) 13 (t-23rd)
Interceptions 1 (t-27th) 6 (1st)
     
Special Teams Bengals Bills
Kickoff Return 20.9 (25th) 18.5 (30th)
Punt Return 8.3 (21st) 8.9 (17th)
Punting (Net) 38.4 (17th) 40.3 (9th)
Punts Inside the 20 7 (t-2nd) 7 (t-2nd)

CAREER AGAINST THE BILLS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.21.2010 25 124 1
10.8.2006 14 48 2

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

Jordan Shipley

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.21.2010 5 71 0

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.21.2010 1 9 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.21.2010 2 33 0
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