Primer: Cleveland Browns (0-1) At Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)

Game: Cleveland Browns (0-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
Time: 1 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals 41-36
Streak: Bengals have won 12 of the past 15 meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 13-5. Shurmur: 0-2
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Cle.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 226 (Cin.).
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Weather: Partly cloudy, 10 percent change of rain, 71 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black


  • Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has the most regular season wins (69) as a head coach in franchise history.
  • Club is aiming to record their fourth straight win against the Cleveland Browns.
  • In two career meetings against the Browns, quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 31 of 46 passes (67.4 percent) for 351 yards passing with two touchdowns and a passer rating of 104.5.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis posted 91 yards rushing on 18 careers and a rushing touchdown in his Bengals debut. Since 2010, Green-Ellis has 25 rushing touchdowns, third in the NFL behind Arian Foster (28) and Adrian Peterson (26).
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green has four receptions for 151 yards receiving with a touchdown in two meetings against the Browns.
  • Andrew Hawkins posted a career-high eight receptions and 86 yards receiving against the Ravens last week (two nights ago really).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham looks to score a touchdown in his third straight game against the Cleveland Browns.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins registered a career-high two quarterback sacks against the Ravens last week.
  • Atkins has two sacks in his past three games against the Browns.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson posted an interception in his previous game against the Browns. Nelson also led the Bengals defense with eight tackles last week.
  • Cornerback Leon Hall has five interceptions against the Browns, most against any team.


  • Quarterback Brandon Weeden (No. 22 overall) became the first Browns rookie quarterback to start the season opener during the Super Bowl era.
  • Browns are the third team since 1970 to start a rookie quarterback (Weeden), running back (Trent Richardson), and wide receiver (Josh Gordon) in a season opener.
  • Wide receiver Greg Little posted five receptions for 57 yards receiving and a touchdown in his last game against the Bengals.
  • During his career wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi is averaging 18.1 yards/reception against the Bengals (14 receptions, 253 yards receiving).
  • In two games at Cincinnati (with the Browns), tight end Benjamin Watson has nine receptions for 106 yards receiving.
  • Browns tied an NFL-best with five takeaway last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles (four interceptions, fumble recovery).
  • Center Alex Mack looks to post his 50th consecutive start since entering the NFL in 2009.
  • Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown last week. Last year against the Bengals on September 11, Jackson posted a career-best two quarterbacks sacks.
  • Defensive end Jabaal Sheard had one quarterback sack and forced fumble in previous game against the Bengals.
  • Linebackers L.J. Fort and Craig Robertson registered their first career interceptions last week.
  • Safety T.J. Ward posted a team-high eight tackles and a quarterback sack in week one.


Offense Bengals Browns
Total 322.0 (20th) 210.0 (32nd)
Scoring 13 (t-29th) 16 (t-25th)
Third Downs 27% (t-24th) 15% (32nd)
Rushing 129.0 (9th) 99.0 (16th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-8th) 0 (t-18th)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-10th) 2 (t-1st)
Passing 193.0 (26th) 111.0 (32nd)
Passing TDs 0 (t-29th) 0 (t-29th)
Sacks Allowed 4 (t-30th) 2 (t-9th)
20-yard Passes 1 (t-27th) 2 (t-21st)
Defense Bengals Browns
Total 430.0 (29th) 456.0 (31st)
Scoring 44.0 (31st) 17.0 (t-6th)
3rd Downs Allowed 33% (t-12th) 42% (22nd)
Rushing 122.0 (22nd) 150.0 (27th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-26th) 0 (t-1st)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-1st) 1 (t-24th)
Passing 308.0 (28th) 206.0 (27th)
Passing TDs 2 (t-18th) 2 (t-18th)
Sacks 3 (t-4th) 2 (t-14th)
QB Rating 125.7 (28th) 51.0 (3rd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 6 (t-26th) 3 (t-10th)
Interceptions 0 (t-19th) 4 (t-1st)
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff Return 21.3 (t-20th) 24.5 (t-10th)
Punt Return 9.5 (16th) 13.0 (10th)
Punting (Net) 41.3 (12th) 40.3 (13th)
Punts Inside the 20 1 (t-13th) 3 (t-2nd)


Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
11.27.2011 21 31 270 1 0 105.6
9.11.2011 10 15 81 1 0 102.4

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.7.2010 9 14 0

Bernard Scott

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.27.2011 2 2 0
9.11.2011 4 3 0
12.19.2010 2 30 0

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.27.2011 3 110 0
9.11.2011 1 41 1

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.27.2011 5 68 1
9.11.2011 6 58 1
12.19.2010 1 6 0
10.3.2010 5 35 0

Andrew Hawkins

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.27.2011 2 27 0
9.11.2011 1 41 1
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