Cincinnati will host the Chargers this Sunday as the Bengals try to rebound in the second half of the season. The last time (9/8/2002) Cincinnati hosted the Chargers; the Bengals lost 34-6 as LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown. The last time the two teams met, was November 23rd, 2003 when the legendary Jon Kitna passed for 243 yards and four touchdowns (three to Chad Johnson).
GAME: Chargers vs. Bengals
LOCATION: Paul Brown Stadium
WHEN: Sunday, November 12th, 2006
BROADCAST: CBS with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf. Sirius 119 (Cincinnati), 130 (SD)
- The Bengals last three losses have come by a total of nine points.
- Under head coach Marvin Lewis, the Bengals are 4-1 in the past five games against AFC West teams.
- Carson Palmer has two touchdown passes in four of his past five home games.
- The Bengals have won 14 of their past 19 games when Carson Palmer passes for two touchdowns or more.
- Rudi Johnson (39) needs one rushing touchdown to become the third Bengal with 40 career rushing touchdowns; Pete Johnson (64), Corey Dillon (45).
- Rudi hasn't lost a fumble in 26 consecutive games.
- Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh are one of five NFL teammate tandems with 480 recieving yards or more each.
- Houshmandzadeh is tied for AFC lead with five touchdown receptions.
- Like previous weeks, Justin Smith (6.5) and Robert Geathers (6.0) are the AFC's only defensive linemen duo with six sacks each.
- Deltha O'Neal scored his first career touchdown against the Chargers (10/6/02).
- Chargers have onw consecutive games for the third time this season and won seven straight November games.
- Phillip Rivers is 6-2 as a starter with at least one touchdown pass in seven of eight games.
- LaDainian Tomlinson leads the NFL with 14 touchdowns (12 rushing) and leads the team with 38 receptions.
- In his past two games, L.T. has 355 yards rushing on 43 carries (8.3 yards per carry) with five touchdowns -- also has nine runs of 10+ yards. Of his 43 carries, 17 have gone for first downs.
- Among AFC players with at least 50 carries or more, backup running back Michael Turner ranks number one with a 6.5 yards per carry average.
- Antonio Gates has a touchdown catch in four of his past five games on the road.
- In seven of his past eight games against Cincinnati, Keenan McCardell has at least one touchdown reception.
|Points Scored||21.9 (12th)||31.0 (1st)|
|Passing||216.4 (11th)||209.9 (14th)|
|Rushing||95.5 (25th)||161.8 (2nd)|
|Total Offense (yards)||311.9 (18th)||371.6 (3rd)|
|Points Scored||21.0 (17th)||16.8 (6th)|
|Passing||214.5 (21st)||183.8 (8th)|
|Rushing||129.2 (24th)||85.2 (4th)|
|Total Defense (yards)||343.8 (24th)||269.0 (2nd)|