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Primer against Cleveland - Week #2 Setup

Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) vs. Cleveland Browns (0-1)

Series Leader: Bengals lead the series 34-33.
Streak: Bengals have won 6 of the past 8 meetings.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis, 6-2. Crennel, 0-4
Last Meeting: Bengals shutout Browns, 30-0. First Bengals shutout since shutting out the Browns in 1989.
Broadcast: CBS, 1 pm, Bill Macatee and Steve Beuerlein. Sirius: 122 (Cincinnati) and 121 (Cleveland)
SB Nation: Dawgs by Nature

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals look to start the season 2-0, both against division opponents.
  • Bengals are 25-3 with positive turnover differential.
  • Carson Palmer is 5-1 against the Browns with 13 touchdowns in six games. In the last meeting against the Browns, Palmer completed 25 of 32 passes for 275 yards passing and three touchdowns against one interception.
  • Rudi Johnson has rushed for 125 yards or more in four of his past five games against the Browns with nine touchdowns in nine games -- one per game in six of the past seven games.
  • Chad Johnson needs 82 yards to become the franchise's all-time leader in yards receiving. With 60 receptions this season, Johnson will surpass Carl Pickens for all-time receptions leader.
  • In 2006, T.J. Houshmandzadeh (90) and Chad Johnson (87) had 2nd-most combined receptions by AFC WR tandem -- behind Marvin Harrison (95) and Reggie Wayne (86).
  • In Bengals debut Michael Myers posted his first career interception in 10-year career.
  • Robert Geathers' interception was second of his career -- first on 1.2.05 against Philadelphia.

Cleveland Browns

  • Browns look to even season and division record Sunday.
  • Against Pittsburgh, QB Derek Anderson completed 13 of 28 passes for 184 yards passing and a touchdown. Anderson has played in six career games -- including three starts.
  • Against the Bengals for his career, Jamal Lewis has rushed for 100 yards or more in eight of 11 career games. He has 236 carries for 1,243 yards rushing (5.6 avg) and nine touchdowns.
  • Braylon Edwards recorded a 100-yard gain against the Bengals in 2006 in September. Set career highs that season with 61 receptions for 884 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • In two games, Kellen Winslow has 10 receptions for 94 yards.
  • Rookie cornerback Eric Wright recorded five tackles in debut last week.
Offense Bengals Browns
Passing 181.0 (18th) 175.0 (20th)
Rushing 55.0 (30th) 46.0 (31st)
Scoring 27.0 (t-7th) 7.0 (28th)
Defense Bengals Browns
Passing 207.0 (t-23) 159.0 (7th)
Rushing 107.0 (17th) 206.0 (31st)
Scoring 20.0 (t-19) 34.0 (27th)
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff return 23.5 (15th) 24.5 (13th)