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Primer against Seattle - Week #3 Setup

Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks (1-1)

Series Leader: Tied at 8-8.
Streak: Seahawks won 2 of the past 3 with Cincinnati beating Seattle 27-24 on October 26, 2003 in their last meeting. Defense forced five turnovers.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-0, Holmgren: 4-1
Broadcast: CBS, 4:05: Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker. Sirius: 122 (Cincinnati) and 126 (Seattle)
SB Nation: Field Gulls

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Bengals look for third consecutive win against an NFC team.
  • Palmer is 8-2 all-time against NFC Teams. Last week, Palmer threw for a franchise record six touchdowns.
  • In his first meeting against Seattle, Rudi Johnson ran for 101 yards rushing on 27 carries and a touchdown.
  • Chad Johnson leads the NFL with 304 yards receiving.
  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh tied a career-high two touchdowns receiving last week.
  • With an interception against Cleveland, Dexter Jackson has 16 career interceptions.

Seattle Seahawks

  • Seahawks have won seven of their past nine AFC meetings at home.
  • In his only game against Cincinnati, Matt Hasselbeck recorded 344 yards passing and three touchdowns. Hasselbeck has also won four of the past five AFC starts.
  • In his only game against Seattle, Shaun Alexander recorded 138 yards total (86 rushing, 52 receiving). Alexander is averaging 136.4 yards rushing per game in his past five AFC match-ups with 10 total touchdowns. Seattle is 23-2 when Alexander rushes for two touchdowns or more.
  • Last week, Deion Branch recorded 122 yards receiving on seven reception.
  • For the second week in a row, Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu faces an old USC teammate at Quarterback. Picked off Leinart last week.
Offense Bengals Seahawks
Passing 297.5 (3rd) 251.5 (12th)
Rushing 96.0 (20th) 115.5 (13th)
Scoring 36.0 (3rd) 20.0 (t-14th)
Defense Bengals Seahawks
Passing 267.5 (t-27) 246.5 (23rd)
Rushing 166.5 (28th) 111.0 (t-16th)
Scoring 35.5 (29th) 14.5 (9th)
Special Teams Bengals Seahawks
Kickoff return 24.1 (13th) 15.8 (31st)