Game: New York Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
Series Leader: Jets, 14-7
Streak: Jets have won seven of the past eight games
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-3. Ryan: 1-0
Broadcast: NBC (4:30 PM ET): Tom Hammond, Joe Gibbs, Joe Theismann, Tiki Barber (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Larry Kahn, Dan Fouts, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (NYJ), 123 (Cin.). XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (NYJ), 102 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Gang Green Nation
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Flurries, light winds and a high of 22 [Weather.com]
MEETING BEFORE: The last time the Bengals played the Jets in the postseason was during a 44-17 loss in Cincinnati where running back Freeman McNeil rushed for 202 yards on 21 carries, including a 14-yard touchdown pass.
- Under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals have two AFC North division titles.
- Bengals are 5-2 all-time at home during the post-season.
- Including the playoffs, the Bengals are 5-4 all-time against the Jets at home.
- When scoring 20 points or more, the Bengals are 5-1.
- Including the playoffs, Carson Palmer has a 24-16 record as a starter at home -- 60 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and an 87.0 passer rating.
- This is Palmer's fourth season with 3,000 yards and 20 passing touchdowns.
- Cincinnati's rushing offense averaged 31.6 rush attempts per game -- third in the AFC and fourth in the NFL.
- Cedric Benson recorded a career-high 1,251 yards rushing in 2009. At home, Benson averages 106.4 yards rushing per game and looks to record a 100-yard performance in his fifth consecutive home game.
- Chad Ochocinco recorded his seventh career 1,000-yard receiving season.
- In four postseason games, Laveranues Coles has 21 receptions for 234 yards receiving.
- Defensive tackle Tank Johnson has 2.5 quarterback sacks in his past four postseason games.
- Bernard Scott has a 31.5 kickoff return average on 16 returns.
New York Jets
- New York, who has won three straight road games, will make their first playoff appearance since 2006.
- The Jets led the NFL with 172.3 yards rushing per game -- 2,756 yards rushing.
- Rex Ryan is the third straight Jets rookie head coach to reach the playoffs.
- Mark Sanchez set a franchise record with 2,444 yards passing, leading all NFL rookies in 2009.
- In four postseason games, Thomas Jones is averaging 95.2 yards rushing per game and looks to record 100-yards in his third straight. Jones is only the second Jets player to record 1,400 yards rushing in franchise history (Curtis Martin).
- Braylon Edwards has three touchdown receptions in his past two games against the Bengals.
- Jets are the first team since the Steelers in 2001 to lead the NFL in rushing offense and total defense
- Darrelle Revis had a career high six interceptions in 2009.
|Total||309.1 (24th)||321.0 (20th)|
|Scoring||19.1 (22nd)||21.8 (17th)|
|Third Downs||41% (13th)||37% (20th)|
|Rushing||128.5 (9th)||172.2 (1st)|
|Rushing TDs||9 (22nd)||21 (t-3rd)|
|Passing||180.6 (26th)||148.8 (31st)|
|Passing TDs||21 (t-16th)||12 (t-29th)|
|Sacks Allowed||29 (9th)||30 (t-10th)|
|20-yard Passes||36 (25th)||37 (26th)|
|Total||301.4 (4th)||252.3 (1st)|
|Scoring||18.2 (6th)||14.8 (1st)|
|3rd Downs Allowed||39% (16th)||32% (1st)|
|Rushing||98.3 (7th)||98.6 (8th)|
|Rushing TDs||12 (t-14th)||11 (t-11th)|
|Passing||203.1 (6th)||153.7 (1st)|
|Passing TDs||18 (t-8th)||8 (1st)|
|Sacks||34 (t-16th)||32 (t-18th)|
|QB Rating||73.6 (7th)||58.8 (1st)|
|20-Yard Passes Allowed||41 (t-9th)||31 (2nd)|
|Interceptions||19 (t-9th)||17 (t-13th)|
|Kickoff Return||21.9 (t-21st)||24.4 (t-4th)|
|Punt Return||11.9 (2nd)||9.1 (13th)|
|Punting (Net)||36.3 (t-25th)||36.7 (t-22nd)|
|Punts Inside the 20||24 (t-17th)||25 (t-14th)|
FINAL 2009 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
|Attempts / Game||23.2||1st|
CAREER AGAINST THE NEW YORK JETS