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Postseason Primer: New York Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)

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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
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Weather: Flurries, light winds and a high of 22 [Weather.com]
Uniform: Black

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.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • 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.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Jets
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)
     
Defense Bengals Jets
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)
     
Special Teams Bengals Jets
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

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 83.6 16th
Yards Passing 3,094 18th
Touchdowns 21 t-15th
First Downs 158 17th
Average Yards/Att 6.6 t-19th
Completions 282 18th
Interceptions 13 t-17th
Times Sacked 26 t-16th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 1,251 8th
Attempts / Game 23.2 1st
Touchdowns 6 t-24th
First Downs 57 8th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 72 26th
Yards Receiving 1,047 20th
Touchdowns 9 t-10th
20-yard receptions 15 t-13th
First Downs 55 t-15th

CAREER AGAINST THE NEW YORK JETS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
1.3.2010 L, 0-37 1 11 0 0 1
10.21.2007 W, 38-31 14 21 226 1 1
9.12.2004 L, 24-31 18 27 248 2 1

Chad Ochocinco

Date Result Rec Yards TDs
1.3.2010 L, 0-37 0 0 0
10.12.2008 L, 14-26 5 57 0
10.21.2007 W, 38-31 3 102 0
9.12.2004 L, 24-31 5 99 1
12.16.2001 L, 14-15 2 13 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.12.2008 4 6 0
11.19.2006 10 51 0