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Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-2)
Series Leader: Buccaneers, 6-3
Streak: Buccaneers have won the past five meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-1. Morris 0-0
Broadcast: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick. SIRIUS: 158 (TB), 123 (Cin.). XM: 105 (Cin.).
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Weather: Sunny with a high of 76 degrees [Weather.com]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Bengals have won five of their previous six games against the NFC
  • Bengals are looking to record their seventh straight win at home.
  • In his only career start against Tampa Bay, Palmer completed 24 of 37 passes for 261 yards passing and a touchdown for a passer rating of 94.5.
  • Palmer is 7-2 against the NFC at home with 19 touchdowns against 10 interceptions for a passer rating of 95.0.
  • With 198 yards passing this weekend, Palmer will become the third quarterback in franchise history to reach 20,000 yards (Ken Anderson 32,838; Boomer Esiason 27,149).
  • In his past five games against NFC teams, Cedric Benson is averaging 123.4 yards rushing per game.
  • Terrell Owens has three touchdown receptions in his past four games against Tampa Bay.
  • Along with posting his third 200-yard game (222) last week (tied for fifth most in NFL history), Owens is averaging 93.5 yards receiving per game in 2010.
  • Leon Hall is looking to record an interception in four straight games.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • The Buccaneers are looking to record their sixth straight win against Cincinnati.
  • Quarterback Josh Freeman has won four of his past six starts, including the fourth straight on the road.
  • In Freeman's previous three road games, he has recorded a passer rating of 87.2.
  • Running back Cadillac Williams rushed for 94 yards in his only meeting against Cincinnati.
  • In his career, when Williams runs the football 22 times or more in a game, the Buccaneers are 13-0 and 2-0 in 2010.
  • Rookie wide receiver Mike Williams has a touchdown catch in two of his first three career games.
  • Kellen Winslow Jr. looks to record five-plus receptions against Cincinnati for the fifth straight meeting.
  • Ronde Barber has an interception in two of three games this year.
  • Barber is one of only two players with 25+ sacks and 30+ interceptions.
  • Cornerback Aqib Talib looks to record an interception in his third straight game.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Buccaneers
Total 349.8 (10th) 288.0 (26th)
Scoring 19.8 (t-14th) 16.7 (25th)
Third Downs 34% (22nd) 42% (11th)
Rushing 92.0 (23rd) 96.3 (20th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-17th) 1 (t-27th)
Passing 257.8 (6th) 191.7 (23rd)
Passing TDs 5 (t-14th) 4 (t-22nd)
Sacks Allowed 7 (t-11th) 7 (t-11th)
20-yard Passes 12 (t-11th) 9 (t-22nd)
     
Defense Bengals Buccaneers
Total 299.2 (6th) 335.0 (20th)
Scoring 19.5 (16th) 19.7 (17th)
3rd Downs Allowed 40% (17th) 37% (13th)
Rushing 107.5 (15th) 141.3 (28th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-11th) 2 (t-11th)
Passing 191.8 (9th) 193.7 (10th)
Passing TDs 5 (t-12th) 5 (t-12th)
Sacks 3 (32nd) 4 (t-26th)
QB Rating 66.1 (3rd) 67.9 (4th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 9 (t-6th) 9 (t-6th)
Interceptions 6 (t-4th) 6 (t-4th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Buccaneers
Kickoff Return 17.5 (29th) 22.3 (t-19th)
Punt Return 5.0 (30th) 7.5 (t-20th)
Punting (Net) 38.1 (t-14th) 34.7 (24th)
Punts Inside the 20 8 (t-6th) 4 (t-21st)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 82.7 17th
Yards Passing 1,078 5th
Touchdowns 5 t-14th
First Downs 57 5th
Average Yards/Att 6.8 17th
Completions 94 5th
Interceptions 3 t-12th
Times Sacked 7 t-13th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 262 18th
Attempts / Game 20.0 7th
Touchdowns 2 t-11th
First Downs 15 t-13th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 23 t-13th
Yards Receiving 296 14th
Touchdowns 1 t-37th
20-yard receptions 3 t-27th
First Downs 15 t-12th
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 24 t-11th
Yards Receiving 374 5th
Touchdowns 1 t-37th
20-yard receptions 5 t-11th
First Downs 8 t-54th
     
Jordan Shipley Stat Ranking
Receptions 15 t-50th
Yards Receiving 190 t-49th
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 3 t-27th
First Downs 12 t-25th
     
Jermaine Gresham Stat Ranking
Receptions 18 t-37th
Yards Receiving 134 85th
Touchdowns 1 t-37th
20-yard receptions 1 t-90th
First Downs 6 t-87th

CAREER AGAINST THE BUCCANEERS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
10.15.2006 L, 13-14 24 37 261 1 0

Chad Ochocinco

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.15.2006 6 99 0
12.2.2001 2 27 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.20.2009 3 52 1
10.26.2008 5 33 0
11.23.2006 8 107 1
10.19.2003 6 152 1
8.31.1997 1 12 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
12.17.2006 15 53 1

FRANCHISE HISTORY AGAINST THE BUCCANEERS

DATE SITE RESULT
2006 Tampa Bay L, 13-14
2002 Cincinnati L, 7-35
2001 Cincinnati L, 13-16 (OT)
1998 Cincinnati L, 0-35
1995 Tampa Bay L, 16-19
1989 Cincinnati L, 56-23
1983 Tampa Bay W, 23-17
1980 Cincinnati L, 12-17
1976 Cincinnati W, 21-0