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Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) at Cleveland Browns (0-3)
Series Leader: Bengals, 38-35
Streak: Bengals have won nine of the previous 11 meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 10-4. Mangini: 1-3
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Rich Gannon.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone.  SIRIUS: 130 (Cin.), 113 (Cle.).  XM: 109 (Cle.). 
SB Nation: Dawgs by Nature
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Weather: Scattered showers (30%) with a high of 54 degrees [Weather.com]
Uniform: White

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals are 5-2 under Marvin Lewis at Cleveland Browns Stadium, winning four of their past five in Cleveland.
  • Carson Palmer is 8-2 against Cleveland, completing 210 of 337 passes for 2,255 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 87.3 passer rating.
  • Palmer's 23 touchdown passes against Cleveland is the most against any opponent.
  • In two starts against Cleveland, Cedric Benson is averaging 122.5 yards rushing.
  • Benson recorded his first career touchdown reception against the Panthers last week.
  • Chad Ochocinco has 11 touchdown receptions against Cleveland; most against any team in the NFL. Chad still needs one touchdown reception to surpass Carl Pickens for the franchise record.
  • Terrell Owens is averaging 82.5 yards receiving against Cleveland (330 yards in four games).
  • On December 21, 2008, Leon Hall had a career-high three interceptions against the Browns.
  • Hall is looking to record an interception in three straight games against Cleveland.
  • Johnathan Joseph has two interceptions in his past three games against Cleveland.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • In his only career start against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jake Delhomme recorded an 87.6 passer rating with two touchdowns and an interception with Carolina on October 21, 2008.
  • Seneca Wallace, the Browns starting quarterback last week, registered a passer rating of 100 or better for the fifth time in his career.
  • In one career start against the Bengals, Jerome Harrison recorded 121 yards rushing.
  • Running back Peyton Hillis looks to record a rushing touchdown in four straight games. Hillis recorded a career-high 144 yards rushing and seven receptions against the Baltimore Ravens last week.
  • In his last meeting against Cincinnati Mohamed Massaquoi had a career high eight receptions and 148 yards receiving.
  • Rookie safety T.J. Ward leads the team with 24 tackles.
  • In his last game against the Bengals, return man Joshua Cribbs totaled 223 return yards.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Browns
Total 328.7 (15th) 314.3 (19th)
Scoring 19.7 (16th) 15.0 (27th)
Third Downs 32% (25th) 35% (20th)
Rushing 100.3 (18th) 116.7 (11th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-10th) 3 (t-5th)
Passing 228.3 (15th) 197.7 (22nd)
Passing TDs 3 (t-21st) 3 (t-21st)
Sacks Allowed 3 (t-4th) 3 (t-4th)
20-yard Passes 7 (t-20th) 8 (t-17th)
     
Defense Bengals Browns
Total 300.7 (9th) 321.7 (16th)
Scoring 18.3 (13th) 19.0 (t-14th)
3rd Downs Allowed 38% (t-18th) 41% (22nd)
Rushing 104.7 (13th) 122.7 (21st)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-3rd) 0 (t-1st)
Passing 196.0 (11th) 199.0 (12th)
Passing TDs 4 (t-10th) 5 (t-19th)
Sacks 2 (t-29th) 4 (t-23rd)
QB Rating 63.6 (1st) 88.9 (22nd)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 7 (t-5th) 8 (t-12th)
Interceptions 5 (t-3rd) 3 (t-12th)
     
Special Teams Bengals Browns
Kickoff Return 24.3 (11th) 14.0 (32nd)
Punt Return 6.9 (t-23rd) 6.8 (25th)
Punting (Net) 38.0 (14th) 39.2 (12th)
Punts Inside the 20 5 (t-11th) 6 (t-6th)

2010 STATISTICAL INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Carson Palmer Stat Ranking
Quarterback Rating 71.3 22nd
Yards Passing 707 14th
Touchdowns 3 t-20th
First Downs 41 8th
Average Yards/Att 5.8 29th
Completions 69 t-9th
Interceptions 3 t-18th
Times Sacked 3 t-5th
     
Cedric Benson Stat Ranking
Yards Rushing 202 18th
Attempts / Game 21.7 5th
Touchdowns 2 t-7th
First Downs 12 t-9th
     
Chad Ochocinco Stat Ranking
Receptions 20 t-8th
Yards Receiving 237 16th
Touchdowns 1 t-31st
20-yard receptions 2 t-38th
First Downs 13 t-9th
     
Terrell Owens Stat Ranking
Receptions 14 t-28th
Yards Receiving 152 t-48th
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 2 t-38th
First Downs 10 t-20th
     
Jordan Shipley Stat Ranking
Receptions 13 t-42nd
Yards Receiving 161 41st
Touchdowns 0 --
20-yard receptions 2 t-38th
First Downs 10 t-20th
     
Jermaine Gresham Stat Ranking
Receptions 13 t-42nd
Yards Receiving 99 t-89th
Touchdowns 1 t-31st
20-yard receptions 1 t-75th
First Downs 5 t-82nd
     

CAREER AGAINST THE BROWNS

Carson Palmer

Date Result Comp. Att. Yards TDs Int
11.29.09 W, 16-7 13 24 110 1 0
10.4.09 W, 23-20 23 44 230 2 1
12.23.07 W, 19-14 11 21 115 1 2
9.16.07 L, 45-51 33 50 401 6 2
11.26.06 W, 30-0 25 32 275 3 1
9.17.06 W, 34-17 24 40 352 2 2
12.11.05 W, 23-20 13 27 93 1 1
9.11.05 W, 27-13 26 34 280 2 1
11.28.04 W, 58-48 22 29 251 4 3
10.17.04 L, 17-34 20 36 148 1 1

Chad Ochocinco

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.29.09 3 38 0
10.4.09 3 24 2
9.28.08 3 28 1
12.23.07 4 44 0
9.16.07 11 209 2
11.26.06 7 123 0
9.17.06 6 78 1
12.11.05 2 22 0
9.11.05 9 91 0
11.28.04 10 117 1
10.17.04 3 37 0
12.28.03 4 29 0
9.28.03 3 67 2
11.17.02 4 103 1
9.15.02 4 58 1
11.25.01 1 7 0
10.14.01 5 68 0

Terrell Owens

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.11.2009 4 44 0
9.7.2008 5 87 1
10.24.2004 4 109 2
9.21.2003 8 90 0

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.4.09 18 74 0
12.21.08 38 171 0
10.9.05 5 6 0