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Game: Indianapolis Colts (0-5) At Cincinnati Bengals (3-2)
Series Leader: Colts, 16-8
Streak: Colts have won the previous seven
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-4. Caldwell: 1-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 113 (Ind.), 106 (Cin.). XM: 229 (Cin.).
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CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Bengals are seeking their third consecutive win this season.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton has recorded a passer rating of 85+ in three of his five starts.
  • Bengals are 11-1 when Cedric Benson rushes 25 times or more in a game.
  • Bernard Scott posted his first touchdown of the season last week against the Jaguars.
  • Rookie wide receiver A.J. Green has nine receptions for 208 yards receiving and a touchdown in his previous two games.
  • Green leads all NFL rookies with 402 yards receiving and ranks second in the NFL with 24 receptions behind Julio Jones (25).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham is looking to post a touchdown reception in his third consecutive game.
  • Bengals have allowed an NFL-low 279.6 yards/game in 2011.
  • Defense has posted five fumble recoveries, which is tied for second-most in the NFL.
  • Defensive end Frostee Rucker has posted two quarterback sacks in the past three games.
  • Rey Maualuga leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 38 tackles; on pace for 121.6 tackles this season.
  • Carlos Dunlap posted a quarterback sack last year against the Colts.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

  • Colts have won seven of the past eight games in Cincinnati.
  • In two career starts, quarterback Curtis Painter has completed 28 of 57 passes for 558 yards passing and four touchdowns for a passer rating of 107.2.
  • Three of Painter's first four touchdown passes have gone for over 59 yards passing (87, 59, 67).
  • Rookie running back Delone Carter posted his first quarter touchdown last week.
  • Wide receiver Reggie Wayne posted five receptions for 115 yards receiving and a touchdown in his previous game against the Bengals.
  • Pierre Garcon has seven receptions for 271 yards with four touchdowns in his past two games.
  • Defensive end Dwight Freeney (98.5) needs 1.5 quarterback sacks to become 26th player with 100 in a career since the stat was made official in 1982.
  • Freeney has 6.5 quarterback sacks in five career games against the Bengals.
  • Robert Mathis has 4.5 quarterback sacks in four career games against the Bengals.

TEAM RANKINGS (2011)

Offense Bengals Colts
Total 320.2 (22nd) 287.0 (30th)
Scoring 22.0 (17th) 17.4 (t-27th)
Third Downs 32% (28th) 33% (27th)
Rushing 107.6 (18th) 82.0 (30th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-15th) 2 (t-21st)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-24th) 0 (32nd)
Passing 212.6 (24th) 205.0 (25th)
Passing TDs 7 (t-15th) 6 (t-21st)
Sacks Allowed 11 (t-17th) 10 (t-15th)
20-yard Passes 16 (t-13th) 16 (t-13th)
     
Defense Bengals Colts
Total 279.6 (1st) 399.4 (26th)
Scoring 18.8 (6th) 27.2 (29th)
3rd Downs Allowed 33% (8th) 49% (32nd)
Rushing 88.6 (7th) 145.2 (31st)
Rushing TDs 4 (15th) 6 (28th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (5th) 5 (21st)
Passing 191 (3rd) 254.2 (19th)
Passing TDs 5 (4th) 8 (17th)
Sacks 13 (8th) 9 (21st)
QB Rating 84.6 (16th) 102.5 (29th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 13 (6th) 18 (22nd)
Interceptions 1 (31st) 3 (21st)
     
Special Teams Bengals Colts
Kickoff Return 22.2 (19th) 21.9 (23rd)
Punt Return 9.8 (15th) 1.0 (32nd)
Punting (Net) 39.7 (11th) 37.0 (23rd)
Punts Inside the 20 10 (3rd) 6 (17th)

CAREER AGAINST THE COLTS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
N/A            

Bruce Gradkowski

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
10.7.2007 3 4 22 0 1 47.9

Cedric Benson

Date Rushes Yards TDs
11.14.2010 14 24 0
12.7.2008 16 57 0

Jerome Simpson

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A      

Andre Caldwell

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.14.2010 0 0 0
12.7.2008 1 6 0

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.14.2010 9 85 1