Editor's note: This is part two of a four-part series of installments that details, in great depth, each game on the 2011 regular-season schedule of the Cincinnati Bengals. Part one ran on Tuesday and parts three and four will be posted on Thursday and Friday.
Tuesday we wrote up our in depth analysis of the first four games of the Cincinnati Bengals regular-season schedule: away against the Browns, away against the Broncos, home against the 49ers and home against the Bills. We went back 10 games against division opponents and five games against non-division opponents and averaged the points scored by each team, the Bengals' total yards per game, passing yards per game and rushing yards per game, as well as the average amount of turnovers each team had.
Here is our analysis of games 5-8.
Sunday Oct. 9 (1 p.m.): Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only non-AFC North team to have defeated the Bengals every time that they've played them either home or away over the last five meetings. From 1998 to 2005, the Bengals played the Jaguars five times in Jacksonville and they haven't defeated them once. In fact, in the 17 meetings between these two teams, the Bengals have only won six games and only three since 1997.
In the last five games against the Jaguars, the Bengals are 0-5, averaging 10.2 points per game compared to Jacksonville's 22.8. In those games, the Bengals averaged 300.1 total yards per game, 100.8 rushing yards per game and 220.2 passing yards per game. Once again, turnovers killed the Bengals, who averaged 2 per game compared to the Jaguars' 0.8.
Sunday Oct. 16 (1 p.m): Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have only beaten the Colts twice in Cincinnati, once in '96 and once in '80. They actually have a better road record against the Colts than they do a home record. After defeating the Colts three times in a row in '95, '96 and '97, the Bengals have gone without winning another game against Indianapolis in the seven times they've met.
In the last five times the Colts have played in Cincinnati, the Bengals are 1-4, averaging 20.8 points per game compared to Indianapolis' 23.2. The Bengals have averaged 369.8 total yards per game, 149.8 rushing yards per game and 225.6 passing yards per game. The Bengals have averaged 1.6 turnovers per game compared to the Colts' 1.2.
Sunday Oct. 30 (4:15 p.m.): Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks
Weirdly, the Bengals have either scored 20 or 21 points each of the last five times they've played the Seahawks. Unfortunately, in the last five times the Bengals have played in Seattle, they've gone 2-3, kind of proving that whole idea that the Bengals aren't too good on the west coast.
In their last five games in Seattle, the Bengals have averaged 20.6 points per game compared to the Seahawks' 21. Cincinnati has averaged 395 total yards per game, 116.6 rushing yards per game and 287.4 passing yards per game. They Bengals also averaged 2.2 turnovers per game compared to Seattle's 1.6.
Sundayd Nov. 6 (4:05 p.m.): Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
The Bengals don't play the Titans very often. They haven't played them since 2008 and they haven't played them in Tennessee since 2005. In fact, I had to go all the way back to 1999 to find five games in which the Bengals played in Tennessee. If I had gone one more year back, they would have been playing against the Oilers in Houston.
In the last five games that the Bengals have played against the Titans in Tennessee, the Bengals have gone 2-3, averaging 22.4 points per game compared to the Titans' 28.4. The Bengals averaged 333.2 total yards per game, 108.6 rushing yards per game and 237.4 passing yards per game. The Bengals averaged 1.4 turnovers per game in the last five times they've played in Tennessee compared to the Titans' 2.2.