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. Then Wednesday we wrote about the second group of four games: away against the Jaguars, home against theColts, away against the Seahawks and away against the Titans. On Thursday we wrote about games 9-12: home against the Steelers, away against the Ravens, home against the Browns and away against the Steelers. 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 13-16.
Sunday Dec. 11 (1 p.m.): Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have only played agains the Texans, the NFL's newest team, five times (going 3-2). Three of those games were played in Cincinnati.
In those three games, the Bengals have gone 2-1, averaging 22.3 points per game compared to the Texans' 21.7. The Bengals averaged 363 total yards, 128 rushing yards and 239 passing yards. They also tied with the Texans when it came to turnovers, each team averaged 1.3, in the only three games played in Cincinnati.
Sunday Dec. 18 (1 p.m.): Cincinnati Bengals at St. Louis Rams
The Bengals and the Rams have only played 11 times, and only five of those games have been played in St. Louis. In those five games, the Bengals have gone 2-3 against the Rams.
In those five games, the Bengals averaged 18.4 points per game compared to the Rams' 23.6. The Bengals have also averaged 352 total yards per game, 113.8 rushing yards per game and 259.8 passing yards per game. The Rams also won the turnover battle in the only five meetings in St. Louis against the Bengals, averaging 2.2 per game, compared to the Bengals' 2.8.
Sunday Dec. 24 (1 p.m.): Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals
The second to last regular season game on the Bengals schedule is at home against the Arizona Cardinals, who the Bengals have only played nine times. In their last five games at home against the Cardinals, the Bengals have gone 4-1.
In those five games, the Bengals averaged 26 points compared to Arizona's 22.2. The Bengals also averaged 371.2 total yards per game, 158.4 rushing yards per game and 228.2 passing yards per game. The Bengals also won the turnover battle in the last five games played in Cincinnati against the Cardinals averaging 1.6, compared to Arizona's 2.4.
Sunday Jan. 1 (1 p.m.): Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals close out their 2011 regular-season schedule against AFC North opponent, the Baltimore Ravens at home. When playing in Cincinnati, the Bengals are much better against the Ravens than they are away. Over the last 10 years, the Bengals have gone 7-3 against the Ravens in Cincinnati.
In those last 10 games, the Bengals have averaged 20.4 points per game, compared to the Ravens' 19.3. The Bengals also averaged 302.9 total yards per game, 86.7 rushing yards per game and 234.7 passing yards per game. The Bengals also won the turnover battle against the Ravens at home, averaging 1.4 per game, compared to the Ravens' 2.6.