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PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) At Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)

The all-you-can-eat buffet of information heading into the Cincinnati Bengals game in Jacksonville this weekend.

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Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)
Time: 4:05 PM (ET)
Location: EverBank Field
Series Leader: Jaguars lead 11-7
Streak: Bengals have won two straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-1. Mularkey: 2-0
Broadcast: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. Dial Global Radio: Chuck Cooperstein, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 94 (Cin.), 128 (Jax.). XM: 236 (Jax.)
SB Nation: Big Cat Country Game Center
Weather: 79 degrees, thunderstorms in the area, 53 percent change of rain [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White


  • In the past two games, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 43 of 58 passes (74.1 percent) for 646 yards passing, six touchdowns and two interceptions for a pass rating of 130.4.
  • Andy Dalton is looking to generating 300 yards passing in his third consecutive game. The Bengals are 5-1 when Dalton records a passer rating of 100-plus. Dalton's 105 passer rating ranks second in the AFC (Ben Roethlisberger, 109.2).
  • Dalton currently has a league-best 158.3 pass rating in the fourth quarter.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has 13 rushing touchdowns in his past 19 games.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green, who posted a career-high 183 yards receiving last week, recorded five receptions for 90 yards receiving, including a 37-yard touchdown in his only meeting against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Wide receiver Armon Binns posted his first career touchdown against the Redskins last week.
  • Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has posted a 50-plus yard touchdown reception in consecutive games (50, 59).
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham caught a touchdown pass in his previous meeting against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • The Bengals Defense has an AFC-best 11 quarterback sacks.
  • Defensive end Michael Johnson posted a career-high three quarterback sacks against the Washington Redskins.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson was selected in the first round by the Jaguars in the 2007 NFL Draft.


  • The Jaguars are 7-2 all-time against the Cincinnati Bengals at home.
  • Quarterback Blaine Gabbert completed an 80-yard touchdown to wide receiver Cecil Shorts with 45 seconds remaining in the game last week against the Colts.
  • In the fourth quarter this year, Gabbert has generated 209 yards passing, two touchdowns and no picks for a passer rating of 122.9.
  • Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has posted 118 yards rushing on 29 carries (4.1 yard/rush average) with two touchdowns in two career games against the Bengals.
  • Jones-Drew (63) surpassed Fred Taylor (62) for most career rushing touchdowns in franchise history last week against the Colts. Rushed for 177 yards rushing last week; the third game of his career with 170 yards rushing. Since 2009, Jones-Drew leads the NFL with 4,635 yards rushing.
  • Tight end Marcedes Lewis has most career receiving yards (2,744) and touchdown receptions (18) by a tight end in franchise history.
  • Wide receiver Cecil Shorts has three receptions for 139 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter this season.
  • Linebacker Paul Posluszny generated his first interception of the season last year.
  • Safety Dwight Lowery intercepted two passes in his past two games against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Defensive end Jeremy Mincey posted a quarterback sack in his last game against the Bengals.


Offense Bengals Jaguars
Total 391.7 (8th) 268.3 (30th)
Scoring 28.3 (8th) 17.3 (29th)
Third Downs 31% (29th) 32% (25th)
Rushing 100.7 (15th) 121.0 (10th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-15th) 1 (t-22nd)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-28th) 1 (t-18th)
Passing 291.0 (t-4th) 147.3 (31st)
Passing TDs 7 (t-4th) 4 (t-15th)
Sacks Allowed 12 (t-30th) 6 (t-13th)
20-yard Passes 13 (t-6th) 6 (t-29th)
Defense Bengals Jaguars
Total 416.7 (29th) 412.3 (28th)
Scoring 34 (t-30th) 23.3 (t-17th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (t-12th) 44% (21st)
Rushing 155.0 (31st) 154.3 (30th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-28th) 5 (t-28th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-11th) 2 (t-11th)
Passing 261.7 (22nd) 258.0 (21st)
Passing TDs 5 (t-15th) 2 (t-1st)
Sacks 11 (4th) 2 (32nd)
QB Rating 110.2 (30th) 86.9 (t-15th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 13 (t-25th) 7 (t-5th)
Interceptions 0 (t-30th) 1 (t-22nd)
Special Teams Bengals Jaguars
Kickoff Return 23.0 (19th) 23.1 (t-17th)
Punt Return 21.8 (2nd) 7.4 (24th)
Punting (Net) 40.7 (t-12th) 44.1 (t-3rd)
Punts Inside the 20 7 (t-3rd) 5 (t-13th)


Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
10.9.2011 21 33 179 2 1 85.3

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Date Rushes Yards TDs

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.9.2011 5 90 1

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.9.2011 5 21 1


Blaine Gabbert

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
10.9.2011 15 28 221 1 0 91.5

Maurice Jones-Drew

Date Rushes Yards TDs
10.9.2011 19 85 1
11.2.2008 10 33 1

Marcedes Lewis

Date Rec Yards TDs
11.2.2008 4 38 0
10.9.2011 1 6 0