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PRIMER: Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-0)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks.

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GAME: Seattle Seahawks (2-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-0)
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium  
Series Leader: Series tied, 9-9
Streak: Seahawks have won three of the past five.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 2-1. Pete Carroll: 0-1
TV Broadcast
: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: SIRIUS: 137 (Sea.), 82 (Cin.). XM: 82 (Cin.) and the Bengals radio network.
SB Nation: Field Gulls (@FieldGulls)
Weather: Partly cloudy, 66 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black shirts, white pants
Odds: Bengals are favorites (-1) [SB Nation]
Referee: John Parry


  • Bengals are looking to record their first 5-0 start since 1988.
  • Cincinnati's win over the Chiefs last week is the first time the Bengals recorded 300 yards (or more) passing and four rushing touchdowns.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton has a passer rating of 123 through four games, the highest rated gour game stretch in franchise history.
  • Dalton is looking to record a passer rating of 115 or better for a fifth straight game.
  • Dalton's winning percentage of .654 (44-23-1) is the highest among all franchise quarterbacks in team history.
  • In his last six home games, running back Jeremy Hill has 519 yards from scrimmage (481 rushing, 38 receiving) with six rushing touchdowns.
  • In his past three games against the NFC, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 126.3 yards from scrimmage and has scored two touchdowns.
  • In his past eight games against the NFC, wide receiver A.J. Green has 42 receptions for 701 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert ranks second among all NFL tight ends with three receiving touchdowns in 2015.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has a sack in three of his past four games and leads all AFC defensive tackles with 35 sacks since 2010.


  • In 14 career games against the AFC (including Super Bowls), quarterback Russell Wilson has 24 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 103.4 passer rating.
  • Wilson has a career record of 44-16 (.733) as a starter (including the playoffs).
  • Since 2011, running back Marshawn Lynch leads the NFL with 6,269 yards rushing and 56 rushing touchdowns.
  • In two meetings against the Bengals, Lynch has three touchdowns (two rushing and one passing).
  • When Lynch played the Bengals on Nov. 4, 2007 (with the Bills), he rushed for 153 yards, scored a rushing touchdown and threw an eight-yard touchdown pass.
  • Wide receiver Doug Baldwin aims to score a touchdown in his third straight game against the AFC.
  • Since 2011, tight end Jimmy Graham leads all NFL tight ends in receptions (373), yards receiving (4,570) and tied for most touchdowns (48).
  • Graham has 19 touchdown receptions in his previous 17 games against the AFC.
  • Rookie Tyler Lockett is the only player in the NFL that's scored a touchdown on punt return and kickoff return this season.
  • Cornerback Richard Sherman leads the NFL with 26 interceptions since 2011 (including the playoffs).
  • Safety Kam Chancellor secured a touchdown in his last game against the Bengals.
  • Defensive end Cliff Avril secured a sack in his only game against the Bengals (Dec. 6, 2009 with the Lions).
  • Linebackers Bobby Wagner (34) and K.J. Wright (27) lead the Seahawks in tackles.
  • Safety Earl Thomas is third on the team with 13 tackles.


Total 422.0 (2nd) 345.8 (19th)
Scoring 30.2 (4th) 21.8 (18th)
Third Downs 46% (5th) 39% (17th)
Rushing 128.0 (t-7th) 128.0 (t-7th)
Rushing TDs 7 (2nd) 0 (t-30th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-14th) 2 (t-14th)
Passing 294.0 (4th) 217.8 (27th)
Passing TDs 9 (t-3rd) 5 (t-21st)
Sacks Allowed 2 (t-1st) 18 (31st)
20-yard Passes 20 (t-1st) 15 (t-7th)
Total 364.8 (19th) 278.8 (2nd)
Scoring 19.2 (9th) 17.8 (t-3rd)
3rd Downs Allowed 38% (12th) 33% (t-7th)
Rushing 85.8 (6th) 88.5 (7th)
Rushing TDs 0 (1st) 2 (t-7th)
Passing 279.0 (27th) 190.2 (5th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-11th) 3 (t-2nd)
Sacks 11 (t-6th) 6 (t-23rd)
QB Rating 94.9 (18th) 97.8 (21st)
Interceptions 3 (t-13th) 0 (t-30th)
Kickoff Return 19.2 (28th) 28.6 (6th)
Punt Return 8.4 (18th) 15.4 (7th)
Punting (Net) 43.2 (t-4th) 37.7 (24th)
Punts Inside the 20 6 (t-16th) (30th)


Date Stadium Result
10/30/2011 CenturyLink Field (Seattle, WA) W 34-12
09/23/2007 Qwest Field (Seattle, WA) L 24-21
10/26/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-24
11/07/1999 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) L 37-20
09/17/1995 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) L 24-21
11/06/1994 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) W 20-17, OT
09/26/1993 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 19-10
09/06/1992 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) W 21-3
10/06/1991 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 13-7
10/01/1990 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) L 31-16
12/10/1989 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-17
12/31/1988 * Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-13
10/11/1987 Kingdome (Seattle, WA) W 17-10
11/16/1986 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-7
09/08/1985 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-24
11/18/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 26-6
12/26/1982 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-10
09/06/1981 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-21
09/25/1977 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-20

* AFC Divisional Playoff Game