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PRIMER: Week 11 Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-2)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Arizona Cardinals.

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GAME: Cincinnati Bengals (8-1) at Arizona Cardinals (7-2)
Date/Time: Sunday, November 22, 8:30 p.m.
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals lead, 6-4
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past five
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 1-2. Bruce Arians: 0-0
TV Broadcast
: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: Bengals radio network. Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter).
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Weather: 69 degrees and clear [Weather Underground]
Odds: Cardinals are 2.5 point favorites [SB Nation]
Referee: Terry McAulay
Uniform: White jerseys, white pants


  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (23) needs one road victory to surpass Dan Marino (23), Ben Roethlisberger (23) and Matt Ryan (23) for most road wins by a starting quarterback during that player's first five seasons.
  • Dalton has won four consecutive road games, passing for 1,126 yards with nine touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 103.8.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill has four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in his past six games.
  • In his past four games against the NFC, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 120 yards from scrimmage with two rushing touchdowns.
  • In his past seven games, wide receiver A.J. Green has 47 receptions for 661 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the NFL with nine touchdown receptions and needs one more to become the first tight end to reach 10 in franchise history.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap ranks third in the NFL with 8.5 quarterback sacks and needs 1.5 to surpass his career-high of 9.5 (2010).
  • Safety Reggie Nelson posted a sack and interception in his last meeting against the Cardinals.


  • Quarterback Carson Palmer has won 20 of his previous 24 starts.
  • Palmer is 11-2 in his last 13 home games with a passer rating of 100.4 in those games.
  • Palmer has 23 passing touchdowns, most by a Cardinals quarterback in the first nine games of a season.
  • Running back Chris Johnson has 315 rushing yards and three touchdowns in his last three home games.
  • Running back Andre Ellington generated a 48-yard touchdown run last week.
  • RB-KR David Johnson is second among all NFL rookies with six touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving, one return).
  • Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has a catch in 179 consecutive games, including the playoffs.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2004, Fitzgerald has 105 receiving touchdowns (including the playoffs), most in the NFL.
  • Wide receiver Michael Floyd is looking to secure a touchdown in his fifth straight game.
  • Cardinals are tied for NFL lead with 14 interceptions -- four players have two or more.
  • In his past three games at home, Tyrann Mathieu has two interceptions (one touchdown), a sack and forced fumble.
  • Defensive end Calais Campbell posted a sack and forced fumble in his last meeting against the Bengals.


Total 376.1 (7th) 421.1 (1st)
Scoring 26.1 (5th) 33.6 (2nd)
Third Downs 43% (9th) 46% (3rd)
Rushing 115.1 (13th) 123.9 (8th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-6th) 9 (t-9th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-25th) 8 (t-6th)
Passing 261.0 (11th) 297.2 (4th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-9th) 23 (2nd)
Sacks Allowed 14 (t-5th) 14 (t-5th)
20-yard Passes 37 (t-4th) 42 (2nd)
Total 338.8 (11th) 316.1 (3rd)
Scoring 16.9 (1st) 20.6 (11th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (9th) 36% (10th)
Rushing 102.4 (13th) 92.9 (4th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-2nd) 5 (t-7th)
Passing 236.3 (13th) 223.2 (7th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-5th) 14 (t-10th)
Sacks 26 (t-6th) 15 (t-26th)
QB Rating 83.1 (8th) 74.2 (2nd)
Interceptions 9 (t-11th) 14 (t-1st)
Kickoff Return 20.0 (29th) 26.2 (t-5th)
Punt Return 10.1 (t-9th) 7.6 (23rd)
Punting (Net) 40.1 (t-14th) 35.5 (32nd)
Punts Inside the 20 17 (t-8th) 11 (t-27th)


Date Stadium Result
12/24/2011 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-16
11/18/2007 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 35-27
11/02/2003 Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ) L 17-14
12/03/2000 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-13
08/31/1997 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-21
12/18/1994 Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ) L 28-7
09/04/1988 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-14
09/15/1985 Busch Memorial Stadium (St. Louis, MO) L 41-27
11/25/1979 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-28
11/25/1973 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 42-24