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PRIMER: New York Jets (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets.

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Game: New York Jets (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)
Time: 4:05 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Jets, 15-7
Streak: Jets have won eight of the past nine games
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-5. Ryan: 3-0
Broadcast: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 117 (NYJ), 86 (Cin.). XM: 86 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Gang Green Nation Game Center
Weather: Party cloud and 50 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black


  • Bengals are looking to record their fifth straight win at home, dating back to 2012.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton, looking for his 25th career win as a starter, passed for over 300 yards, three touchdowns, and a passer rating over 100 in each of his past two games.
  • During the team's past four wins at home, Dalton has compiled a passer rating of 89.9.
  • The Bengals are 12-1 when Dalton has a passer rating over 100.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard leads all rookies with 497 yards from scrimmage.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has four rushing touchdowns in his past three games against the Jets.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green posted a career-long 82-yard touchdown reception last week.
  • Since 2012, Green has 16 receiving touchdowns, currently tied for second-most in the NFL.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham (200) is the fifth tight end in franchise history to generated 200 or more receptions for his career.
  • Gresham and Tyler Eifert have combined for 50 receptions, most in the NFL for a tight end duo this year.
  • Since 2012, defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 16.5 quarterback sacks.


  • Including the playoffs, the Jets are looking to post their fifth straight win against the Bengals.
  • Rookie quarterback Geno Smith is the only quarterback since the 1970 merger with four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first seven career games.
  • Smith completed 16 of 20 passes (80 percent) for 199 yards passing with three touchdowns and no picks in his last road start.
  • Running back Chris Ivory (104) registered his fourth career game with 100 yards rushing, and first as a Jet, last week against the Patriots.
  • In his only meeting against the Bengals (w/ New Orleans on Dec. 5, 2010), Ivory rushed for 117 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley had a career-high eight receptions last week or a season-best 97 yards and a touchdown.
  • Wide receiver Stephen Hill is averaging 16.7 yards/reception in 2013.
  • Tight end Jeff Cumberland has a touchdown reception in two of his three games on the road.
  • Defense has allowed the second-fewest yards per game (302.6) in the AFC this year.
  • Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has a career-best six quarterback sacks this season.
  • Linebacker David Harris leads the team with 57 tackles.
  • Cornerback Antonio Cromartie posted an interception in his last game against the Bengals.
  • Safety Antonio Allen returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown last week.


Offense Bengals Jets
Total 365.0 (12th) 343.3 (15th)
Scoring 21.1 (22nd) 19.1 (24th)
Third Downs 41% (9th) 40% (11th)
Rushing 102.7 (18th) 124.3 (11th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-11th) 3 (t-21st)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-17th) 3 (t-17th)
Passing 262.3 (9th) 219.0 (t-21st)
Passing TDs 11 (t-11th) 8 (t-20th)
Sacks Allowed 15 (t-9th) 25 (28th)
20-yard Passes 26 (t-8th) 26 (t-8th)
Defense Bengals Jets
Total 334.3 (9th) 302.6 (4th)
Scoring 19.3 (t-7th) 23.1 (19th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (26th) 34% (4th)
Rushing 97.9 (8th) 77.7 (2nd)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-8th) 5 (t-15th)
Passing 236.4 (13th) 224.9 (10th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-17th) 10 (t-13th)
Sacks 18 (16th) 24 (3rd)
QB Rating 83.2 (13th) 87.2
Interceptions 5 (t-19th) 2 (t-31st)
Special Teams Bengals Jets
Kickoff Return 24.4 (13th) 20.0 (29th)
Punt Return 7.6 (t-19th) 9.4 (12th)
Punting (Net) 41.1 (11th) 38.0 (t-26th)
Punts Inside the 20 13 (t-6th) 11 (t-16th)