August 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Bengals beat the Falcons 24-19. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals @ Browns: Need to Know Stats, Facts, & Stories of Interest


 

 

DT Geno Atkins notched his sixth sack of the season through five games. He was a half sack from the NFL lead last year among interior linemen with 7.5. He’s currently on pace for 19 sacks this year.

According to the Elias Sports Bureay, WR A.J. Green is the first player in NFL history to reach 100 catches, 1,500 yards and 11 TDs by his 20th game

Despite last week’s poor performance, Andy Dalton still has an NFL-best 127.7 passer rating in the 4th-quarter, though the Bengals dropped to 0-4 when Dalton has 40 or more passing attempts.

The Bengals defense is tied for an NFL-best 18 QB sacks.

Since becoming the Bengals Head Coach, Marvin Lewis is 14-5 vs. the Browns.

The Bengals are now 11-62 under Marvin when trailing going to 4th-quarter.

The offense has converted just 7 of their last 34 3rd-down opportunities(21%).

Sep 9, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Philadelphia won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

CB Joe Haden is back after serving a four-game suspension for PED violations., and has 38 pass breakups over the past three seasons, the fifth most in the NFL over that span.

QB Brandon Weeden has thrown for 300 or more yards in both games against AFC North teams, including a Browns rookie record(and career-high) with 322 in the Week 2 loss to the Bengals.

Weeden’s 1,288 passing yards are the second among rookies.

RB Trent Richardson: Is the first Browns rookie to score in four straight games, and had a career-high 109 rushing yards against the Bengals in their first meeting.

Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson posted a career-high three sacks and interception against the Bengals earlier this year

And the most random note we could find: Today is Weeden’s 29th birthday.

 

STORIES OF INTEREST

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Also worth noting is today will be the last for the Lerner Family’s ownership of the Browns. Since the Browns returned to Cleveland and Randy Lerner took over the team, he’s successfully run one of the worst franchises in all of professional sports, as evidenced by these results, courtesy of Fanmonster:

–68 wins in 13-plus seasons.

–seven head coaches

–nine offensive coordinators (including Pat Shurmur his first season)

–17 different starting quarterbacks.

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