Steelers @ Bengals: Need-to-Know Stats and Facts


Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback

Andy Dalton

(14) during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five straight against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers are 10-2 all-time at Paul Brown Stadium.

NFL teams coming off Thursday night football games are 3-7 this year. The Steelers lost last Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans, 26-23.

In the last five games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the Bengals are 0-5 and Andy Dalton has thrown four touchdowns to six interceptions.

Since sweeping the division in 2009, the Bengals are 4-11 in the AFC North since then including a combined 0-9 against the Steelers and Ravens.

The Bengals have struggled mightily in primetime games, as they’ve lost eight-straight primetime games, and are 3-10 all-time on Sunday night football.

Since 2007 , the Steelers defense is the 2nd-worst team in the NFL at allowing game-winning touchdown drives at 20 GWDs allowed.

Jermaine Gresham recorded a career-high 68 yards receiving vs. the Browns, including a 55-yard TD reception, and is also is tied for third-place among TEs in the AFC with 25 catches.

Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley‘s eight career sacks against the Bengals are the most he has against any team.

The Bengals have suffered two straight losses to rookie quarterbacks that came into games against the Bengals with a combined record of 1-8.

In the last three games, the Bengals defense has held opposing offenses to a combined 2.8 yard/rush average.

Opponents have scored 48 points off Bengals turnovers this season.

The Bengals have been outscored 57-10 in the third-quarter.

Andy Dalton(not Carson Palmer shockingly) leads the NFL in pick sixes with 3.

Dalton had career highs in attempts (46), completions (31) and yards (381) and tied career highs in touchdowns (3) and interceptions (3) in last week’s loss vs. the Browns. When Dalton has over 40 attempts, the Bengals are 0-5.

The Bengals are 1-3 this season when they lose the turnover battle, and 11-53 under Marvin Lewis. For the year, the Bengals turnover ratio is -7.

A.J. Green leads the AFC in receiving yards (628) and is second in catches (43). He is on an early pace for 115 receptions for 1,675 yards which would both be Bengals single-season records.

The Bengals lead the NFL in scrimmage plays of 40 or more yards, with 9.

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