Bengals at Titans Week 9 Capsule

SERIES

  BENGALS TITANS
SERIES LEADER   39-31-1
STREAKS 2 of past 3 3 of past 5 overall
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-2 Munchak: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 34-12 at Seahawks W 27-10 vs. Colts
LAST GAME 9/14/08: Titans 24 at Bengals 7. Tennessee rookie RB Chris Johnson runs for 109 yards. Titans LB Keith Bulluck blocks punt & returns it for TD in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/05: Bengals 31, Titans 23. Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer completes 27 of 33 passes & posts 121.2 passer rating. LB Odell Thurman adds 30-yard INT-TD.
BROADCAST CBS (3:05 PM CT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 93 (Cin.), 134 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton (R): 136-218-1,479-9-7-82.7 Hasselbeck: 154-244-1,742-11-6-89.2
RUSHING Benson: 117-458-3.9-2 C. Johnson: 107-302-2.8-1
RECEIVING Green (R): 33-516-15.6-5 (T3C) Washington: 33-433-13.1-2
OFFENSE 315.9 307.7
TAKE/GIVE +3 (T3C) +2
DEFENSE 297.4 363.9
SACKS Atkins: 3.5 Klug: 3
INTs 3 tied: 1 McCourty: 2
PUNTING Huber: 44.7 Kern: 42.1
KICKING Nugent: 61 (T3C) (16/17 PAT; 15/16 FG) Bironas: 43 (16/16 PAT; 9/11 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Seek 5th consecutive win, which would be longest-win streak since ’88 (6)…Bengals are 3-1 on road this season…Rookie QB ANDY DALTON (2nd round, No. 35) has completed 76 of 118 passes (64.4 pct.) for 760 yards with 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 91.8 passer rating on road. Dalton is 1st Bengals rookie QB to win 4 straight starts…Bengals are 11-1 (.917), when RB CEDRIC BENSON has 25+ att. in game. RB BERNARD SCOTT had season-best 76 yards last week…Rookie WR A.J. GREEN (1st round, No. 4) aims for 5th consecutive game with TD catch on road. Has 2 TDs of 40+ yards this season (41, 43). Green leads NFL rookies in receptions (33), receiving yards (516) & TD catches (5)…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has TD reception in 2 of past 3 games…Bengals allow 85.4 rush yards per game in ’11, 2nd-best in NFL (49ers, 73.4)…Defense has recorded 8 FRs this season, 2nd-most in NFL (Bal., 9)…DE FROSTEE RUCKER has 2 sacks in past 3…S REGGIE NELSON had 75-yard INT-return TD last game…KR-WR BRANDON TATE had 56-yard PR-TD last week…TITANS: Dating back to 12/19/10, club has won 4 of past 5 at LP Field…Titans are 4-1 when QB MATT HASSELBECK has 90+ passer rating. Hasselbeck (187) needs 3 TD passes to reach 190 career. Hasselbeck has totaled 6 TD passes in past 2 vs. Bengals…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 109 yards in only game vs. Bengals (9/14/08). Johnson (4,900) needs 100 rush yards to reach 5,000 career. RB JAVON RINGER totaled 102 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 42 rec.) last week…WR NATE WASHINGTON had 2 TDs last week (1 rush, 1 rec.)…TE JARED COOK is averaging 18 yards per catch in ’11 (15 rec., 270 yards)…CB JASON MC COURTY recorded TD on blocked punt last week. Leads team with 59 tackles…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN had INT in last game vs. Bengals…LB BARRETT RUUD registered 1st INT of season last week…Rookie DT KARL KLUG (5th round, No. 142) is tied for 3rd among AFC rookies with 3 sacks…K ROB BIRONAS made 2 FGs of 50+ last week (51, 50).


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