Sunday Stats: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Dalton #5 for Passer Rating in NFL.
Dalton 8 TDs vs 3 INTs in Bengals wins. 0 TD and 1 INT in only Bengals loss. In his rookie 2011 he threw 13 TDs vs 6 INTs in Bengals wins, and 7 TDs vs 7 INTs in losses.
Cincy was just 4-4 at home in 2011 (1-0 so far this season).
In Miami’s last 10 road games they have just 2 wins (0-2 so far in 2012).
Dalton was sacked 10 times in the first 2 games, only twice since.
Bengals passing game is ranked #8, running game #13.
Dolphins passing game is ranked #19, running game #5.
Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins have worse pass-defenses than Miami. No team has a better rush-defense than Miami.
Cincy has both their pass-defense and run-defense in the bottom half of the NFL.
Cincy has just 1 run all season of more than 20 yards. Miami has 4 (Reggie Bush 3, Lamar Miller 1)
Cincinnati has rushed for just 3 TDs, while Miami has 7.
Cameron Wake is coming off a 4.5 sack performance.
Geno Atkins has 5 sacks to lead the Bengals. Michael Johnson has 4.
Marvin Lewis has been the Bengals head coach since 2003. Wow.
A.J. Green leads the Bengals with 107 receiving yards per game. Only Brian Hartline has better numbers.
Only Percy Harvin and Demaryius Thomas have more yards-after-catch than Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins.
Hartline went off last week to the tune of 12 catches for 252 yards (team record) and a 80-yard TD.
Neither back-up QB has seen any 2012 action so far (Bruce Gradkowski for Cincy, Matt Moore for Miami).
Last time Miami played Cincy was 2010. Both teams have seen massive overhauls to their rosters since. In that game Chad Henne, Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, and Brandon Marshall were the team leaders. One player still a ‘Phins player is Dan Carpenter who was 5 for 5 for FGs in that game. Chad Johnson was still Chad Ochocinco, and Terrell Owens and Carson Palmer were Bengals too.
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