The Bengals by the numbers

The Bengals by the numbers
December 28, 2012, 11:30 pm
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The Bengals are back in the postseason, securing the No. 6 slot in the AFC by virtue of their 13-10 win at Pittsburgh last week. It marks the first time in 30 years that the Bengals are in the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.

Here are some other enlightening numbers about the Bengals:

0: Number of times second-year quarterback Andy Dalton has beaten the Ravens. Dalton has led the Bengals to back-to-back playoff appearances, but is 0-3 against the Ravens, with one touchdown and four interceptions.

3: Number of Bengals games played by kicker Josh Brown, who was signed  Dec. 6 to replace injured Mike Nugent. Brown, a 10-year NFL veteran, is 8-for-9 with the Bengals, including a 43-yarder with four seconds left that gave the Bengals a 13-10 win at Pittsburgh and wrapped up a playoff berth.

4: Number of 100-yard rushing games for running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, with all of them coming in the past six weeks. He had 18 carries for 91 yards against the Ravens in Week 1.

6: The Bengals' seeding in the AFC playoffs, regardless of the outcome against the Ravens on Sunday. If the Ravens win and climb into the No. 3 slot, the teams will meet in back-to-back weeks.

11: Touchdown receptions this year for Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, which is tied for the most in the AFC and ranks third in the league. Green had five catches for 70 yards, but did not score, in the Ravens' season-opening, 44-13 win over the Bengals in September.

47: The number of sacks by the Bengals this season, one less than league-leading Denver (48). Defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads the way with 12.5 sacks.

67: Height, in inches, of Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins. At 5-foot-7, he's among the smallest players in the league but has proved to be a force, with 48 catches for 515 yards and four touchdowns. He had eight catches for 86 yards in the season opener against the Ravens.

151: Tackles by rookie outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict was initially viewed as a high-round draft pick and a possible fit for the Ravens, but his stock plummeted and he went undrafted after a tumultuous career at Arizona State marred by discipline problems. The Bengals signed him, he became a starter in Week 3 and leads the team in tackles.

373: The number of passing yards Andy Dalton had last season in the Ravens' 31-24 win over the Bengals in Baltimore last season. That remains Dalton's career-high.

589: The number of consecutive career touches (rushes and receptions) by Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis without a fumble. It's the longest such streak to start a career since fumbles became an official statistic in 1945. The streak ended against Washington, one of three fumbles he's had this season.