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A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' win

10/8/2013

CINCINNATI -- While defense was the major theme of the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-6 win over the New England Patriots, there were several offensive statistics of note that came out of the victory, too.

Most notably was Cincinnati's third-down conversion rate on offense. One week after going 4-for-14 in a game that predicated upon late-down play, the Bengals were slightly better, converting six of their 15 third downs. They picked up four of the six via the pass.

Here are a few other key numbers from the Bengals' big win:

4.9: Yards per play for Cincinnati's offense.

82: Yards rushing for New England's offense.

7: Penalties the Bengals had. In all, they were penalized for 59 yards.

34:16: Time of possession for the Bengals; their highest this season.

39: Times Cincinnati ran the ball.

17: Difference of yards between what the Bengals gained in the air (179), compared to what they picked up on the ground (162).

12: Difference in plays between what the Bengals ran on the ground (39), compared to what they ran as a passing play (27).

45.8: Yards per punt for Bengals punter Kevin Huber.

57: Yards on Huber's fourth-quarter punt in the rain. It was his game long. He had six punts.

29: Percentage of defensive snaps that Cincinnati's defense brought added pressure toward New England quarterback Tom Brady. The Bengals rushed four players on all other snaps.

44.4: Brady's completion percentage when the Bengals sent five or more rushers.

62.0: Brady's completion percentage when teams sent five or more rushers from the start of last season through Week 4 of this season.

24: Number of touchdowns Brady had in those 20 games prior to Sunday when teams sent five or more rushers.

0: Number of touchdowns Brady and the Patriots offense had. It was the first time in 52 games that he hadn't completed a touchdown pass.

8: Third-down conversion percentage for the Patriots. They only converted one of their 12 chances. That percentage ranked as the lowest for any New England team in the past 10 seasons.

3: Sacks the Bengals had when they sent five or more rushers toward Brady. He accounted for two first downs on those 41 drop-backs.

3: Number of dropped passes Brady's receivers had in the last 3:30 of the game. Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and Brandon Bolden each had drops on Brady's last eight passing attempts.

117: Yards Cincinnati's ball-carriers rushed for before contact Sunday. It was the highest mark the Bengals' rushers had since Week 12 of last season (148 yards pre-contact vs. Oakland).

105.0: Rushing yards per game New England's defense had allowed with a healthy defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. Without him against the Bengals, the Patriots allowed Cincinnati to rush for 162 yards.

4: Sacks for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Each of them came while he was being pressured by New England, according to ProFootballFocus.com. PFF.com said he was pressured 11 times.

6: Number of Dalton's 27 passes that were aimed 10 yards or more downfield, according to PFF.com.

81.5: Completion percentage for Dalton on his 21 throws that were tossed nine yards or less downfield, according to PFF.com

15: Number of times Bengals running backs and tight ends were targeted, according to PFF.com. Receivers were targeted 12 times. A.J. Green saw eight of those.

Information from ESPN Stats & Info was used in this report. Follow on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.