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

11/18/2013

CINCINNATI -- For the first time in six seasons, an NFL quarterback Sunday had a single-game QBR rating that fell below 5.0 ... and won.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was the fortunate soul who was part of a team that escaped with a 19-point win over a key division rival, even while having one of the worst statistical performances of his career.

Only two times entering the game had Dalton been held to less than 100 yards passing. He didn't finish either of those games. On Sunday, during a full four-quarter outing, he barely passed the 90-yard threshold, settling at 93. Those yards came on 13 completions and 27 passing attempts. He also had two interceptions and somehow converted a trio of passing touchdowns. As bad a showing as he had on the day, he still had some good.

That just good enough to keep the Bengals front-and-center in the AFC North portion of the playoff picture.

Dalton wasn't the only one with interesting statistics Sunday afternoon. Here are a few others from the game:

2.5: The lead the Bengals currently have over the rest of the AFC North.

7: Percentage of third downs the Bengals converted. They were 1-for-14 offensively in those situations.

5: Combined plays the Browns converted on third and fourth down. They were 4-for-18 on third down and 1-for-4 on fourth down. That's good enough for a combined 22.7 percent showing on the late-down scenarios.

224: Yards of total offense for the Bengals.

3.8: Yards per play the Bengals gained.

8: Bengals penalties. They were flagged for 64 yards. Last week, Cincinnati picked up nine penalties for 134 yards at Baltimore.

25: Yards Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu threw for on a second-quarter pass delivered after a lateral from Dalton.

33: Percentage of passes Browns receiver Josh Gordon caught from targets delivered by quarterback Jason Campbell. He was targeted 15 times, but only caught five passes.

125: Yards Gordon had on his five receptions, including the Browns' only offensive touchdown of the game; a 74-yard touchdown catch.

7: Yards Bengals receiver A.J. Green had on two catches. They were a career-low. He entered the game leading the league in receiving yards.

41: Yards Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had on four receptions. Those 41 yards were the most of any Cincinnati pass-catcher.

44: Yards Browns cornerback Joe Haden had on his two interception returns. One ended up being a touchdown.

8: Number of different players who caught passes from Dalton.

408: Yards combined on Bengals punter Kevin Huber's nine punts.

66: Yards on Huber's first kick of the game, a season-long 66-yard punt.

31: Franchise-record 31 points the Bengals scored in the second quarter. They had never scored that many points in a single quarter in team history.

6: Consecutive home games the Bengals have won, including their 5-0 mark at Paul Brown Stadium so far this season.

1: Games in the last five the Browns have won. Also the number of games the Browns have won in the last five years when coming off a bye week. They're 1-4 in those contests.

1.3: Average yards after contact for Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, according to Pro Football Focus.

10.3: Average yards per carry on the Bengals' four rushes to the left edge, according to PFF.

68.7: Percentage of Bengals' defensive snaps that linebacker James Harrison played, according to PFF. That was a season-high for him.

2.2: Former Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme's QBR in a 2008 Panthers win was the lowest QBR for a quarterback in a win before Dalton's 3.7.

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