Bengals at Chargers: Numbers Watch

November, 30, 2013
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Each of the Cincinnati Bengals' four losses this season have come on the road. At home, they are a perfect 5-0.

While they want to maintain that successful Paul Brown Stadium showing in their three remaining home games, the Bengals also want to reverse course on their struggles playing outside it. They have a chance to do just that this weekend when they travel to San Diego.

As important as the numeral 3 could be in the Bengals' road win column after this weekend, it is but one of many figures to take note of entering Sunday's game. Here are a few others to consider:

8: Number of interceptions Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown in the past three games.

7: Number of interceptions Dalton threw in the first eight games.

69.4: Dalton's total QBR through his first eight games.

12.0: Dalton's total QBR through his last three games.

8.1: Dalton's yards per passing attempt through the first eight games.

5.4: Dalton's yards per passing attempt through the last three games. Ahead of this weekend's games, that ranked last in the NFL across that stretch.

46: Number of yards Dalton needs to reach 3,000 for the season. He'll become only the second quarterback to ever hit the 3,000-yard mark in each of his first three seasons. Peyton Manning has thrown for more than 3,000 yards in each season that he has played. Dalton also already is one of three quarterbacks all time to have 20 passing touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. Manning and Dan Marino are the others.

14: Interceptions Dalton has thrown this season when not under pressure. That is tied with the New York Jets' Geno Smith for the most in the league.

.445: Combined winning percentage of the teams left on Cincinnati's schedule entering this week. It was the AFC's fourth-easiest remaining schedule before Thursday's games.

2: San Diego's league ranking for its December/January record in the past 10 seasons. In that span, the Chargers are 35-9.

70.8: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers' completion percentage this season. It ranked as the best in the NFL entering this week's games.

72.5: Rivers' total QBR this season. That ranked as the third best in the NFL entering this week.

4: Number of games Rivers has thrown for 390 yards or more this season. That ties an NFL record first set in 1984 by Marino and matched in 1990 by Joe Montana. Both were declared MVPs those seasons.

119: Yards Rivers needs to hit the 3,500-yard passing plateau. When it happens, he'll become the sixth quarterback in league history to record six straight 3,500-yard seasons.

1: Rookie receiving rankings for San Diego's Keenan Allen in targets (73), receptions (50), yards (737) and first downs (39).

6.4: Yards per play the Chargers have allowed this year. That's good enough for worst in the league.

5: Of San Diego's 11 games this year, five have been decided when points came in the final minute of the fourth quarter or in overtime this season. The Bengals have had four games decided that way.

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

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter

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