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

12/23/2013

CINCINNATI -- For the fourth time in as many tries at home, the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday topped the 40-point plateau.

Also for the third time in those four games, the Bengals reached that scoring mark in part because of a defensive turnover that was returned for a touchdown. Vincent Rey's 25-yard interception return for a touchdown was Cincinnati's fourth defensive score in the past four games, and an NFL-leading fifth of the season. The Bengals' 3.4 defensive points scored per game also leads the league.

Here are more numbers from the Bengals' 42-14 win against the Vikings:

46: Number of Bengals who were active Sunday. Number of Bengals who played Sunday.

24: Bengals first downs on offense.

20: Bengals first downs that were the result of passes.

0: Percentage of first downs the Bengals' defense allowed in third- or fourth-down scenarios. The Vikings were 0-for-9 on third downs, and 0-for-2 on fourth downs.

5: Number of third-down plays the Vikings ran with less than three yards to go for the first down.

6.8: Average yards per carry for Vikings running backs. They rushed 17 times total for 115 yards. Those yards included a 35-yard touchdown from receiver Cordarelle Patterson.

100: Bengals' touchdown-scoring percentage in red zone and goal-to-go situations. They were 4-for-4 inside the red zone and 3-for-3 in goal-to-go territory.

19:04: Time of possession advantage the Bengals enjoyed. They held the ball for 39 minutes, 32 seconds. The Vikings had it just 20 minutes, 28 seconds.

45: Yards the Bengals held running back Adrian Peterson to on 11 carries.

136.5: Career-high passer's rating for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

38: Net return yards on the three interceptions by the Bengals. Rey had his 25-yard return for a touchdown, linebacker Rey Maualuga had 14 on his second-half interception, and safety George Iloka had -1 on his interception that came after a ball bounced off cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick's head.

3: Kick return yards the Bengals had all game. Brandon Tate had just one return. The other two kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

35.8: Average kick return yards for Patterson, who had four of the Vikings' six returns. His longest return was 48 yards.

366: Yards passing for Dalton.

293: Yards passing for Dalton when the Vikings pressured him with four or fewer rushers. He was 21-for-27 passing at those times.

10.9: Yards per pass attempt for Dalton when the Vikings sent four or fewer rushers. That's the highest mark allowed by Minnesota's defense this season.

7.1: Yards per pass attempt for Dalton when facing four or fewer rushers in the Bengals' first 14 games.

14: Touchdowns for Dalton when facing four or fewer rushers in the Bengals' first 14 games. He had four in Game 15 on Sunday.

11: Interceptions for Dalton when facing four or fewer rushers in the Bengals' first 14 games. He had none Sunday.

77.8: Dalton's completion percentage when facing four or fewer rushers against the Vikings.

62.4: Dalton's completion percentage when facing four or fewer rushers through the first 14 games.

8: Times Dalton was pressured by more than four rushers against the Vikings, according to Pro Football Focus. He was hurried by additional rushers on 19.5 percent of his dropbacks (8-of-41). That's the second straight game he has faced additional pressure on fewer than 20 percent of his dropbacks, PFF said.

-1.7: Yards the Bengals averaged on three carries running to the left edge, according to PFF.

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