Monday, October 14, 2013
A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' win
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- Until Sunday, 28 years separated the Cincinnati Bengals from wins on the road at Buffalo.
That's about as long as some of us -- who shall remain nameless -- have been alive.
That's a long time.
Along with that unique statistic, there were a host of others that came out of the Bengals' 27-24 overtime win over the Bills on Sunday. One of the numbers you've probably seen a lot of and likely will continue to see a lot of is 243. That's the number of yards after the catch the Bengals recorded on their 26 completed passes.
If you like those figures, you'll probably like checking out a few more. Take a look below as we go even deeper behind the numbers of the Bengals' fourth win of the season:
337: Yards passing Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had against the Bills.
105.9: Passer rating for Dalton. Ahead of Monday night's game, the rating was the second highest in the league for the week. Baltimore's Joe Flacco had a 112.6 passer rating in a loss to the Packers.
34: Yards on Bengals receiver Marvin Jones' first-quarter end around that gave the team an early offensive spark.
54: Game-long pass from Dalton to A.J. Green. The Bengals receiver caught the pass as a screen near the line of scrimmage and turned it into a big gain thanks to blocks from offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and other receivers.
103: Yards Green had receiving. He also had a touchdown reception. This was his sixth career game in which he has had at least 100 yards receiving and one touchdown reception.
23.7: Yards per reception for Jones, who caught three passes for 71 yards. He also had a touchdown grab.
29: Yards on Brandon Tate's overtime punt return that helped set up the game-winning field goal.
43: Yards on Mike Nugent's game-winning field goal. He also hit a 43-yarder at the end of regulation in the Bengals' 2011 game against the Bills.
1: Number of plays separating the Bengals' passing attempts from their rushing attempts.
243: Yards after the catch for the Bengals.
42:52: Time the Bengals possessed the ball Sunday. The Bills only had the ball for 25:24. It was the third time Cincinnati won the time of possession battle this season.
7: Number of Bengals plays that went 20 yards or more.
20.5: Percentage of Bengals snaps that tight end Alex Smith saw as he served as an extra blocker, according to PFF.com. With the Bills constantly blitzing and the Bengals needing support to protect Dalton, Smith and offensive tackle Anthony Collins saw extended action as extra blockers. Tight ends Tyler Eifert and Jermaine Gresham also blocked more than they typically do for that reason.
5.46: Yards per carry Green-Ellis had on his 15 runs in between the tackles, according to PFF.com. He finished with 82 yards on interior rushes. He gained just four yards on his other three runs that went outside the tackles.
Information from ESPN's Stats & Info was used in this report. Follow on Twitter @ESPNStatsInfo.