Monday, November 11, 2013
A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' loss
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- It has been a busy Monday back in the Queen City following the Cincinnati Bengals' 20-17 overtime loss at Baltimore.
In addition to there being a mid-afternoon news conference with coach Marvin Lewis, a few players and even offensive coordinator Jay Gruden spoke for a while with reporters later in the day. For that reason, we're a little slower getting this by-the-numbers posting up than I would have liked, but here it is nonetheless. (By the way, be on the lookout for a little more featuring the session with Gruden late, late Monday and during the day Tuesday)
Before we get too deep into the numbers from Sunday's loss, I just wanted to point out this one: 55.
As in the number of yards separating the distance that Cincinnati was penalized from the combined distance Baltimore's rushing and passing offense traveled.
For the curious, the Ravens had 189 yards of total offense, and the Bengals were slapped with 134 yards in penalties. That's the most number of yards they have been penalized for in franchise history. The previous high was 133, which was set in 1978. According to ProFootballReference.com, Cincinnati had 13 penalties in that game.
Well, without further ado, let's get to a few other key figures:
4: Number of times since 1970 that a game has either been tied or won on the final play of regulation by a 50-yard-plus pass, according to Elias.
1: Number of those four quarterbacks who have lost a game in which they completed a 50-yard-plus pass to either tie or win a game on the final play of regulation. That quarterback, of course, is Cincinnati's Andy Dalton.
51: Yards on the fourth-quarter touchdown reception by A.J. Green off a Hail Mary that was tipped into Green's hands.
151: Yards receiving Green totaled on his eight receptions. He has now had more than 100 yards receiving in each of the last five games. That's a new franchise record.
17.3: Dalton's QBR for the game. After posting QBRs of 92.8 and 98.9 in consecutive games two and three weeks ago, Dalton has now had QBRs of 13.5 and 17.3 in his last two games.
28: Miles per hour of recorded wind gusts in Baltimore on Sunday, according to Weather.com.
15.3: Yards per return on the three Andy Dalton passes that were intercepted by the Ravens.
26: Percentage of third downs the Bengals converted. They were 5-for-19.
19: Percentage of third downs the Ravens converted. They were 3-for-16.
5: Times the Bengals went for it on fourth down.
2: Times the Bengals didn't convert on fourth down. They missed on a fourth-and-1 during their first drive, and were pushed backwards on a fourth-and-2 on their final drive of the game that came in the overtime period.
9: Times Bengals were penalized.
8: Times Ravens were penalized. They only incurred 65 yards in penalties.