Re: Bengals vs. Falcons
Bengals-Falcons notes of note
Stuff I've taken from Bengals/Falcons team notes and/or figured on my own
Playing the percentages: Both teams are 4-2. Since 1990 64% of teams starting 4-2 made the playoffs. 77% of teams starting 5-2 made the playoffs.
Series: Bengals lead series 7-3...their .700 winning percentage is tied for their 2nd best of any series of five or more games....Philly (7-3).....their 5-2 (.714) vs Giants is best.
Rush to judgment: Falcons top the NFL in rushing yards with 222.2 per game, nearly 70 more than any other team. They could become the first team to average more than 200 rushing yards over a full season since the Bears averaged 200.8 in 1977. Falcons have outrushed their opponents by 742 yards this year...an average of 123.6 more per game.
Tag Team: Falcons are only team in NFL with two players ranked in top 20 in rushing....Dunn/Vick
AFC/NFC: Falcons have won 7 of 9 vs. AFC under head coach Jim Mora. Bengals are a perfect 7-0 at home vs. NFC under Marvin Lewis. Bengals are 19-7 vs NFC dating back to 1993. Bengals have won nine straight home games vs NFC teams
Road block?: Vick has no rushing TDs in his last 22 road games.
Sack attack: Robert Geathers has six sacks this season, after recording just 6.5 in his first two NFL seasons. Geathers and Justin Smith each have 6 sacks....and are on pace for 16. The last pair of double digit sackers for the Bengals wer Reggie Williams (11) and Eddie Edwards (10) in 1981.
Anyone for a foot race?: Michael Vick has 3261 career rushing yards, Carson Palmer has 100.
Zoning in: Bengals have scored on all 16 red-zone possessions....and are #3 in NFL with TD's 62.5% of the time. The Falcons are last in the NFL with a TD percentage of just 27%
Mirror images: Points scored...Bengals 21.3/Falcons 20.7, points allowed...Bengals 18.8/Falcons 17.8
Opposite ends: Falcons rushing yards per game 222 (1st) Falcons passing yds per game 132 (32nd)
Under the radar: Kyle Larson is +8 this year in punts inside the 20 vs touchbacks.....12 punts inside the 20 vs 4 touchbacks.....3rd in the NFL
Wearing it well: Bengals will wear black jerseys and black pants Sunday. They are 4-2 in that combo.
Memories: Last weeking between the two...Sept 22, 2002...at Georgia Dome on ESPN Sunday night football. 30-3 Falcons. Gus Ferotte started 0-7 passing and was replaced by Jon Kitna.
Star studded: Falcons have 12 pro bowlers on their roster......tied for 3rd most in the NFL behind Baltimore/St Louis 14.
Need one?: Bengals have converted 6 of 7 third and one situations this year, tied for best in NFL
Big play: Falcons lead the NFL in rushes of 20+ yards (13) and 10+ yards (41)
Super Man: Vick has 21 rushes of +10 yards...2nd best in NFL behind Tiki Barber (22)
Moving chains: 54% of Vick's rushes this year have gone for a first down...tops in the NFL. 43% of his rushes since 2004 have gone for a first down...tops in the NFL.
Hmmmm: Vick's winning percentage of .623 is higher than Brett Favre's .621
Discipline: Falcons are the 5th least penalized team in NFL
Hey Ocho!: DeAngelo Hall has 11 picks in his last 22 games
Old Man River: 46-year old Morton Anderson has 32 game winning FG's in his career. He has played in 358 games...most in NFL history. He was a 4th round pick of the Saints in 1982. He has scored in 332 straight games, breaking the previous record of 186 set by Jim Breech. He's the 2nd oldest player ever (George Blanda 48)
Special special teams: Falcons average drive start after kickoff is 34.2 yard line, 2nd in NFL.....their opponents average drive start after kickoff is 25.1.....worst in NFL.
Airing it where?: Vick has one game of +200 yards passing this year...140,92,137,153,154,232
posted by lance1530homer at 8:17 AM
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