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Get set for '09 sked

With the 2009 NFL schedule set to be released Tuesday at 7 p.m., here are some numbers to keep in mind:

1 - The Bengals have the 11th easiest schedule in the NFL with the '08 winning percentage of their opponents at .467. But they have the toughest schedule in the AFC North. The Super Bowl champion Steelers have the easiest sked (fifth overall) at .435, followed by the Ravens (sixth at .439), and the Browns (eighth at .451).

15-9-1 - The Bengals record in November under Marvin Lewis, the best month in his six seasons as coach

13-12 - The Bengals record under Lewis in December, giving them an overall record of 28-21-1 down the stretch.

8-16 - The Bengals record under Lewis in October, his worst month.

9-11 - The Bengals record in September under Lewis, ranging from 6-0 in 2005 and 2006 to 1-6 the last two seasons.

32-29-1 - The Bengals record under Lewis after their bye week.

0- The Bengals play the Raiders in Oakland, where they have never won in nine games. Part of the skein is one of the biggest heartbreaks of all, a 31-28 loss in an AFC divisional playoff game Dec. 28, 1975 that turned out to be Paul Brown's last game as coach when he resigned on New Year's Day.

The Bengals were driving in the last moments at the Raiders 37 when quarterback Ken Anderson got drilled on a first-down sack by Ted Hendricks that took them out of field-goal range after Anderson rallied the Bengals from a 31-14 deficit with about 10 minutes left.

Lewis' club very nearly broke the streak the last time they were in Oakland on Sept. 14, 2003. Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna brought them back from 10-0 and 20-13 deficits on an eight-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Peter Warrick that tied the game at 20 with 1:18 left.

But the Raiders went 55 yards in a minute and won the game on Sebastian Janikowski's 39-yard field-goal with nine seconds left.

5-9 - The Bengals record in San Diego, where they also play this season. Scene of the Bengals' first regular-season game ever on Sept. 6, 1968 in a 29-13 loss, Lewis is 1-0 there. He led the Bengals to their first California win in 13 years the last time they visited the Chargers, a 34-27 win on Nov. 23, 2003 sparked by running back Corey Dillon's last 100-yard game as a Bengal with 108 on 19 carries.

10-8- The Bengals road record in the AFC North under Lewis (4-2 in Cleveland, 3-3 in Pittsburgh and Baltimore)

8-11 - The Bengals Paul Brown Stadium record in the AFC North, which includes an 0-7 mark against the Steelers.

4-6 - Lewis' record when the Bengals play on prime time TV on Monday, Sunday, Thursday and Saturday.

2-2 - Lewis' record in Monday night games

1-2 - Lewis' record in Sunday night games

1-1 - Lewis' record on Thursday night

0-1 - Lewis' record on Saturday night

0 - The Bengals didn't have a Sunday or Monday night game in '08

6-4 - If the Bengals do get a Sunday or Monday night game in '09, it's because the league is banking on the return of quarterback Carson Palmer. He has six TDs and four INTs in his four Sunday and Monday night games

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