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Numbers check for Dalton, Dunlap, Atkins


As the 5-0 Bengals head into Sunday's game in Buffalo (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12), here are some numbers updates:

-With Sunday's 11th TD pass, Andy Dalton passed Johnny Unitas and Matthew Stafford with 110, the fifth most touchdown passes for a quarterback in his first five seasons. Next on the list are Jeff Garcia (113) and Matt Ryan (127), according to Elias.

  -Bengals left end Carlos Dunlap needs 3.5 sacks to pass Justin Smith into fourth place on the all-time Bengals sack list with 44.

-With four sacks, Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is at 36 in his 78-game career, already the club record for sacks by a defensive tackle that was held by nose tackle Tim Krumrie with 34.5.Atkins is in Hall-of-Fame territory. Warren Sapp had 43 sacks in his first 78 games.

-Dalton needs three road wins for the most victories by a visiting quarterback during his first five NFL seasons since the 1970 merger. He's at 21 and Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger, and Matt Ryan are all tied with 23, according to Elias. Dalton is tied with Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, and Eli Manning.

-Dalton needs four victories to pass Brady and Marino on the list of most wins by a NFL QB in his first five seasons as compiled by Elias. Brady and Marino are tied in fourth place with 48.

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