Numbers Game: Beat The Clock?

Zac Taylor is looking to christen his NFL head coaching career with the Bengals running game.
Zac Taylor is looking to christen his NFL head coaching career with the Bengals running game.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's No. 1 task as an NFL head coach is far from easy. On the road in a building where the hosts win 71 percent of the time against a coach with a career winning percentage of .589 and a quarterback at .674 operating the NFL's defending rushing championship offense. In an effort to keep his defense off the field against Russel; and friends, Taylor hopes to reverse some recent trends. No doubt he'd like keep a Bengals offense committed to the run on the field.

View some of the best photos from the Bengals-Seahawks series through the years.

1 - Zac Taylor's NFL game as a head coach in Sunday's Bengals debut

209 - Seattle head coach Pete's Carroll's game as NFL head man on Sunday

13-8 - Record of NFL rookie head coaches in their debuts over the last five years

3-6 - Record of Bengals head coaches in their debuts

5-3 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton's record in openers

5-2 - Dalton's record in road openers

3-4 - Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's record in openers

2-0 - Wilson's record in home openers

24 - Dalton's career game-winning drives

23 - Wilson's career game-winning drives

57-23 - Seattle's home record in the last ten seasons

37-43 - Bengals' road record in the last ten seasons

4-2 - Dalton's record in Pacific Time

88.69 - Dalton's Opening Day passer rating

88.8 - Dalton's career passer rating

49 - Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green's catches in openers

64 - Combined Opening Day yards by rest of Bengals WRs

19.8 - Averages carries per game as Bengal by Cedric Benson

17.8 - Average carries per game as Bengal by Rudi Johnson

17.4 - Average carries per game as Bengal by Corey Dillon

14.8 - Average carries per game as Bengal by Joe Mixon

13.8 - Average touches per game by former RB James Brooks as a Bengal

12.2 - Average touches per game by Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

2,175 - NFL-leading snaps taken by Bengals defense the past two seasons, 22 more than Kansas City and 27 more than Cleveland, according to profootballreference.com

2,000 - Seattle's defensive snaps the past two seasons, ranked 19th most according to PFR

22:41:18 - Bengals' NFL-low average offensive time of possession during the last three seasons, according to PFR

24:13:40 - Seattle's average offensive time of possession during the last three years, 15th, according to PFR

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