Numbers Game: Everything Old Is New Again

Andy Dalton rolls out to pass in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is 12-4-1 all time in the month of October at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals are back in action on Sunday for a 1 p.m. matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium. This is the second home game in a row the Bengals will matchup against a rookie quarterback with Gardner Minshew and company coming to town.

A few numbers of note as the Bengals look to get into the win column for the first time this season.

  • 8 – Meetings between the two teams since the 2002 realignment that put Cincinnati in the AFC North and Jacksonville in the AFC South.
  • 3 – Touchdown passes in the red zone thrown this year by Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
  • 6 – Touchdown passes in the red zone thrown this year by Jacksonville's Minshew.
  • 9 – Touchdown passes overall by Minshew, most among rookies this season.
  • 59 – Percent of red zone passes completed by Dalton (16 of 27) this year.
  • 77 – Percent of red zone passes completed by Minshew (11 of 15) this year.
  • 6 – Straight games the Bengals have lost to rookie quarterbacks dating back to 2017.
  • 3-1 – Dalton's all-time record against the Jaguars.
  • 12-4-1 - Dalton's October record at Paul Brown Stadium.
  • 29,747 - Dalton's career passing yards, good for 49th in NFL history. Former Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna is 50th (29,745 yards).
  • 5 – Touchdown passes Dalton needs for 200 in his career.
  • 3 – Number of receivers this season with multiple 10-catch, 100-yard games this season – Cincinnati's Tyler Boyd, Tampa Bay's Chris Godwin and New Orleans' Michael Thomas.
  • 9 – Team-best number of catches by both Boyd and tight end Tyler Eifert on third down this year.
  • 66.9 - Percentage of passes the Bengals have thrown on first down this year, highest in the NFL.
  • 102.5 – Scrimmage yards by Bengals running back Joe Mixon in his last 10 games at home.
  • 500 – Scrimmage yards in the last three games by Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette.
  • 2 - Takeaways this year by the Jacksonville defense, tied with the Miami Dolphins for the fewest in the NFL.
  • 1,755 - Total snaps played by the Jaguars rookie class, second-most in the NFL.
  • 6 - Minshew's career NFL start on Sunday.
  • 39.8 – Yards per kickoff return for Bengals safety Brandon Wilson this year. 
  • 30.8 – Yards per kickoff return for Cleveland's Dontrell Hillard this year, the NFL's top qualifier.
  • 6-0 - Since 2018 the Bengals record when scoring 25 points or more. 
  • 0-16 – Since 2018 the Bengals record failing to score 25 points or more.