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Bengals Thursday Thoughts: Just The Facts

Bengals vs. Steelers: 35 fascinating football facts ahead of Saturday's Wild Card playoff.

The Bengals have made the playoffs five years in a row, a franchise first.

The Bengals haven't won a playoff game in 25 years, the longest active streak by an NFL team.

The Bengals just posted their best season ever under coach Marvin Lewis (12-4) and equaled the team record for wins.

The Bengals have lost seven straight playoff games.

The Bengals are in the best five-year stretch in their history: 52-27-1 (.650) since drafting A.J. Green and Andy Dalton with their first two picks in 2011.

The Bengals are 0-6 in the playoffs under coach Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals have won at least 10 games four straight years for the first time in team history with their best-ever four-year stretch: 43-20-1 (.671).

The Bengals are 8-19 in prime time games in their 13 years under Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals' 33 wins from 2013-15 is the most in a three-year span in team history.

The Bengals are 1-3 in prime time games this season.

The Bengals' 22 wins is the most in a two-year span in team history.

The Bengals are 8-19 vs. Pittsburgh under Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals have won at least 10 games under Marvin Lewis six times in 13 seasons, equaling the six times they won 10 games in the 35 years before he arrived.

The Bengals are 1-4 in their last five games against the Steelers, losing those four by an average margin of 14.2 points.

The Bengals are 6-2 at home this season and 22-5-1 (.804) at home the past 28 games at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals are 0-4 in playoff games since drafting A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.

The Bengals are 22-1 with 30 or more rushes in a game, the lone loss coming vs. Denver, breaking a 22-game streak.

The Bengals are 2-12 overall, including 0-1 in the playoffs, at home against the Steelers under Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals are 81-15 (.844) in games when they run it at least 30 times under Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals are 4-10 in prime time games since drafting A.J. Green and Andy Dalton.

The Bengals are 37-2 (.949) under Marvin Lewis when a rusher has at least 25 carries.

The Bengals have not had a rusher this season who has had 25 carries in a game.

The Bengals are 41-7-1 (.846) under Marvin Lewis when they have a 100-yard rusher.

The Bengals have had one 100-yard rusher this season, Giovani Bernard with 123 on Sept. 20 against San Diego.

Ben Roethlisberger has one TD pass and four interceptions against the Bengals this season.

Ben Roethlisberger is 18-7 lifetime against the Bengals with an 87.4 passer rating, 33 TDs and 25 interceptions in 25 games.

The Bengals have had just three losing seasons under Marvin Lewis after enduring 18 losing seasons in 21 years.

The Bengals have been outscored 145-94, or about 29-19 on average in their last five games against Pittsburgh.

The Bengals have lost just three players to injured reserve since the start of the season, their lowest total in years.

The Bengals are 3-9 against the Steelers since 2009, losing those nine games by an average margin of 13.4 points.

In each game the Bengals won during the 3-9 stretch, they held Pittsburgh to 10 points (16-10, 20-10, 13-10).

In the other six games during the 3-9 stretch, Pittsburgh averaged 30 points.

If the Bengals beat the Steelers, they'll advance to a 4:35. p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 divisional round playoff at New England.

If the Steelers win, they will have a 4:40 p.m. Sunday Jan. 17 Divisional round game at Denver.

The Steelers have lost three straight playoff games.


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