Billick: Giants-Bengals Should Be a Good One

From Will the Giants rebound against the Bengals? Former Ravens head coach Brian Billick looks ahead to the matchup.

Some notes from the NFL Media people….

Bengals: A second-round pick in 2011, QB Andy Dalton has passed for 2,130 yards this season and is on target (4,260) to surpass Carson Palmer (4,131 in 2007) for the most passing yards in a single season in Bengals history…Through Week 9, second-year WR A.J. Green ranks fourth in the AFC with 735 receiving yards and is on track (1,470) for the most receiving yards in a season in club annals (Chad Johnson, 1,440). Green (51) needs 15 catches to surpass his rookie total (65) from a year ago…On defense, DT Geno Atkins is on pace (seven; 14) for the most sacks by a Bengal (Eddie Edwards, 13 in 1983).

Giants: QB Eli Manning is on pace for 4,312 passing yards, which would be the second-most in a single season in team history (Manning, 4,933 in 2011). He has 197 career touchdown passes and needs three to pass Phil Simms (199) for the most in team history… WR Victor Cruz is on track for 101 receptions, 1,274 yards and 12 touchdowns. It would be the first season in team history with at least 80 catches, 1,250 yards and 10 TDs. Cruz had 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and nine touchdowns last year…S Stevie Brown has five interceptions and 168 return yards. His 168 return yards are the most by a Giant since 1963 (Dick Lynch, 251). Lynch and Pro Football Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell hold the single-season franchise record (251)…K Lawrence Tynes is on pace for 181 kicking points and 46 field goals; both would be single-season NFL records (David Akers, 166 and 44 set in 2011).