Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Bengals vs AFC North

Bengals vs AFC North

I get curious about things and then grab my calculator.

Q: In 300 minutes of AFC North games this season, how often have the Bengals played with the lead?

A: Cincinnati Bengals have played with the lead just twice, for a total of 27:14. They have not led in three of the five games.

300:00 of AFC North minutes for Bengals

Trail: 217:00 (72.3%)

Tied: 55:46 (18.6%)

Lead: 27:14 (9.1%)

Bengals minutes played with the lead by game:

00:00 vs Browns in 24-3 loss........Week 1

00:00 vs Ravens in 27-24 loss.......Week 2

03:29 vs Ravens in 34-20 loss ......Week 11

23:45 vs Steelers in 16-10 loss......Week 12

00:00 vs Steelers in 34-11 loss ......Week 16

Instances playing with the lead:

Week 11: The Bengals took a 10-7 lead over the Ravens on a Burrow to Mixon 4-yard TD pass in the 2nd quarter. The Ravens turned around and marched 7 plays/79 yards over 3:29 and took a lead they'd never give up on a 37-yard TD pass from Lamar Jackson to Nelson Agholor.

Week 12: The Bengals took a 7-3 lead over the Steelers when Browning hit Sample for a 2nd quarter TD. The Bengals drove to the Pittsburgh 18 to begin the 3rd quarter, then Browning threw a red zone INT. The Steelers marched 14 plays/79 yards for a TD and a 10-7 lead they'd never give up.

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