By the numbers

Sunday, November 22, 1998

  • 5-7 - Height, in feet and inches, of Baltimore wide receiver Jermaine Lewis. This stature, along with his 172 pounds, make him the league's smallest starter.

  • 8 - Touchdowns Lewis has scored, tied for third-most in the AFC. He should have had a ninth last week on a 90-yard punt return, but a penalty nullified it.

  • 57.6 - Average yards of Lewis' touchdowns. He has scored from 6, 46, 6, 58, 64 and 73 yards on receptions and from 69 and 87 yards on punt returns.

  • 20.7 - Lewis' average yards per catch, tops in the NFL.

  • 21.3 - Lewis' average yards per catch against Cincinnati.

  • 13 - Receptions by Cincinnati's Carl Pickens on Oct. 11 against Pittsburgh.

  • 13 - Receptions by Pickens in five games since.

  • 1,975 - Career rushing yards for Corey Dillon in barely more than a year and a half. He appears certain to become the first Bengal to pass the 2,000-yard level in his second season.

  • 1 - Number of Bengals who have gained 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. James Brooks (1,239 yards in 1989, 1,004 in 1990) is the only Cincinnati back to do it.

  • 154 - Rushing yards Dillon needs to reach 1,000 this year and join Brooks. Dillon gained 1,129 yards last season.

  • 6 - Points needed by Bengals kicker Doug Pelfrey to overtake Horst Muhlmann (549) for second place in club history. All-time leader Jim Breech has 1,151.

  • 26.9 - Average kickoff return yards recorded by Bengals specialist Tremain Mack through 10 games. He's on pace to break Willie Shelby's franchise record of 25.4 set in 1976.

  • 100 - Games for Cincinnati's Bruce Coslet as a head coach, including one playoff contest. His record: 42-58 (26-39 with the New York Jets, 16-19 with the Bengals).

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