The Bengals are 2-1 on the road this season, and will be seeking their fourth consecutive win on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 62.4 percent of his 189 pass attempts for 1,311 yards with seven touchdown and five interceptions on the season, ranking seventh in the AFC in passer rating (84.3). The Bengals will be dependent on Dalton as leading rusher Cedric Benson will be serving his one-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Who starts under center for the Seahawks, who considered using the 25th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft on Dalton, will not be decided until Sunday. Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst started last week's 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns as starter Tarvaris Jackson was not sufficiently recovered from a torn pectoral muscle to play. Jackson was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practice before participating fully on Friday.
Seattle leads the all-time series, 9-8, and have won seven of the last 10 meetings, including a 24-21 win in Seattle on September 23, 2007.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 30, 4:15pm ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Bengals: ESPN 1530 and 102.7 WEBN
Seahawks: 97.3 KIRO FM and 710 ESPN Seattle