The St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are two teams in completely different standing heading into Week 12 of the 2015 NFL year. The Bengals [8-2] have a two game lead atop the AFC North. The Rams, however, are a pair of losses away from being at the bottom of their NFC West.
But both teams look to end a losing streak this weekend. The Bengals have lost back-to-back games, and the Rams are hoping to put an end to a three game losing skid.
The two teams have very little history together - dating back to 1972 - as they’ve only faced off twelve times in their franchise[s] history. The Bengals hold a narrow 7-5 series lead on the Rams. The Bengals have won in both of their last two meetings.
The last two times these two teams squared off was on December 18, 2011. In that game, Bengals’ running backs Cedric Benson and Bernard Scott combined for 96 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. A.J. Green had six receptions for 115 yards. The Bengals proved successful on the day, besting the Rams 20-13.
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The last time these two faced off in Cincinnati was four years prior to that, on December 9, 2007. In that game, Bengals’ RB Rudi Johnson recorded 92 rush yards and a touchdown. Kicker Shayne Graham converts four field goals. The Bengals walked away 19-10 victors at Paul Brown Stadium.
For a full list of the Rams vs. Bengals twelve matchups - to include final scores and game logs - you can visit Pro Football Database.