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Week 1 vs. BAL
Rushing: 18 / 37 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 0 on 2 targets
Throughout the game it was clear that Chris Perry would be utilized as the featured back with Rudi Johnson's gone to Detroit. Despite this opportunity, however, Perry was unable to make much of it. While the Cincinnati offensive line was surprisingly bad as a pass blocking unit, it was only slightly better in run blocking. Only three of Perry's carries went for further than four yards, and none went for more than ten. On top of this ineffectiveness, as the Bengals struggled to get the ball out of their own end and make something positive happen in the waning minutes of the second quarter, it was Perry whose fumble allowed the Ravens to post three more points before the half.
Week 2 vs. TEN
Rushing: 21 / 64 / 1
Receiving: 2 / -8 / 0 on 2 targets
Prior to this season, Perry, the oft-injured running back, played in only 22 games during his first four years in the league. He is now the Bengals' feature back. Perry showed some promise during the game. He broke a tackle on the way to the end zone on his 13 yard touchdown run. So far, that run accounts for Cincinnati's only offensive touchdown this year. Perry fumble twice in the game, but the Bengals did not lose possession.
Perry is a good receiver and caught two passes that both lost yardage. On his second reception, Perry was almost caught for a safety, but he did a good job of fighting to just get out of the end zone.
Despite his ability as a receiver, it seems that Cincinnati plans to use Kenny Watson as the running back in third down passing situations.
Week 3 vs. NYG
Rushing: 20 / 74 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 3 targets
Perry put in another solid effort, leading the way on the ground for the Bengals by gaining 93 total yards and finding the end zone on a 25 yard scamper. He ran well against the physical front and worked both inside and outside of the hash marks. He was able to bring in two of his three targets but gained a meager 19 yards as he was mostly utilized on his 20 rushing attempts.
Week 4 vs. CLE
Rushing: 12 / 28 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 15 / 0 on 7 targets
Perry was ineffective running the ball because there was nowhere for him to run. Cleveland was in the backfield early and often. Perry was involved heavily in the passing game as Fitzpatrick often checked down to him.
Week 5 vs. DAL
Rushing: 13 / 31 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 19 / 0 on 6 targets
Perry had a 17 yard TD run called back, and he was wide open in the end zone on another play, but Palmer overthrew him (Houshmandzadeh scored on the next play). Perry was also wide open in the flat late in the second quarter and might have taken it to the house, but Palmer threw the ball over his head. So Perry's bottom line was close to being a whole lot better. More disconcerting was Perry's fourth quarter fumble when the Bengals had momentum and were moving into position to take the lead; instead, the Cowboys scored two plays later. The fumble was Perry's fifth in five games, and that coupled with the arrival of Cedric Benson (who was pretty active in this game) could eventually hurt his workload.
Week 6 vs. NYJ
Rushing: 11 / 14 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 2 / 0 on 7 targets
Perry had a lackluster performance on the ground as he was unable to find daylight for most of the game. He averaged just around one yard per carry and was only able to turn his seven targets into two receptions.
Week 9 vs. JAX
Receiving: 1 / 10 / 0 on 1 targets
Perry played sparingly, and had caught his only target.
Week 11 vs. PHI
Rushing: 1 / 5 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -4 / 0 on 2 targets
There was no doubt on the day that Perry was the second option at RB behind Cedric Benson, and even when Benson struggled against the Eagles defense, Perry still saw almost no action.
Week 12 vs. PIT
Rushing: 2 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Perry had four touches in the game for a total of zero yards. That kind of sums up Perry's season who has given way to RB Cedric Benson and only spelled him a few times in the game.
Week 13 vs. BAL
Rushing: 3 / 11 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Perry was greeted with the same welcome that Benson got. No running room. He tried the speed plays to the outside and the Ravens were able to answer that as well. His catch came in the flat were he had a solid gain.
Week 14 vs. IND
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 1 targets
Perry only had one carry and gained no yards on the play.