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The Buffalo Football Report Thursday Preview: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Football Report Thursday Preview: Bengals (5-0) at Bills (3-2)

Cincinnati Bengals (5-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-2)

KICKOFF: 1:00 p.m.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON GAME: 10/13/13 – Bengals 27, Bills 24. A Mike Nugent 43-yard field goal won the game for the Bengals in overtime.

REFEREE: Clete Blakeman

BROADCAST: CBS — Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots

BENGALS NOTES: Cincinnati is 5-0 for the first time since 1988… The Bengals have won their last two contests against the Bills by a total of six points… Andy Dalton is currently second in the NFL in passing yards (1518)… A.J. Green is currently fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (495)… Tyler Eifert has arguably been the second best tight end in the NFL this season, catching 24 passes for 312 yards and 5 touchdowns… The Bengals are in the top ten in the following categories: PPG (4th), yards (2nd), passing yards (5th), rushing yards (10th)… Vincent Rey is third in the NFL in tackles (49) and Carlos Dunlap is tied for first in sacks (5).

BILLS NOTES: E.J. Manuel has been taking the majority of snaps for the Bills at practice but Tyrod Taylor has not been ruled out… Taylor made history last week becoming one of five players to throw for 100 yards, rush for 70+ yards and record a reception… Sammy Watkins plans on returning to the lineup on Sunday and it’s possible that LeSean McCoy also plays for the Bills… The Bills are 14th in the NFL in rush yards at home… Corey Graham is fourth in the NFL in tackles.

 

Series

Bills

Bengals

Regular Series Leader

15-11-0

Streaks

Bills have won 10 of the last 12 games

Have won the last two matchups

Coaches Record vs. Opponent

3-1

2-5

Last Week

W 14-13 at Tennessee

W 27-24 (OT) vs. Seahawks

Passing

Taylor: 96-137-1097-9-4 (103.6 RTG)

Dalton: 108-160-1518-11-2-115.6

Rushing

Karlos Williams: 42-226-3 TD

Bernard: 69-377-1 TD

Receiving

Clay: 22-262-2 TD

Green: 31-495-3 TD

Offense

1,641 yards

2,107 yards

Take/Give

+4

+2

Defense

1,781 yards

1,856 yards

Sack Leader

Mario Williams (2)

Dunlap (5)

INT Leader

Darby (2), Brown (2), Gilmore (2)

Jones (2)

 


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