Cincinnati at Carolina News and Notes

Cincinnati at Carolina News and Notes

The Cincinnati offensive line has allowed 25 sacks so far this season, and may be just what the doctor ordered for Carolina's defense minus Julius Peppers.

The Panthers have excelled at blowing leads in the fourth quarter.  The Bengals have excelled at coming up short in fourth quarter comebacks.  Something's got to give Sunday.

Carolina leads the series 1-0.  The teams last met in Ericsson Stadium in 1999, when the Panthers won 27-3.

The game will be blacked out locally, making it the second blackout this season.

Brentson Buckner looks none the worse following his return from suspension.

Cincy running back Corey Dillon holds the NFL records for rushing in a single game (278 yards) and rushing in a single game by a rookie (246 yards).

On the other side of the coin, Panther Dee Brown hopes to follow up on his 27 carry, 122 yard performance last week.

Offensive rankings
Carolina: 31st overall, 17th rushing, 30th passing
Cincinnati: 21st overall, 22nd rushing, 19th passing

Defensive rankings
Carolina: 6th overall, 9th vs. the run, 4th vs. the pass
Cincinnati: 18th overall, 30th vs. the run, 6th vs. the pass

Questionable: LB Dan Morgan (shoulder); LB Hannibal Navies (ankle)
Probable: LB Brian Allen (knee); WR Isaac Byrd (stomach); CB Reggie Howard (shoulder); DT Kris Jenkins (ankle); QB Rodney Peete (finger) TE Wesley Walls (knee)

Doubtful: DE Vaughn Booker (ribs)
Questionable: RB-KR Brandon Bennett (knee); C Rich Braham (ankle)
Probable: S Cory Hall (shoulder); S Mark Roman (knee); S Lamont Thompson (neck)

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