PRIMER: Denver Broncos (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)

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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos.

Game: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Broncos, 18-8
Streak: Broncos have won 14 of the past 17
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-4. Fox: 2-2
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 94 (Den.), 106 (Cin.). XM: 235 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Mile High Report
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloud and 56 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 332 yards passing with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 107.0 during his only game against the Denver Broncos.
  • Dalton currently ranks second in the AFC with a fourth-quarter passer rating of 105.3 (Peyton Manning, 119.6).
  • Since 2010, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is tied for third in the NFL with 26 rushing touchdowns.
  • Running back Cedric Peerman scored his first rushing touchdown in the NFL against the Steelers during Cincinnati's most recent game.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green has a touchdown reception in six consecutive games, tied for fourth-longest streak in franchise history.
  • During only meeting against the Broncos, Green posted 10 receptions for 124 yards receiving and a touchdown last year.
  • Defense is tied for third in the NFL and first in the AFC with 23 quarterback sacks.
  • Defensive end Michael Johnson needs half a sack to surpass last year's career-high of six.
  • Since 2011, defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 14.5 quarterback sacks.
  • Atkins and Johnson each posted a quarterback sack the last time they played Denver.
  • Safety Chris Crocker posted his second interception of the season last week.
  • Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga leads the team with 58 tackles.

DENVER BRONCOS

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is 7-0 all-time against the Bengals, posting 17 touchdowns, three picks and a passer rating of 107.
  • In his past two games on the road, Manning has completed 55 of 74 passes for 646 yards passing with six touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 121.8.
  • Manning completed three touchdowns against zero picks last week, the 37th time in his career, surpassing Brett Favre for most games in NFL history with three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
  • Running back Willis McGahee posted his 33rd 100-yard rushing game last week. Most among active players.
  • In his last meeting against the Bengals, McGahee rushed for 101 yards and scored a touchdown.
  • Rookie running back Ronnie Hillman posted a career-best 86 yards rushing last week.
  • Wide receiver DeMaryius Thomas posted his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season last week.
  • Wide receiver Eric Decker is looking to record a touchdown in his fifth straight game.
  • Linebacker Wesley Woodyard generated a quarterback sack and interception last week.
  • Defensive end Elvis Dumervil has four quarterback sacks in his past four games.
  • Linebacker Von Miller has 17.5 sacks in 22 career games.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Broncos
Total 354.0 (17th) 405.4 (3rd)
Scoring 23.7 (14th) 29.1 (4th)
Third Downs 28 (31st) 44% (5th)
Rushing 96.6 (23rd) 112.6 (14th)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-19th) 5 (t-13th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-23rd) 4 (t-16th)
Passing 257.4 (11th) 292.9 (4th)
Passing TDs 14 (t-7th) 17 (t-3rd)
Sacks Allowed 17 (t-18th) 10 (4th)
20-yard Passes 21 (t-20th) 33 (1st)
Defense Bengals Broncos
Total 357.1 (21st) 213.3 (8th)
Scoring 26.7 (25th) 21.7 (14th)
3rd Downs Allowed 39 (16th) 41 (20th)
Rushing 124.0 (22nd) 106.0 (15th)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-28th) 4 (t-10th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-8th) 4 (t-8th)
Passing 233.1 (16th) 213.3 (8th)
Passing TDs 9 (t-7th) 13 (t-22)
Sacks 23 (t-3rd) 19 (t-12th)
QB Rating 97.9 (28th) 84.3 (13th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 28 (26th) 18 (t-5th)
Interceptions 3 (t-27th) 7 (t-13th)
Special Teams Bengals Broncos
Kickoff Return 23.5 (18th) 18.0 (31st)
Punt Return 13.4 (4th) 8.0 (16th)
Punting (Net) 41.0 (t-11th) 42.6 (5th)
Punts Inside the 20 14 (t-8th) 14 (t-8th)

CAREER AGAINST THE BRONCOS

Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating
9.18.2011 27 41 332 2 0 107.0

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Date Rushes Yards TDs
12.18.2011 10 17 1
10.20.2008 13 65 1

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.18.2011 10 124 1

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
9.18.2011 2 8 0

Brandon Tate

DATE REC YRD TD KOR KOR YRD PR PR YRD ST TD
9.18.2011 0 0 0 0 0 5 29 0

Andrew Hawkins

Date Rec Yards TDs
N/A
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