PRIMER: New York Giants (6-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-5)

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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants.

Game: New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals, 5-3
Streak: Giants have won three of the past four.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-1. Coughlin: 11-6
Broadcast: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 86 (NYG), 104 (Cin.). XM: 230 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Big Blue View
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Clear with temperatures around 65 at kickoff [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • In his past two games against the NFC, quarterback Andy Dalton has five touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 111.4.
  • Since 2010 running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is tied for third in the NFL with 27 rushing touchdowns.
  • Green-Ellis has nine touchdowns in 14 career games against the NFC.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green has at least one touchdown in seven consecutive games, tied for third-longest streak in franchise history.
  • Green has generated a 100-yard receiving game in two of the past three games against the NFC.
  • Green has also posted a touchdown in each of Cincinnati's home games this year.
  • Green has 15 receiving touchdowns since 2011, tied for second-most in the AFC.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham generated a career-high 108 yards receiving last week, becoming the first tight end to surpass 100 yards receiving since Tony McGee on September 24, 1995.
  • Since 2011 defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 14.5 quarterback sacks.
  • Cornerback Terence Newman posted his fifth career game with at least two interceptions last week.
  • Newman has five career picks in his career against the New York Giants.

NEW YORK GIANTS

  • Including Super Bowl XLVI, Quarterback Eli Manning has won eight of the past nine games against the AFC.
  • Manning joins Phil Simms (33,462) as the only Giants in franchise history with 30,000 yards passing (30,005).
  • Manning needs two touchdowns to tie Simms (197) with most-ever touchdowns thrown by a Giant.
  • With 50 yards receiving, running back Ahmad Bradshaw can become the sixth Giant with 3,500 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.
  • When Bradshaw rushes for 100 yards, the Giants are 10-0.
  • Since 2011, wide receiver Victor Cruz is one of two players with 2,000 yards receiving (2,253) and 15-plus receiving touchdowns (16).
  • Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks needs 76 yards receiving to reach 3,500 yards.
  • Linebacker Michael Boley returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown last week.
  • Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has five sacks in his past four games, and eight in his past seven against the AFC.
  • Safety Stevie Brown leads the NFL with 168 interception return yards, most by a Giant since 1963 (Dick Lynch).
  • Cornerback Corey Webster has five interceptions in past six games against the AFC.
  • In his last game against the Bengals (November 18, 2007 with Arizona), safety Antrel Rolle posted three picks, two returned for touchdowns.

TEAM RANKINGS

Offense Bengals Giants
Total 355.5 (17th) 372.9 (11th)
Scoring 23.6 (t-14th) 28.2 (6th)
Third Downs 29% (31st) 38% (21st)
Rushing 95.9 (26th) 109.4 (15th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-15th) 11 (t-4th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-27th) 8 (t-6th)
Passing 259.6 (11th) 263.4 (9th)
Passing TDs 15 (t-8th) 12 (t-12th)
Sacks Allowed 22 (25th) 9 (1st)
20-yard Passes 24 (t-19th) 31 5th)
Defense Bengals Giants
Total 357.4 (20th) 382.3 (25th)
Scoring 27.2 (25th) 20.6 (10th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (24th) 37% (11th)
Rushing 117.0 (17th) 118.0 (19th)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-24th) 6 (t-14th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-5th) 7 (t-22nd)
Passing 240.4 (19th) 264.3 (26th)
Passing TDs 12 (t-13th) 13 (t-16th)
Sacks 23 (t-10th) 25 (t-3rd)
QB Rating 99.0 (28th) 80.1 (10th)
20-Yard Passes Allowed 32 (t-24th) 38 (t-30th)
Interceptions 5 (t-24th) 17 (t-1st)
Special Teams Bengals Giants
Kickoff Return 24.3 (16th) 25.3 (13th)
Punt Return 11.5 (7th) 6.7 (t-26th)
Punting (Net) 41.6 (8th) 38.4 (22nd)
Punts Inside the 20 16 (t-6th) 12 (t-18th)
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