PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-3)

Andy Lyons

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-3)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Series Leader: Bills have won 10 of the past 11
Streak: Bills, 15-10
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 1-4. Marrone: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots, Boomer Esiason. SIRIUS: 113 (Cin.), 110 (Buf.). XM: 230 (Buf.)
SB Nation: Buffalo Rumblings Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 65 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White


  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is looking to record his second career win against the Bills.
  • When Dalton records a passer rating of 100-plus, the Bengals are 10-1.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard leads all rookies with 209 yards rushing this season.
  • Since 2010, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is tied for third in the NFL with 33 rushing touchdowns; Green-Ellis has four career scores against the Bills.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green (193) needs seven receptions to reach 200 for his career.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham (194), needs six reception to become the fifth tight end in franchise history with 200.
  • Rookie Tyler Eifert and Gresham have combined for 39 receptions.
  • Linebacker Vontaze Burfict leads the team with 50 tackles in 2013.
  • Since 2012, defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 16 quarterback sacks.
  • Defensive end Wallace Gilberry posted two sacks against the New England Patriots -- second-most in his career.
  • Last week, cornerback Adam Jones posted his first interception since September 19, 2010.
  • Linebacker James Harrison looks to record a quarterback sack in his third straight game against the Bills.


  • The Bills are looking to record this third straight home win.
  • Quarterback Thad Lewis is looking to make only his second career start, completing 22 of 32 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Steelers during his only start on December 30.
  • Currently Buffalo leads the AFC with a 152.6 yards/game average on the ground.
  • Since 2012, running back C.J. Spiller is averaging 5.5 yards/carry -- second-highest among all NFL running backs with at least 100 attempts. Spiller posted a 54-yard touchdown run last week, the second 50-plus yard touchdown of his career.
  • Running back Fred Jackson tied a career-best with two rushing touchdowns last week.
  • Jackson (4,540) has the third-most yards rushing in franchise history, trailing Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas (11,938) and O.J. Simpson (10,183).
  • Wide receiver Stevie Johnson posted a career-high three touchdown reception against the Bengals on November 21, 2010. In two games against the Bengals, Johnson has 12 receptions for 195 yards receiving.
  • Rookie wide receiver Robert Woods posted a career-high five receptions last week.
  • Defense has a career-high nine interceptions this year and is tied for third-most sacks (18) in the NFL.
  • Defensive end Mario Williams has 7.5 sacks in the past four games -- second-most in the NFL during that span.
  • Rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso leads the team with 44 tackles.


Offense Bengals Bills
Total 330.2 (t-22nd) 348.6 (16th)
Scoring 18.8 (25th) 22.4 (19th)
Third Downs 41% (8th) 30% (30th)
Rushing 99.4 (19th) 152.6 (3rd)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-6th) 5 (t-6th)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-24th) 4 (t-8th)
Passing 230.8 (18th) 196.0 (28th)
Passing TDs 5 (t-25th) 5 (t-25th)
Sacks Allowed 11 (t-21st) 15 (t-6th)
20-yard Passes 16 (17th) 12 (t-27th)
Defense Bengals Bills
Total 316.8 (8th) 377.4 (21st)
Scoring 17.4 (7th) 26.0 (20th)
3rd Downs Allowed 33% (t-7th) 40% (21st)
Rushing 95.6 (10th) 116.0 (22nd)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-4th) 2 (t-4th)
Passing 221.2 (11th) 261.4 (18th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-11th) 9 (t-18th)
Sacks 13 (t-14th) 18 (t-3rd)
QB Rating 76.7 (11th) 73.1 (7th)
Interceptions 5 (t-17th) 9 (1st)
Special Teams Bengals Bills
Kickoff Return 24.1 (12th) 18.5 (31st)
Punt Return 6.5 (23rd) 10.1 (8th)
Punting (Net) 40.5 (14th) 35.2 (31st)
Punts Inside the 20 9 (t-8th) 10 (7th)
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