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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Game: Cincinnati Bengals (7-3-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-9)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Raymond James Stadium
Series Leader: Buccaneers, 7-3
Streak: Buccaneers have won six straight games
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-2. Smith: 0-2. 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Cin.), 136 (TB). XM: 233 (TB).
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Weather: Clear and 70 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White shirts, white pants (14-22 in that combination)
Odds: Bengals are four-point favorites [SB Nation]

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals have won four of the past five games.
  • In his past six games against the NFC, Quarterback Andy Dalton is 5-0-1 and has completed 71.8 percent of his passes for 1,765 yards with 15 touchdowns, three interceptions and a passer rating of 121.0.
  • The Bengals are 17-2 when Dalton posts a passer rating higher than 100.
  • Dalton has a starting record of 37-21-1 (.635), which is the highest winning percentage of any quarterback in franchise history.
  • In his past four games, running back Jeremy Hill has rushed for 448 yards on 81 attempts (5.5 yard/rush average) with three touchdowns.
  • Hill leads all NFL rookies with 643 yards rushing and ranks second with six rushing touchdowns.
  • In his past eight games, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 86.5 yards from scrimmage with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green led the team with a career-high 12 receptions last week and 121 yards receiving.
  • Green has 19 100-yard games, which is tied with Carl Pickens for third-most in club history.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2011, Green has posted 4,462 yards receiving -- which is third-most in the AFC.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu posted a touchdown reception last week and now has a career-high five touchdowns in 2014.
  • Since 2012, defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 20 quarterback sacks, which is second-most among all AFC defensive tackles.
  • Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur leads the team with 78 tackles.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • In his past three starts against the AFC where he attempted at least 10 passes, quarterback Josh McCown has five touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • Running back Doug Martin has 896 scrimmage yards -- 689 rushing yards and six touchdowns -- in eight games against the AFC.
  • In his past three games at home against the AFC, running back Bobby Rainey has rushed for 214 yards with two touchdowns.
  • Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans leads the NFL in November with 505 yards receiving and six receiving touchdowns.
  • Evans leads all NFL rookies with 841 yards receiving and is tied for the lead in touchdowns.
  • Evans is looking to score a touchdown in his fifth straight game.
  • In a Dec. 20, 2009 meeting against the Bengals, wide receiver Vincent Jackson (with the Chargers) posted five receptions, 108 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
  • Wide receiver Louis Murphy has a touchdown reception in his only game against the Bengals (Nov. 22, 2009 with the Oakland Raiders).
  • Since 2013, linebacker LaVonte David is the only player in the NFL with 250-plus tackles (260), five-plus sacks (7), five-plus interceptions (5).
  • In his past eight games against the AFC, David has 79 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 quarterback sacks and a forced fumble.
  • Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has five sacks in his past five games against the AFC.
  • McCoy has 15 sacks in his past 18 games.
  • Defensive end Jacquies Smith has three sacks and a forced fumble in his past two games.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS BUCCANEERS
Total 348.6 (15th) 318.2 (26th)
Scoring 22.4 (14th) 18.8 (26th)
Third Downs 41% (19th) 38% (23rd)
Rushing 125.6 (7th) 84.0 (29th)
Rushing TDs 13 (t-4th) 4 (t-29th)
20-Yard Runs 8 (t-9th) 5 (t-18th)
Passing 223.0 (22nd) 234.2 (18th)
Passing TDs 13 (t-24th) 17 (t-15th)
Sacks Allowed 13 (t-2nd) 32 (24th)
20-yard Passes 28 (27th) 41 (t-6th)
DEFENSE BENGALS BUCCANEERS
Total 373.2 (24th) 367.9 (22nd)
Scoring 21.3 (13th) 27.3 (28th)
3rd Downs Allowed 39% (11th) 43% (24th)
Rushing 129.6 (27th) 115.8 (t-19th)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-26th) 10 (t-23rd)
Passing 243.5 (18th) 252.1 (22nd)
Passing TDs 11 (1st) 21 (t-21st)
Sacks 14 (t-30th) 23 (t-18th)
QB Rating 76.2 (3rd) 100.0 (29th)
Interceptions 11 (t-11th) 8 (t-20th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS BUCCANEERS
Kickoff Return 27.4 (5th) 22.5 (21st)
Punt Return 11.0 (6th) 12.1 (4th)
Punting (Net) 44.4 (2nd) 35.7 (32nd)
Punts Inside the 20 23 (t-2nd) 11 (t-31st)

BENGALS VS. BUCCANEERS (ALL-TIME)

Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result
10/10/2010 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-21
10/15/2006 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers A Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL) L 14-13
09/29/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 35-7
12/02/2001 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 16-13,OT
12/27/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 35-0
10/08/1995 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers A Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL) L 19-16
10/29/1989 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 56-23
09/25/1983 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers A Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL) W 23-17
09/07/1980 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 17-12
10/10/1976 Cincinnati Bengals Tampa Bay Buccaneers H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-0

Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead series 7-3-0

Points Scored: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 200, Cincinnati Bengals 182