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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Game: Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-2-1)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Jaguars, 11-8
Streak: Bengals, won three straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 3-1. Bradley: 0-0. 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 135 (Jax.), 91 (Cin.). XM: 228 (Cin.).
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Weather: Partly cloudy and 49 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Orange jerseys and white pants (12-5-1 in that combination)
Odds: 11-point favorites [SB Nation]

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Cincinnati Bengals are 12-0-1 in their past 13 home games.
  • In his past 13 home games, quarterback Andy Dalton has passed for 3,152 yards with 24 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 96.6 passer rating.
  • Dalton scored two rushing touchdowns last week against the Ravens, including a game-winner with 57 seconds remaining.
  • In four home starts this season, running back Giovani Bernard has 427 yards from scrimmage (319 rushing, 108 receiving) and five rushing touchdowns.
  • Bernard is one of two NFL players with at least 400 yards rushing (446), five rushing touchdowns (5), and 175 yards receiving (179).
  • In two career meetings against the Jacksonville Jaguars, wide receiver A.J. Green has 11 catches for 207 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2011, Green has 4,147 yards receiving, third-most in the AFC.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu posted a career-high 125 yards receiving on five catches last week.
  • Since 2012, defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 20 quarterback sacks, which is tied for most among all NFL defensive tackles (Marcell Dareus).
  • Atkins had two quarterback sacks in his last meeting against the Jaguars.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had a sack in his last meeting against the Jaguars.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson leads the team with 48 tackles.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles (No. 3 overall) passed for 221 yards and a touchdown last week.
  • Bortles is looking to throw a touchdown pass in his fourth consecutive game.
  • Bortles leads all AFC quarterbacks with 191 yards rushing on 27 attempts this year.
  • Running back Denard Robinson rushed for 108 yards last week and is looking to record his third-straight 100-yard+ rushing performance.
  • Rookie running back Storm Johnson is looking to score a rushing touchdown in his third straight game.
  • The Jaguars are the only NFL team this season with two rookies who have surpassed 350-plus yards receiving each -- Allen Robinson (453) and Allen Hurns (354).
  • Robinson led the team with five receptions for 82 yards receiving and a touchdown.
  • Robinson aims to score a touchdown in his third straight game.
  • Robinson ranks second among all AFC rookies in receiving yards.
  • Hurns has three touchdown receptions, which is second among all AFC rookies.
  • Defensive end Chris Clemons has a sack in three of his past four games. Clemons had a sack in his only game against the Bengals (Nov. 16, 2008 with the Philadelphia Eagles).
  • Defensive end Ryan Davis had a career-high two sacks last week.
  • Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks had a sack last week and needs 1.5 more to surpass his career high of our last season.
  • Linebacker J.T. Thomas III has his first career interception last week against Miami.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS JAGUARS
Total 352.9 (16th) 306.6 (30th)
Scoring 23.0 (18th) 14.8 (32nd)
Third Downs 37% (25th) 37% (26th)
Rushing 111.4 (16th) 97.2 (25th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-1st) 4 (t-19th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-23rd) 5 (t-10th)
Passing 241.4 (14th) 209.4 (27th)
Passing TDs 7 (t-30th) 9 (t-26th)
Sacks Allowed 8 (t-2nd) 33 (32nd)
20-yard Passes 22 (t-20th) 24 (t-17th)
DEFENSE BENGALS JAGUARS
Total 399.1 (30th) 382.4 (25th)
Scoring 23.4 (17th) 27.2 (27th)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (9th) 43% (19th)
Rushing 140.7 (29th) 115.0 (20th)
Rushing TDs 8 (t-26th) 5 (t-12th)
Passing 258.4 (23rd) 267.4 (27th)
Passing TDs 8 (2nd) 13 (t-18th)
Sacks 11 (25th) 25 (t-2nd)
QB Rating 73.0 (1st) 97.4 (23rd)
Interceptions 9 (t-5) 3 (t-26th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS JAGUARS
Kickoff Return 28.6 (3rd) 25.3 (t-8th)
Punt Return 13.6 (2nd) 6.8 (24th)
Punting (Net) 44.0 (2nd) 40.6 (13th)
Punts Inside the 20 12 (t-13th) 12 (t-13th)