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PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Indianapolis Colts.

John Grieshop

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (3-1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
Series Leader: Colts, 16-10
Streak: Bengals have won the past two meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-4. Pagano: 0-1. 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). Westwood One: Davis Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 85 (Ind.). XM: 85 (Ind.). 
SB NationStampede Blue
NFL.comGame Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 54 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White shirts and black pants (18-21 with that combination)
Odds: The Colts are three-point favorites [SB Nation]


  • In two career meetings against the Colts, quarterback Andy Dalton is 2-0 with 539 yards passing, five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) and a passer rating of 116.4.
  • The Bengals are 9-1 when Dalton posts a quarterback rating of 110-plus.
  • Dalton sports a 33-19-1 (.632) record as a starting quarterback, which continues being the best winning percentage in franchise history (with a minimum of two starts).
  • Giovani Bernard is the only NFL player with at least 375 yards rushing (384), four rushing touchdowns, and 175 yards receiving (178) this season.
  • Bernard posted 148 yards from scrimmage in his last meeting against the Colts (99 yards rushing, 49 yards receiving).
  • Bernard ran for a career-high 137 yards, including a career-long 89 yards touchdown run.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green (who isn't expected to play this weekend), has scored a touchdown in every game that he's played against Indianapolis.
  • Since entering the league in 2011, A.J. Green has generated 4,147 yards receiving -- most in the AFC.
  • Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu posted career-highs in receptions (10) and yards receiving (120), last week against the Panthers -- and a 34-yard score.
  • Wide receiver Brandon Tate scored his first touchdown of the season last week.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham has scored two touchdowns in three career meetings against the Colts.
  • Since 2012, Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 18.5 quarterback sacks.
  • Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur leads the team with 36 tackles.
  • Safety Reggie Nelson has posted an interception in two of his past three games.


  • In his only meeting against the Cincinnati Bengals, Andrew Luck passed for 326 yards and four touchdowns for a passer rating of 113.1.
  • Luck is looking to post 300 yards passing in his fifth consecutive game.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2012, Luck leads all AFC quarterbacks with 11 rushing touchdowns.
  • Running back Trent Richardson has a rushing touchdown in two of his past three games, including a five-yard score against Houston.
  • Richardson scored his first rushing touchdown, in his career, against the Bengals on Sept. 16, 2012 (with the Cleveland Browns).
  • Running back Ahmad Bradshaw leads all NFL running backs with five touchdown receptions in '14.
  • Wide receiver Reggie Wayne (13,985) needs 20 yards receiving to surpass James Lofton (14,004) for eighth most yards receiving of all-time.
  • In his past two home games, Wayne has 14 receptions for 196 yards and a touchdown.
  • Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team with nine receptions and a career-high 223 yards receiving last week... second-most receiving yards in a single-game in franchise history (Raymond Berry, 224 yards on Nov. 10, 1957).
  • Tight end Dwayne Allen has a touchdown in three of his past four games.
  • Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson leads the team with 45 tackles, including seven against the Texans last week.
  • In his past two games, linebacker Bjoern Werner has three sacks and a forced fumble.
  • Rookie defensive end Jonathan Newsome posted his first career sack last week.
  • Kicker Adam Vinatieri (2,063) surpassed John Carney (2,062) for No. 4 on the all-time scoring list.
  • Punter Pat McAfee is hilarious on the Bob and Tom show.


Total 397.0 (5th) 444.0 (1st)
Scoring 26.8 (t-9th) 31.5 (1st)
Third Downs 38% (t-21st) 45% (8th)
Rushing 127.4 (11th) 115.3 (16th)
Rushing TDs 7 (t-2nd) 4 (t-14th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-21st) 4 (t-11th)
Passing 269.6 (8th) 328.7 (1st)
Passing TDs 7 (t-23rd) 17 (1st)
Sacks Allowed 2 (1st) 9 (t-8th)
20-yard Passes 18 (15th) 26 (t-3rd)
Total 398.8 (28th) 340.5 (13th)
Scoring 22.6 (t-14th) 22.7 (16th)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (8th) 30% (1st)
Rushing 141.4 (29th) 107.5 (11th)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-18th) 7 (t-28th)
Passing 257.4 (257.4) 233.0 (14th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-2nd) 8 (t-8th)
Sacks 8 (25th) 17 (6th)
QB Rating 71.4 (1st) 83.6 (7th)
Interceptions 7 (t-5th) 6 (t-12th)
Kickoff Return 28.5 (4th) 27.4 (5th)
Punt Return 20.7 (1st) 6.7 (20th)
Punting (Net) 41.2 (10th) 44.8 (1st)
Punts Inside the 20 8 (t-18th) 11 (t-5th)