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PRIMER: Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-0)

All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tennessee Titans.

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Game: Tennessee Titans (1-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-0)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Titans/Oilers: 39-32-1
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past four
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 3-2. Whisenhunt: 1-1. 
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Brad Johansen, Chris Simms. SIRIUS: 136 (Ten.), 117 (Cin.). XM: 235 (Cin.). 
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Weather: Chance for a storm, 77 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black shirts and white pants
Odds: The Bengals are seven-point favorites [SB Nation]


  • Cincinnati Bengals are looking to record their 11th consecutive regular season win at home.
  • In his only meeting against the Titans, Andy Dalton passed for 217 yards with three touchdowns, no picks and a 97.9 passer rating.
  • The Bengals are 20-2 (.909) when Dalton records a passer rating of 90 or better.
  • Dalton's regular season record of 32-18 (.640) is the highest winning percent of any quarterback in franchise history (20 minimum starts).
  • In his past five games at home, Giovani Bernard is averaging 108.6 yards from scrimmage per game.
  • Bernard posted 169 yards from scrimmage last week against the Falcons.
  • Rookie running back Jeremy Hill rushed for 74 yards and scored his first touchdown last week.
  • Since entering the NFL in 2011, wide receiver A.J. Green has generated 3,964 yards receiving, most in the AFC.
  • In his past four games, Green has scored four times.
  • Last week, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu became the first player since 2001 (David Patten) with a 75-plus yard touchdown reception and a 50-yard completion in the same game.
  • For his career, Sanu has completed all three passes that he has attempted for 148 yards passing and a touchdown.
  • Tight end Jermaine Gresham needs one touchdown reception to become the fourth tight end in franchise history with 20 in a career.
  • Since 2012, defensive tackle Geno Atkins leads all defensive tackles in the NFL with 18.5 sacks.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap posted two sacks in his last game against the Titans.
  • Dunlap is looking to record a quarterback sack for a third straight game.


  • Quarterback Jake Locker has won three of the past four road starts, including week one against the Chiefs where he posted 266 yards, two touchdowns and a 111.4 passer rating.
  • The Titans are 3-0 when Locker starts and compiles a passer rating of 100 or better.
  • In three career meetings (with the Jets and including the postseason), running back Shonn Greene has rushed for 267 yards on 52 attempts against the Bengals.
  • Greene also ran for 135 yards in the wild card game against the Bengals in 2010.
  • Wide receiver Kendall Wright has three-plus receptions in 16 of his past 17 games.
  • Since joining the Titans in 2009, wide receiver Nate Washington leads the team in receptions (272), yards receiving (4,004) and receiving touchdowns (26).
  • In his last game against the Bengals (with Pittsburgh), Washington posted a 50-yard touchdown reception.
  • Tight end Delanie Walker had a career-high 142 yards receiving on 10 receptions last week against the Cowboys.
  • Defense has eight quarterback sacks in 2014, tied for most in the AFC (Jacksonville).
  • Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has 5.5 sacks in his last six games, including two last week (tied for a career high).
  • Safety Bernard Pollard posted a sack last week.
  • Since 2007, Pollard is one of four NFL players with 12 interceptions and 10-plus sacks.


Total 426.0 (4th) 359.5 (11th)
Scoring 23.5 (t-11th) 18.0 (t-25th)
Third Downs 36% (22nd) 35% (t-23rd)
Rushing 124.5 (14th) 122.0 (15th)
Rushing TDs 2 (t-7th) 0 (t-30th)
20-Yard Runs 0 (t-23rd) 0 (t-23rd)
Passing 301.5 (3rd) 237.5 (14th)
Passing TDs 2 (t-21st) 3 (t-8th)
Sacks Allowed 0 (t-1st) 6 (t-24th)
20-yard Passes 9 (t-1st) 4 (t-22nd)
Total 366.0 (25th) 306.5 (8th)
Scoring 13.0 (3rd) 18.0 (t-8th)
3rd Downs Allowed 38% (11th) 36% (8th)
Rushing 95.5 (11th) 143.5 (24th)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-8th) 1 (t-8th)
Passing 270.5 (26th) 163.0 (1st)
Passing TDs 2 (t-4th) 2 (t-4th)
Sacks 5 (t-10th) 8 (t-2nd)
QB Rating 61.7 (2nd) 67.1 (3rd)
Interceptions 4 (t-2nd) 3 (t-4th)
Kickoff Return 29.0 (t-4th) 15.0 (29th)
Punt Return 17.8 (2nd) -2.0 (t-31)
Punting (Net) 39.1 (16th) 40.6 (t-11th)
Punts Inside the 20 5 (t-3rd) 4 (t-5th)