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Week 6 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (5-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-2)

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

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GAME: Cincinnati Bengals (5-0) at Buffalo Bills (3-2)
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium
Series Leader: The Bills lead the all-time series, 15-11
Streak: The Bills have won 10 of the past 12
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: . Rex Ryan
TV Broadcast
: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots.
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 132 (Cin.), 126 (Buf.). XM: 231 (Buf.).  and the Bengals radio network.
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Weather: Chance of snow and 43 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White shirts, black pants (21-23 in that combination)
Odds: Bengals are favorites (-1) [SB Nation]
Referee: Clete Blakeman


  • The Bengals are 5-0 for the third time in franchise history and for the first time since the 1988 AFC Championship team.
  • Cincinnati overcame a 17-point fourth quarter deficit last week.
  • Last week, quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 331 yards and scored three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).
  • Dalton's 115.9 passer rating is the highest of any Bengals quarterback through five games, surpassing Boomer Esiason -- 114.0 in 1988.
  • In six career road games, running back Jeremy Hill has 563 yards from scrimmage (524 rushing and 39 receiving) and four rushing touchdowns.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 94.6 yards past the line of scrimmage per game this season.
  • In two career meetings against the Bills, A.J. Green has 221 yards receiving on 10 receptions and a touchdown.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert is tied for second-most touchdown receptions in the NFL through five weeks (5)-- Larry Fitzgerald is ranked first (6).
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has a quarterback sack in four of his past five games.
  • Atkins has 36 sacks since joining the league in 2010; tied for most among all defensive tackles during that stretch (Ndamukong Suh).


  • Last week, quarterback Tyrod Taylor (expected to miss Sunday's game against the Bengals), had 189 total yards (109 passing, 76 rushing, four receiving) with two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing).
  • Taylor is one of five players in NFL history with 100 yards passing, 70 yards rushing and a reception in the same game.
  • Since entering the league in 2009, running back LeSean McCoy ranks third in the NFL with 9,303 yards from scrimmage (6,938 rushing, 2,365 receiving).
  • Rookie RB Karlos Williams is one of four rookies since 1960 to score a touchdown in each of his team's first four games.
  • Wide receiver Percy Harvin (4,936) needs 64 yards from scrimmage to reach 5,000 on his career.
  • Wide receiver Chris Hogan has a touchdown reception in two of his past three games, including a game-winning two-yarder last week against Tennessee.
  • Tight end Charles Clay led the team with nine receptions and 111 yards receiving in his last home game (Week 4 against the Giants).
  • Since entering the NFL in 2011, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus ranks second among all NFL defensive tackles with 29.5 sacks.
  • Safety Corey Graham leads the team with 45 tackles.


Total 421.4 (2nd) 328.2 (24th)
Scoring 29.6 (4th) 24.8 (9th)
Third Downs 44% (t-7th) 34% (24th)
Rushing 124.2 (10th) 128.0 (6th)
Rushing TDs 8 (2nd) 6 (t-5th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-18th) 7 (t-1st)
Passing 297.2 (5th) 200.2 (t-27th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-3rd) 9 (t-9th)
Sacks Allowed 6 (t-3rd) 14 (t-23rd)
20-yard Passes 25 (1st) 19 (t-5th)
Total 371.2 (21st) 356.2 (16th)
Scoring 20.2 (10th) 21.0 (13th)
3rd Downs Allowed 38% (13th) 35% (7th)
Rushing 108.6 (18th) 82.2 (3rd)
Rushing TDs 1 (t-1st) 2 (t-5th)
Passing 262.6 (22nd) 274.0 (24th)
Passing TDs 7 (t-10th) 10 (t-28th)
Sacks 15 (t-6th) 9 (t-19th)
QB Rating 94.4 (19th) 78.8 (6th)
Interceptions 4 (t-14th) 7 (t-4th)
Kickoff Return 20.0 (t-27th) 17.1 (31st)
Punt Return 11.8 (9th) 7.3 (23rd)
Punting (Net) 43.5 (4th) 42.6 (7th)
Punts Inside the 20 9 (t-8th) 8 (t-15th)


Date Stadium Result
10/13/2013 Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 27-24, OT
10/02/2011 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20
11/21/2010 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 49-31
11/04/2007 Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 33-21
12/24/2005 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 37-27
12/19/2004 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-17
10/05/2003 Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 22-16, OT
12/29/2002 Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 27-9
12/06/1998 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-20
11/17/1996 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 31-17
10/21/1991 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 35-16
11/26/1989 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 24-7
01/08/1989 * Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-10
11/27/1988 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 35-21
09/14/1986 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 36-33, OT
11/03/1985 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 23-17
12/16/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 52-21
09/11/1983 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 10-6
01/03/1982 † Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 28-21
09/27/1981 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-24, OT
11/16/1980 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 14-0
09/09/1979 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 51-24
10/22/1978 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 5-0
11/17/1975 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 33-24
11/11/1973 Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 16-13
11/08/1970 War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo, NY) W 43-14
11/30/1969 War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo, NY) L 16-13
09/22/1968 Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-23

* AFC Championship Game
† AFC Divisional Playoff Game