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Week 10 Bengals vs Texans: Pregame Notes

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Getting you ready for kickoff between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans. What is Cincinnati's jersey combination, who is inactive?

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GAME: Houston Texans (3-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-0)
Date/Time: Monday, November 16, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals lead, 4-3
Streak: Texans have won three of the past four
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 3-5 (including playoffs). Bill O'Brien: 0-1
TV Broadcast
: ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden.
Radio Broadcast: Bengals radio network. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Hou.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Hou.), 226 (Cin.).
SB Nation: Battle Red Blog (@BattleRedBlog)
Weather: 54 degrees and partly cloudy [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Orange shirts, white pants
Odds: Bengals are 10 point favorites [SB Nation]
Referee: Walt Coleman

INACTIVES

Andre Smith, still undergoing concussion protocols and won't play Monday against the Houston Texans; Eric Winston will start for him at right tackle. As for the remaining inactive list, most is status quo.

Bengals

  • WR Mario Alford
  • CB Chris Lewis-Harris
  • OT Andre Smith
  • LB P.J. Dawson
  • TE C.J. Uzomah
  • DT Marcus Hardison
  • DT Brandon Thompson

Texans

  • S Rahim Moore
  • TE Garrett Graham
  • OG Oday Aboushi
  • WR Jaelen Strong
  • DB Kareem Jackson
  • LB Jadeveon Clowney
  • DE Jeoffrey Pagan

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS TEXANS
Total 391.1 (6th) 369.4 (9th)
Scoring 28.6 (3rd) 21.8 (20th)
Third Downs 45% (4th) 38% (15th)
Rushing 120.4 (11th) 87.9 (29th)
Rushing TDs 10 (t-4th) 4 (t-21st)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-24th) 2 (t-31st)
Passing 270.8 (7th) 281.5 (6th)
Passing TDs 18 (t-7th) 16 (11th)
Sacks Allowed 11 (t-4th) 17 (t-14th)
20-yard Passes 35 (4th) 24 (t-25th)
DEFENSE BENGALS TEXANS
Total 349.1 (12th) 350.9 (14th)
Scoring 17.8 (4th) 25.6 (22nd)
3rd Downs Allowed 36% (9th) 27% (1st)
Rushing 105.0 (14th) 123.5 (27th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-3rd) 7 (t-20th)
Passing 244.1 (15th) 227.4 (8th)
Passing TDs 10 (t-6th) 16 (t-21st)
Sacks 23 (t-5th) 20 (t-11th)
QB Rating 84.8 (9th) 95.2 (20th)
Interceptions 8 (t-13th) 6 (t-18th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS TEXANS
Kickoff Return 20.5 (29th) 24.9 (8th)
Punt Return 10.4 (t-9th) 7.6 (t-22nd)
Punting (Net) 40.2 (14th) 38.3 (25th)
Punts Inside the 20 16 (t-7th) 13 (t-16th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE TEXANS

Date Stadium Result
11/23/2014 NRG Stadium (Houston, TX) W 22-13
01/05/2013 * Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) L 19-13
01/07/2012 † Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) L 31-10
12/11/2011 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-19
10/18/2009 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-17
10/26/2008 Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) L 35-6
10/02/2005 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-10
11/09/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-27
11/03/2002 Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) W 38-3

* 2012 AFC Wild Card Game
† 2011 AFC Wild Card Game