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PRIMER: Week 12 St. Louis Rams (4-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)

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GAME: St. Louis Rams (4-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)
Date/Time: Nov. 29, 1 p.m.
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals, 7-5
Streak: Bengals have won the past two
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 2-1. Jeff Fisher: 13-6 
TV Broadcast
: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: Bengals radio network. SIRIUS: 157 (StL), 81 (Cin.). XM: 231 (Cin.).
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Weather: 47 degrees with a chance of rain [Weather Underground]
Odds: Bengals, -7.5 [SB Nation]
Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Uniform: Black shirts, white pants

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton (2,738) needs 262 pass yards to join Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to pass for 3,000-plus yards in each of their first five seasons.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill has six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving) in his past seven games.
  • Hill needs two more touchdowns to become the first player in Bengals history with 10-plus touchdowns in each of his first two seasons to begin a career.
  • In the past five games against the NFC, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 125.2 yards from scrimmage with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Bernard caught eight passes for a career-high 128 yards last week.
  • In his past eight games, wide receiver A.J. Green has 51 receptions for 740 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the NFL with 11 touchdown receptions, most ever by a Bengals tight end during a single-season.
  • Eifert has scored multiple touchdowns in four games this season, tied for 2nd-most such games by a tight end during a single season.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap ranks third in the NFL with 8.5 quarterback sacks and needs 1.5 to surpass his career high of 9.5 (2010).
  • Safety Reggie Nelson is tied for the most interception in the NFL with five, including one last week against Arizona. Nelson needs one more to surpass his career-high of five in 2007.

ST. LOUIS RAMS

  • Quarterback Nick Foles has won five of his past six starts against the AFC, scoring 11 touchdowns and throwing four interceptions for a passer rating of 105.2 rating.
  • Quarterback Case Keenum has won two of his past three starts.
  • Rookie running back Todd Gurley has rushed for 766 yards (109.4 per) and six touchdowns in his past seven games.
  • Gurley is looking to record a rushing touchdown in his sixth consecutive game.
  • Since Week 4, Gurley leads all NFL running backs with 766 yards rushing and six touchdowns.
  • Gurley leads the NFL with four rushes of 45 yards or more.
  • WR-PR Tavon Austin has five touchdowns in his past eight games against the AFC (two receiving, two rushing, one punt return).
  • Austin has 16 career touchdowns (eight receiving, five rushing, three punt returns).
  • Austin is one of four players in the NFL with a touchdown rushing, receiving and returning in 2015.
  • Tight end Lance Kendricks scored on a 30-yard touchdown last week.
  • The Rams are second in the NFC with 30 quarterback sacks, led by defensive tackle Aaron Donald (7) and defensive end Robert Quinn (5).
  • Donald is looking to generate a quarterback sack in his seventh consecutive game against the AFC.
  • Quinn has eight sacks and five forced fumbles in his past seven games against the AFC.
  • In his past 5 games against the AFC, cornerback Janoris Jenkins has two interceptions, including a 99-yard touchdown) and two forced fumbles.
  • Since 2009, linebacker James Laurinaitis is the only player with 15-plus sacks (16.5) and 10-plus interceptions (10).

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS RAMS
Total 376.2 (7th) 299.9 (31st)
Scoring 26.6 (5th) 17.9 (31st)
Third Downs 43% (10th) 24% (32nd)
Rushing 113.6 (12th) 126.0 (7th)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-2nd) 9 (t-10th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-26th) 11 (4th)
Passing 262.6 (9th) 173.9 (32nd)
Passing TDs 20 (t-6th) 8 (t-31st)
Sacks Allowed 19 (11th) 14 (3rd)
20-yard Passes 43 (4th) 27 ( 27th)
DEFENSE BENGALS RAMS
Total 343.2 (16th) 337.5 (12th)
Scoring 18.6 (4th) 19.9 (10th)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (12th) 31% (2nd)
Rushing 100.4 (13th) 108.1 (16th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-2nd) 6 (t-11th)
Passing 242.8 (15th) 229.4 (9th)
Passing TDs 15 (10th) 9 (2nd)
Sacks 28 (t-8th) 30 (5th)
QB Rating 85.7 (10th) 88.0 (14th)
Interceptions 11 (t-8th) 8 (20th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS RAMS
Kickoff Return 20.8 (29th) 22.7 (20th)
Punt Return 9.7 (t-12th) 7.9 (20th)
Punting (Net) 40.6 (13th) 43.7 (3rd)
Punts Inside the 20 17 (t-15th) 25 (t-1st)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE RAMS

Date Stadium Result
12/18/2011 Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO) W 20-13
12/09/2007 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 19-10
12/21/2003 Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis, MO) L 27-10
10/03/1999 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 38-10
09/01/1996 Trans World Dome (St. Louis, MO) L 26-16
12/19/1993 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 15-3
10/07/1990 Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim, CA) W 34-31,OT
09/23/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-14
11/15/1981 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-10
12/11/1978 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA) W 20-19
11/08/1976 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 20-12
10/22/1972 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA) L 15-12