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All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.

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GAME: Cleveland Browns (2-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-0)
Time: 8:25 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals, 44-39
Streak: Bengals have won six of the past nine meetings
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 16-8. Mike Pettine: 1-1 
TV Broadcast
: NFLN (8:25 p.m. EST): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter).
Radio Broadcast: Bengals radio network. Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Cle.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 225 (Cle.), 226 (Cin.).
SB NationDawgs by Nature (@DawgsByNature)
Weather: Mostly cloudy and 67 degrees [Weather Underground
Uniform: Black jerseys with black pants
Odds: Bengals are 10 point favorites [SB Nation]
Referee: Carl Cheffers

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • The Bengals are 7-0 for the first time in franchise history.
  • Last week, quarterback Andy Dalton tied Dan Marino, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan for most road wins by a starting quarterback through their first five seasons (since '66).
  • Dalton has a passer rating of 115 or better in five of seven games this season.
  • Dalton is 3-1 at home against Cleveland all-time.
  • In his last meeting against the Browns, Jeremy Hill rushed for 148 yards rushing on 25 carries and two touchdowns.
  • Running back Giovani Bernard had 103 yards from scrimmage in his last meeting against the Browns.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green had a season-high 11 receptions last week against the Steelers, including a game-winning touchdown.
  • In his past five games against the AFC North, Green has 45 receptions for 700 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the team with six touchdowns and is currently second in the NFL among all tight ends.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has a sack in five of his past seven games.
  • Since entering the NFL, Atkins leads all AFC tackles with 37 sacks.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • In his past six games, quarterback Josh McCown has completed 160 of 246 passes for 1,848 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
  • Running back Isaiah Crowell (902) needs 98 yards rushing for 1,000 in his career.
  • Rookie running back Duke Johnson, Jr. ranks second in catches (33) and third in yards receiving (331) among AFC running backs.
  • Johnson also ranks third among all NFL rookies with 510 yards from scrimmage.
  • Wide receiver Travis Benjamin has 12 career touchdowns (nine receiving and three on punt returns) and averages 45.1 yards per score.
  • Tight end Gary Barnidge has six touchdown receptions -- tied for second among NFL tight ends.
  • Barnidge has 36 receptions, 512 yards receiving and six touchdowns in his past six games.
  • Linebacker Karlos Dansby leads the Browns with 60 tackles.
  • Since 2004, Dansby is the only NFL player with 40-plus sacks (41) and 15-plus interceptions (18).
  • Defensive end Desmond Bryant is looking to record a quarterback sack in his third straight game.
  • Cornerback K'Waun Williams had a career-best two forced fumbles last week.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS BROWNS
Total 394.0 (6th) 350.4 (18th)
Scoring 28.3 (3rd) 20.9 (t-25th)
Third Downs 43% (9th) 46% (5th)
Rushing 115.9 (14th) 84.0 (31st)
Rushing TDs 9 (4th) 2 (t-29th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-30th) 3 (t-21st)
Passing 278.1 (7th) 266.4 (9th)
Passing TDs 15 (t-8th) 14 (t-12th)
Sacks Allowed 9 (3rd) 27 (28th)
20-yard Passes 33 (3rd) 26 (t-10th)
DEFENSE BENGALS BROWNS
Total 368.6 (22nd) 405.4 (30th)
Scoring 18.9 (7th) 27.0 (26th)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (t-13th) 41% (25th)
Rushing 110.1 (18th) 147.0 (32nd)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-4th) 8 (t-27th)
Passing 258.4 (23rd) 258.4 (22nd)
Passing TDs 9 (t-7th) 15 (t-23rd)
Sacks 20 (t-8th) 13 (t-22nd)
QB Rating 86.5 (11th) 94.3 (22nd)
Interceptions 8 (t-7th) 5 (t-20th)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS BROWNS
Kickoff Return 20.8 (26th) 25.3 (8th)
Punt Return 11.5 (t-5th) 13.0 (2nd)
Punting (Net) 41.7 (10th) 42.8 (t-6th)
Punts Inside the 20 15 (t-7th) 15 (t-7th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE BROWN

Date Stadium Result
12/14/2014 FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 30-0
11/06/2014 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-3
11/17/2013 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 41-20
09/29/2013 FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 17-6
10/14/2012 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 34-24
09/16/2012 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-27
11/27/2011 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20
09/11/2011 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 27-17
12/19/2010 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 19-17
10/03/2010 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 23-20
11/29/2009 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-7
10/04/2009 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 23-20, OT
12/21/2008 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 14-0
09/28/2008 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-12
12/23/2007 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 19-14
09/16/2007 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 51-45
11/26/2006 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 30-0
09/17/2006 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-17
12/11/2005 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20
09/11/2005 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 27-13
11/28/2004 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 58-48
10/17/2004 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 34-17
12/28/2003 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 22-14
09/28/2003 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 21-14
11/17/2002 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-20
09/15/2002 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 20-7
11/25/2001 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 18-0
10/14/2001 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-14
10/29/2000 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 12-3
09/10/2000 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 24-7
12/12/1999 Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) W 44-28
10/10/1999 Cleveland Browns Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 18-17
12/17/1995 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 26-10
10/29/1995 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 29-26, OT
10/23/1994 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 37-13
09/04/1994 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-20
10/17/1993 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 28-17
09/05/1993 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 27-14
12/06/1992 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 37-21
11/01/1992 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 30-10
11/03/1991 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-21
09/15/1991 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 14-13
12/30/1990 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-14
10/22/1990 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 34-13
12/03/1989 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 21-0
09/25/1989 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-14
10/30/1988 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 23-16
09/25/1988 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-17
12/13/1987 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 38-24
10/18/1987 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-0
12/14/1986 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-3
09/18/1986 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 30-13
11/24/1985 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 24-6
11/10/1985 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-10
12/02/1984 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 20-17, OT
10/21/1984 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 12-9
10/23/1983 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 28-21
09/15/1983 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 17-7
12/12/1982 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-10
11/29/1981 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 41-21
09/20/1981 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 20-17
12/21/1980 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-24
11/23/1980 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 31-7
12/16/1979 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 16-12
10/21/1979 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 28-27
12/17/1978 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 48-16
09/10/1978 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 13-10, OT
11/06/1977 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 10-7
09/18/1977 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 13-3
10/31/1976 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-6
10/03/1976 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 45-24
11/23/1975 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 35-23
09/21/1975 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 24-17
10/13/1974 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) W 34-24
09/15/1974 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 33-7
12/09/1973 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-17
10/07/1973 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 17-10
12/09/1972 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-24
10/01/1972 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 27-6
12/05/1971 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 31-27
10/17/1971 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-24
11/15/1970 Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 14-10
10/11/1970 Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland, OH) L 30-27