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Week 9 Bengals vs Browns: Pregame notes

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Getting you ready for kickoff between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. Where will the game broadcast, what is Cincinnati's jersey combination, who is inactive?

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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

INACTIVES

Thankfully Cincinnati has a productive linebacker replacing Rey Maualuga, who is out for Thursday Night's game against the Cleveland Browns. Vincent Rey will start in the middle while Vontaze Burfict, who sat for the first six weeks of the season, will start at his customary weakside backer position. Veteran Eric Winston will start for the concussed Andre Smith.

In other news, Margus Hunt is active for the first time this season, likely in response to Carlos Dunlap, who suffered a shoulder injury last week and was listed as questionable on Wednesday.

Bengals

  • OT Andre Smith
  • LB Rey Maualuga
  • WR Mario Alford
  • CB Chris Lewis-Harris
  • TE C.J. Uzomah
  • DT Marcus Hardison
  • DT Pat Sims

Browns

  • CB Joe Haden
  • DB Donte Whitner
  • WR Brian Hartline
  • WR Andrew Hawkins
  • QB Josh McCown
  • DB Jordan Poyer
  • LB Jayson DiManche

PRIMER NOTES

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