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GAME: Cincinnati Bengals (9-2) at Cleveland Browns (2-9)
Date/Time: Dec. 6, 1 p.m. (ET)
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals, 45-39
Streak: Bengals have won three of the past four
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: 17-8. Mike Pettine: 1-2  
TV Broadcast
: FOX (1:00 p.m. EST): Justin Kutcher, Matt Millen, Peter Schrager (field reporter)
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a "triple cast" on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 83 (Cle). XM: 226 (Cle)
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Weather: 45 degrees and partly cloudy [Weather Underground]
Odds: Bengals, -7.5 [SB Nation]
Referee: Jeff Triplette
Uniform: White jerseys, black pants

CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (2,971) needs 29 yards passing to join Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to pass for 3,000 yards or more in each of his first five seasons.
  • Running back Jeremy Hill posted a season-high 100 yards from scrimmage last week.
  • Hill has eight total touchdowns and needs two more to become the first player in franchise history to score 10 or more touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.
  • In four career meetings against the Browns, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 87.5 yards from scrimmage per game.
  • In his past nine games, A.J. Green has 57 receptions, 801 yards receiving and five touchdowns, including six catches for 61 yards and two scores last week.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert leads the NFL with 12 touchdowns, most ever by a Bengals tight end during a single-season.
  • Eifert has scored two or more touchdowns in four games this season, tied for third-most by a tight end during a single-season.
  • Cincinnati is the only team in the NFL to have two players with eight quarterback sacks or more -- Carlos Dunlap (8.5) and Geno Atkins (8.0).
  • Dunlap needs 1.5 quarterback sacks to surpass his career-high of 9.5 (2010).
  • Since 2010, Atkins has 40 quarterback sacks, tied for most among all defensive tackles.
  • Reggie Nelson leads the NFL with a career-high six interceptions. He needs two more interceptions to match David Fulcher’s team record for safeties with eight set in 1989.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • Quarterback Austin Davis completed seven of 10 passes for 77 yards passing and a touchdown, securing a passer rating of 125.8.
  • In his past five games, quarterback Johnny Manziel has completed 63 of 104 passes (60.6) for 751 yards, with four touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 91.5.
  • Rookie running back Duke Johnson ranks second in receptions (44) and yards receiving (410) among all AFC running backs.
  • Johnson ranks fourth among AFC rookies in yards from scrimmage (626).
  • Last week, wide receiver (and return specialist) Travis Benjamin had six receptions for 90 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown.
  • Benjamin has 13 career touchdowns (10 receiving, three on punt return), and averages 44.8 yards per score.
  • Tight end Gary Barnidge ranks third among NFL tight ends in yards receiving (758) and touchdowns (7).
  • Linebacker Karlos Dansby leads the Browns with 82 tackles, including four stops last week, as well as a 52-yard pick-six.
  • Since 2004, Dansby is the only player with 40-plus sacks (41) and 15-plus interceptions (19).
  • Last week, cornerback Tramon Williams recorded his first interception with the Browns.

TEAM RANKINGS

OFFENSE BENGALS BROWNS
Total 376.2 (7th) 336.0 (26th)
Scoring 27.0 (4th) 19.4 (28th)
Third Downs 42% (9th) 42% (8th)
Rushing 116.0 (9th) 74.5 (t-31st)
Rushing TDs 12 (t-2nd) 2 (t-30th)
20-Yard Runs 4 (t-24th) 3 (t-29th)
Passing 260.2 (t-12th) 261.5 (11th)
Passing TDs 23 (t-6th) 18 (t-16th)
Sacks Allowed 19 (t-8th) 38 (32nd)
20-yard Passes 46 (4th) 35 (t-20th)
DEFENSE BENGALS BROWNS
Total 343.4 (15th) 400.8 (30th)
Scoring 17.5 (1st) 28.2 (31st)
3rd Downs Allowed 37% (13th) 40% (22nd)
Rushing 99.8 (13th) 135.6 (31st)
Rushing TDs 4 (t-3rd) 9 (t-21st)
Passing 243.5 (17th) 265.2 (25th)
Passing TDs 15 (t-9th) 23 ( t-28th)
Sacks 29 (t-10th) 16 (t-29th)
QB Rating 81.9 (6th) 98.3 (24th)
Interceptions 14 (t-3rd) 8 (t-22nd)
SPECIAL TEAMS BENGALS BROWNS
Kickoff Return 20.8 (28th) 26.1 (t-6th)
Punt Return 9.6 (12th) 12.4 (2nd)
Punting (Net) 40.8 (t-11th) 40.8 (t-11th)
Punts Inside the 20 18 (t-15th) 20 (t-9th)

BENGALS ALL-TIME RECORD AGAINST THE BROWNS

Date Stadium Result
11/05/2015 Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 31-10
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