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Week 7 Primer: Cleveland Browns (0-6) vs Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)

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The first 2016 meeting of the Battle of Ohio takes place this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Bengals couldn’t pull of a win in New England last week and fell to 2-4. However, with the 0-6 Cleveland Browns coming to town on Sunday the Bengals find themselves in prime position to start a winning streak. With the Baltimore Ravens only one game ahead of the Bengals and the current AFC North leader Pittsburgh losing Ben Roethlisberger for the immediate future with a torn meniscus, it’s the perfect opportunity to take back the north. Here’s everything you need to know and more leading up to the game.

Game: Cleveland Browns (0-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, 2016 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Series Leader: Bengals, 46-39

Streak: The Bengals have won 11 of the last 15 games between the two teams. They’ve won the last three meetings by a combined score of 98-13. In none of those games did the Bengals score less than 30 points.

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (18-8), Hue Jackson (0-0)

TV Broadcast: CBS: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Buerlein (field reporter)

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a “triple-cast” on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 132 (Cle), 81 (Cin). XM: 384 (Cle), 225 (Cin).

Browns SB Nation: Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature)

Weather: 63 degrees and clear [Weather Underground]

Odds: Cincinnati, -10.5 (Odds Shark)

Referee: Ed Hochuli

Uniform: Orange Jerseys, White Pants


Cincinnati Bengals

  • Andy Dalton leads the AFC with 1,757 passing yards.
  • Since 2014, Jeremy Hill has the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL with 23.
  • Giovani Bernard had 190 yards from scrimmage in the last 2 weeks.
  • A.J. Green leads the AFC with 606 yards receiving and is first in the NFL with 42 catches.
  • Brandon LaFell had 3 touchdowns receptions in his last 2 games.
  • Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 42.5 sacks since 2011.
  • Will Clarke has had a sack in 3 of his last 5 games.
  • Carlos Dunlap has 4 sacks in his past 3 games against Cleveland and has 11 sacks in his past 11 games at home. He also has 17.5 sacks in the past 22 games.
  • Adam Jones is the only active player in NFL with 2+ interceptions for touchdowns (2) & 5+ punt returns for a touchdown (5) in his career.

Cleveland Browns

  • Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler had a career high 336 yards and 2 touchdowns last week (105.3 passer rating).
  • Running back Duke Johnson has 85 catches since 2015, the 4th most among running backs.
  • Terrelle Pryor had a career high two receiving touchdowns last week.
  • Defensive tackle Danny Shelton recorded his first career sack last week.
  • In the past 2 games in Cincinnati, Joe Haden has a fumble recovery and two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.
  • Tackle Joe Thomas is the only offensive lineman in NFL history to be named to the Pro Bowl for each of his first nine seasons.

Bengals' all-time history against the Browns:

Year Site Result
1970 Cleveland L, 27-30
Cincinnati W, 14-10
1971 Cincinnati L, 24-27
Cleveland L, 27-31
1972 Cleveland L, 6-27
Cincinnati L, 24-27
1973 Cleveland L, 10-17
Cincinnati W, 34-17
1974 Cincinnati W, 33-7
Cleveland W, 34-24
1975 Cincinnati W, 24-17
Cleveland L, 23-35
1976 Cleveland W, 45-24
Cincinnati W, 21-6
1977 Cincinnati L, 3-13
Cleveland W, 10-7
1978 Cleveland L, 10-13 (OT)
Cincinnati W, 48-16
1979 Cleveland L, 27-28
Cincinnati W, 16-12
1980 Cleveland L, 7-31
Cincinnati L, 24-27
1981 Cincinnati L, 17-20
Cleveland W, 41-21
1982 Cincinnati W, 23-10
1983 Cleveland L, 7-17
Cincinnati W, 28-21
1984 Cincinnati W, 12-9
Cleveland W, 20-17 (OT)
1985 Cincinnati W, 27-10
Cleveland L, 6-24
1986 Cleveland W, 30-13
Cincinnati L, 3-34
1987 Cincinnati L, 0-34
Cleveland L, 24-38
1988 Cincinnati W, 24-17
Cleveland L, 16-23
1989 Cincinnati W, 21-14
Cleveland W, 21-0
1990 Cleveland W, 34-13
Cincinnati W, 21-14
1991 Cleveland L, 13-14
Cincinnati W, 23-21
1992 Cincinnati W, 30-10
Cleveland L, 21-37
1993 Cleveland L, 14-27
Cincinnati L, 17-28
1994 Cincinnati L, 20-28
Cleveland L, 13-37
1995 Cincinnati L, 26-29 (OT)
Cleveland L, 10-26
1999 Cleveland W, 18-17
Cincinnati W, 44-28
2000 Cincinnati L, 7-24
Cleveland W, 12-3
2001 Cincinnati W, 24-14
Cleveland L, 0-18
2002 Cleveland L, 7-20
Cincinnati L, 20-27
2003 Cleveland W, 21-14
Cincinnati L, 14-22
2004 Cleveland L, 17-34
Cincinnati W, 58-48
2005 Cleveland W, 27-13
Cincinnati W, 23-20
2006 Cincinnati W, 34-17
Cleveland W, 30-0
2007 Cleveland L, 45-51
Cincinnati W, 19-14
2008 Cincinnati L, 12-20
Cleveland W, 14-0
2009 Cleveland W, 23-20 (OT)
Cincinnati W, 16-7
2010 Cleveland L, 20-23
Cincinnati W, 19-17
2011 Cleveland W, 27-17
Cincinnati W, 23-20
2012 Cincinnati W, 34-27
Cleveland L, 24-34
2013 Cleveland L, 6-17
Cincinnati W, 41-20
2014 Cincinnati L, 3-24
Cleveland W, 30-0
2015 Cincinnati W, 31-10
Cleveland W, 37-3