The Bengals had their first stumble of the season after falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the game may have ended on a controversial fumble call, the team has put it behind them and now welcome the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos to Cincinnati. The home opener is sure to create an electric environment in Paul Brown Stadium. Here are all the details of this weekend’s matchup in the Queen City.
Date/Time: Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Series Leader: Broncos, 20-9
Streak: The Broncos have won five of the last six meetings
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (2-6), Gary Kubiak (6-0 all time, 1-0 with Denver)
TV Broadcast: CBS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn (Field reporter)
Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 112 (Den), 82 (Cin). XM: 382 (Den), 82 (Cin).
Weather: 77 degrees and partly cloudy [Weather Underground]
Odds: Bengals, -3.5 (Odds Shark)
Referee: John Parry
Uniform: Black jerseys, white pants (the team is 31-28 in this combination since 2004)
- Andy Dalton leads the NFL with 732 passing yards. He had exactly 366 in both Weeks 1 and 2.
- Jeremy Hill rushed for 147 yards and had an 85-yard touchdown the last time the Bengals and Broncos played at Paul Brown Stadium.
- Giovani Bernard had nine receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. It was his second career game with 100+ yards receiving.
- A.J. Green has 5 touchdowns in his last four home games.
- Adam Jones had an interception last week, and is the only active NFL player with two or more interceptions returned for touchdowns and 5 or more punts returned for touchdowns.
- Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has 41 sacks since 2011, the most by a defensive tackle in the NFL. He has one sack this year through two games.
- Defensive end Will Clarke is the only other Bengals player with a sack after two weeks.
- Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick had two interceptions in the last home meeting, returning one for a touchdown.
- Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had three sacks in the last meeting with the Broncos, in 2015.
- Quarterback Trevor Siemian has won his first two career starts.
- Running back C.J. Anderson has rushed for a touchdown in his last four games.
- Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has three touchdowns in the last two meetings with Cincinnati.
- Linebacker Von Miller had three sacks and a forced fumble last week. He has nine sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception in his last four games.
- Cornerback Aqib Talib has nine career interceptions returned for touchdowns, including one last week.
- Fellow cornerback Chris Harris Jr. leads the Broncos with four passes defended.
- The last two times the Broncos played the Bengals they have had different quarterbacks play. A third quarterback will start for the Broncos again in this game (Peyton Manning - 2014, Brock Osweiler - 2015, Siemian - 2016).
Bengals' all-time record against the Broncos: