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NFL Week 8 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts stats and facts

Everything you need to know for when the Bengals host the Colts on Sunday.

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The Bengals have a chance to get the bad taste of the Steelers loss out of the mouths by hosting the Colts this Sunday. The Bengals and Colts are both searching for their third win of the season, and this game may have some implications once the draft rolls around.

The Colts have been one of the worst teams in the NFL, and last week their home crowd booed them off the field at halftime. It is safe to say that without Andrew Luck this team doesn’t pose much of a threat.

This is the Bengals last home game before three straight on the road against teams in the hunt for a Wild Card spot, so they better not have a hiccup against the Colts.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-4) vs Indianapolis Colts (2-5)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 29nd, 2017 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Series Leader: Colts lead series 17-10

Streak: Bengals have won two of the past three

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (2-5), Chuck Pagano (1-1)

TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst). The game will air in the Bengals home market on WKRC-TV (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Channel 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington, Ky.

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by 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). The game will also be aired to a national audience on the Sports USA radio network. Broadcasters are Larry Kahn (play-by-play) and Hank Bauer (analyst).

Colts SB Nation: Stampede Blue

Weather: High 40’s; Partly cloudy [NFL Weather]

Odds: The Bengals open as a 10-point favorite. [Vegas Insider]

Uniforms: Black jersey with black pants; The Bengals are 15-11-1 in that combination since 2004.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Andy Dalton has nine passing touchdowns with four interceptions for a 103.2 passer rating in the past four games. In three career meetings, he has thrown four passing touchdowns without an interception for a 94.3 passer rating. Dalton has a passer rating of over 110 in two of his past three games against the Colts. Dalton has 151 touchdown passes since entering league in 2011 and is one of nine quarterbacks with over 150 passing touchdowns during that time.
  • Giovani Bernard had 148 scrimmage yards (99 rushing and 49 receiving) in his only home meeting against the Colts. He is one of two running backs (Matt Forte) with over 175 catches (198), 1,800 receiving yards (1,834) and eight receiving touchdowns since entering league in 2013. Rookie running back Joe Mixon ranks fifth among rookies with 235 rushing yards
  • A.J. Green has a touchdown catch in three of the past four games. He ranks second in NFL with 545 receiving yards. Green aims for his third meeting in row with a touchdown against the Colts. He is one of three players since entering league in 2011 with over 500 catches (516), 7,500 receiving yards (7,680) and 50 receiving touchdowns (52). Brandon LaFell had a touchdown catch in Week 7. Tyler Kroft had a touchdown catch last week. He has three receiving touchdowns in the past three games. Kroft is tied for third among AFC tightends with three touchdowns.
  • Carlos Dunlap had 0.5 sack and a forced fumble in the last meeting with the Colts. He is one of six active defensive ends with over 50 sacks (58) & 15 forced fumbles (16) since 2010. Geno Atkins aims for his fourth game in row at home with at least one sack. Since entering league in 2010, he has 56 sacks, most among defensive tackles.Vincent Rey had career-high 16 tackles in his last game against the Colts. Vontaze Burfict has over 10 tackles in four of the past five games at home.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Jacoby Brissett aims for his third game in row without an interception. He is tied for the lead among quarterbacks with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Frank Gore has 180 rush yards (90 per game) in two career meetings with the Bengals. He ranks seventh in NFL history with 13,387 career rush yards.Marlon Mack ranks fourrth among rookies with 4.88 yards per carry (min. 30 attempts).
  • T.Y. Hilton had 107 receiving yards in his last meeting with the Bengals. He has 26 games with over 100 receiving yards since entering league in 2012, tied for fifth most in the NFL over that span. Hilton is one of five receivers in the NFL with over 400 catches (401), 6,000 receiving yards (6,373) and 30 receiving touchdowns (31) since 2012.Jack Doyle leads the team with 30 catches and ranks third among AFC tight ends. He has 89 catches since 2016, and is tied for seventh among tight ends. Donte Moncrief has a touchdown in four of his past six road games.
  • Matthias Farley had a forced fumble and recovery last week. He is one of two safeties with 45 tackles and an interception in 2017. Antonio Marrison had a career-high 13 tackles in Week 7. He aims for his sixth in row with over seven tackles. John Simon had a sack in his last game against the Bengals when he played for Houston. He has 20 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack and a pick six in his past three road games. Jon Bostic leads the team with 49 tackles. Johnathan Hankins is one of seven defensive tackles with over 10 sacks (11) and 3 forced fumbles since 2014. Rashaan Melvin is tied for the NFL lead with 11 passes defended. He has four pass defenses in his past two road games. Vontae Davis had four passes defended in his last meeting with the Bengals. Darius Butler had a forced fumble last week.

Bengals vs Colts History

Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
01/04/2015 * Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) W 26-10 63,385
10/19/2014 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) W 27-0 66,539
12/08/2013 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 42-28 62,507
10/16/2011 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 27-17 52,068
11/14/2010 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) W 23-17 67,404
12/07/2008 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN) W 35-3 66,402
12/18/2006 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) W 34-16 57,292
11/20/2005 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 45-37 65,995
10/06/2002 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) W 28-21 56,570
10/24/1999 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) W 31-10 55,996
12/13/1998 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) W 39-26 55,179
11/09/1997 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) L 28-13 58,473
12/22/1996 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 31-24 49,389
09/03/1995 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H RCA Dome (Indianapolis, IN) L 24-21, OT --
11/20/1994 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 17-13 --
09/12/1993 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 9-6 --
12/27/1992 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-17 --
11/25/1990 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-20 --
10/22/1989 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-12 --
09/13/1987 Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Hoosier Dome (Indianapolis, IN) L 23-21 --
10/02/1983 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-31 --
12/05/1982 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 20-17 --
10/11/1981 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 41-19 --
12/07/1980 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 34-33 --
11/04/1979 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 38-28 --
09/19/1976 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 28-27 --
11/03/1974 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) L 24-14 --
11/19/1972 Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals A Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 20-19 --
12/26/1970 † Baltimore Colts Cincinnati Bengals H Memorial Stadium (Baltimore, MD) W 17-0 --