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NFL Week 5 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals vs Buffalo Bills stats and facts

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Everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Bills in Week 5.

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If you told most people at the start of the season that the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals’ game in Week 4 would be a game between a 1-3 team and a 3-1 team, most people would probably say the Bengals must have had a great start to the season. However, this is why they play the games.

The Bengals had a rough 0-3 start to the season, but a dose of the Browns seems to have them back on track this season Andy Dalton looks more comfortable now that Bill Lazor has taken over the offensive coordinator gig. The Bengals defense has also dialed up the pressure the last couple of weeks.

The Bills, who everyone thought were tanking this season, are an impressive 3-1. They defeated the Broncos in Week 3 and handed the Falcons their first loss of the season last week. They have been fueled mostly by their defense shutting down opponents, but Tyrod Taylor has also played well enough to keep them in games.

This could be the Bengals’ first chance to get a win at home this season heading into their bye week before a huge game against the Steelers.

Here is everything you need to know for the Bengals’ Week 5 game against the Bills.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (1-3) vs Buffalo Bills (3-1)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 8th, 2017 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Series Leader: Bills lead 16-12

Streak: Bills have won three of the last four

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (3-6), Sean McDermott (0-0)

TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Steve Beuerlein (analyst) and Steve Tasker (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).

Browns SB Nation: Buffalo Rumblings

Weather: High 70s; Drizzle and rain throughout [NFL Weather]

Odds: The Bengals open as a 3-point favorite. [Vegas Insider]

Uniforms: Orange Jersey with black pants; The Bengals are 4-0 (.500) in that combination since 2004.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Andy Dalton has completed 25 of 30 (83.3 pct.) for 286 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for 146.0 rating last week. He has three career games with over four touchdowns without throwing an interception. Dalton aims for his third in a row with 120+ rating. He had a rushing touchdown in his last meeting with the Bills. In the past three meetings, he has 787 pass yards (262.3 per game) with seven passing touchdowns. Dalton has gone over a quarterback rating of 100 in two of the last three games against the Bills.
  • Giovani Bernard had a 61-yard touchdown catch last week. He is one of four running backs with two touchdown catches in 2017. He has a touchdown in two of the last three games against the Bills. Since entering the league in 2014, Jeremy Hill has 29 rushing touchdowns, tied for second most in the NFL.
  • A.J. Green aims for his third game in a row with receiving touchdown. In past 10 games at home, he has 908 receiving yards (90.8 per game), and six touchdown catches. Brandon LaFell has recorded over 65 receiving yards in three of the last four games against the Bills.Tyler Boyd had a touchdown against the Bills last year.
  • Tyler Kroft led the team with six catches, 68 receiving yards and two touchdowns last week.
  • Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with three sacks in 2017. He has 4.5 sacks in the past four games at home. In the past three meetings, Carlos Dunlap has three sacks, four tackles for a loss and a pass defense.
  • Vontaze Burfict had 13 tackles and a sack against the Bills last year. Nick Vigil had a career-high 11 tackles and his first career sack last week. He leads the team with 32 tackles. Vincent Rey aims for his third game in a row against the Bills with over eight tackles.
  • Dre Kirkpatrick had an interception in his last meeting with Buffalo. Clayton Fejedelem had his first career interception against the Browns last week.William Jackson leads the team with four pass defenses.

Buffalo Bills

  • Tyrod Taylor passed for a touchdown last week. He aims for third in a row with a quarterback rating over 100. Since 2015, he is the only quarterback with over 6,000 passing yards (6,802) and over 1,250 rushing yards (1,266).
  • LeSean McCoy had 108 yards from scrimmage (76 rushing and 32 receiving) last week. He aims for his third straight meeting with a rushing touchdown. He is one of three active players with over 9,000 rushing yards (9,170) & over 400 catches (403).Mike Tolbert is one of five active players in NFL with over 30 rushing touchdowns (34) and over 10 receiving touchdowns (12).
  • Charles Clay had 112 receiving yards last week, his second highest total in his career. He has six touchdown catches in his past eight games. Clay is tied for second among tight ends with two touchdown catches and ranks third with 227 receiving yards in 2017. He leads all tight ends with three catches of over 25 yards this season. Andre Holmes tied for the team lead with two touchdown catches.
  • Jerry Hughes has three sacks, four tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in the past three games.
  • Preston Brown aims for his third in a row with over 10 tackles. Lorenzo Alexander had a forced fumble last week. He has a sack in two of his past three games.
  • Micah Hyde had two interceptions last week against the Falcons. It was his first career game with multiple interceptions. He is tied for the most interceptions with three on the season. Rookie Tre’Davious White had a 52-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown last week. He leads NFL with eight pass defenses. E.J. Gaines has two forced fumbles, an interception and five pass defenses in the past three games.

Stephen Hauschka has made four field goals of over 50 yards in the past two. He has made three field goals of over 55 yards in 2017; he is tied for the second most field goals over 55 yards in NFL history.

Bengals vs Bills History

Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
Date Team Opponent H/A Stadium Result Attend
11/20/2016 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 16-12 61,356
10/18/2015 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 34-21 69,593
10/13/2013 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 27-24, OT 67,739
10/2/2011 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 23-20 41,142
11/21/2010 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 49-31 55,654
11/4/2007 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 33-21 70,745
12/24/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 37-27 65,485
12/19/2004 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-17 65,378
10/5/2003 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 22-16, OT 72,615
12/29/2002 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 27-9 47,850
12/6/1998 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Cinergy Field (Cincinnati, OH) L 33-20 54,359
11/17/1996 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 31-17 75,549
10/21/1991 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 35-16 --
11/26/1989 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 24-7 --
01/08/1989 * Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 21-10 --
11/27/1988 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 35-21 --
9/14/1986 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 36-33, OT --
11/3/1985 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 23-17 --
12/16/1984 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 52-21 --
9/11/1983 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 10-6 --
01/03/1982 † Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 28-21 --
9/27/1981 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 27-24, OT --
11/16/1980 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) L 14-0 --
9/9/1979 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 51-24 --
10/22/1978 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) L 5-0 --
11/17/1975 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 33-24 --
11/11/1973 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A Rich Stadium (Orchard Park, NY) W 16-13 --
11/8/1970 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo, NY) W 43-14 --
11/30/1969 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills A War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo, NY) L 16-13 --
9/22/1968 Cincinnati Bengals Buffalo Bills H Nippert Stadium (Cincinnati, OH) W 34-23 --