A few weeks ago it appeared that this would be the Cincinnati Bengals real test of this road trip, but it hasn’t turned out that way for either team. The Bengals have been bad, but the Denver Broncos have been worse.
Denver was 3-1 before losing five-straight games and now sit with the Bengals at 3-6. The Bengals are riding a three-game losing streak into Week 11 as they look to end a nightmarish road trip that included losses to the Jaguars and Titans.
The one thing these two teams have in common over everything else is their awful turnover ratio. The Bengals have the third worst in the NFL with a negative nine turnover ratio, but luckily for them, the Broncos are one of the only teams worse off with a negative-14 turnover ratio.
The Broncos don’t even know who will be starting next week as Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler have been equally terrible. These are two very talented teams that are being held back by poor quarterback play.
The winner of this game thinks they will be keeping the glimmer of their playoff hopes alive, but in reality, they will only end up with worse draft position than the losing team.
Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Titans:
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (3-6) at Denver Broncos (3-6)
Date/Time: Sunday, November 19th, 2017 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Series Leader: Broncos lead all-time series 21-9
Streak: Broncos have won the past two games
Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (2-7), Vance Joseph (0-0)
TV Broadcast: CBS broadcast with Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline reporter). 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 also will be aired to a national audience on ESPN Radio. Broadcasters are Marc Kestecher (play-by-play) and Willie Colon (analyst).
Broncos SB Nation: Mile High Report
Weather: High 50’s; Clear [NFL Weather]
Odds: The Bengals opened as a 2.5-point underdog. [Vegas Insider]
Uniforms: White jersey with black pants; the Bengals are 25-30 in that combination since 2004.
- Andy Dalton passed for two touchdowns and no interceptions for 100.3 rating in Week 10. He has over a 100 passer rating in two of the past three games. In Dalton’s only career road meeting with the Broncos (9/18/11), he passed for 332 yards with two touchdowns for a 107 passer rating. He has 155 career touchdown passes and passed Carson Palmer (154) for third-most in franchise history.
- Joe Mixon had a rushing touchdown last week. He aims for his third game in a row with a rushing touchdown. Mixon is one of three NFL rookies (Kareem Hunt and Alvin Kamara) with over 300 rushing yards (321) and over 200 receiving yards (207). Giovani Bernard is one of three running backs (Matt Forte and Theo Riddick) with over 200 catches (204), and eight touchdown catches since 2013.
- A.J. Green had 115 receiving yards, including a 70-yard touchdown, last week. He has 31 games with over 100 receiving yards; he is tied with Chad Johnson for most in franchise history. Green has five touchdown catches in the past seven games. He aims for his third game in row at Denver with a receiving touchdown. Brandon LaFell had 95 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 10. He has a touchdown in two of past three games on the road. Tyler Kroft has three receiving touchdowns in the past four games on the road.
- Geno Atkins had a sack last week. He has a sack in two of past three games. Rookie Carl Lawson had a sack last week. He leads NFL rookies with 5.5 sacks. Carlos Dunlap has five sacks in the past three games against Denver. Darqueze Dennard had an interception in Week 10. He is the only corner in the NFL with over 40 tackles (49) and two sacks. Dre Kirkpatrick had a career-high two interceptions, including a pick-six, in the 12/22/14 meeting with the Broncos. William Jackson had his first career sack last week.
- Brock Osweiler passed for 299 yards with a touchdown for a 100.3 passer rating in his only career meeting with the Bengals (12/28/15).
- C.J. Anderson has over 85 yards from scrimmage in four of the past six games at home. He has rushed for a touchdown in two of three career meetings with the Bengals. Jamaal Charles has 387 scrimmage yards (129 per game) in the past three meetings with the Bengals. He has a 5.4 career yards per carry average, the highest in NFL history (min. 1,000 attempts).
- Emmanuel Sanders had 137 receiving yards last week. He has 15 games with over 100 receiving yards since 2014; he is tied for seventh most in NFL. In the last meeting with the Bengals, he had nine catches for 117 yards with two touchdowns. Sanders has five touchdown catches in past three meetings with the Bengals. Sanders (288 catches, 4,004 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns) and Demaryius Thomas (354 catches, 4,575 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns) are the only pair of teammates with over 280 catches, 4,000 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns each since 2014. Thomas had a touchdown catch last week. He aims for his third in a row with a touchdown. He has over 100 receiving yards in two of the past three meetings with the Bengals.
- Von Miller has four sacks in the past four games at home. He has five sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the past five meetings with the Bengals. He is tied for second in the AFC with 11 tackles for a loss. Shane Ray had a career-high three sacks in the last meeting with the Bengals. He has three sacks in the past four games at home. Chris Harris has four pass defenses and three tackles for a loss in the past four meetings with the Bengals. Bradley Roby is the only NFL corner with over 40 pass defenses (41) and two sacks since 2014. Justin Simmons had a sack last week. He is one of two AFC safeties (Jordan Poyer) with over 45 tackles (48), a sack and an interception. Will Parks had his first career interception in his last game against the Bengals.