Game: Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1) at Houston Texans (5-5)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: NRG Stadium
Series Leader: Series tied 3-3 in regular season (Texans lead postseason 2-0)
Streak: Including the postseason, Houston has won five straight
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-5. O'Brien: 0-0.
Broadcast: CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.).
SB Nation: Battle Red Blog (@BattleRedBlog)
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Clear and 74 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White jerseys and black pants (18-22 in that combination)
Odds: Houston are 2.5 point favorites [SB Nation]
- Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) passes for 220 yards passing and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 143.9.
- When quarterback Andy Dalton records a passer rating of 100 or more, the Bengals are 17-2.
- Dalton's career winning percentage of .629 is the highest in franchise history (minimum of 20 starts).
- Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for 152 yards on 27 carries last week.
- Hill is the second running back in franchise history to gain 150 yards rushing or more twice during their rookie season.
- Hill currently leads all rookies with 556 yards rushing and is tied for most rushing touchdowns (5).
- Running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 85.5 yards from scrimmage per game.
- Wide receiver A.J. Green led the team with 127 yards receiving on six receptions last week.
- Green posted his 18th career 100-yard receiving game last week, tying Cris Collinsworth for fourth-most in franchise history.
- Since entering the NFL in 2011, Green has 4,341 yards receiving... third-most in the AFC.
- Tight end Jermaine Gresham (21) posted a season-high two touchdowns last week. Gresham is the fourth tight end in franchise history with 20 touchdowns or more in a career.
- Since 2012, Geno Atkins has posted 20 quarterbacks sacks, second among all AFC defensive tackles.
- In his first start last week, quarterback Ryan Mallett posted 211 yards passing and two touchdowns.
- In three career meetings (including the playoffs), running back Arian Foster has 430 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns.
- Foster needs one more 100-yard rushing performance to surpass Priest Holmes (31) for most ever by an undrafted player.
- Foster has posted a 100-yard performance in six of his past eight games.
- Since 2010, Foster leads the AFC in yards rushing (5,628) and rushing touchdowns (49).
- Last week, running back Alfred Blue posted a franchise-record 36 carries last week, rushing for a 156 yards... tying a franchise rookie record (Steve Slaton).
- Wide receiver Andre Johnson needs a catch to surpass Randy moss (982) for 10th-most receptions in NFL history.
- Johnson needs 91 yards receiving to surpass Torry Holt (13,832) for No. 12 all-time.
- Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is looking to record his fifth-straight game with 80 yards receiving or more.
- Last week, defensive end J.J. Watt become the first player since 1982 to record a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and a touchdown reception in the same game.
- Watt is one of two players in NFL history with two receiving touchdowns, an interception returned for a touchdown and a fumble returned for a touchdown in the same season.
|Total||346.3 (17th)||354.4 (15th)|
|Scoring||22.4 (16th)||22.9 (15th)|
|Third Downs||38% (22nd)||38% (24th)|
|Rushing||124.3 (9th)||144.6 (3rd)|
|Rushing TDs||12 (t-3rd)||8 (t-9th)|
|20-Yard Runs||7 (t-8th)||9 (t-6th)|
|Passing||222.0 (21st)||209.8 (28th)|
|Passing TDs||12 (27th)||13 (t-22nd)|
|Sacks Allowed||13 (3rd)||20 (t-13th)|
|20-yard Passes||27 (25th)||32 (t-15th)|
|Total||385.7 (28th)||389.5 (30th)|
|Scoring||22.1 (15th)||20.4 (t-8th)|
|3rd Downs Allowed||40% (12th)||36% (7th)|
|Rushing||136.2 (28th)||111.4 (16th)|
|Rushing TDs||12 (t-28th)||5 (t-5th)|
|Passing||249.5 (20th)||278.1 (31st)|
|Passing TDs||11 (1st)||19 (t-24th)|
|Sacks||13 (29th)||21 (19th)|
|QB Rating||79.2 (5th)||89.1 (12th)|
|Interceptions||10 (t-10th)||11 (t-8th)|
|Kickoff Return||27.5 (4th)||21.5 (28th)|
|Punt Return||11.6 (6th)||5.9 (29th)|
|Punting (Net)||44.2 (2nd)||37.8 (26th)|
|Punts Inside the 20||19 (t-6th)||15 (t-18)|
BENGALS VS. TEXANS (ALL-TIME)
|01/05/2013*||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||A||Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)||L 19-13||71,738|
|01/07/2012*||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||A||Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)||L 31-10||71,725|
|12/11/2011||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||L 20-19||41,202|
|10/18/2009||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||L 28-17||64,019|
|10/26/2008||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||A||Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)||L 35-6||70,112|
|10/02/2005||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 16-10||65,714|
|11/09/2003||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||H||Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati, OH)||W 34-27||50,437|
|11/03/2002||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans||A||Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)||W 38-3||69,827|
* AFC Wild Card Playoff Game
Points Scored: Houston Texans 173, Cincinnati Bengals 153