Game: Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Bengals are 7-5 against the Falcons
Streak: Falcons have won three straight.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 0-2. Smith: 2-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 138 (Atl.), 84 (Cin.). XM: 234 (Cin.).
SB Nation: The Falcoholic
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Sunny and 64 degrees at kickoff [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White shirts and white pants
Odds: The Bengals are a five-point favorite [SB Nation]
- Cincinnati is looking to record their 10th straight regular season win at home.
- In his past three games against the NFC, quarterback Andy Dalton has completed 71 of 100 passes for 970 yards passing with nine touchdowns and one pick -- passer rating of 127.5.
- Dalton has the highest winning percentage (31-18, .633) of any quarterback in franchise history (with a minimum of 20 starts).
- In his past four games at home, running back Giovani Bernard is averaging 93.5 scrimmage yards per game.
- Bernard posted 110 yards from scrimmage last week (48 yards rushing, 62 yards receiving).
- Wide receiver A.J. Green posted 131 yards receiving last week, including a game-winning 77-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
- In his past five games against the NFC, Green has 32 receptions for 517 yards receiving and seven touchdowns... he's looking to record a touchdown in his sixth straight game against the NFC.
- Since entering the NFL in 2011, Green leads the AFC with 3,964 yards receiving.
- Tight end Jermaine Gresham (19) needs a touchdown reception to become the fourth tight end in franchise history with over 20 in their career.
- Since 2012, Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 18.5 sacks.
- Defensive end Wallace Gilberry has five quarterback sacks in his past seven games, including 1.5 against the Ravens last week.
- Linebacker Emmanuel Lamur recorded his first interception last week.
- Cornerback Leon Hall had an interception in his last meeting against the Atlanta Falcons.
- Quarterback Matt Ryan passed for a franchise-record 448 yards last week, with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 128.8.
- Ryan set a franchise history last week with career passing touchdowns (156).
- Ryan recorded his 24th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter (or overtime), which is the most in the NFL since entering the league in 2008.
- In his only start against the Bengals, Ryan completed 24 of 33 passes for 299 yards passing, three touchdowns and a pick for a passer rating of 118.1.
- Running back Steven Jackson generated 143 yards from scrimmage in his last game against the Bengals (Dec. 18, 2011).
- Jackson leads the NFL with 10,733 yards rushing since 2004.
- Running back Antone Smith had a career-long 54-yard touchdown reception last week.
- Running back Jacquizz Rodgers scored on a 17-yard touchdown last week.
- Wide receiver Roddy White had 11 receptions for 201 yards receiving and two touchdowns in his last meeting against the Bengals.
- Since 2007, White ranks third in the NFL with 631 receptions and fourth with 8,556 yards receiving.
- In his past five games, wide receiver Julio Jones has 41 receptions and 620 yards receiving (124 per game).
- Wide receiver Devin Hester set career-highs in receptions (8) and yards receiving (101) during an Oct. 25, 2009 game against the Bengals.
- Since 2010, safety William Moore is the only safety in the NFL with three-plus sacks and 14-plus interceptions.
- Cornerback Robert McClain recorded an interception last week.
|Total||380.0 (15th)||568.0 (1st)|
|Scoring||23 (14th)||37 (1st)|
|Third Downs||29% (24th)||54% (5th)|
|Rushing||79.0 (24th)||123.0 (14th)|
|Rushing TDs||0 (t-22nd)||1 (t-6th)|
|20-Yard Runs||0 (t-13th)||0 (t-13th)|
|Passing||301.0 (8th)||445 (1st)|
|Passing TDs||1 (t-17th)||3 (t-1st)|
|Sacks Allowed||0 (t-1st)||1 (t-4th)|
|20-yard Passes||4 (t-7th)||9 (1st)|
|Total||420.0 (t-27th)||472.0 (t-30th)|
|Scoring||16 (t-7th)||34 (t-27th)|
|3rd Downs Allowed||47% (22nd)||62% (31st)|
|Rushing||91.0 (13th)||139.0 (24th)|
|Rushing TDs||1 (t-12th)||3 (32nd)|
|Passing||329.0 (26th)||333.0 (27th)|
|Passing TDs||1 (t-3rd)||1 (t-3rd)|
|Sacks||3 (t-7th)||0 (t-30th)|
|QB Rating||71.0 (6th)||90.7 (15th)|
|Interceptions||1 (t-17th)||1 (t-17th)|
|Kickoff Return||--||21.0 (t-17th)|
|Punt Return||45.0 (1st)||1.0 (t-24th)|
|Punting (Net)||37.3 (22nd)||45.7 (4th)|
|Punts Inside the 20||3 (t-3rd)||0 (t-27th)|