Dolphins vs Bengals NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Adam Gase: 0-0 Marvin Lewis: 2-3
LAST WEEK W 30-24 (OT) vs. Cleveland L 29-17 at Denver
LAST GAME 10/31/13: Cincinnati 20 at Miami 22 (OT). Miami CB Brent Grimes has 94-yard INT-TD. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake records GW safety in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/7/12: Dolphins 17, Bengals 13. Miami RB Reggie Bush rushes for 48 yards & TD. Dolphins DL Randy Starks and S Reshad Jones each record INT.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST NFLN (8:25 PM ET):  Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Mia), 81 (Cin). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Mia), 225 (Cin).


PASSING Ryan Tannehill: 73-113-892-5-4-88.8 Andy Dalton: 75-115-938-2-2-89.0
RUSHING Kenyan Drake: 11-49-4.5-1 Jeremy Hill: 37-150-4.1-3
RECEIVING Jarvis Landry: 24-314-13.1-1 A.J. Green: 22-295-13.4-1
OFFENSE 365.7 375.0
DEFENSE 415.0 356.3
SACKS Ndamukong Suh: 2.5 Will Clarke: 2
INTs Isa Abdul-Quddus: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Matt Darr: 48.2 Kevin Huber: 46.0
KICKING Andrew Franks: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/4 FG) Mike Nugent: 26 (5/5 PAT; 7/8 FG)


DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL has won both starts vs. Cin. & has 92.4 rating. Passed for 319 yards & 3 TDs last week & aims for 3rd in row with 300+ yards…RB JAY AJAYI had GW TD run in OT last week. RB ARIAN FOSTER is only NFL player since 2010 with 6,000+ rush yards (6,262), 50+ rush TDs (51) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,237)…WR JARVIS LANDRY ties for NFL lead with 24 catches & leads AFC with 314 rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards. In past 3 on road, WR DE VANTE PARKER has 16 catches for 273 yards (91 per game) & TD…DE CAMERON WAKE had 3 sacks, FF, FR & GW safety in last meeting. Since 2010, has 65.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 44.5 sacks, most by NFL DT. Since 2015, S RESHAD JONES is only NFL player with 150+ tackles (166), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ sacks (2). Since 2007, DE MARIO WILLIAMS ranks 3rd in NFL with 92.5 sacks… BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON leads AFC with 938 pass yards. Has 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 103 rating in past 10 at home. Has 29 games with 100+ rating & Cin. is 26-3 (.897)…RB JEREMY HILL rushed for 2 TDs last week & has 10 rush TDs in past 11 (incl. playoffs). RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 104 scrimmage yards & 2 rush TDs in last meeting…WR A.J. GREEN had 11 catches for 128 yards in last game vs. Mia. Incl. playoffs, has 5 TDs in past 5 at home…DT GENO ATKINS aims for 3rd meeting in row with sack. Has 41 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. CB ADAM JONES is only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 9 sacks in past 10 home games. DE MICHAEL JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. with sack. DE WILL CLARKE aims for 3rd in row with sack.

Bengals Fall to Broncos 29-17 in Home Opener to Fall to 1-2

Andy Dalton

Four touchdown passes, more than 300 yards passing, two clutch touchdown drives in the fourth quarter.

Trevor Siemian played every bit like Peyton Manning in his first road start.

In some ways, even better.

Siemian was nearly perfect as he rallied the Denver Broncos to a 29-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, leading a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives with veteran aplomb.

The defending Super Bowl champions’ biggest offseason challenge was replacing their famous quarterback, and it looks as if they made the right choice. They’re 3-0 under Siemian, who took over after Manning retired and Brock Osweiler went to Houston.

Siemian became the first Bronco to throw for four touchdowns since Manning in 2014 against the Dolphins. No NFL quarterback had thrown for 300 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in their road debut, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

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Broncos vs Bengals NFL Week Three Inactives


OLB DeMarcus Ware, G Donald Stephenson, TE Virgil Green, DB Justin Simmons, QB Austin Davis, DB Lorenzo Doss, G Connor McGovern.


TE Tyler Eifert, DT DaShawn Williams, OL Christian Westerman, CB KeiVarae Russell, WR Cody Core, and QB Jeff Driskel

Broncos vs Bengals NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Gary Kubiak: 4-0 Marvin Lewis: 2-6
LAST WEEK W 34-20 vs. Indianapolis L 24-16 at Pittsburgh
LAST GAME 12/28/15: Bengals 17 at Broncos 20 (OT). Denver QB Brock Osweiler passes for 299 yards & TD. Broncos K Brandon McManus kicks GW 37-yard FG in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/22/14: Bengals 37, Broncos 28. Cincinnati RB Jeremy Hill rushes for 147 yards & TD. Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham has 9 catches for 62 yards & TD.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Den), 82 (Cin). XM: 382 (Den), 82 (Cin).


PASSING Trevor Siemian: 40-59-444-1-3-74.4 Andy Dalton: 54-84-732 (1L)-2-1-94.9
RUSHING C.J. Anderson: 40-166-4.2-2 Jeremy Hill: 20-53-2.7-1
RECEIVING Demaryius Thomas: 9-138-15.3-0 A.J. Green: 14 (T3L)-218 (3L)-15.6-1
OFFENSE 353.5 396.5
DEFENSE 293.0 357.0
SACKS Von Miller: 4 (1L) Geno Atkins, Will Clarke: 1
INTs Aqib Talib, Chris Harris: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Riley Dixon (R): 47.6 Kevin Huber: 45.9
KICKING Brandon McManus: 17 (5/5 PAT; 4/5 FG) Mike Nugent: 21 (3/3 PAT; 6/7 FG)


BRONCOS: QB TREVOR SIEMIAN has won 1st 2 career starts…RB C.J. ANDERSON aims for 5th in row with rush TD. Has 219 scrimmage yards (109.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 2 career meetings…Since 2012, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS ranks 2nd in NFL with 5,925 rec. yards. Only NFL player with 5,500+ rec. yards (5,925) & 40+ rec. TDs (41) since 2012. In last game at Cin., had 7 catches for 115 yards. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 3 TDs in past 2 meetings…LB VON MILLER had 3 sacks & FF last week, incl. sack & FF which led to LB SHANE RAY’s 15-yard FR-TD. Has 9 sacks, 3 FFs & INT in past 4 (incl. playoffs). Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL with 64 sacks. Has 4 sacks, FF & FR in 4 career meetings. CB AQIB TALIB had 46-yard INT-TD last week. Has 9 career INT-TDs, tied for 4th most in NFL history & most by active player. Had 33-yard INT-TD in last game at Cin. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. leads team with 4 PD & Talib ranks 2nd with 3 PD. DE DEREK WOLFE had sack in last meeting…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON leads NFL with 732 pass yards. Has 51-27-1 (.652) record, best by Cin. QB (min. 20 starts). Has 16 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 106.8 rating in past 9 at home. Has 29 games with 100+ rating & Cin. is 26-3 (.897)…RB JEREMY HILL rushed for 147 yards & 85-yard TD in last home meeting. Has 8 rush TDs in past 10 (incl. playoffs). RB GIOVANI BERNARD had career-high 9 catches for 100 yards & TD last week, his 2nd career 100-yard rec. game. Had TD catch in last home game vs. Den…WR A.J. GREEN has TD catch in 3 of 4 career meetings. Incl. playoffs, has 5 TDs in past 4 at home & aims for 5th home game in row with TD…CB ADAM JONES had INT last week. Is only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career. DT GENO ATKINS has 41 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. In last meeting at home, CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had 2 INTs, incl. 30-yard INT-TD. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 3 sacks in last meeting & has 4 sacks in past 2 vs. Den.

NFL Week 2 Inactives: Bengals vs Steelers

Cody Wallace

Here’s today’s inactives for the Bengals and Steelers at Heinz Field for their 1pm AFC North Showdown:


TE Tyler Eifert, QB Jeff Driskel, WR Cody Core, CB Chykie Brown, CB KeiVarae Russell, OL Christian Westerman, and DL DeShawn Williams


WR Markus Wheaton, QB Zach Mettenberger, CB Senquez Golson, FB Roosevelt Nix, LB Steven Johnson, C/G Cody Wallace, DE L.T. Walton

Bengals vs Jets NFL Week One Inactives

Today’s inactive for the Bengals and Jets:


Tyler Eifert (TE)
Darqueze Dennard (CB)
DeShawn Williams (DT)
Jeff Driskel (QB)
Cody Core (WR)


Bryce Petty (QB)
Darryl Roberts (CB)
Jordan Jenkins (LB)
Christian Hackenberg (QB)
Braedon Bowman (TE)
Troymaine Pope (RB)

Bengals at Jets NFL Week One Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 2-4 Todd Bowles: 0-0
LAST GAME 10/27/13: Jets 9 at Bengals 49. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton throws for 325 yards & 5 TDs. Bengals WR Marvin Jones records 8 receptions for 122 yards & 4 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/25/10: Jets 26, Bengals 10. New York QB Mark Sanchez throws for 166 yards & TD. Jets KR Brad Smith has 89-yard KR-TD & rushes for 55 yards with TD.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 81 (Cin), 133 (NYJ). XM: 381 (Cin), 229 (NYJ).

2015 STATS

PASSING Andy Dalton: 255-386-3250-25-7-106.3 (2L) Ryan Fitzpatrick: 335-562-3905-31-15-88.0
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 223-794-3.6-11 (T1L) Matt Forté (Chi.): 218-898-4.1-4
RECEIVING A.J. Green: 86-1297-15.1-10 Brandon Marshall: 109-1502-13.8-14 (T1L)
OFFENSE 358.0 370.3
TAKE/GIVE +11 (3L) +6
DEFENSE 340.8 318.6
SACKS Carlos Dunlap: 13.5 Muhammad Wilkerson: 12
INTs Adam Jones: 3 Marcus Williams: 6
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 45.8 Lachlan Edwards (R) (Pre.): 46.5
KICKING Mike Nugent: 117 (48/49 PAT; 23/28 FG) Nick Folk: 58 (19/19 PAT; 13/16 FG)


BENGALS: Won AFC North in 2015 & have made playoffs in 5 consecutive seasons. Tied team record with 12 wins last year…QB ANDY DALTON has 50-26-1 (.656) record, highest win pct. by Bengals QB (min. 20 starts). Had career-high 106.3 rating in 2015, highest mark in franchise history. Passed for career-high 5 TDs with 325 yards & 125.7 rating in last meeting…RB JEREMY HILL tied for 1st in NFL with 11 rush TDs last year. Has 7 rush TDs in past 8 (incl. playoffs). RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 1,000+ scrimmage yards in all 3 career seasons…WR A.J. GREEN led team with 1,297 rec. yards & joined RANDY MOSS (6) as only players in NFL history with 5+ consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin career. Had 3 catches for 115 yards (38.3 avg.) in last meeting…DE CARLOS DUNLAP had franchise-record 13.5 sacks in 2015. DT GENO ATKINS has 40 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. Had sack in last game vs. NYJ. CB ADAM JONES had 60-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career…JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK set franchise record with 31 pass TDs last season. Had career-high 3,905 pass yards, 2nd most by NYJ QB in season (HOFer JOE NAMATH)…RB MATT FORTÉ makes NYJ debut. Since entering NFL in 2008, has 12,718 scrimmage yards (8,602 rush, 4,116 rec.), most in NFL…Last year, WR BRANDON MARSHALL set franchise records in catches (109) & rec. yards (1,502) & tied team mark in rec. TD (14). Is only player in NFL history with 6 100-catch seasons. WR ERIC DECKER had 80 catches for 1,027 yards & 12 TDs in 2015. In 2 career meetings, has 13 catches for 212 yards (106 per game) & 4 TDs (2 in each game). Marshall & Decker each had rec. TD in same game 9 times in 2015, most ever by teammates in season…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON had career-high 12 sacks last year. Has 6 sacks in past 4 at home. Had sack & INT in last game vs. Cin. CB DARRELLE REVIS was only player in NFL last season with 5+ INTs (5) & 4+ FRs (4). LB DAVID HARRIS had 108 tackles in 2015 & led team in tackles for 7th consecutive season.

Bengals Claim QB Jeff Driskel Off Waviers From 49ers; Will Be Number 3 QB

Jeff Driskel

The Bengals claimed rookie Jeff Driskel off waivers from San Francisco on Sunday, giving them a No. 3 quarterback, the Associated Press reports.

Driskel, from Louisiana Tech, played in four preseason games for the 49ers and went 15 of 31 for 132 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He started 13 games at Louisiana Tech last season, throwing for 4,033 yards with 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

The move came a day after the Bengals waived Keith Wenning, who was their third-string quarterback last season behind Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron.

Cincinnati also waived linebacker P.J. Dawson, who played in 11 games as a rookie last season.