Bengals at Browns NFL Week 13 Capsule

CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-7-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-12)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BENGALS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 47-39  
STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 19-8 Hue Jackson: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 32-14 vs. Philadelphia Bye (Wk. 12: L 27-13 vs. New York Giants)
LAST GAME 10/23/16: Browns 17 at Bengals 31. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for 308 yards & 2 TDs for 128.3 rating. Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushes for 168 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/6/15: Bengals 37, Browns 3. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton has 146.8 rating & scores 3 total TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Bengals WR A.J. Green has 128 receiving yards & TD.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 146 (Cle). XM: 387 (Cin), 232 (Cle).

STATS

PASSING Andy Dalton: 282-439-3375-14-6-92.6 Cody Kessler (R): 126-192-1369-6-2-92.6 OR Josh McCown: 90-165-1100-6-6-72.3
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 170-677-4.0-7 Isaiah Crowell: 145-605-4.2-5
RECEIVING Tyler Boyd (R): 42-477-11.4-1 Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 62-855-13.8-4
OFFENSE 372.0 313.8
TAKE/GIVE +2 -9
DEFENSE 365.9 400.0
SACKS Carlos Dunlap: 7 Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 3
INTs Dre Kirkpatrick: 3 Joe Haden: 3
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 45.8 Britton Colquitt: 45.4
KICKING Mike Nugent: 87 (21/26 PAT; 22/27 FG) Cody Parkey: 55 (13/14 PAT; 14/18 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Cle…QB ANDY DALTON passed for 332 yards & 2 TDs for 130.0 rating last week. Has 7 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.3 rating in past 3 vs. Cle. Ties for 1st in AFC with 3,375 pass yards…RB JEREMY HILL had rush TD last week. In past 4 meetings, has 466 rush yards (116.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2014, ties for NFL lead with 27 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 2 vs. Cle. WR BRANDON LA FELL had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 3 TD catches in past 4 on road. WR TYLER BOYD ranks 5th among NFL rookies with 477 rec. yards…LB VONTAZE BURFICT had 15 tackles, 2 INTs & 4 PD last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL since 2004 with 15+ tackles & 2 INTs in same game. Aims for 6th in row with 10+ tackles. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 7.5 sacks & 11 TFL in past 7 meetings. DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 47.5 sacks since 2010…BROWNS: QB CODY KESSLER ranks 2nd among rookies with 65.6 comp. pct. & 92.6 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 322 yards & TD in Week 12. Had 260 pass yards & 2 TDs in last start vs. division…RB ISAIAH CROWELL had rush TD in last meeting. Since 2015, RB DUKE JOHNSON JR. ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 106 catches & 944 rec. yards…WR TERRELLE PRYOR SR. had 131 rec. yards in Week 12. Ranks 6th in AFC with 855 rec. yards. TE GARY BARNIDGE is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 100+ rec. (119), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,511) & 10+ TD catches (10) since 2015…CBs JOE HADEN (19 INTs, 100 PD) & TRAMON WILLIAMS (20 INTs, 95 PD) are 2 of 3 players with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ties for 4th in NFL with 111 tackles. Rookie LB EMMANUEL OGBAH had 2 sacks in last meeting.

Bengals Playoff Hopes Stay Alive; Top Eagles 32-14

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Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cincinnati finally got its depleted offense moving without receiver A.J. Green, and the Bengals sent the Philadelphia Eagles to their most lopsided loss of the season, 32-14 on Sunday.

The Bengals (4-7-1) got their first win since Oct. 23, beating a team that’s in a swoon of its own. The Eagles (5-7) opened the season with three straight wins, but have dropped seven of nine.

Dalton had completions of 50, 44, 29, 23 and 21 yards as the Bengals scored on each of their first six possessions for a 29-0 lead, reinventing themselves with Green and running back Giovani Bernard sidelined by injuries. The previous time they scored on their first six possessions was 2009 against the Bears.

The only bad moment: Mike Nugent missed another point-after-touchdown kick wide to the right, his fourth miss in a span of five PAT tries. Nugent made field goals from 32, 33, 26 and 38 yards, the last one deflecting off the left upright.

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Eagles vs Bengals NFL Week 13 Capsule

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-6) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-7-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  EAGLES BENGALS
SERIES LEADER   8-3-1
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Doug Pederson: 0-0 Marvin Lewis: 2-0-1
LAST WEEK L 27-13 vs. Green Bay L 19-14 at Baltimore
LAST GAME 12/13/12: Bengals 34 at Eagles 13. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for TD & rushes for TD. Bengals DE Wallace Gilberry has 25-yard FR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/08: Eagles 13, Bengals 13 (OT). Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb passes for 339 yards & TD. Cincinnati QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 261 yards & TD.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 113 (Cin). XM: 384 (Phi), 230 (Cin).

STATS

PASSING Carson Wentz (R): 249-392-2593-11-8-83.4 Andy Dalton: 259-408-3043-12-6-89.7
RUSHING Ryan Mathews: 102-427-4.2-7 Jeremy Hill: 147-644-4.4-6
RECEIVING Jordan Matthews: 57-686-12.0-3 Tyler Boyd (R): 38-411-10.8-1
OFFENSE 336.0 368.4
TAKE/GIVE +3 +1
DEFENSE 339.4 366.5
SACKS Brandon Graham: 5 Carlos Dunlap: 6.5
INTs Rodney McLeod: 3 Dre Kirkpatrick: 3
PUNTING Donnie Jones: 45.4 Kevin Huber: 45.8
KICKING Caleb Sturgis: 96 (T3L) (21/22 PAT; 25/29 FG) Mike Nugent: 73 (19/23 PAT; 18/23 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: QB CARSON WENTZ ranks 2nd among NFL rookies in pass yards (2,593) & TD passes (11). Has 579 pass yards (289.5 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.3 rating in 2 career games vs. AFC. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 12…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 4 rush TDs in past 4. RB DARREN SPROLES has 3 TDs (2 PR, 1 rush) in past 2 on road vs. AFC…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD catch. TE ZACH ERTZ has 23 receptions since Week 9, tied for most by NFL TE…DT FLETCHER COX had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. DE BRANDON GRAHAM had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC. LB CONNOR BARWIN has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career games vs. Cin. LB JORDAN HICKS has 2 INTs in past 3 on road. Has 4 INTs since 2015, tied for 3rd-most among NFL LBs. LB NIGEL BRADHAM has 36 tackles (9 per game) in past 4 games on road…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON passed for 283 yards & TD last week. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 3,043 pass yards. Is 1 of 2 QBs (PEYTON MANNING) in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 6 seasons…RB JEREMY HILL aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with rush TD. Since 2014, ranks 2nd in NFL with 26 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT has 303 rec. yards (75.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 games. Has 15 TD catches since 2015, 2nd most among NFL TEs. Rookie WR TYLER BOYD ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 38 catches…LB VONTAZE BURFICT aims for 5th in row with 10+ tackles. Had 3 TFL in last meeting. DE WALLACE GILBERRY had sack, TFL & FR-TD in last meeting. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 1.5 sacks in past 2. Had FF in last meeting. Is only player in NFL with 5+ sacks (6.5) & 10 PD (10). CB DRE KIRKPATRICK has INT in 2 of past 3 games. DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 47.5 sacks since 2010.

Bengals Comeback Falls Short; Fall to 3-7-1 After 19-14 Setback to Ravens

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One touchdown and Justin Tucker’s flawless right leg were enough to thrust the Ravens into a first-place tie in the AFC North.

Tucker kicked four field goals and Baltimore shut down the Bengals’ depleted offense Sunday in a 19-14 victory that put the resurgent Ravens back over .500.

Baltimore (6-5) has won three of four following a four-game losing streak.

Joe Flacco threw for 234 yards and a score to help the Ravens end a five-game skid against the Bengals (3-7-1), whose playoff hopes took another serious blow.

The victory was not assured until Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled when sacked by Elvis Dumervil, and defensive end Lawrence Guy recovered at the Baltimore 21 with 1:05 left and the Ravens up 19-12.

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Bengals at Ravens NFL Week 12 Inactives

Bengals: QB Jeff Driskel, WR A.J. Green, TE C.J. Uzomah, S Shawn Williams, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, S Derron Smith, LS Clark Harris, OG Christian Westerman

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, LB Kamalei Correa, OL Ryan Jensen, OL Alex Lewis, TE Crockett Gillmore, LB Za’Darius Smith

Backup RB Rex Burkhead to Fill Big Role as Backup to Jeremy Hill

Rex Burkhead

Bengals are expressing “enormous confidence” in backup running back Rex Burkhead in the wake of Giovanni Bernard’s season-ending ACL injury according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.

Burkhead, a sixth-round draft pick by the Bengals out of Nebraska in 2013, has been used more as a receiver out of the backfield during his NFL career than as a between-the-tackles runner but, in truth, he has rarely been used at all in his four years in Cincinnati. He has also been injury-prone, although he did stay healthy for all 16 regular season games in 2015.

With Gio out for the year and A.J. Green out for at least a couple weeks, the Bengals will need to replace 42 percent of their targets. Tyler Eifert, Brandon LaFell, and Tyler Boyd should take on most of that work, but Burkhead should see a handful of targets as well as serving as a change-of-pace back for starter Jeremy Hill.

WR A.J. Green Suffers Tear in Hamstring; Will Have MRI

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Following a 16-12 loss to the Bills, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported wide receiver A.J. Green sustained a tear in his hamstring, with the simple prognosis being “not good,” Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.

Green was carted off the field following an incomplete pass in the first quarter. Green will undergo an MRI early this week for more clarity on the injury. He did not log a catch before exiting the field.

Coach Marvin Lewis said after the game that he had no additional details on the injury — only its location. A reporter for the team’s official site echoed Rapoport’s report and added that the Bengals fear he will miss the remainder of the season.

“I don’t know when he can come back, but he has a hamstring injury,” Lewis told reporters.

Bengals Wide Out A.J. Green Leaves Game on Cart After Leg Injury

A.J. Green

The Bengals lost a big name player on Sunday, as Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green suffered a hamstring injury on the teams’ first series in their home game against the Bills.

Green will not return to the game.

The wide out appeared get his right foot caught awkwardly as he tried to make a catch. He laid on the turf holding the back of his leg, and eventually had to be removed via cart.

He’s got 964 yards and four TD’s this season on 66 grabs.