NFL Week 12 Capsule – Bengals at Texans



SERIES LEADER Series tied, 3-3
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-5 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 27-10 at Saints W 23-7 at Browns
LAST REG-SEA GAME 12/11/11: Texans 20 at Bengals 19. Houston rookie QB T.J. Yates throws for 300 yards & 2 TDs. Texans TE Owen Daniels has 100 receiving yards & WR Kevin Walter adds receiving TD.
LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE 10/26/08: Texans 35, Bengals 6. Houston QB Matt Schaub throws for 280 yards & 3 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson records 143 receiving yards & Walter adds 2 receiving TDs, including 39-yarder.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.).


PASSING Dalton: 187-303-2180-11-9-83.2 Mallett: 20-30-211-2-1-95.3
RUSHING Hill (R): 113-556-4.9-5 (T3C) Foster: 161-822 (3L)-5.1-7 (T3L)
RECEIVING Sanu: 44-671-15.3-4
  1. Johnson: 55-631-11.5-1
OFFENSE 346.3 354.4
TAKE/GIVE +1 +8 (T2C)
DEFENSE 385.7 389.5
SACKS Dunlap: 4.5 Watt: 9.5
INTs Iloka: 3 Rolle: 2
PUNTING Huber: 47.4 (3C) Lechler: 46.8
KICKING Nugent: 74 (23/23 PAT; 17/23 FG) Bullock: 79 (25/25 PAT; 18/22 FG)


BENGALS: Last week, QB ANDY DALTON completed 16 of 22 (72.7 pct.) for 220 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 143.9 rating. Bengals are 17-2 (.895) when Dalton has 100+ rating. Has .629 (36-21-1) career win pct., best of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts)…RB JEREMY HILL (Rd. 2, No. 55 overall) rushed for 152 yards on 27 att. (5.6 avg.) last week & is 2nd Bengals rookie with 2 150-yard rush games (PAUL ROBINSON, 1968). Leads NFL rookies in rush yards (556) & is tied for 1st in rush TDs (5). In past 6, RB GIOVANI BERNARD is averaging 85.8 scrim. yards/game (515 total; 398 rush, 117 rec.) with 5 rush TDs…Last week, WR A.J. GREEN led team with 127 rec. yards on 6 catches (21.2 avg.). Has 18 career 100-yard games, tied with CRIS COLLINSWORTH for 4th-most in club history. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 4,341 rec. yards, 3rd-most in AFC. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM (21) had season-high 2 TDs last week & is 4th TE in club history with 20 career…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS has 20 sacks, 2nd among AFC DTs…TEXANS: In 1st NFL start, QB RYAN MALLETT had 211 pass yards & 2 TDs with 95.3 rating vs. Cle…In 3 career meetings (incl. playoffs), RB ARIAN FOSTER has 430 scrimmage yards (334 rush, 96 rec.) & 3 rush TDs. Needs 100-yard rushing game to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (31) for most ever by undrafted player. Has 100+ yards in 6 of past 8. Since 2010, leads AFC in rush yards (5,628) & rush TDs (49). Last week, RB ALFRED BLUE (Rd. 6, No. 181 overall) had club-record 36 carries for 156 yards, tied for most in game by Hou. rookie (STEVE SLATON)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (982 rec., 13,292 yards) needs catch to surpass RANDY MOSS (982) for No. 10 all-time & 91 yards to eclipse TORRY HOLT (13,382) for No. 12 all-time. For career, averages 6 rec./game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS aims for 5th in row with 80+ rec. yards…Last week, DE J.J. WATT became 1st player since 1982 with sack, FF, FR & TD rec. in same game. 1 of 2 players in history with 2 TD rec., INT-TD & FR-TD in season (JAY ARNOLD, 1938).

NFL Week 12 Lines – Bengals Slight Dogs at Houston Sunday

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

Bengals Bounce Back With Huge 27-10 Win Over The Saints

Cincinnati Bengals v New Orleans Saints

11 days ago the Bengals hit rock bottom, losing an awful Thursday night affair to the Browns and only scoring three points in the process.

Maybe that’s what it took, because on Sunday in New Orleans they looked like a totally different team, putting up 27 points and winning in a hostile environment, topping Drew Brees and the high-powered New Orleans Saints 27-10.

Andy Dalton, who had his career worst game against the Browns, was the biggest factor behind the win, going 16-for-22 for 220 yards with three touchdowns and carried a QB rating of 143.9 following the win.

Tight end Jermaine Gresham caught three passes for 29 yards, but two of them were for touchdowns. A.J. Green rallied for his best game in weeks, catching six passes for 127 yards and a score.

The defense dominated the Saints, holding Brees to 255 yards and one touchdown, building a 20-3 lead before trading fourth quarter touchdowns.

The Bengals got off to a slow start, trailing 3-0 but then Dalton found Gresham for a 12-yard score to make it 7-3 late in the first quarter.

They went up 13-3 at the half on two Mike Nugent field goals, and then 20-3 after a two-yard TD to Gresham in the third quarter.

The victory puts the Bengals at 6-3-1 on the season, and with the Browns losing to the Texans at home, they are back in first in the AFC North.

Bengals at Saints NFL Week 11 Inactives

Bengals: RB Giovani Bernard, OT Andre Smith, OT Tanner Hawkinson, WR Greg Little, LB Vontaze Burfict, CB Terence Newman, DT Devon Still

Saints: RB Pierre Thomas, RB Khiry Robinson, RB Edwin Baker, WR Robert Meachem, WR Nick Toon, OT Nick Becton, G Senio Kelemete

Video: Bengals QB Andy Dalton plays terrible against Browns

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton played one of his worst games Thursday night, which ended in a 24-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Boomer and Carton discuss.

Poll: Week 7 Key AFC Battle – Bengals or Colts – Who Wins?

Indianapolis Colts v Cincinnati Bengals

NFL Week Seven Capsule – Bengals Battle The Colts in Indy



COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-4 Pagano: 0-1
LAST WEEK T 37-37 vs. Panthers W 33-28 at Texans
LAST GAME 12/8/13: Colts 28 at Bengals 42. Cincinnati RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for 2 TDs & RB Giovani Bernard adds 99 rushing yards. Bengals WR A.J. Green records 72 receiving yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/10: Colts 23, Bengals 17. Indianapolis CB Kelvin Hayden records 31-yard INT-TD. Colts TE Jacob Tamme has 7 receptions for 73 yards & RB Javarris James adds rushing TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). Westwood One: Davis Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 85 (Ind.). XM: 85 (Ind.).


PASSING Dalton: 103-151-1249-6-3-98.4 Luck: 172-260-1987 (1L)-17 (1L)-7-99.6 (3C)
RUSHING Bernard: 86-384-4.5-4 (T3L) Bradshaw: 60-284-4.7-0
RECEIVING Sanu: 27-354-13.1-3 Hilton: 40 (T2C)-604 (2C)-15.1-1
OFFENSE 397.0 (2C) 444.0 (1L)
DEFENSE 398.8 340.5
SACKS Dunlap: 3 3 tied: 3
INTs Iloka, Nelson: 2 (T1C) 3 tied: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Huber: 42.8 McAfee: 47.5
KICKING Nugent: 46 (13/13 PAT; 11/17 FG) Vinatieri: 57 (T2L) (21/21 PAT; 12/12 FG)


BENGALS: In 2 career meetings, QB ANDY DALTON is 2-0 with 539 pass yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.4 rating with rush TD. Bengals are 9-1 when Dalton posts 110+ rating. Has 33-19-1 (.632) record, best win pct. of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts)…RB GIOVANI BERNARD is only NFL player with 375+ rush yards (384), 4+ rush TDs (4) & 175+ rec. yards (178) this season. Had career-high 137 rush yards, incl. career-long 89-yard TD, last week. In only career meeting, had 148 scrim. yards (99 rush, 49 rec.)…WR A.J. GREEN aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Ind. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 4,147 rec. yards, most in AFC. WR MOHAMED SANU had career-highs in rec. (10) & yards (120), incl. 34-yard TD last week. WR BRANDON TATE had 1st TD of season vs. Car. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 2 TDs in 3 career meetings…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 18.5 sacks. LB EMMANUEL LAMUR leads team with 36 tackles. S REGGIE NELSON has INT in 2 of past 3…COLTS: In only meeting, QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 326 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.1 rating. Aims for 5th in row with 300+ yards. Since entering NFL in 2012, leads AFC QBs with 11 rush TDs…RB TRENT RICHARDSON has rush TD in 2 of past 3, incl. 5-yarder vs. Hou. Scored 1st career rush TD vs. Cin. on 9/16/12 (w/ Cle.). RB AHMAD BRADSHAW leads NFL RBs with 5 TD catches in 2014…WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,985) needs 20 rec. yards to surpass JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for 8th all-time. In past 2 at home, has 14 catches for 196 yards & TD. WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 9 rec. for career-high 223 yards & TD last week, 2nd-most rec. yards in game in Colts history (RAYMOND BERRY, 224 yards on 11/10/57). TE DWAYNE ALLEN has TD in 3 of past 4…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 45 tackles, including 7 tackles & sack vs. Hou. In past 2, LB BJOERN WERNER has 3 sacks & FF. Rookie DE JONATHAN NEWSOME (Rd. 5, No. 166 overall) had 1st career sack last week…K ADAM VINATIERI (2,063) surpassed JOHN CARNEY (2,062) for No. 4 on all-time scoring list vs. Hou.

Panthers at Bengals Wednesday Injury Report


Practice Report



T Byron Bell (toe), CB Bene’ Benwikere (ankle), LB Thomas Davis (elbow), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), S Roman Harper (not injury related), CB Josh Norman (concussion), TE Greg Olsen (ankle), RB Darrin Reaves (hip), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle)


Practice Report



LB Sean Porter (knee)



WR Marvin Jones (ankle), G Mike Pollak (knee), LB Vincent Rey (calf), DT Brandon Thompson (knee)



WR A.J. Green (toe), S George Iloka (abdomen), LB Rey Maualuga (shoulder), G Kevin Zeitler (calf)



LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion)