December 11, 2014

CINCINNATI (9-2) at CLEVELAND (2-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 9-1-1, Cleveland 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 45-39

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Browns 31-10 on Nov. 5

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Rams 31-7; Browns lost to Ravens 33-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 5, Browns No. 32.

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (12).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (13), PASS (17).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (11).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (25).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ohio's NFL teams are on opposite sides of state and standings. ... Bengals trying to improve to 10-2 for second time in club history. They went 10-2 in 1975 and finished 11-3. ... Bengals closing in on fifth straight playoff appearance. ... Bengals are 16-6 in last 22 meetings with Browns and 17-8 vs. Cleveland under coach Marvin Lewis. ... Cincinnati defense ranked first in scoring at 17.5 points per game. Bengals have never led league in that category for full season. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and 3 TDs in win over Browns last month. ... With win, Dalton would have most road wins (23) by QB in first five seasons since 1970. ... TE Tyler Eifert leads league with 12 touchdown catches. ... Bengals blanked Browns 30-0 on visit to Cleveland last season. ... Browns coming off heart-breaking loss Monday night to Baltimore. Ravens blocked FG try and returned it for TD on game's final play. ... Browns have lost six straight and are 2-14 since 7-4 start last season. ... Browns starting QB Josh McCown sustained season-ending collarbone break against Ravens. ... Austin Davis will be 24th QB to start game for Browns since 1999. ... Davis came off bench Monday night and threw game-tying TD pass. ... Browns TE Gary Barnidge leads team with 55 catches - 11 more than his career total entering season. ... Browns gave up 2 TDs on special teams vs. Ravens, allowing 82-yard punt return and field-goal block/runback. ... Browns have been ravaged by injuries, especially concussions. Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden has had two this season and expected to miss sixth game. ... Fantasy Tip: WR A.J. Green could have a field day against an injury-depleted Browns secondary still missing CB Joe Haden (concussion).

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