Rams-Bengals Capsule

ST. LOUIS (4-6) at CINCINNATI (8-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Rams 4-6, Bengals 8-1-1

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 7-5

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Rams 20-13, Dec. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Ravens 16-13, Bengals lost to Cardinals 34-31

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 22 (tie), Bengals No. 4

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (7), PASS (32).

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (16), PASS (9).

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

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (13), PASS (15).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rams making only second visit to Paul Brown Stadium, where they lost 19-10 in 2007. ... Rams have dropped last three games. Fumble set up Justin Tucker's last-second field goal in Baltimore last week. ... Game matches two of NFL's top defensive tackles. Rams' Aaron Donald and Bengals' Geno Atkins have seven sacks each, tied for league lead by interior linemen. ... Rams rookie RB Todd Gurley has rushed for 766 yards and six TDs in past seven games. He's scored TD in each of last five games. He leads NFL with four runs of at least 45 yards. ... Rams are second in NFC with 30 sacks, led by Donald (7) and DE Robert Quinn (5). ... Bengals have dropped last two games that came down to closing minutes. Cincinnati hasn't dropped three straight games since 2012. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton needs 262 yards passing to join Peyton Manning as only players in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in each of first five seasons. ... RB Jeremy Hill needs two TDs to become first player in Bengals history with at least 10 TDs in each of first two seasons. ... TE Tyler Eifert leads NFL with 11 TD catches, most ever by Bengals tight end. ... Fantasy Tip: Giovani Bernard set club record with 128 yards on eight catches in Arizona, most yards receiving by Cincinnati running back. He also rushed for 18 yards and leads team in yards from scrimmage (891).

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