CINCINNATI (10-3) at SAN FRANCISCO (4-9)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Bengals by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bengals 10-2-1, 49ers 6-7
SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 11-3
LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Bengals 13-8, Sept. 25, 2011
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 6, 49ers No. 28
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (14), PASS (9).
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (9), PASS (17).
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (21), PASS (30).
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (27).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cincinnati win clinches AFC North and fifth straight playoff berth. ... San Francisco beat Cincinnati in Bengals' lone two Super Bowl appearances, after 1981 and `88 seasons. ... 49ers won last two meetings overall and are 7-1 at home in series. ... Bengals' lone victory in San Francisco was 21-3 victory at Candlestick Park in teams' first matchup in 1974. ... San Francisco's .786 winning percentage against Cincinnati is highest by any Bengals' opponent. ... Eight of 49ers' last nine wins in series by seven or fewer points. ... Cincinnati's first visit to San Francisco's home field since 2007, initial trip to $1.3 billion, second-year Levi's Stadium - and Bengals would like to be back in February - for Super Bowl. ... Bengals outscoring opponents 354-229 for 9.6 average per game and average score of 27.2 to 17.6. ... AJ McCarron starts at quarterback for Bengals after Andy Dalton broke right thumb in loss at Pittsburgh. Dalton had started every regular-season and postseason game since 2011 season began. ... If TE Tyler Eifert returns from concussion that limited him to nine snaps last week, he will try to add to his 12 touchdown receptions that began week tied for NFL lead for TDs. ... 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert took franchise record-matching nine sacks last week. ... LB NaVorro Bowman had 13 tackles for San Francisco in last meeting (Week 3, 2011). ... WR Anquan Boldin has 22 catches for 264 yards and four touchdowns in six career games vs. Bengals. ... Fantasy Tip: McCarron took over for Dalton against Pittsburgh and threw two touchdown passes but also had two interceptions, including pick-six. How will he lead offense in his first career start and fifth game ever?
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