CINCINNATI (11-3) at DENVER (10-4)
Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Denver by 4 1-2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 11-2-1, Denver 8-5-1
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 19-9
LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Broncos 37-28, Dec. 22, 2014
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 5, Broncos No. 9
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (15), PASS (11).
BENGALLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (8), PASS (18).
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (18), PASS (17).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (1), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bengals have 11-21 record on Monday nights, including win over Denver in Cincinnati last December. ... Broncos are 29-37-1 on Monday nights. ... FS Reggie Nelson's eight interceptions tied for league lead and double his previous career high. He needs two more to tie club record set by Deltha O'Neal in 2005. ... In first NFL start, QB AJ McCarron completed 15 of 21 passes for 192 yards and one TD for 115.6 rating in win over Niners. ... Gary Kubiak is perfect in five games against Bengals as head coach. Kubiak needs one win to tie Red Miller (1977) as only head coaches with 12 wins in first season with Broncos. ... K Brandon McManus has missed kick in four consecutive games: three FGs and one PAT. ... RB Ronnie Hillman leads team with career-high 711 yards rushing. ... Since 2010, WR Demaryius Thomas has 46 TD catches, second most in AFC, including two last week. ... WR Emmanuel Sanders coming off career-high 181-yard game at Pittsburgh that included TD. ... OLB Von Miller has six sacks in last six games. ... QB Brock Osweiler makes sixth straight start in place of Peyton Manning (foot), who's 8-1 versus Cincinnati. ... Osweiler threw career-high three TD passes last week and ran for score, all in first half. He's first QB in NFL to do that since Manning in `13. ... Osweiler aims for third consecutive game with 295 or more yards passing. ... Broncos lost S David Bruton Jr. to broken right leg. He played 75 snaps with fractured fibula against Steelers thinking it was only bad bruise. He went on IR on Tuesday. ... Fantasy Tip: Osweiler has thrown for 604 yards and three TDs combined in last two games despite Broncos blowing double-digit halftime leads in back-to-back weeks.
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