CINCINNATI (12-5) at NEW YORK JETS (10-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
OPENING LINE - Bengals by 1
SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 17-8
LAST MEETING - Bengals 49, Jets 9, Oct. 27, 2013
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 8 (tie), Jets No. 15
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (13), PASS (15).
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (7), PASS (20).
JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (10), PASS (13).
JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (13).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams play on 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, which happened just across Hudson River from MetLife Stadium. Pregame tribute to include memorial to victims of 9/11 and members of Jets' 2001 team will serve as captains, along with representatives from NYPD, FDNY and PANY. ... Bengals open on road for seventh straight season, longest stretch in team history; Jets opening at home for franchise-record seventh year in row. ... Coach Marvin Lewis 6-7 in openers with Cincinnati. ... Bengals have never beaten Jets (0-9) at Meadowlands. ... Cincinnati tied franchise record with 12 wins last season and comes off winning AFC North and fifth straight playoff appearance. ... QB Andy Dalton has recovered from broken thumb that ended season last December. His 50-26-1 (.656) record is highest winning percentage by Bengals QB with minimum of 20 starts. Dalton's career-high 106.3 rating last season set team mark. ... RB Jeremy Hill tied for first in NFL with 11 rushing TDs. ... WR A.J. Green led Bengals with 1,297 yards receiving and joined Randy Moss (6) as only players in NFL history with five or more consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin career. ... TE Tyler Eifert still recovering from ankle injury that appears likely to keep him out of opener. ... DE Carlos Dunlap set franchise mark with 13 1/2 sacks last season. ... Jets coach Todd Bowles entering second season after leading New York to 10-6 record and within win of making playoffs. ... Jets looking to end five-year postseason drought. ... QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, re-signed just before training camp after offseason contract stalemate, set franchise record with 31 TD passes while also throwing for career-high 3,905 yards. ... RB Matt Forte, signed in offseason after eight seasons with Chicago, set to make debut with Jets. Needs one TD catch to join Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Thurman Thomas and Herschel Walker as only players in NFL history with 8,000 yards rushing, 4,000 yards receiving and 20 TD catches in career. His 12,718 yards from scrimmage since 2008 are most in league in that span. ... WR Brandon Marshall set franchise marks with 109 catches and 1,502 yards receiving, and tied team record with 14 TD catches. He has six 100-catch seasons in career, most in NFL history. ... Marshall and Eric Decker (80 catches, 1,027 yards, 12 TDs) each had TD catch in same game nine times last season, most ever by teammates in one season. ... DE Muhammad Wilkerson, coming off broken leg, had career-high 12 sacks last season and made first Pro Bowl. ... CB Darrelle Revis was only player in league last season with five or more INTs and at least four fumble recoveries. ... Fantasy Tip: Might be wise to sit both Dalton and Green, who'll likely have Revis on him, against Jets' strong defense. Marshall a must start with TD catch in each of last four season openers.
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