Bills and Bengals need win to remain playoff viable
BUFFALO (4-5) VS. CINCINNATI (3-5-1)
Sunday, 1 P.M. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Bengals by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD -Buffalo 4-4-1, Cincinnati 2-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 15-14
LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Bills 34-21, Oct. 18, 2015
LAST WEEK - Bills had bye, lost to Seahawks 31-25 on Nov. 7; Bengals lost to Giants 21-20
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 23, Bengals No. 21 (tie)
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (2), PASS (31).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (20), PASS (11).
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8t), RUSH (10), PASS (10).
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (24), PASS (17).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Series record includes Bills' two playoff losses to Bengals. ... Bills lost three in row heading into bye. ... Bills are 16-11 all-time coming off bye. ... Buffalo has scored at least 25 points in each of last five games. Bills scored 25 in six straight twice during team history, most recently 2004. ... Buffalo is second in NFL in rushing with 155 yards per game, trailing Dallas, leads NFL with 5.28 yards per carry. Also leads with 43 runs of more than 10 yards, including 14 of more than 20 yards. ... QB Tyrod Taylor needs 70 yards rushing to reach 1,000 with Bills. He leads NFL QBs with 362 yards rushing. ... Taylor threw for 289 yards, his second-highest total, during loss at Seattle before bye. ... Bills lead league with 30 sacks. LB Lorenzo Alexander is tied for lead with 10. ... Bengals playing first game at Paul Brown Stadium since Sept. 29. They have gone 1-3-1 since, including ''home'' tie with Washington at London. ... Since opening last season 8-0, Bengals are 7-10-1, including playoff loss to Pittsburgh. ... WR A.J. Green is 36 yards shy of joining Randy Moss as only NFL receivers with 1,000 yards in each of first six seasons. Moss did it with Vikings from 1998-2003. Green ranks second in NFL with 964 yards and third with 66 catches. ... Andy Dalton has been sacked 28 times, third most behind Indianapolis and Cleveland QBs. Bengals on pace to give up 50 sacks for seventh time in club history. ... Dalton has thrown only three TD passes in fourth quarter. His passer rating of 85.2 in fourth quarter ranks 21st. ... Fantasy Tip: Dalton is 3-0 career against Bills and threw for 248 yards and three TDs in win at Buffalo last season.
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