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Bengals-Browns Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-09-26 13:46

CINCINNATI (2-1) at CLEVELAND (1-2)

1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 2-0-1, Cleveland 1-2-0

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 42-37

LAST MEETING - Browns beat Bengals 34-24, Oct. 14, 2012

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Packers 34-30; Browns beat Vikings 31-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 9; Browns No. 25

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (21), PASS (11)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (14), PASS (14)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (15)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - AFC North rivals split ``Battle of Ohio'' last season, with both teams winning at home. ... Bengals gave up 30 straight points last week and overcame 16-point deficit and four turnovers to stun Packers. ... Bengals WR A.J. Green has averaged 19.1 yards in four career games against Browns. His matchup with Browns CB Joe Haden worth watching on every snap. Green had seven catches for 135 yards and two TDS in Cleveland last season. ... Bengals have chance to go 2-0 in division in first of three road games in next four weeks for them. ... Bengals TEs Jermaine Gresham and rookie Tyler Eifert have combined for 24 catches for 248 yards. ... Browns QB Brian Hoyer will make second straight start as Brandon Weeden remains sidelined with sprained thumb. ... Hoyer had Browns season tickets as kid and often attended games with father. ... Hoyer threw three TD passes last week in Minnesota, overcoming three interceptions. ... Browns WR Josh Gordon had 10 catches for 146 yards in season debut last week. He was suspended for first two games. ... Browns TE Jordan Cameron had three TD catches vs. Vikings. He leads Browns in receptions (20), yards receiving (269) and TDs (four). ... Browns OT Joe Thomas will play in 100th career game and make 99th straight start. He has played 6,054 offensive snaps, NFL's longest active stretch. ... Browns LB Jabaal Sheard may miss game with sprained knee. ... Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton was drafted by Bengals in 1983.

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