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Bengals-Bills Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-10 12:02

CINCINNATI (3-2) At BUFFALO (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7 1/2

2013 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 3-1-1, Buffalo 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 15-12

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Bills 23-20, Oct. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Patriots 13-6; Bills lost to Browns 37-24

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 9; Bills No. 23

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22t), RUSH (19), PASS (18)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (10), PASS (11)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (28)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (22), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Though Bengals beat Bills in last meeting at Cincinnati, they're still searching for first win at Orchard Park since 1985. Cincinnati has lost six straight at Buffalo. ... Bengals are 0-2 on road this season, and opening stretch of playing four of next five away from Cincinnati. ... Last week, Bengals' defense ended Tom Brady's consecutive-game touchdown streak at 52, and kept Patriots out of end zone for first time since Week 2 of 2009 season. ... Bengals have limited three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks (Brady, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger) to completing combined 64 of 118 passes for 692 yards, with two TDs and four interceptions this season. ... Cincinnati's not allowed 300 yards passing in 19 straight games. ... WR A.J. Green leads Bengals with 361 yards receiving, but 162 came in season-opening loss at Chicago. ... RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and rookie Giovani Bernard helped Bengals to season-best 162 yards rushing last weekend. ... Bills are turning over offense to QB Thad Lewis, who was promoted off practice squad Monday, after rookie starter EJ Manuel sprained right knee against Cleveland. ... Lewis has appeared in one game, start in Cleveland's season finale against Pittsburgh last year. He went 22 of 32 for 204 yards with TD and interception. Bills acquired Lewis in trade with Detroit on Aug. 25. ... Dating to March 1, Bills have had seven QBs on roster, not including newly signed Dennis Dixon, who was added to practice squad Tuesday. ... Pro Bowl S Jairus Byrd expected to make season debut after missing first five games with plantar fasciitis in both feet. Byrd also missed most of offseason before signing franchise tag Aug. 21. ... Dating to 1964, Bills' 18 sacks through five games second-highest total in team history, according to STATS. Buffalo had 19 through five games in 1997. ... Buffalo has topped 120 yards rushing in each of its five games, team's longest streak since five-gamer from Oct. 20-Nov. 17, 1996, according to STATS.

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