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Bengals-Lions Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-17 14:32

CINCINNATI (4-2) at DETROIT (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 3-2-1, Detroit 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 7-3

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Lions 23-13, Dec. 6, 2009

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Bills 27-24, OT; Lions beat Browns 31-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 9, Lions No. 10

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (16), PASS (16)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (10), PASS (9)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (21), PASS (6)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (29), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Just five NFL teams have better record than Bengals and Lions. ... Cincinnati has won two straight for second time this year, leads AFC North alone for first time since end of 2009... AFC offensive player of week Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw for three TDs and 337 yards against Buffalo. ... WR A.J. Green had 11th 100-yards receiving game in three years last week, ranks among AFC leaders with 464 yards receiving and four TDs receiving. ... Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham and rookie Tyler Eifert have combined for 43 catches. ... Cincinnati's Geno Atkins tied for team lead with four sacks this season, leads league's DTs with 16 1/2 sacks since 2012. ... Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, undrafted rookie last year, has team-high 61 tackles, 19 more than any teammate. ... Detroit, tied for first place with Chicago in NFC North, 2-0 at home. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford coming off seventh game with at least four TD passes, has 1,772 yards passing, trails only Drew Brees in NFC. ... Detroit WR Calvin Johnson, limited by ailing right knee, had 25 yards receiving last week, lowest total since 2010. ... Joseph Fauria, undrafted rookie, first Lions TE with three TDs in game last week, and has scored on five of seven receptions. ... Lions RB Reggie Bush averaging 127.4 yards from scrimmage, trailing just LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles. ... Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, drafted 118 picks before Atkins in 2010, has at least half a sack in three straight games. ... Detroit LB DeAndre Levy picked off two passes last week for first time in five-year career, has four INTs this season to share lead league with three other players, and leads team with 49 tackles.

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