Bills at Bengals NFL Week Four Capsule

BILLS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 15-9  
STREAKS Past 10  
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 1-0 Lewis: 0-5
LAST WEEK W 34-31 vs. Patriots L 13-8 vs. 49ers
LAST GAME 11/21/10: Bills 49 at Bengals 31. Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson catches 8 passes for 137 yards & 3 TDs, sparking 35 unanswered points by Bills in 2nd half.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/21/10
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 137 (Cin.). XM: 225 (Cin.).

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 72-111-841-9 (T2L)-3-103.5 (2C) Dalton (R): 54-88-570-3-2-82.1
RUSHING Jackson: 47-303-6.4-3 (T1C) Benson: 58-244-4.2-1
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 20-256-12.8-3 Green (R): 15-194-12.9-2
OFFENSE 431.0 (3L) 301.3
TAKE/GIVE +5 (2C) +1
DEFENSE 387.3 276.3 (3L)
SACKS Sp. Johnson, Scott: 1 Atkins: 2
INTs Florence: 2 (T3L) M. Johnson: 1
PUNTING Moorman: 50.8 (3C) Huber: 45.2
KICKING Lindell: 29 (T2C) (14/14 PAT; 5/6 FG) Nugent: 25 (4/4 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

BILLS:  Seek 11th straight win against Bengals…Lead NFL with 37.7 points per game this season. Buf. aims for 4-0 start for 1st time since ’08…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK is tied for 2nd in NFL with 9 TD passes this season (TOM BRADY, 11). Has 131.1 passer rating in 4th quarter, 4th-best in NFL. In last meeting vs. Cin., Fitzpatrick passed for 316 yards w/ 107 passer rating & tied career-high with 4 TDs. Fitzpatrick spent 2 seasons with Bengals (2007-08). RB FRED JACKSON averages 139.3 scrimmage yards per game this season, 3rd-best in NFL. Rushed for 116 yards with 2 TDs in last game vs. Cin…WR STEVIE JOHNSON aims for 4th consecutive game with TD catch. Has 8 receptions in each of past 2 games. Johnson had career-best 3 TD catches vs. Bengals on 11/21/10. Johnson (20) & WR DAVID NELSON (20) have combined for 40 rec. in ’11…TE SCOTT CHANDLER ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 4 TD rec. this season (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 5)…Defense leads NFL with 6 INTs…LB NICK BARNETT leads team with 29 tackles…CB DRAYTON FLORENCE has INT in 2 of 3 games in ’11…KR-WR BRAD SMITH had 89-yard KR-TD in last game vs. Cin. (w/ NYJ on 11/25/10)… BENGALS:  Rookie QB ANDY DALTON (2nd round, No. 35) has 100+ passer rating (102.4, 107) in 2 of past 3…RB CEDRIC BENSON (4,946) needs 54 rush yards to reach 5,000 career. Benson had 124 rush yards on 25 att. (5 avg.) in last game vs. Bills. Has 3 rush TDs in past 2 vs. Buf. Rookie WR A.J. GREEN (1st round, No. 4) leads NFL rookies with 15 catches & tied for 2nd among rookies with 2 TD receptions (TORREY SMITH, 3). WR ANDRE CALDWELL (935) needs 65 rec. yards to reach 1,000 career…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 games this season…Defense posted 5 sacks last week…Bengals have allowed 276.3 yards per game, 3rd-lowest in NFL in ’11…DE JONATHAN FANENE tied career-high with 2 sacks last week. DT GENO ATKINS aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack…CB NATE CLEMENTS was selected No. 21 overall by Bills in ’01 NFL Draft & spent 6 seasons (2001-06) in Buffalo…CB LEON HALL had INT vs. Bills on 11/4/07…S REGGIE NELSON leads team with 22 tackles.


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