Published October 15, 2015
CINCINNATI (5-0) at BUFFALO (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Bengals by 1-1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bengals 4-0-1, Bills 2-2-1
SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 15-13
LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Bills 27-24, OT, Oct. 13, 2013
LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Seahawks 27-24, OT; Bills beat Titans 14-13
AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 3, Bills No. 13
BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (10), PASS (5).
BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (18), PASS (22).
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (6), PASS (T27).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (24).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bills coach Rex Ryan has 3-1 record against former boss, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. They worked together in Baltimore from 1999-2001, when Ryan was defensive assistant under Lewis, then-Ravens defensive coordinator. ... Bengals are one win short of matching best start to season in team history, set in 1975 and 1988. Team's longest winning streak is seven set in 1970. ... In beating Seattle, Cincinnati became first NFL team since 2010 to win after trailing by 17 or more in fourth quarter. ... QB Andy Dalton's 115.6 passer rating is highest of any Bengals player in team history through five games. ... Dalton was sacked four times against Seattle after being sacked just twice in first four games. ... TE Tyler Eifert is tied for second in NFL with five touchdown catches. ... DT Geno Atkins has sack in four of five games, upping his five-plus season career total to 36. ... Bills have chance to open 4-2 or better for third time since 15-season playoff drought began in 2000. ... Buffalo has lost past two home games. ... With starting QB Tyrod Taylor's status uncertain because of sprained left knee, EJ Manuel has shot to make first start since 23-17 loss at Houston on Sept. 28, 2014. ... Minus RB LeSean McCoy (left hamstring), running backs have combined for 92 yards rushing past two games. ... WR Sammy Watkins set to return after missing two games with strained right calf. ... Against Tennessee, Buffalo finished with 24:29 in time of possession, fewest in victory since 23:01 in a 13-10 win at Miami in 2007. ... Bills have combined for 27 first downs in past two games. ... With nine sacks through five games, defense is eight off last year's pace when Buffalo finished with NFL-leading 54. ... Fantasy Tip: Bengals' defense is option against injury-depleted Bills' offense that lacks running threat minus McCoy and rookie backup Karlos Williams, whose status is uncertain due to concussion.
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