HOUSTON – CINCINNATI (6-3-1) at HOUSTON (5-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Texans by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cincinnati 5-5, Houston 6-4
SERIES RECORD — Series tied 3-3
LAST MEETING — Texans beat Bengals 20-19, Dec. 11, 2011
LAST WEEK — Bengals beat Saints 27-10; Texans beat Browns 23-7
AP PRO32 RANKING — Bengals No. 13, Texans No. 18.
BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (9), PASS (21).
BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (20).
TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (3), PASS (28).
TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (16), PASS (31).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bengals QB Andy Dalton, who grew up in suburban Houston, is 0-3 all-time against Texans, including playoffs. ... Dalton threw for 220 yards with three touchdowns for career-high 143.9 quarterback rating last week. ... Rookie second-round pick Jeremy Hill had 152 yards rushing last week for his second game with at least 150 yards this season. He leads rookies with 556 yards rushing. ... A.J. Green had 127 yards receiving vs. Saints for his 18th career 100-yard game. ... DT Geno Atkins has 20 sacks since 2012. ... Houston QB Ryan Mallett threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL start in win over Cleveland. ... RB Arian Foster is one 100-yard game shy of passing Priest Holmes (31) for most such games by undrafted player. Foster did not play against Browns. ... Rookie sixth-round pick RB Alfred Blue had franchise-record 36 carries and rookie team-record 156 yards rushing last week. ... WR Andre Johnson needs one catch to pass Randy Moss for 10th on all-time list with 983. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins has had four straight games with at least 80 yards receiving. ... DE J.J. Watt became first player since 1982 with a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and touchdown reception in single game against Browns. He's second player in NFL history with two touchdown receptions, fumble recovery for a touchdown and interception return for a touchdown in same season, joining Jay Arnold, who did it in 1938.
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