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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