CINCINNATI (7-3-1) at TAMPA BAY (2-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE – Cincinnati by 4
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Cincinnati 6-4-1, Tampa Bay 4-7
SERIES RECORD – Buccaneers lead 7-3
LAST MEETING – Buccaneers beat Bengals, 24-21, Oct. 10, 2010
LAST WEEK – Bengals beat Texans 22-13; Buccaneers lost to Bears 21-13
AP PRO32 RANKING – Bengals tied for No. 10, Buccaneers No. 27
BENGALS OFFENSE – OVERALL (15), RUSH (7), PASS (22).
BENGALS DEFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (18).
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (26), RUSH (29), PASS (18).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (T19), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Tampa Bay has won six straight against Cincinnati in a series it leads 7-3. … Bengals lead AFC North, first division in NFL history where every team at least three games over .500 through 11 games. … Buccaneers have worst record in NFC, yet just two games out of first place in weak NFC South and also in contention for top pick in next year’s draft. … Bengals have won four of five, past two on road. … Cincinnati RB Jeremy Hill leads NFL rookies with 643 yards rushing. Second with six touchdowns rushing. … WR A.J. Green had career-best 12 receptions for 121 yards last week, 19th 100-yard game of career – tied with Carl Pickens for third-most in Bengals history. … Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton has completed 71.8 percent of passes for 1,765 yards, 15 TDs and three interceptions in past six games against NFC opponents. … Bucs WR Mike Evans leads NFL in November with 505 yards receiving and six TD catches. Tops among rookies with 841 yards receiving overall, tied for rookie lead with eight TDs. Has TD reception in four consecutive games. … When Josh McCown threw 27 yards to WR Vincent Jackson on third-and-23 vs. Bears last week, it was Tampa Bay’s first third-down conversion of more than 21 yards since Sept. 21, 1997, when RB Warrick Dunn turned a completion from Trent Dilfer into a 58-yard TD on a third-and-29.
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