Bengals-Colts Capsule


Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE – Colts by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Cincinnati 8-8, Indianapolis 11-5

SERIES RECORD – Colts lead 18-10

LAST MEETING – Colts beat Bengals 27-0, Oct. 19, 2014

AP PRO32 RANKING – Bengals No. 9, Colts No. 8.





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Cincinnati has won five of last seven and is making franchise-record fourth straight playoff appearance. Also won five road games in 2014. … Bengals have lost five straight postseason games since beating Houston Oilers 41-14 in home wild-card game Jan. 6, 1991. … Cincinnati is winless on road in playoffs (0-6), has lost eight of last 10 against Colts and seven straight in Indy. … Bengals were shut out for first time since 2009 on last visit to Lucas Oil Stadium in October. … QB Andy Dalton is 0-3 in playoffs with one touchdown, six interceptions and completion percentage of 56.9. Dalton also is one of two starting quarterbacks in league history to make playoff appearance in each of first four NFL seasons (Joe Flacco, Baltimore). … No. 1 receiver A.J. Green missed last Colts game with toe injury and could miss Sunday’s game with concussion. … RB Jeremy Hill led all rookies with 1,124 yards rushing and nine TDs on ground. He’s had 100 or more yards in five of last nine games. … In 2014, Bengals posted best rushing totals – 2,147 yards and 19 touchdowns – of coach Marvin Lewis’ 12-year tenure. … Cincinnati had 20 sacks, third fewest in franchise history. Offense gave up 20 sacks, third fewest in NFL. … Defense is allowing 82 yards rushing over last seven games. … Bengals are 11-2 under Lewis when tied at halftime. … Colts won only other playoff meeting, 17-0 in December 1970. … QB Andrew Luck finished regular season with franchise-record 4,761 yards passing and career high 40 TD passes. … Luck is 1-2 in playoffs after directing second-greatest comeback in playoff history in last year’s 45-44 victory over Chiefs. … Luck can join Dan Fouts, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon and Drew Brees as only NFL players with three consecutive 300-yard games in playoffs. … Luck needs two TD passes to pass John Unitas (seven) for second most in Colts’ postseason history. … WR T.Y. Hilton matched career high with 82 catches and set career high with 1,345 yards receiving in 2014. … Colts have 17 players making playoff debuts, including longtime NFL vets KR Josh Cribbs and LB D’Qwell Jackson. … K Adam Vinatieri missed one field goal all season and enters playoffs tied with former Dallas linebacker D.D. Lewis for second most postseason games (27) in league history. Only Jerry Rice (29) had more. … WR Reggie Wayne needs 74 yards to move past Cliff Branch (1,242) and Michael Irvin (1,315) for No. 2 in playoff history. Jerry Rice has record with 2,245. … Wayne needs one TD catch to join four players for No. 3 on career playoff list (10) and needs eight catches for No. 100 in playoffs. … Indy set franchise records for net yards (6,506), net yards passing (4,894) and had second-most points (458) in 2014.

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