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Jets-Bengals Preview

Posted Oct 25, 2013

Go inside the Jets-Bengals matchup with a look at some key facts and figures for Sunday's game, including broadcast information, injury news, game notes, coaching history, weather information, a look inside the numbers, and a summary of the Game Day Entertaiment.

 


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GAME PREVIEW
OCTOBER 27, 2013

 

TIME: 4:05 p.m. Sunday

PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (Synthetic)

LOCAL RADIO: Play-by-play Dan Hoard and analyst Dave Lapham led by Triple Cast of WLW 700 AM, ESPN AM 1530 and WEBN FM 102.7 on the 25-station Bengals radio network.

TV: CBS team of play-by-play Kevin Harlan and analyst Solomon Wilcots on Channel 12 in Cincinnati, Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio, Channel 27 in Lexington, KY

INJURIES
CIN: OUT: CB Leon Hall (Achilles), DT Devon Still (elbow); Everyone else but backup RB Rex Burkhead (calf-questionable) is probable. Third WR Marvin Jones (shoulder) went limited Friday and is listed as probable after he sat out Wednesday and Thursday. Starting MLB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) went limited for the second straight day and is probable. Starting CB Terence Newman (ankle) went full Friday after being limited Thursday. Backup DE Wallace Gilberry (knee) went full Friday after he missed Thursday.  

NYJ: OUT: Starting WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring). Starting C Nick Mangold (ribs), limited all week, is questionable but some in New York seem to think he's going to play. Backup WR Greg Salas (hamstring), who joined the team last week and has yet to play, is questionable after being limited this week. Everybody else went full on Friday except starting TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), but even though he was limited he is like everybody else and probable. WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring), New York's most productive receiver, went full after being limited Thursday.
» Complete Injury Report

THE SERIES
Jets lead regular season series, 15-7 and postseason series 2-0; 5-5 in Cincinnati; 1-1 at PBS

NOTEWORTHY
» It is the Jets' first visit to PBS since they beat the Bengals in a 2009 AFC Wild Card game with rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez completing 12 of 15 passes for 182 yards and a TD.

» Only seven Bengals who played in that game will be dressed Sunday: Tackles Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith, center Kyle Cook, defensive linemen Domata Peko and Michael Johnson, punter Kevin Huber and long-snapper Clark Harris.

» Jets head coach Rex Ryan was the University of Cincinnati defensive coordinator in 1996 and 1997 before he took the same job at Oklahoma for one season and then became Marvin Lewis's defensive line coach in 1999 when Lewis was Ravens defensive coordinator.

» The Bengals are trying to become 4-0 at home for the first time since they went unbeaten at Riverfront Stadium in the 1988 AFC championship season. The only time they were 3-0 at PBS is 2001. One of those wins came against the Lewis-Ryan Ravens even though Baltimore held the Bengals to 203 yards.

» Bengals K Mike Nugent, a 2005 Jets draft pick, and current Jets K Nick Folk, are enjoying clutch seasons. Nugent field goals of 43 and 54 yards, respectively, have been the final play in Cincinnati's last two games. Folk also has two walkoffs (last week's 42-yarder in OT against New England and a 43-yarder to win in Atlanta on Monday night, Oct. 7). He also hit a 48-yarder with two seconds left to win the opener against Tampa Bay.

» The Andy Dalton-A.J. Green connection comes in climbing the ladder. With 619 yards, Green is 10 shy of Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith's NFL-leading total and Dalton is third in AFC completions (164), yards (1,924) and average gain (7.7).

» Bengals WILL LB Vontaze Burfict arrives as the NFL's leading tackler with 74, according to NFL.com.

» Bengals P Kevin Huber is fifth in the NFL with a plus-12 differential for punts inside the 20 against touchbacks.

» Joe Willie Namath played his last game as a Jet against Cincinnati in the 1976 season finale at Shea Stadium when the Bengals finished 10-4 by wiping out the 3-11 Jets, 42-3. Namath hit just four of 15 passes for 20 yards and threw four interceptions on a day the Jets threw six. Cornerback Ken Riley had three of them.

NFL RANKINGS
CIN: 22nd in scoring, 12th in offense (18th rushing, 9th passing); T-7th in scoring defense, 9th in defense (8th rushing, 13th passing), T-20th in turnover margin at minus-2.

NYJ: 24th in scoring, 15th in offense (11th rushing, T-21st passing); 19th in scoring defense, 4th in defense (2nd rushing, 10th passing), T-30th in turnover margin at minus-11.

COACHES
CIN: Marvin Lewis 84-82-1 regular season, 0-4 postseason in his 11th season; 1-5 vs. Jets.

NYJ: Rex Ryan 42-35 in his fifth season, 3-0 vs. Bengals and Lewis.

WEATHER
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for partly to sunny skies with a game-time temperature of 54 degrees falling to 49 by game's end. No chance of rain. Winds out of the west at five to 10 miles per hour.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
» 47-35-1 - Marvin Lewis's home record
» 32-51 - Bengals home record in previous 83 games before Lewis
» 18-24 - Lewis's record in October
» 7-3 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton's record in October
» 4-8 - Lewis at home vs. AFC East
» .625 - Dalton's Bengals-best winning percentage with 10 or more starts at 24-15
» .529 - Ken Anderson's second-best Bengals winning percentage at 91-81
» .650 - Dalton's second-best NFL regular-season road winning percentage among active QBs
» .692 - New England QB Tom Brady's NFL-best regular-season road winning percentage among active QBs
» 11-8 - Dalton's record at home
» 11-12 - Lewis's record against rookie QBs
» 0-3 - Jets rookie QB Geno Smith's record after a win
» 6-6 - Dalton's record vs. winning teams
» 4 - Smith's game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or OT, the first QB since the 1970 merger to do it in his first seven games
» 11 - Games it took Dalton to get four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter
» 8 - Dalton's career winning drives in fourth quarter or OT
» 4,398 - Dalton's projected passing yardage for this season, breaking club record held by Carson Palmer (4,131 in 2007)
» 3,026 - Career receiving yards for Bengals WR A.J. Green. He joined Hall of Famer Tom Fears from more than 60 years ago as the only players to have more than 3,000 yards, 200 catches (205) and 20 TDs (23) in their first 38 games.
» 15 - Third-down catches by Jets WR Jeremy Kerley, tied for second in NFL
» 4 - Bengals with six third-down catches
» 7 - 100-yard rushing games the Bengals have allowed in last 44 regular-season games. One of them belongs to Jets RB Chris Ivory from his 117-yard day for the Saints at PBS on Dec. 5, 2010.

GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
» JungleZone: Band – DV8
» Anthem: Vondale Batchelor
» Honor Guard: Springfield Air National Guard
» Halftime: University of Louisville Marching Band will perform plus Around the League in 180 Seconds

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