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KEY MATCHUPS
NOVEMBER 21, 2010

TIME: 1 p.m., Sunday

PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (FieldTurf)

TV: No live broadcast in the local market. In the Bengals home market of Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky., there is a 72-hour period for free viewing for fans to watch a replay on NFL.com with the use of an "NFL Game Rewind" tab or banner on the home page. The window for free viewing begins midnight Sunday-Monday and runs through midnight Wednesday-Thursday. The only time during that period in which the replay will not be available will be during the Nov. 22 ESPN Monday Night Football telecast.

RADIO: Play-by-play man Brad Johansen and analyst Dave Lapham "triple cast" on flagships 700-AM (WLW) 1530-AM (ESPN) and 102.7-FM WEBN on the 25-station Bengals radio network.

INJURIES CIN: DL Jon Fanene (hamstring), CB Morgan Trent (knee), K Brandon LaFell (knee) out and on season-ending injured reserve. After not practicing for the third straight week, starting DT Tank Johnson probably won't go. WR Chad Ochocinco (shoulder) didn't practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Starting safety Chris Crocker (thigh), who missed last week, was limited Wednesday and Thursday. RB Clint Boling (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (neck), SAM Vincent Rey (thigh) and safety Chinedum Ndukwe (thigh) were all on the field Thursday after being out Wednesday and were limited. Only DL Frostee Rucker (knee) didn't return. Also limited Thursday was CB Brandon Ghee (groin). QB Michael Johnson (throwing shoulder), limited on Wednesday, went full go Thursday.

BUF: Backup RB C.J. Spiller (hamstring) out; Starting NT Kyle Williams (hamstring) didn't work Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Starting RG Eric Wood (leg) and starting LT Demetrius Bell(knee) went full Thursday after not going Wednesday. Backup SLB Shawne Merriman (calf/Achilles) and backup RE Spencer Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday.
» Complete Injury Report

THE SERIES
Bills lead, 14-11; Bengals lead at home, 8-5; Bills led at PBS, 2-0.

NOTEWORTHY
» For just the second time in history a former Bengals QB comes to Cincinnati to start against the Bengals when Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick gets the nod. Jeff Blake led the Ravens to a 27-23 win at PBS on Dec. 1, 2002.

» For just the third time in history a former Bengals QB starts against the man he backed up. Ken Anderson beat Jack Thompson and the Bucs, 23-17, in Tampa Bay on Sept. 25, 1983, and Jets QB Boomer Esiason beat David Klinger and the Bengals, 17-12, at The Meadowlands on Nov. 21, 1993.

» The Bills nine-game winning streak against the Bengals is the third-longest active streak in the NFL, tied with Denver's run against Cleveland. The Bills are the victim of the longest losing streak with 14 straight losses against New England. The Bills try to tie their longest winning streak against a team in their history. They won 10 straight against the Jets from 1987-92.

» The losing streak is the longest for the Bengals against a team, tying it with the nine straight they lost against Miami from 1978-2000.

» The last time the Bengals beat the Bills, they got word in pregame from the NFL office that they couldn't run the no-huddle in the 1988 AFC title game on Jan. 8, 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. They defied it and won the trip to Miami for Super Bowl XXIII, 21-10.

» Future Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, who played for the Bills last season, has never led the league or his conference in receiving yards. But at 834, he's just 134 behind NFL leader Brandon Lloyd of Denver.

» With 59 catches, 834 yards and seven TDs, Owens has already passed his totals while a member of the Bills.

» With five catches, Jermaine Gresham sets the Bengals record for most catches by a rookie tight end, breaking Tony McGee's record of 44 in 1993.

» Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco moved into second place on the Bengals all-time TD list with 65 last Sunday. He needs six more to pass leaderPete Johnson.

» Ochocinco needs 61 yards to pass Keyshawn Johnson for 28th on the all-time receiving yardage list at 10,572.

» The last time the Bengals played at PBS in front of a less than capacity crowd was Nov. 9, 2003. They beat the Texans, 34-27, in front of 50,437 with running back Rudi Johnson setting the Bengals record for most carries in a game with 43 for 182 yards. He was just two rushes away from tying Jamie Morris's  15-year NFL record. Morris's record, set against the Bengals in the 1988 finale at Riverfront, still stands.

NFL RANKINGS CIN: 21st in scoring, 15th in offense (26th rushing, 8th passing); 15th in defense (22nd rushing, 12th passing), tied for 18th in turnover margin at minus-1.

BUF: 29th in scoring, 28th in offense (15th rushing, 28th passing), 26th in defense (32nd rushing, 7th passing), tied for 27th in turnover margin at minus-7.

COACHESCIN: Marvin Lewis 58-62-1 regular season, 0-2 postseason in his eighth season; 0-4 vs. Bills.

BUF: Chan Gailey 1-8 in his first season, 19-24 overall in three seasons, 0-0 vs. Bengals and Lewis.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS» 124 - Career Bengals games coached by Marvin Lewis on Sunday
» 5 - Bills head coaches in last 124 games
» 91- Career starts for Bengals QB Carson Palmer on Sunday
» 31 - NFL starts for Bills QB *Ryan Fitzpatrick on Sunday
» 16 - Completions of 20 yards or more for Fitzpatrick in 12 Bengals starts in 2008
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23 * Completions of 20 yards or more for Fitzpatrick in seven Bills starts in 2010
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5
- Third-down TD passes for Fitzpatrick in 2010
» 4 - Third-down interceptions by Palmer in 2010
» 55 *-Catches by Bengals WR *Terrell Owens last season for Bills
» 59 *- atches by Owens for Bengals this season
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40 *- Ctches by Bengals rookie TE
Jermaie Gresham*
» 43 *- Cathes by Bengals tight ends last season
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5
- Turnovers by Bengals last Sunday in Indianapolis
» 4 - Games Bengals have had five turnovers under Lewis
» -5 - Bengals turnover differential last Sunday
» 2 - Games Bengals have had minus-5 turnover differential under Lewis
» 4.7 - Yards Bills allow per rush
» 3.0 - Yards per rush by Bengals RB Cedric Benson in last five games

THE WEATHER
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 60s, no chance of rain, and winds out of the south and southwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
» Platform: 'Play 60'
» Gates: 'Meijer Canned Food Drive' – benefits Freestore Foodbank
» JungleZone: Band – 'Naked Karate Girls'
» Honor Guard: 178th Fighter Wing of Ohio Air National Guard
» Anthem: Nikea Davidson
» Flyover: Tri-State Warbird Museum
» Game Ball: Play 60 kids
» On-field Pregame: McDonald's Check Presentation – Ronald McDonald House
» On-field Pregame: 'NFL Player Development Award' – Eric Ball
» On-field Pregame: Pepsi Captain of the Game
» Halftime: Ben-Gals & Alumni Ben-Gals Performance
» On-field In-game: hhgregg Kickoff Kid
» Other:  Exit couponing – Wendy's

OPEN TIMES
» Parking Lots: 9 a.m. (4 hours prior)
» Will-Call: 9 a.m. (4 hours prior)
» JungleZone: 10 a.m. (3 hours prior)                
» Gates: 11:30 a.m. (1.5 hours prior)                     
» Club Lounge: 11:30 a.m. (with Gates)  
» Pro Shop: 11:30 a.m. (with Gates)

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