TIME: 1 p.m. Sunday PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (synthetic)
LOCAL RADIO: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst) on the "triple-cast" Cincinnati flagship stations of WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7) on the 41-station Bengals radio network.
NATIONAL RADIO:Westwood One with Kevin Lee (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (sideline)* *
TV: FOX broadcast crew of Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Holly Sonders (sideline) on Channel 19 in Cincinnati, Channel 45 in Dayton, Ohio, and Channel 56 in Lexington, KY
CIN: DOUBTFUL: Backup TE C.J. Uzomah (calf) didn't practice Friday after surfacing on the injury report in a limited role.
QUESTIONABLE: Backup DL Wallace Gilberry (calf) went full Friday after sitting Thursday and limited Wednesday.
Starting MLB Rey Maualuga (fibula) went full Thursday after missing Monday's game. Backup DL Wallace Gilberry (calf) sat out Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Backup TE C.J. Uzomah (calf) went limited Thursday.
GOOD TO GO: Starting MLB Rey Maualuga (fibula) went full Thursday and Friday after missing Monday's game. QB Andy Dalton (throwing shoulder) went full Thursday and Friday after being limited. Wednesday So did a slew of other starters: LG Clint Boling (shoulder), TE Tyler Eifert (knee), DE Michael Johnson (calf), WR Brandon LaFell (knee). Backup WR James Wright (hamstring) went full Wednesday, Thursday, Friday after missing Monday's game.
OUT: Starting DE Corbin Bryant (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: Starters DT Marcell Dareus (groin), WR, Walt Powell (hip), WR Robert Woods (foot), LB Jerry Hughes (hand) were limited all week. WR Justin Hunter (groin) surfaced on injury report Friday in limited fashion.
EXPECTED TO BE ACTIVE: Old friend WR/PR Brandon Tate (concussion) missed last week's game. But after going limited he went full Thursday and Friday.
The 4-5 Bills lead the 3-5-1 Bengals 15-14; 3-1 at PBS; Bengals lead in Cincinnati, 9-6
»» When the Bengals drafted A.J. Green and Andy Dalton in 2011, they were on a 10-game losing streak to Buffalo. They are 3-0 since with wins over three different head coaches, Chan Gailey, Doug Marrone, and Rex Ryan. Green has two 100-yard games against the Bills while Dalton has a 96 career passer rating against them.
»» A 23-20 victory over the Bills on Oct. 2, 2011 marked Dalton's first PBS victory and the rally from a 17-3 deficit gave him his first NFL fourth-quarter comeback victory. His opponent that day was former Bengals quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Before that win, the last victory over Buffalo had been in the 1988 AFC title game at Riverfront Stadium.
»»Bengals linebackers coach Jim Haslett played 91 games and seven years for the Bills and was named NFL Rookie Defensive Player of the Year in 1979.
»»Bills head coach Rex Ryan, the University of Cincinnati defensive coordinator in 1996 and 1997, was Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' defensive line coach in Baltimore from 1999-01 when Lewis was the Ravens defensive coordinator. The 2000 Ravens won the Super Bowl while setting the NFL's record for fewest points allowed with 165.
»» The Bills just put center Elder High School's Eric Wood on season-ending injured reserve, but they still have two more Cincinnatians on the roster. Defensive tackle Adolphus Washington played at Taft High School. Linebacker Preston Brown played at Northwest High School.
»» Bengals Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth (West Monroe) and Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (Ruston) were Louisiana high school rivals who became roommates at LSU after West Monroe beat Ruston, 29-0, in the 2000 opener. In the 2006 draft the Bengals took Whitworth in the second round and the Bills took Williams in the fifth.
»» Bills punt and kick returner Brandon Tate returns to PBS as the Bengals all-time leading punt returner. He's also 67 yards shy of the all-time kick return mark.
CIN: T-22 in scoring, T-8th in offense (10th rushing, 10th passing); 18th in scoring defense, 24th in defense (24th rushing, 17th passing); T-9th in turnover margin at plus-3.
BB: 9th in scoring, 18th in offense (2nd rushing, 31st passing); 13th in scoring defense, 14th in defense (20th in rushing, 11th passing), 4th in turnover margin at plus-7.
CIN: Marvin Lewis 115-106-3 in 14th season, 3-5 vs. Bills
BB: Rex Ryan 12-13 in second season with Buffalo; 62-65 overall in eighth season; 3-2 vs. Bengals and Lewis
PHILIP RIVERS WEATHER UPDATE
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for partly cloudy skies in downtown Cincinnati with a kick-off temperature of 38 degrees rising to the low 40s by the end of the game and winds out of the west at 15 miles per hour. No chance of rain or snow.
.617 - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' winning percentage at PBS in 107 regular-season games.
.384 - Rex Ryan's road record as Bills head coach
.625 - Lewis' November PBS winning percentage
.679 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton's PBS winning percentage
126.9 - Dalton's career passer rating vs. Ryan
.500 - Bills QB Tyrod Taylor's road winning percentage
36 - Yards Bengals WR A.J. Green needs to become second receiver in NFL history to have 1,000 yards in first six seasons, joining Randy Moss
7 - Passes of at least 40 yards allowed by the Bills this season
65 - Taylor's rushing yards vs. Bengals in one half in 2012 season finale for Ravens
316 - Rushing yards this season for Bengals RB Giovani Bernard
362 - Rushing yards this season for Taylor
31 - Bengals' NFL rank allowing sacks per pass
1 - Bills' NFL rank generating sacks per pass
7,733 - Rush yards by Bills RB LeSean McCoy since 2010, most in NFL
6,507 - Rush yards by Bengals leading rushers since 2010
19 - Sacks by Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander in first 127 NFL games
10 - Alexander's NFL co-leading sacks in next nine games
31.3 - Kickoff return average yards for Bengals rookie WR Alex Erickson
24.2 - Kickoff return average yards for Bills WR Brandon Tate while he was a Bengal