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By the Numbers Game Preview: Week 1

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TIME: 1 p.m. Sunday, PLACE:  MetLife Stadium  (synthetic)

LOCAL RADIO:  Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst) WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7) on the 41-station Bengals radio network.

NATIONAL RADIO: ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher (play-by-play), Shaun O'Hara  (analyst), Dave Shore  (sideline).

TV:  CBS broadcast crew of Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson  (sideline) on Channel 12 in Cincinnati, Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio, and Channel 27 in Lexington, KY.



*OUT:  *Starting TE Tyler Eifert (ankle)

DOUBTFUL: Starting slot CB Darqueze Dennard (ankle) went limited Wednesday and Thursday and Friday.

THE REST: Backup TE Tyler Kroft (knee), starting RT Cedric Ogbuehi (toe), backup RT Jake Fisher (knee/ankle) all went full go Wednesday and Thursday and Friday. Backup DT Pat Sims (Achilles) full go Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday. WR James Wright (knee) full go Wednesday and Friday after sitting Thursday. All should play.

NYJQUESTIONABLE: The only concern with a starter appears to be ILB David Harris (shoulder) limited Wednesday and Thursday and Friday. But so was rookie OLB Jordan Jenkins (calf).

THE REST: DL Leonard Williams (hip) went full go Friday after limited Wednesday and Thursday and should be good to go.

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The 0-0 Jets lead the 0-0 Bengals, 17-8; 12-2 in New York, 1-0 in MetLife


»»It's the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the Bengals list one player from New York City. WILL LB Vincent Rey (Far Rockaway) makes his 26th NFL start. Long snapper Clark Harris' hometown is Manahawkin, N.J. Harris and TE Tyler Kroft played their college ball at Rutgers.

»» Rey, a product of Bayside High School in Queens, has played in 82 straight games since making his debut in 2010.

»» Bengals secondary coach Kevin Coyle played at Staten Island's Monsignor Farrell High School. He's in the school's Hall of Fame and the Staten Island Hall of Fame.

»»The Bengals seek their first win in the New York area since a 31-30 victory over the Jets at Shea Stadium on Sept. 13, 1981.

»»It's the 11th time in Bengals history a quarterback who started at least one game for them started against them after they left Cincinnati. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick split two games against his old team for the Bills in 200 and 2011.

»»Boomer Esiason won one of those games for the Jets, a grinding 17-12 affair in the old Meadowlands against the guy he ended the season backing up the year before in Cincinnati, David Klingler, on Nov. 21, 1993.

»»17 years to the day on Nov. 21, 2010, Fitzpatrick came into Paul Brown Stadium and led the Bills to a 48-31 victory over Carson Palmer, the guy he backed up in 2007 and 2008.

»»It's the Bengals' first game against Jets head coach Todd Bowles. They were 1-3 against the man he replaced, Rex Ryan.

»» If the Bengals go with three WRs, rookie Tyler Boyd will do what Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu didn't do in 2012 and start the opener.


CIN: 7th in scoring, 15th in offense (13th rushing, 15th       passing); 2nd in scoring defense, 11th in defense (7th      rushing, 20th passing), 3rd in turnover margin at plus-11.

NYJ: 11th in scoring, 10th in offense (10th rushing, 13th  passing); 9th in scoring defense, 4th in defense (2nd   rushing, 13th passing), T-8th  in turnover margin at plus-6.


CIN: Marvin Lewis 112-94-2 in 14th season, 2-5 vs. Jets

NYJ: Todd Bowles 10-6 in second season, 0-0 vs. Bengals and Lewis.

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The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for 82 degrees at kickoff in East Rutherford, N.J. under mostly sunny skies with a northwest wind at 15 to 20 miles per hour. Rain in the morning but none forecast in the afternoon.


6-7 - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on Opening Day

3-2 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton on Opening Day

5-5 - Lewis in road openers

25-18 - Lewis in September

12-5 - Dalton in September

12-7 - Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in September

5-3 - Dalton vs. AFC East

6-8 - Fitzpatrick vs. AFC North

.625 - Bengals' road winning percentage since 2011 at 25-15 (third in NFL behind 27-13 Denver and 26-14 New England

24-14 - Dalton's road record for second best winning percentage among QBs with a minimum 30 starts at .632, trailing Tom Brady's .676, according to Elias

28-29-1 - Fitzpatrick's home record

50 - Career wins for Dalton

41 - Career wins for Fitzpatrick

7 - Dalton's interceptions in 2015

3 - Fitzpatrick's interceptions in fourth quarter of 2015 finale

23,178 - Fitzpatrick's career passing yards

22,694 - Carson Palmer's passing yards as a Bengal, third behind Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason

697 - Combined NFL catches by the six Bengals WRs

1,258 - Combined NFL catches by Jets starting WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker

40 - Dalton-A.J. Green TD connections, tied with  Dan Marino-Mark Clayton for most TD connections in first five seasons

7 - Where Bengals finished in NFL vs. run in 2015

2 - Where Jets finished in NFL vs. run in 2015

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