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By The Numbers Game Preview: Week 8


TIME: 9:30  a.m. Sunday PLACE:Wembley Stadium (grass and 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 Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Brady Pooppinga (analyst).

TV:  FOX broadcast crew of Kenny Albert  (play-by-play), John Lynch (analyst), Pam Oliver (sideline) on Channel 19 in Cincinnati, Channel 45 in Dayton, Ohio, and Channel 56 in Lexington, Ky.


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Starting LT Andrew Whitworth (concussion) made the trip after practicing limited Thursday. Starting CB Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) went full Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. So did starting LG Clint Boling (shoulder) and backup LB Marquis Flowers (groin). And everybody went full Friday when they hit London.


 OUT: Starting RB Matt Jones (knee) didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday and they added Mack Brown, the NFL's pre-season rushing leader.

QUESTIONABLE:Starting TE Jordan Reed (concussion) said he's 100 percent but went limited all week .Starting CB Josh Norman (concussion) made the trip and he went limited all week. Starting WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, shoulder) went limited all week. Starting CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle) went full Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. These questionables seem likely.


The 3-4 Bengals lead 4-3 Washington, 5-4


»»The Bengals are on their longest trip in the 49 seasons of the franchise for their international debut.

»» It's the third time they've played in a non-member NFL city during the regular season. They beat the Packers in Milwaukee in 1977 and 1986.

»»Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis coached a game in London in 1988, when he was an intern with the 49ers.

»»Washington is making its European debut. It is the club's second international game, losing to the Bills in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011.

»» For the fifth time in club history and for the third time since Dec. 22, 2013, a former Bengals assistant coach who has become a head coach opposes his boss. Washington head coach Jay Gruden worked under Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis for three seasons as offensive coordinator from 2011-2013.

»»It's happening for the second straight week. Hue Jackson, Gruden's successor as offensive coordinator, brought his Browns to Paul Brown Stadium last week and lost, 31-17.

»» Before 2013 when former Bengals defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier brought in the Vikings to PBS for a 42-14 loss, the last time it happened was the 1990 opener at Riverfront Stadium when Bengals head coach Sam Wyche fended off his offensive coordinator from the previous four seasons, Jets head coach Bruce Coslet, for a 25-20 win. Before that, it was another 16 years when Lions head coach Rick Forzano, Paul Brown's first backfield coach in 1968, returned to Riverfront and beat Brown's Bengals, 23-17, on Dec. 7, 1974.

»»When Bengals linebackers coach Jim Haslett served as head coach of the UFL's Florida Tuskers in 2009, Gruden was his offensive coordinator. Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay, wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, assistant special teams coach Bret Munsey, and assistant strength and conditioning coach Chad Englehart all worked with Gruden on that staff.

»»  Haslett, Gruden's defensive coordinator in 2014, is one of six Bengals coaches that have coached in Washington: Lewis, defensive  coordinator Paul Guenther, and head strength and conditioning coach Chip Morton  worked under head coach Steve Spurrier. Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor worked for head coach Joe Gibbs. Defensive line coach Jacob Burney worked for Gruden.

»» Washington quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh was the offensive coordinator when Lewis was the defensive coordinator and the Ravens won the 2000 Super Bowl.

»» These two always play in front of packed houses. Before the Bengals played in front of 91,653 in Dallas back on Oct. 9, their largest regular-season crowd had been at Washington's FedEx Field during their 17-10 win before 87,786 on Nov. 14, 2004. The Bengals' 2012 win at FedEx drew 80,060. Sunday's crowd at Wembley be as much as 83,000. 


CIN: 23rd in scoring, 5th in offense (10th rushing, 4th passing); T-18th in scoring defense, 15th in defense (24th rushing, 12th passing), T-9th in turnover margin at plus-3.

WAS: T-15th in scoring, 6th offense (15th in rushing, 3rd  passing); T-18th in scoring defense, 20th in defense (26th in rushing, 17th passing), T-17th in turnover margin at minus-1.


CIN: Marvin Lewis 115-105-2 in 14th season, 3-0 vs. Washington

 WAS: Jay Gruden  17-23 in third season; 0-0 vs. Bengals and Lewis


The Weather Channel is calling for a high of 59 degrees at Wembley Stadium under partly sunny skies and a light five to 10 miles-per-hour wind out of the east with a 10 percent chance of rain. 


.463 - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' road winning percentage

.595 - Bengals QB Andy Dalton's road winning percentage

0 - Times Dalton has lost four straight road games

1 - Times Dalton has lost three straight road games (Sept. 18, Oct. 9-16, 2016)

52 - TD passes for Dalton in first 37 games

57 - TD passes for Washington QB Kirk Cousins in first 37 games

1,219 - Passes Dalton attempted in first 37 games

1,215 - Passes Cousins has attempted in first 37 games

50 - NFL-leading catches for Bengals WR A.J. Green

30 - NFL-leading catches by a RB for the Bengals' Giovani Bernard and the Steelers' Le'Veon Bell

20 - Career catches of at least 50 yards by Green, fourth most since 2008

33 - Career catches of at least 50 yards by Washington WR DeSean Jackson, most since 2008

156 - Yards Green needs to pass Isaac Curtis ((7,101) into second on the Bengals' all-time receiving yardage list

4 - Players to have recorded nine games with at least 150 yards and a TD. (Green, Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Lance Alworth)

13 - TDs for Bengals' Tyler Eifert in 2015 to lead all NFL TEs

11 - TDs for Washington's Jordan Reed and New England's Rob Gronkowski in 2015

13 - TDs for Reed since 2015

20.7 - Washington WR Jamison Crowder's NFL-best 20.7 yards per punt return

10.7 - Combined punt return average for Bengals' Adam Jones and Alex Erickson

54 - Career sacks for Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap in 93 games

53.5 - Career sacks for Washington DE Ryan Kerrigan in 87 games

6 - Dunlap's NFL-leading passes defensed for defensive linemen

8 - Washington CB Josh Norman's passes defensed


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