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GAME PREVIEW
OCTOBER 16, 2011

TIME: 1 p.m., Sunday

PLACE: Paul Brown Stadium (Field Turf)

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

INJURIES
CIN: MLB Rey Maualuga (ankle) surfaced on the injury report as limited Thursday when he apparently got hurt because he was full go Wednesday. Also limited were S Chris Crocker (knee) after he didn't work Wednesday and backup CB Kelly Jennings (hamstring) for the second straight day. Backup WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring) didn't work Thursday after being limited Wednesday. After being limited Wednesday, RB Brian Leonard (groin) and TE Donald Lee (groin) were full go Thursday.

IND: QB Peyton Manning (neck) out. RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) said he's a long shot to play. LT Anthony Castonzo (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday. Neither did CB Jerraud Powers (hamstring) and Indy's starting right corner isn't expected to play. WR Reggie Wayne and LE Robert Mathis missed Thursday's practice with non-injury related issues and are expected to play.
» Complete Injury Report

THE SERIES
Indianapolis leads regular season series, 16-8, postseason series 1-0; 8-2 in Cincinnati 1-0 at PBS.

NOTEWORTHY
» Marvin Lewis can tie Sam Wyche for the most wins as Bengals head coach with 64.

» The Bengals are trying to win back-to-back PBS games in October for the first time since 2003.

» The last time the Bengals beat the Colts in Cincinnati, quarterback Jeff Blake outdueled Cots quarterback Jim Harbaugh (284-244 in passing yards) in the 1996 season finale that was tied four times, 31-24.

» The last time the Bengals won in the series, Boomer Esiason came off the bench to rally them to a win over Kelly Holcomb's Colts.

» The first three Bengals wins of the season have been fourth-quarter comebacks, the first team to do it since the 2007 49ers.

» The winless Colts have been either tied or ahead in the fourth quarter in their last three games.

» Bengals RB Cedric Benson comes into the game with 3,510 yards as a Bengal, 217 shy of Harold Green in fifth place on the Bengals all-time list.

NFL RANKINGS
CIN: 17th in scoring, 22nd in offense (18th rushing, 24th passing); First in defense (seventh rushing, third passing), 16th in turnover margin at even.

IND: Tied for 27th in scoring, 30th in offense (30th rushing, tied for 25th passing), 26th in defense (31st rushing, 19th passing), tied for 13th in turnover margin at minus-1.

COACHES
CIN: Marvin Lewis 63-69-1 regular season, 0-2 postseason in his ninth season; 0-4 vs. Colts.

IND: Jim Caldwell 26-15 in his third season; 1-0 vs. Lewis.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
» 63 - Wins by Marvin Lewis and Sam Wyche on top of the Bengals all-time coaching list
» 55 - Wins by Paul Brown
» 9-9 - Lewis's October record at PBS
» 13-21 - Lewis's October record overall
» 7-0 - Injured Colts QB Peyton Manning's record vs. Bengals
» 4 - Bengals starting QBs Manning has beaten (Jeff Blake, Akili Smith, Jon Kitna, Carson Palmer)
» 697 - NFL-leading catches since 2004 by Colts WR Reggie Wayne
» 165 - NFL catches by active Bengals receivers
» 345 - Rookie receiving yards by Wayne
» 402 - Receiving yards by Bengals rookie WR A.J. Green
» 27 - Receptions by Wayne in his rookie season
» 24 - Receptions by Green through five games
» 6 - TD passes by Bengals rookie QB Andy Dalton
» 5 - TD passes by former Bengals QB Ken Anderson in his rookie year of 1971
» 5 - Career TD passes by former Bengals QB Akili Smith
» 3 - TD passes by former Bengals QB Boomer Esiason in his rookie year of 1984
» 3.3 - Yards per rush by Colts backup running backs
» 3.2 - Yards per rush allowed by the Bengals
» 98.5 - Career sacks by Colts RE Dwight Freeney
» 80 - Career combined sacks by former Bengals DL Tim Krumrie and Justin Smith
» 68 - Career sacks by Bengals eight defensive linemen

GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
» JungleZone: Band – Blind Karma
» Anthem: Shannon Kramer
» Honor Guard: United States Marine Corps
» Halftime: Verizon "Toss to Win" challenge in the North end zone; local youth football players take the field; Local 12 highlight package, "Around the League in 180 Seconds."
» Pregame: Special Junior Ben-Gals performance

THE WEATHER
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for Sunday's game-time temperature at 73 degrees under mostly sunny skies with zero percent chance of rain and winds out of the south and west at about 13 miles per hour.

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