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Broncos-Bengals Preview Capsule

DENVER (5-6) at CINCINNATI (5-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Broncos by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 5-5-1, Cincinnati 5-6

SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 21-10

LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Broncos 20-17, Nov. 19, 2017

LAST WEEK — Broncos beat Steelers 24-17; Bengals lost to Browns 35-20

AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 16, Bengals No. 24


BRONCOS Defence — OVERALL (25), RUSH (24), PASS (24).


BENGALS Defence — OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Broncos and Bengals playing for fifth consecutive season. … CB Dre Kirkpatrick returned INT 101 yards in Bengals’ win last season that snapped 10-game losing streak in Denver, where they hadn’t won since 1975. … Broncos won last two vs. Chargers and Steelers, trying for first three-game win streak in 2018. … QB Case Keenum threw for two TDs without an INT vs. Pittsburgh. … RB Phillip Lindsay ranks second among NFL rookies with 780 yards rushing. Clinton Portis set club record for yards rushing by rookie with 1,508 in 2002. Lindsay has 967 yards from scrimmage, can become eighth Broncos rookie with 1,000 in season, first since Knowshon Moreno had 1,160 in 2009. … LB Von Miller has sacks in six straight games, one shy of career high. … WR Emmanuel Sanders needs 25 yards receiving to become 10th Bronco to reach 5,000 yards for career. … Bengals have lost five of six, squandering advantage from their 4-1 start. … QB Andy Dalton hurt thumb on passing hand during loss to Browns and is out for season. Third-year QB Jeff Driskel gets first NFL start Sunday. … WR A.J. Green returned to practice during week after missing three games with injured toe on right foot. Green has 63 career TD catches, tied with Carl Pickens for second on Bengals career list. Chad Johnson had 66. … Fantasy tip: With Dalton out and Green coming off toe injury, Bengals will likely make RB Joe Mixon key player. Mixon ran 14 times for 89 yards vs. Browns and matched Tyler Boyd for team lead with seven catches for additional 66 yards.


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