Buccaneers-Bengals Preview Capsule
TAMPA BAY (3-3) at CINCINNATI (4-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Tampa Bay 2-4, Cincinnati 4-3
SERIES RECORD — Buccaneers lead 7-4
LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Buccaneers 14-13, Nov. 30, 2014
LAST WEEK — Buccaneers beat Browns 26-23, OT; Bengals lost to Chiefs 45-10
AP PRO32 RANKING — Buccaneers No. 23, Bengals No. 13
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (29), PASS (1).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (6), PASS (32).
BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (28), PASS (21).
BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (26), PASS (29).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Buccaneers' .636 win percentage vs. Bengals is their second best, topped only by .700 percentage vs. Buffalo. ... PK Chandler Catanzaro made 59-yard FG — longest in OT since 1974 — for 26-23 win over Browns. He missed extra point and 40-yard FG try on final play of regulation. ... QB Jameis Winston threw for 365 yards vs. Browns but was sacked four times, threw two INTs and lost fumble. He has thrown for more than 350 yards in each of last two games. ... Winston missed first three games on suspension for violating NFL's personal conduct policy. He came off bench in 48-10 loss to Bears and has started last two games. Winston has completed 69 percent of throws with five TDs, six INTs and eight sacks for passer rating of 85.6. Ryan Fitzpatrick started first four games and had passer rating of 114.4. ... Winston was team's leading rusher vs. Browns with career-best 55 yards on 10 attempts. ... Buccaneers lead NFL in total yards per game (449.5) and yards passing per game (364). ... DE Jason Pierre-Paul has six sacks, tied for eighth in league. He has at least one in each of last five games. Buccaneers had five sacks vs. Browns. ... Bengals coming off second-most-lopsided loss in coach Marvin Lewis' 16 seasons. ... Bengals are 2-1 at Paul Brown Stadium, including 28-21 loss to Steelers on Oct. 14. ... Bengals had only one drive longer than 50 yards and season-low 239 yards in loss to Chiefs last Sunday night. ... WR A.J. Green had seven catches for 117 yards, his second 100-yard game of season. ... QB Andy Dalton has faced Buccaneers once and struggled. He completed 19 of 27 for 176 yards with one TD, three INTs during 14-13 win at Raymond James Stadium in 2014. ... Defense has allowed 203 points. Only 49ers (218) and Falcons (212) are worse. Cincinnati has given up 429 yards per game — only Chiefs (435) are worse. ... Fantasy tip: Winston is facing defense that was shredded in each of last two games. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 369 yards and Steelers piled up 481 overall win at Paul Brown Stadium. Patrick Mahomes threw for 358 yards and Chiefs had 551 yards and 33 first downs in 45-10 win Sunday night.
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