- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

CINCINNATI (9-2) at CLEVELAND (2-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 9-1-1, Cleveland 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 45-39

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Browns 31-10 on Nov. 5

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Rams 31-7; Browns lost to Ravens 33-27

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 5, Browns No. 32.

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (12).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (13), PASS (17).

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (11).

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (31), PASS (25).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ohio’s NFL teams are on opposite sides of state and standings. … Bengals trying to improve to 10-2 for second time in club history. They went 10-2 in 1975 and finished 11-3. … Bengals closing in on fifth straight playoff appearance. … Bengals are 16-6 in last 22 meetings with Browns and 17-8 vs. Cleveland under coach Marvin Lewis. … Cincinnati defense ranked first in scoring at 17.5 points per game. Bengals have never led league in that category for full season. … Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and 3 TDs in win over Browns last month. … With win, Dalton would have most road wins (23) by QB in first five seasons since 1970. … TE Tyler Eifert leads league with 12 touchdown catches. … Bengals blanked Browns 30-0 on visit to Cleveland last season. … Browns coming off heart-breaking loss Monday night to Baltimore. Ravens blocked FG try and returned it for TD on game’s final play. … Browns have lost six straight and are 2-14 since 7-4 start last season. … Browns starting QB Josh McCown sustained season-ending collarbone break against Ravens. … Austin Davis will be 24th QB to start game for Browns since 1999. … Davis came off bench Monday night and threw game-tying TD pass. … Browns TE Gary Barnidge leads team with 55 catches - 11 more than his career total entering season. … Browns gave up 2 TDs on special teams vs. Ravens, allowing 82-yard punt return and field-goal block/runback. … Browns have been ravaged by injuries, especially concussions. Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden has had two this season and expected to miss sixth game. … Fantasy Tip: WR A.J. Green could have a field day against an injury-depleted Browns secondary still missing CB Joe Haden (concussion).

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