- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

HOUSTON (3-5) at CINCINNATI (8-0)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 3-5-0, Bengals 7-0-1

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 5-4

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Texans 22-13, Nov. 23, 2014

LAST WEEK - Texans had bye, beat Titans 20-6 on Nov. 1; Bengals beat Browns 31-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 26, Bengals No. 2

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (29), PASS (6).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (27), PASS (8).

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (11), PASS (7).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (14), PASS (15).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans’ 5-4 series edge includes wins in two wild-card playoff games at Houston in 2011 and 2012. … Texans are 3-5 all-time on Monday night. Bengals are 11-20, but won their last Monday night game, beating Denver 37-28 at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 22, 2014. … Texans beat Titans 20-6 heading into bye, trying franchise record with seven sacks. LB Whitney Mercilus had 3 1/2, DE J.J. Watt had 2 1/2. … Watt increased career sack total to 65 1/2, passing DeMarcus Ware for third-most sacks in player’s first five NFL seasons. Watt also set single-game career high with 10 quarterback hits. … QB Brian Hoyer set club record with his fifth straight game of at least two touchdown passes. Hoyer is 10th in NFL with 97.1 passer rating. … WR DeAndre Hopkins had eight catches for 94 yards against Titans, passing Andre Johnson (2,806) for most yards receiving by Texan in first three seasons. … Bengals are 8-0 for first time in franchise history, with their longest winning streak in one season. … Bengals play second of three straight prime-time games. They beat Cleveland on Thursday night, Nov. 5, play at Arizona on Sunday night, Nov. 22. … Bengals QB Andy Dalton grew up in suburban Houston. Dalton is second in NFL with passer rating of 111. He had season-best rating of 139.8 against Browns. … TE Tyler Eifert leads NFL with nine TD catches. … DE Carlos Dunlap is tied with Watt for second in NFL with 8 1/2 sacks. … Fantasy Tip: A.J. Green had 12 catches for 121 yards in win at Houston last season.

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