- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

DENVER (11-3) at CINCINNATI (9-4-1)

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

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 7-7, Cincinnati 7-7

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 19-8

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Bengals 31-23, Nov. 4, 2012

LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Chargers 22-10; Bengals beat Browns 30-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 3, Bengals No. 11

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (16), PASS (4)

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (16)

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (6), PASS (23)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (24), PASS (11)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos clinched fourth straight AFC West title with win over Chargers. Can clinch first-round bye with win over Bengals. … Bengals can clinch club-record fourth straight playoff appearance with win. … Broncos have won past four games vs. Bengals. … Peyton Manning is 8-0 against Cincinnati with 20 TDs, 5 INTs. He’s thrown at least three TD passes in five of the eight games. His passer rating vs. Cincinnati is 106.8. … Manning and Drew Brees topped 4,000 yards passing last week. Manning (14) and Brees (9) rank first and second on NFL’s list with 4,000-yard seasons. … Manning needs 32 pass attempts to join Brett Favre as only players with 9,000. … Demaryius Thomas needs 111 yards to join Rod Smith as only Broncos with 1,500-yard receiving seasons. … Bengals are 18-41 in prime time, including 10-20 on Monday nights. They’ve lost both prime time games this season - 43-17 at New England on Sunday night and 24-3 to Cleveland on Thursday night. … After going 8-0 at home in regular season last year, Bengals are 4-2-1. … Andy Dalton is 2-6 in prime time games. … Jeremy Hill leads NFL rookies with 877 yards rushing and is tied for first with eight rushing TDs. He’s first NFL rookie with three 140-yard games since Tampa Bay’s Cadillac Williams in 2005.

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Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL


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