- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

CAROLINA (3-2) at CINCINNATI (3-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 3-2, Cincinnati 3-1

SERIES RECORD - Tied 2-2

LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Panthers 20-7, Sept. 26, 2010

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Bears 31-24; Bengals lost to Patriots 43-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 14, Bengals No. 5

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (30), PASS (12).

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (23), PASS (15).

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (11).

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (19).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Only Carolina’s second trip to Cincinnati. Bengals won 17-14 on Nov. 22, 2006, with Carson Palmer throwing for two TDs. … Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin leads NFL rookies with 367 yards receiving, tied for first with three TD catches. … TE Greg Olsen had two TD catches against Bears and has four TD catches overall, tied for most by tight end in NFC. … DE Mario Addison has career-high four sacks, third in NFC. … LB Luke Kuechly grew up in Cincinnati and played a high school game at Paul Brown Stadium in 2008. … Panthers likely to be without RBs DeAngelo Williams (sprained ankle) and Jonathan Stewart (sprained knee) for another week, leaving it up to Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya to share carries. … Bengals have won past 11 regular-season games at Paul Brown, a franchise record. Also lost playoff game there to San Diego last season. … Have won past seven games at Paul Brown by at least 14 points. … Bengals gave up 505 yards in loss to Patriots on Sunday night, first time an opponent had topped 500 yards against them since Cleveland had 554 yards in Browns’ 51-45 victory on Sept. 16, 2007. … WR A.J. Green has been bothered by injured big right toe since season opener. He had team-leading five catches for 81 yards and a TD against Patriots, but had to leave practice on Wednesday after aggravating the injury.

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