NFL Week 9 Preview: Battle of Ohio I of 2021, Browns visit Bengals

CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-4)
AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-3)

SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): JIm Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 98 (Cle.), 113 (Cin.) | XM: 388 (Cle.), 229 (Cin.) | SXM App: 807 (Cle.), 806 (Cin.)

Paul Brown Stadium in 2005. Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 51-44
STREAKS: Browns have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 10/25/20: Browns 37 at Bengals 34
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/25/20

CLEVELAND BROWNS LEADERS

L 15-10 vs. Pittsburgh LAST WEEK

Kevin Stefanski: 2-0 COACH VS. OPP.

22.9/22.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

382.5 OFFENSE

Baker Mayfield: 136-204-1,699-6-3-96.0 PASSING

Nick Chubb: 106-584-5.5-4 RUSHING

David Njoku (TE): 20-323-16.2-1 RECEIVING

304.9 DEFENSE

Myles Garrett: 10.5 (1L) SACKS

Three tied: 1 INTs

-3 (5/8) TAKE/GIVE

Jamie Gillan: 45.2 (40.8) PUNTING (NET)

Chase McLaughlin: 51 (18/18 PAT; 11/12 FG) KICKING

BROWNS NOTES

QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 225 yards last week. Has 0
INTs in 4 of his past 5. Completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 pct.) for
297 yards & career-high 5 TDs vs. INT for 135.6 rating in last
meeting. Aims for 4th in row vs. Cin. with 2+ TD passes & 3rd in
row with 110+ rating.
• RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 124 yards & 2 TDs in his last game
vs. Cin. (9/17/20). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 4 of 5 career
games vs. Cin. Has 100 scrimmage yards in each of 3 road
games this season. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 584 rush yards. RB
D’ERNEST JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row with rush TD.
• WR JARVIS LANDRY led team with 5 catches for 65 yards last
week. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his 4 games this season. Had 5
catches for 48 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row
on road with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of
his past 4 on road. WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 70+ rec. yards
in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cin. WR RASHARD HIGGINS had 6 catches
for career-high 110 yards in last meeting. WR DONOVAN
PEOPLES-JONES had 56 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting.
TE HARRISON BRYANT set career highs in rec. yards (56) & rec.
TDs (2) in last meeting.
• DE MYLES GARRETT aims for 5th in row with sack. Had 2 sacks
& FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with sack.
Has sack in 4 of 5 career games vs. Cin. Leads NFL with 10.5
sacks in 2021. S RONNIE HARRISON had 9 tackles, sack, FR & PD
in last meeting. Has FR in 2 of 3 career games vs. Cin.

CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS

LAST WEEK L 34-31 at N.Y. Jets

COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 1-3

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 27.5/20.3

OFFENSE 363.1

PASSING Joe Burrow: 167-246-2,215-20-9-108.0

RUSHING Joe Mixon: 137-572-4.2-5

RECEIVING Ja’Marr Chase (R): 38-786-20.7 (1L)-7

DEFENSE 361.3

SACKS Trey Hendrickson: 7.5

INTs Logan Wilson: 4

TAKE/GIVE -1 (9/10)

PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 46.9 (41.1)

KICKING Evan McPherson (R): 56 (26/26 PAT; 10/13 FG)

BENGALS NOTES

• QB JOE BURROW passed for 259 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 102.5
rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 3+ TD passes & 100+
rating & is only player in NFL with 2+ TD passes in 8 games this
season. Had 722 pass yards (361 per game) & 7 TDs (6 pass, 1
rush) vs. INT for 100.2 rating in 2 starts vs. Cle. last season. Has
6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.3 rating in 3 home starts this season.
• RB JOE MIXON had 91 scrimmage yards (58 rec., 33 rush) & rush
TD last week. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5. Aims for his 7th in row
vs. Cle. with 75+ scrimmage yards. Has 448 scrimmage yards
(149.3 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. Cin. Aims for his
5th in row at home with rush TD.
• WR JA’MARR CHASE (rookie) had TD catch last week & is 5th
player in SB era with rec. TD in 6 of 1st 8 career games. Ranks
3rd in NFL with 786 rec. yards, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st
8 career games. WR TYLER BOYD had 5 catches for 69 yards &
TD in Week 8. Had 11 catches for 101 yards & TD in last meeting.
Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 7+ catches, 70+ rec. yards
& rec. TD. WR TEE HIGGINS had season-high 97 rec. yards in
Week 8. Had 5 catches for 71 yards & TD in last meeting.
• DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for 5th in row with sack. Has 21
sacks since 2020, 3rd-most in NFL. DT LARRY OGUNJOBI aims
for 3rd in row with sack. LB LOGAN WILSON led team with
season-high 12 tackles last week. Has 6+ tackles in every game
this season. Leads all LBs with 4 INTs. S JESSIE BATES had 8
tackles & INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with TFL.

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