NFL Week 2 Preview: Bengals visit Windy City to take on the Bears and ex-teammate, Andy Dalton

WEEK 2

CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-0)
AT CHICAGO BEARS (0-1)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // SOLDIER FIELD // REFEREE: LAND CLARK

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 6-5
STREAKS: Bears have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Bears 33 at Bengals 7
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/8/13: Bears 24, Bengals 21

CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS

W 27-24 vs. Minnesota (OT) LAST WEEK

Zac Taylor: 0-0 COACH VS. OPP.

27.0/24.0 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

366.0 OFFENSE

Joe Burrow: 20-27-261-2-0-128.8 PASSING

Joe Mixon: 29-127 (1L)-4.4-1 RUSHING

Ja’Marr Chase (R): 5-101-20.2-1 RECEIVING

403.0 DEFENSE

B.J. Hill: 2 SACKS

INTs 0

+1 (1/0) TAKE/GIVE

Kevin Huber: 47.4 (42.9) PUNTING (NET)

Evan McPherson (R): 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG) KICKING

BENGALS NOTES

• QB JOE BURROW completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 pct.) for 261
yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 128.8 rating last week.
Had 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs in 6 road starts last season.
Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 106.7 rating in 3 career starts vs. NFC.
• RB JOE MIXON had 150 scrimmage yards (127 rush, 23 rec.) &
rush TD in Week 1, most among AFC RBs & his 8th-career game
with 150+ scrimmage yards, tied 6th-most in NFL since 2017.
Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC North.
• WR JA’MARR CHASE had 5 catches for 101 yards & TD in NFL
debut last week, most rec. yards by any rookie & most by
player in 1st-career game in Cin. history. WR TEE HIGGINS had
58 rec. yards & rec. TD in Week 1. Had 558 rec. yards (69.8 per
game) in 8 road games last season. WR TYLER BOYD aims for
his 3rd in row on road with 70+ rec. yards.
• S VONN BELL had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Had FF, FR & PD in
his last game vs. Chi. (10/20/19 w/ NO). Since 2020, ranks 3rd
among all DBs with 121 tackles. S JESSIE BATES led team with
9 tackles in Week 1. DT B.J. HILL had 2 sacks in Cin. debut last
week. Had career-high 3 sacks vs. Chi. on 12/2/18 (w/ NYG). Has
4 sacks in 3 career games vs. Chi. DT LARRY OGUNJOBI had
sack in Cin. debut in Week 1. Had 2 TFL & sack in only career
game vs. Chi. (12/24/17 w/ Cle.). Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC
North with sack. DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 3rd in
row vs. Chi. with sack. LB GERMAINE PRATT had 1st-career FF
& FR last week.

LEADERS CHICAGO BEARS

LAST WEEK L 34-14 at L.A. Rams

COACH VS. OPP. Matt Nagy: 0-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 14.0/34.0

OFFENSE 322.0

PASSING Andy Dalton: 27-38-206-0-1-72.9

RUSHING David Montgomery: 16-108-6.8-1

RECEIVING Allen Robinson: 6-35-5.8-0

DEFENSE 386.0

SACKS Akiem Hicks, Robert Quinn: 0.5

INTs 0

TAKE/GIVE -2 (0/2)

PUNTING (NET) Pat O’Donnell: 36.0 (36.0)

KICKING Cairo Santos: 2 (2/2 PAT; 0/0 FG)

BEARS NOTES

• QB ANDY DALTON passed for 206 yards in Week 1. Spent 9
seasons with Cin. (2011-19) & is Bengals all-time leader in
completions (2,757) & pass TDs (204) & ranks 2nd in franchise
history is pass yards (32,838).
• RB DAVID MONTGOMERY totaled 118 scrimmage yards (108
rush, 10 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Aims for his 8th in row with
100+ scrimmage yards. Had 746 scrimmage yards (106.6 per
game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 7 home games last season. Has
5 rush TDs in 8 career games vs. AFC.
• WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 6 catches last week. Has 6+
receptions in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has 4 rec. TDs in his
past 4 vs. AFC North. WR MARQUISE GOODWIN led team with
45 rec. yards last week. Had 77 rec. yards & TD catch in his
last game vs. Cin. (9/15/19 w/ SF). TE COLE KMET had 3rd-career
game with 5+ catches (5) last week. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 700
career receptions & became 6th TE in NFL history with 700+
catches.
• LB KHALIL MACK aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Has
3 sacks & FF in his past 4 vs. AFC North. LB ROQUAN SMITH led
team with 11 tackles last week, his 18th-career game with 10+
tackles. Had 7+ tackles in 7 of 8 home games last season. LB
ROBERT QUINN had 0.5 sacks last week. DT AKIEM HICKS had
0.5 sacks in Week 1. DB EDDIE JACKSON had 5 tackles last week.
Had FF, FR & INT in last meeting. CB JAYLON JOHNSON had PD
last week. Had 6 PD in 7 home games last season.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 138 (Cin.), 83 (Chi.) | XM: 380 (Cin.), 225 (Chi.) | SXM App: 806 (Cin.), 805 (Chi.)

COURTESY NFLmedia.com

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