NFL Week 14 Preview: 49ers travel to Cincinnati for 4:25 PM date with Bengals

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-6)
AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-5)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 111 (SF), 133 (Cin.) | XM: 384 (SF), 229 (Cin.) | SXM App: 827 (SF), 806 (Cin.)

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

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 10-4
STREAKS: 49ers have won 3 of past 4
LAST GAME: 9/15/19: 49ers 41 at Bengals 17
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/15/19

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS LEADERS

L 30-23 at Seattle LAST WEEK

Kyle Shanahan: 1-0 COACH VS. OPP.

25.3/23.2 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

365.1 OFFENSE

Jimmy Garoppolo: 207-310-2,641-15-8-98.6 PASSING

Elijah Mitchell (R): 165-759-4.6-5 RUSHING

Deebo Samuel: 56-1,006-18.0-5 RECEIVING

319.4 DEFENSE

Nick Bosa: 12 SACKS

Jimmie Ward: 2 INTs

-4 (14/18) TAKE/GIVE

Mitch Wishnowsky: 46.4 (43.1) PUNTING (NET)

Robbie Gould: 59 (26/27 PAT; 11/13 FG) KICKING

49ERS NOTES

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 299 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs
for 93.6 rating last week. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his 5 road
starts this season. Since Week 8, ranks 2nd in NFL with 106
rating (min. 50 atts.). Passed for 296 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for
131 rating in last meeting.
• RB ELIJAH MITCHELL (rookie) had 84 scrimmage yards (66 rush,
18 rec.) & had 5th rush TD of season last week. Leads all rookies
with 98.3 scrimmage yards per game & has 50+ scrimmage
yards in each of 1st 9 career games. RB JEFF WILSON had 2
rush TDs in last meeting.
• TE GEORGE KITTLE had season-highs in catches (9) & rec. yards
(181) & had career-high 2 rec. TDs last week, his 3rd-career
game with 175+ rec. yards. Has 12 games with 100+ rec. yards,
tied-2nd most among TEs since 2017. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past
5 & aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR DEEBO
SAMUEL had 86 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Ranks
4th in NFL in scrimmage yards (career-high 1,209) & is 1 of 2
(AUSTIN EKELER) with 5+ rec. TDs (5) & 5+ rush TDs (5) in 2021.
Aims for his 4th in row with rush TD.
• DL NICK BOSA had career-high 12th sack of season & 5thcareer FF last week. Aims for his 5th in row overall & 7th in row
on road with sack. Ranks tied-1st in NFL with 16 TFL. LB FRED
WARNER needs 8 tackles for 4th-straight 100-tackle season.
LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR had career-high 16 tackles in Week 13.
DL ARIK ARMSTEAD had sack last week & sack in last meeting.

CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS

LAST WEEK L 41-22 vs. L.A. Chargers

COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 0-1

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 27.6/22.3

OFFENSE 355.6

PASSING Joe Burrow: 259-379-3,135-23-14-98.3

RUSHING Joe Mixon: 227-978-4.3-12

RECEIVING Ja’Marr Chase (R): 55-958-17.4-8

DEFENSE 349.4

SACKS Trey Hendrickson: 11.5

INTs Logan Wilson: 4

TAKE/GIVE -2 (17/19)

PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 46.5 (41.2)

KICKING Evan McPherson (R): 89 (35/37 PAT; 18/21 FG)

BENGALS NOTES

QB JOE BURROW passed for 300 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1
rush) last week, his 8th-career game with 300+ pass yards.
Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 90+ rating in 2 of past 3.
Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with 2+ TD passes.
• RB JOE MIXON aims for 10th in row with TD, 2nd-longest active
streak in NFL. Has 2 TDs & 110+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4.
Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with career-high 14 TDs & can become
1st Cin. RB with 15 TDs in single season since ICKEY WOODS (15
in 1988). Ranks 2nd in NFL with 978 rush yards & can record
3rd-career season with 1,000+ rush yards (2018-19).
• WR JA’MARR CHASE (rookie) had 5 catches for 52 yards last
week. Has 5+ catches in 5 of 6 home games this season. Leads
rookies with 958 rec. yards & 8 rec. TDs & can become 3rd
Cin. rookie ever with 1,000+ rec. yards (A.J. GREEN & CRIS
COLLINSWORTH). WR TEE HIGGINS set career highs in catches
(9) & rec. yards (138) & had rec. TD last week. Aims for 3rd in
row with 6+ catches, 110+ rec. yards & rec. TD. WR TYLER BOYD
had 5 catches for 85 yards in Week 13. Has 5+ catches in 2 of
past 3. TE C.J. UZOMAH has career-high 5 rec. TDs this season.
• DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for 9th in row with sack, longest
active streak in NFL. Has FF in 2 of past 3. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (MYLES
GARRETT & T.J. WATT) with 11+ sacks in each of past 2 seasons.
S VONN BELL had 6 tackles & 1st sack of season last week. Had
12 tackles & sack in last meeting. CB CHIDOBE AWUZIE had 2 PD
& 2nd INT of season in Week 13.

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