STADIUM: Paycor Stadium
REFEREE: Alex Kemp
DATE: Sunday, November 5, 2023
GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Tony Boselli
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BUF: 83 or 226 CIN: 85 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: BUF leads series, 17-13 (Home team won past 2)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 9/22/19: CIN 17 at BUF 21
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Sean McDermott vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-2 Reg. Season: 67-38 (.638) Postseason: 4-5 (.444)
Zac Taylor vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-1 Reg. Season: 31-39-1 (.444) Postseason: 5-2 (.714)
BUFFALO BILLS NOTES:
• QB JOSH ALLEN completed 31 of 40 atts. (77.5 pct.) for 324 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT with 106.7 rating & rushed for 41 yards & TD last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. Has rush TD in 5 of past 6, incl. each of past 2. Is 5-0 in 5 career starts on SNF. Leads NFL with 22 total TDs (17 pass, 5 rush) in 2023 & is 2nd QB ever with 5+ rush TDs in 6+ seasons (Cam Newton). Needs 1 rush TD to surpass HOFer Steve Young (43) for 2nd-most ever by QB.
• RB JAMES COOK aims for 4th in row overall with 70+ scrimmage yards & 3rd in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards.
• WR STEFON DIGGS had 9 catches for 70 yards last week & is 5th player in SB era with 6+ catches in each of 1st 8 games of season. Is the only player in NFL with 50+ rec. yards in 8 games this season. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 road games this season. Has 987 rec. yards (89.7 per game) & 6 rec. TDs in 11 career games on SNF. Leads NFL with 64 catches in 2023.
• WR GABE DAVIS had season-high 9 catches for 87 yards & TD last week. Diggs (6) & Davis (5) are only pair of teammates in NFL each with 5+ rec. TDs this season.
• WR KHALIL SHAKIR had career-best 92 rec. yards in Week 8.
• TE DALTON KINCAID (rookie) had 1st-career TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards.
• S JORDAN POYER had 8 tackles & season-high 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. in reg. season with FR.
• LB VON MILLER has 3.5 sacks in his past 2 vs. Cin., incl. 2 sacks in SB LVI with LAR.
• LB TERREL BERNARD had 8 tackles & career-best 2 PD in Week 8. Aims for 5th in row with 8+ tackles. Has 4 TFL in past 3.
• DE A.J. EPENESA had sack last week & has sack in 3 of past 4.
CINCINNATI BENGALS NOTES:
• QB JOE BURROW completed 28 of 32 atts. (career-high 87.5 pct.) for 283 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with season-high 134.8 rating & rushed for season-best 43 yards last week, his 16thcareer game with 3+ TD passes, tied 5th-most ever by QB in 1st 4 seasons. Aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Passed for 242 yards & 2 TDs with 101.9 rating in 2022 AFC-D meeting. Has 92.9 rating in 6 career starts in primetime.
• RB JOE MIXON led team with season-high 110 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 23 rec.) & had 2nd rush TD of season last week. Rushed for 105 yards & TD in 2022 AFC-D meeting & has TD in each of 3 career games vs. Buf, incl. playoffs.
• WR JA’MARR CHASE had 10 catches for 100 yards & TD in Week 8, his 3rd game this season with 10+ catches & 100+ rec. yards, tied-most in NFL. Aims for 6th in row with 6+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in 2022 AFC-D meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in each of 4 career games in primetime.
• WR TEE HIGGINS had 5 catches for 69 yards last week.
• WR TYLER BOYD aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Has 5+ catches in each of 3 home games this season.
• WR ANDREI IOSIVAS (rookie) aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD.
• DE TREY HENDRICKSON had sack & FF last week. Aims for 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks & 4th in row with full sack. Has FF in 2 of past 3. Has 5 TFL in his past 2 at home. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (Myles Garrett) with 8+ sacks in each of past 4 seasons.
• DE SAM HUBBARD aims for 3rd in row with sack & has sack in 4 of past 5. Had FF in last reg. season meeting.
• LB LOGAN WILSON led team with 11 tackles & 2 PD & had 3rd INT of season last week, most INTs among all LBs.
• LB GERMAINE PRATT had INT last week & has INT in 2 of past 3.