Preview: 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.)

 

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  CINCINNATI BENGALS

L 30-23 at Seattle LAST WEEK L 41-22 vs. L.A. Chargers
Kyle Shanahan: 1-0 COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 0-1
25.3/23.2 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 27.6/22.3
365.1 OFFENSE 355.6
Jimmy Garoppolo: 207-310-2,641-15-8-98.6 PASSING Joe Burrow: 259-379-3,135-23-14-98.3
Elijah Mitchell (R): 165-759-4.6-5 RUSHING Joe Mixon: 227-978-4.3-12
Deebo Samuel: 56-1,006-18.0-5 RECEIVING Ja’Marr Chase (R): 55-958-17.4-8
319.4 DEFENSE 349.4
Nick Bosa: 12 SACKS Trey Hendrickson: 11.5
Jimmie Ward: 2 INTs Logan Wilson: 4
-4 (14/18) TAKE/GIVE -2 (17/19)
Mitch Wishnowsky: 46.4 (43.1) PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 46.5 (41.2)
Robbie Gould: 59 (26/27 PAT; 11/13 FG) KICKING Evan McPherson (R): 89 (35/37 PAT; 18/21 FG)

 

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.

 

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.