Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | Paul Brown Stadium | Referee: Clete Blakeman
REGULAR SEASON SERIES
COACHES VS. OPP.
Bill O’Brien: 2-1
Marvin Lewis: 3-5
9/29/14: Patriots 14 at Chiefs 41
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/21/11: Patriots 34, Chiefs 3
TV: NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli, SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (Hou), 83 (Cin), XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Hou), 83 (Cin)
POINTS FOR /AGAINST
Deshaun Watson (R): 12-23-102-1-1-60.4
Andy Dalton: 16-31-170-0-4-28.4
Lamar Miller: 17-65-3.8-0
Giovani Bernard: 7-40-5.7-0
DeAndre Hopkins: 7-55-7.9-1
A.J. Green: 5-74-14.8-0
Geno Atkins: 1
Nick Vigil: 1
Shane Lechler: 43.2 (41.8)
Kevin Huber: 42.4 (37.8)
Ka’imi Fairbairn: 1 (1/1 PAT; 0/0 FG)
Randy Bullock (2016): 33 (9/10 PAT; 8/9 FG)
QB Deshaun Watson passed for 102 yards & TD in NFL debut last week. Was No. 12 overall selection by Houston in 2017 NFL Draft.
RB Lamar Miller had 129 scrimmage yards (105 rush, 24 rec.) in his last game vs. Cincinnati (10/31/13 with Mia.). Has 3 seasons in row with 1,250+ scrimmage yards.\
WR DeAndre Hopkins had TD catch last week. Had TD catch in last meeting at Cincinnati Is 1 of 6 in NFL with 250+ catches (272) & 20+ rec. TDs (22) since 2014. Has 24 career rec. TDs, tied for 3rd most in team history.
DE J.J. Watt had sack in his last game at Cincinnati (11/16/15). Has 76 sacks since entering league in 2011, most in NFL. DeJadeveon Clowney had sack in last meeting. Led team & ranked 2nd in AFC with 16 TFL last season. LB Whitney Mercilus has 3 sacks & 5 tackles for loss in past 2 meetings. Has 19.5 sacks since 2015, 5th among NFL linebackers. LB Benardrick McKinney led team with 9 tackles last week. Was only NFL player with 125+ tackles (129) & 5+ sacks (5) in 2016. CB Johnathan Joseph spent 5 seasons with Cincinnati (2006-10). Has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings, incl. 60-yard INT-TD on 11/23/14. Had 2 PD last week. CB Kareem Jackson has 13 career INTs, tied for most in franchise history. DE Christian Covington had sack in last game at Cincinnati.
QB Andy Dalton passed for 268 yards with TD in last meeting. Is 1 of 2 QBs in franchise history (Carson Palmer) with multiple seasons with 4,000+ pass yards. Ranked 4th in AFC with 53 comp. of 25+ yards last season.
RB Jeremy Hill is only NFL player with 9+ rush TDs in each of past 3 seasons. RB Giovani Bernard had 79 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 39 rec.) last week. Has 146 scrimmage yards (73.0 per game) in his past 2 vs. Houston Has 188 catches since 2013, 5th most among NFL RBs.
WR A.J. Green had team-high 74 rec. yards last week. Has 22 catches (7.3 per game) for 247 yards (82.3 per game) in 3 career meetings. Ranks 2nd in team history with 7,209 rec. yards. WR Brandon LaFell had 6 catches for 130 yards & TD in last meeting. TE Tyler Eifert has 18 rec. TDs since 2015, most among NFL tight ends. WR Tyler Boyd ranked 4th among rookies with 603 rec. yards in 2016.
DT Geno Atkins had sack in last meeting. Leads NFL DTs with 53 sacks since 2010. Had sack & 2 tackles for loss last week. DE Carlos Dunlap had forced fumble in last meeting. Is franchise leader with 57 career sacks. Is 1 of 6 in NFL with 50+ sacks (57) & 30+ PD (35) since 2010. LB Vincent Rey led team with 11 tackles last week. Has 21 tackles, sack & 2 PD in past 3 meetings. LB Nick Vigil had 1st career INT last week.
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