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Cardinals-Bengals Preview Capsule

October 3, 2019

ARIZONA (0-3-1) at CINCINNATI (0-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE _ Bengals by 3½

RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Arizona 2-2; Cincinnati 2-2

SERIES RECORD _ Bengals lead 6-5

LAST MEETING _ Cardinals beat Bengals 34-31, Nov. 22, 2015

LAST WEEK _ Cardinals lost to Seahawks 27-10; Bengals lost to Steelers 27-3

AP PRO32 RANKING _ Cardinals No. 28, Bengals No. 29

CARDINALS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (23), RUSH (23), PASS (21).

CARDINALS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (31), RUSH (28), PASS (23).

BENGALS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (27), RUSH (32), PASS (13).

BENGALS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ First-year head coaches Kliff Kingsbury and Zac Taylor still looking for first wins in October. ... Cardinals opened with 27-27 tie vs Lions but dropped games against Ravens, Panthers and Seahawks to remain winless. Bengals are 0-4 under Taylor, 11th time in franchise history they’ve dropped first four. 0-4 for first time since 2008 under Marvin Lewis. ... Home team has won 10 of 11 in series, with Cardinals’ 35-27 win at Paul Brown Stadium in 2007 only exception. ... Five of past six meetings decided by eight points or fewer. ... Cardinals have given up league-high 20 sacks, followed by Bengals with 19. ... LB Terrell Suggs facing Bengals for 29th time in career. Former Raven has 12½ of his 136 career sacks vs Bengals. Suggs has more sacks vs Bengals than any player in NFL history. ... Larry Fitzgerald caught passes in 231 consecutive games, second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice’s 274. ... RB David Johnson has 46 TDs. Needs one more to set club record for TDs in a player’s first five seasons. ... Arizona has scored just five touchdowns in 14 trips to red zone this season, settling for eight FGs. … Cardinals have given up six TDs to opposing tight ends this season ... WR Christian Kirk leads Cardinals with 24 catches. Kingsbury said he’s unlikely to play vs. Bengals because of an ankle injury. ... K Zane Gonzalez missed two of three field goals vs. Seahawks after making first nine attempts of season. ... QB Kyler Murray has completed 62.7 percent of passes for 1,071 yards, four TDs and four INTs. … Cardinals have no interceptions this season. ... LB Jordan Hicks leads NFL with 48 tackles. He’s only player in league with at least 10 tackles in all four games. ... Bengals drew only 50,666 fans for first regular-season home game, a 41-17 loss to San Francisco. ... Andy Dalton was sacked career-high eight times at Heinz Field on Monday night, two shy of club record. ... Bengals’ most recent 0-4 start was part of eight opening losses in 2008. Bengals have start 0-5 nine times. Worst start was 1993 at 0-10. Went 0-8 four other times (1978, 1991, 1994 and 2008). ... Fantasy tip: Look for Suggs to increase career sack total vs Bengals.

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