Bengals at Broncos Week 2 NFL Capsule

.2 net avg.



STREAKS   3 of past 4 overall & past 8 at home
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 1-3 Fox: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 27-17 at Browns L 23-20 vs. Raiders
LAST GAME 9/13/09: Broncos 12 at Bengals 7. Denver QB Kyle Orton completes game-winning 87-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokley with 11 seconds remaining for come-from-behind win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/24/06: Broncos 24, Bengals 23. Cincinnati WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh scores 10-yard receiving TD with 0:41 remaining, but Bengals fail to convert 2-point conversion attempt.
BROADCAST CBS (2:15 PM MT): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 91 (Cin.), 94 (Den.). XM: 227 (Den.).


PASSING Dalton (R): 10-15-81-1-0-102.4 OR

Gradkowski: 5-12-92-1-0-96.5

K. Orton: 24-46-304-1-1-71.3
RUSHING Benson: 25-121 (3L)-4.8-1 (T1L) Moreno: 8-22-2.8-0
RECEIVING Gresham (TE): 6-58-9.7-1 Lloyd: 6-89-14.8-0
OFFENSE 294.0 310.0
DEFENSE 285.0 289.0
SACKS Crocker, R. Nelson: 1 Hunter: 1
INTs M. Johnson: 1 (T2L)
PUNTING Huber: 47.8 Colquitt: 41.3
KICKING Nugent: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG) Prater: 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/3 FG)


BENGALS:  Rookie QB ANDY DALTON (2nd round, No. 35) became 1st Bengals rookie quarterback to start club’s 1st game of season since GREG COOK in 1969 last week. QB BRUCE GRADKOWSKI had 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 113.2 passer rating in 4th quarter vs. Browns…RB CEDRIC BENSON posted 13th 100-yard rush game with Cin. last week & Bengals are 11-2 (.846) in such games…Rookie WR A.J. GREEN (1st round, No. 4) had 41-yard game-winning TD pass in NFL debut, longest 4th-quarter game-winning TD reception in NFL history by rookie in his team’s season opener. WR JEROME SIMPSON is averaging 97 receiving yards per game in past 3 starts…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM recorded 5th career TD reception last week…LB MICHAEL JOHNSON registered 1st career INT vs. Browns. LB THOMAS HOWARD has 3 career INTs against Broncos, most vs. any opponent…Safeties CHRIS CROCKER & REGGIE NELSON each posted sack last game. Nelson led team with 9 tackles against Browns…BRONCOS:  Club aims for 3rd straight win against Bengals…QB KYLE ORTON registered 10th career 300-yard passing game last week (304). Orton has 21-10 career record (.677) as starter at home. Posted 100.7 passer rating in last game vs. Cin…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE averages 91.4 rush yards per game when has 15+ rush att…WR BRANDON LLOYD (3,907) needs 93 receiving yards to reach 4,000 career. In past 9 games at home, Lloyd is averaging 86.7 rec. yards per game. WR EDDIE ROYAL (189) needs 11 catches to reach 200 career…Rookie LB VON MILLER (No. 2 overall) posted FF in NFL debut…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL had sack, FF & FR in last game vs. Bengals at home (12/24/06). LB WESLEY WOODYARD had INT in last meeting vs. Cin…DE JASON HUNTER recorded 11th career sack last week. S BRIAN DAWKINS led club with 9 tackles vs. Oak…WR-PR ERIC DECKER totaled 181 yards last week (53 rec. yards, 128 PR yards), including 90-yard PR-TD.

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