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Bengals put undefeated home record on line
CINCINNNATI (AP) -- Indianapolis (8-4) at Cincinnati (8-4), Sunday at 1 p.m. on Local 12.
OPENING LINE: Bengals by 5 and a half.
RECORD VS. SPREAD: Indianapolis 6-5-1, Cincinnati 7-4-1
SERIES RECORD: Colts lead 17-9
LAST MEETING: Bengals beat Colts 27-17, Oct. 16, 2011
LAST WEEK: Colts beat Titans 22-14; Bengals beat Chargers 17-10
AP PRO32 RANKING: Colts No. 9, Bengals No. 8
COLTS OFFENSE: OVERALL (20), RUSH (20), PASS (20)
COLTS DEFENSE: OVERALL (22), RUSH (28), PASS (17)
BENGALS OFFENSE: OVERALL (12), RUSH (18), PASS (11)
BENGALS DEFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (8)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Colts can clinch AFC South title with or Titans loss at Denver later Sunday. It would be Colts' 14th division title in history and first since 2010. ... Bengals could close in on AFC North title with win. They lead Baltimore by two games with four to play. They finish regular season by hosting Ravens. ... Colts are Bengals' closest AFC opponent, only 110 miles away closer than Cleveland and Pittsburgh. ... 28-game series includes one playoff: Baltimore Colts won 17-0 in 1970, Cincinnati's first playoff appearance. ... Teams play each other annually in preseason, meeting 21 of last 22 years. ... Colts LB Robert Mathis leads NFL with 15 sacks. He needs one to surpass Dwight Freeney (16 in 2004) for club record. ... QB Andrew Luck needs to throw for 128 yards to pass Dan Marino (7,294) for third-most yards in first two seasons in league. ... K Adam Vinatieri tied career high with five field goals in win over Titans. He has four field goals of 50 yards or more, tying career high. ... Colts have second-fewest turnovers (13) and penalties (51) in NFL. ... Bengals are 5-0 at home for first time since 1988, when they won all eight regular-season home games and two playoff games on way to second Super Bowl appearance and loss to San Francisco. ... Andy Dalton has thrown for 3,144 yards, joining Peyton Manning as only players in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards in each of first three seasons. ... WR A.J. Green has topped 1,000 yards for third straight season. He has six 100-yard games, club record.
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