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NFL Week 3 Primer: Bengals at Eagles

For the second week in a row the Bengals are heading on the road to face a winless team with a struggling quarterback. This time, their travels take them to Philadelphia to face the Eagles and Carson Wentz.

The Bengals simply hoping to finally put together a game where the defense and offense both play well at the same time. Cincinnati was able to put up 30 points in Week 2, but settling for field goals was still an issue that cost them their first win of the season.

Meanwhile, after a solid Week 1, the defense was nowhere to be found on Thursday night. Baker Mayfield was only pressured three times on the night, and the Browns ran all over the Bengals’ defense.

The Eagles and Wentz have struggled to find their footing. Last week, the Rams were just too much for the Eagles to handle. Turnovers have been a real issue for Philadelphia’s offense. They had three last week along with a failed fourth down conversion late.

This game could very well come down to which team doesn’t shoot themselves in the foot late.

Everything you need to know for when the Bengals take on the Eagles:

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)

Date/Time: Sep. 27th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

Series Leader: The Bengals lead the series 9-3-1

Streak: The Bengals have won three of the past four meetings

Coaches vs. Opponent: Zac Taylor: (0-0). Doug Pederson (0-1)

Television: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst).

Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). The game also will air nationally on Compass Media Networks, with broadcasters Chris Carrino (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst).

SB Nation Eagles’ site: Bleeding Green Nation

Weather: Mid 70’s, mostly cloudy [NFL weather]

Odds: Bengals, +8 [Odds Shark]

Bengals Notes

  • Joe Mixon completed 37 of 61 passes (60.1 percent) for 316 yards and three touchdowns without an interception for a 90.6 passer rating last week, the most completions by a rookie in a single game in NFL since 1970.
  • Joe Mixon had a season-high 86 scrimmage yards (46 rushing and 40 receiving) last week. He aims for his sixth in a row on the road with at least 70 scrimmage yards. He has 3,958 scrimmage yards since entering the NFL in 2017, seventh-most among running backs.
  • Tyler Boyd had seven catches for a team-high 72 yards and touchdown last week. He had four catches for 66 yards in last meeting. He aims for his fourth in a row on the road with at least five catches and 70 receiving yards. Mike Thomas had his first-career touchdown catch in Week 2. Tight end Drew Sample had a career-high seven catches for 45 yards last week.
  • Carlos Dunlap had a career-high four pass deflections in the last meeting. He aims for his fourth in a row against the NFC East with a pass defended. Line backer Josh Bynes aims for his third in a row with at least eight tackles. Safety Jessie Bates led the team with a season-high 10 tackles last week. He has a pass defended in five of his past six games on the road. William Jackson had his third-career interception in Week 2.

Eagles notes

  • Carson Wentz passed for 242 yards in Week 2. He passed for 308 yards in the last meeting. He has at least 300 passing yards in two of his past three games at home. He has 579 passing yards (289.5 per game) and four touchdowns without an interception for 112.3 passer rating in two career home starts against the AFC North.
  • Miles Sanders had 131 scrimmage yards (95 rushing and 36 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in his 2020 debut last week. He aims for his third in a row at home with at least 125 scrimmage yards and a rushing touchdown. He has at least 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown in two of his past three games against the AFC.
  • DeSean Jackson led the team with six receptions for 64 yards in Week 2. He had a touchdown catch in his last game against the Bengals. (10/28/18 w/ TB). Jalen Reagor is one of five rookies with at least 95 receiving yards through the first two weeks of the season. Zach Ertz had five catches in Week 2. He had nine receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown in the last meeting. He has 49 games with at least five catches since 2014, second-most among tight ends.
  • Brandon Graham had a sack in Week 2. He had 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in his only career home game against the Bengals (12/13/12). Fletcher Cox had a tackle for loss last week. He had 1.5 sacks in his only career home game against Cincinnati (12/13/12). Derek Barnett has three sacks in his past four games. Darius Slay had five tackles and a tackle for a loss in his Eagles debut last week. He had three passes defended in his last game against the Bengals. He leads all defensive backs with 104 passes defended since 2013. Avonte Maddox led the team and tied a career-high with eight tackles in Week 2. Nathan Gerry had seven tackles last week. He has at least six tackles in four of his past five games at home.

Bengals history against Eagles

Date Visitor Home Result
Date Visitor Home Result
12/04/2016 Philadelphia Eagles Cincinnati Bengals W
12/13/2012 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles W
11/16/2008 Philadelphia Eagles Cincinnati Bengals T/OT
01/02/2005 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles W
12/24/2000 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles L
11/30/1997 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles L
12/24/1994 Philadelphia Eagles Cincinnati Bengals W
11/17/1991 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles L
09/11/1988 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles W
11/21/1982 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles W
10/28/1979 Philadelphia Eagles Cincinnati Bengals W
12/07/1975 Cincinnati Bengals Philadelphia Eagles W
09/19/1971 Philadelphia Eagles Cincinnati Bengals W

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