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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Cincinnati 7 3 10 0 20
NY Giants 7 7 0 7 21
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5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 AM 北京时间6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST7:30 PM CT5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:� , November 14, 2016
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey  Weather: 56°, Clear  Attendance: 76,218

Offenses expected to rule when Bengals visit Giants

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Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants

  1. The Bengals tied the Redskins, 27-27, in London in Week 8 before getting last weekend off, recording their NFL-high third draw since 2008. All three of Cincinnati's ties since 2008 have come against NFC opponents (also 2008 vs. Eagles and 2014 vs. Panthers).
  2. New York held off Philadelphia, 28-23, at MetLife Stadium last Sunday, winning its third straight game, with all the victories coming by seven or fewer points. The Giants are looking for their first four-game win streak since 2013 (Weeks 7-11).
  3. Cincinnati won the last meeting between these clubs, 31-13, at Paul Brown Stadium in 2012. The Giants are 3-0 all-time at home against the Bengals, with each win coming by seven or fewer points.
  4. A.J. Green caught nine passes for 121 yards in Week 8, recording his fourth 100+ yard receiving game of the season, and the 28th of his NFL career. Green needs 104 yards receiving Monday night to become the second player in NFL history to record six straight seasons to begin his career with 1000+ yards (Randy Moss).
  5. Odell Beckham Jr. had four receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday, giving him five TD grabs in his last four games (had zero touchdowns in first four games of the season). Beckham Jr. has 30 receiving touchdowns since joining the league in 2014 -- most of any NFL player.
  6. New York has at least one giveaway in 17 straight games -- the longest active streak of any team in the league.
Team Comparison

Cincinnati
 
New York
20.9 Points 20.1
293.6 Pass Yds 280.1
120.3 Rush Yds 68.3
10 Takeaways 9

This Monday Night Football matchup pits two of the top six passing offenses against each other in a prime-time showcase. The Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1), led by quarterback Andy Dalton, take their fourth-ranked passing attack into MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants (5-3) and two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. The Giants hope to counter the Bengals high-flying aerial attack with their own sixth-ranked air show.

After Monday night, both offenses could be even higher in the offensive rankings. The Bengals defense is 25th in total defense and tied for 19th in scoring defense. Cincinnati gives up 262.4 yards a game through the air and has allowed 16 touchdowns. The Bengals are 0-3-1 when an opponent passes for 250 yards or more. Their opponents are averaging six yards per play.

The Giants have the 23rd-ranked defense in the NFL. This unit gives up 371.2 yards a game. The Giants have the 25th-ranked pass defense in the NFL. New York is tied for a league-low 11 sacks generated. The Giants have not been able to consistently get pressure on the quarterback without blitzing.

Though both teams have had success passing the football, the Giants have had struggles getting their rushing attack going this season. They rank last in the NFL, averaging only 68.2 yards a game. Some of those issues belong to the offensive line's inability to open holes. Others blame the loss of running back Shane Vereen to a triceps injury in the preseason. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo thinks they have a good young player in rookie running back Paul Perkins. So does Manning.

"Paul does some good things. Did a couple of nice jobs on the screen. Had a screen earlier too and I thought he rushed it a little bit and got tackled. On the next couple, he did a good job being patient, setting up the blockers, having a better feel. He's good in the pass game and protections and running the ball well for us," said Manning when asked about the increased playing time for the runner from UCLA.

If Perkins is to help improve the Giants running game, he will have a chance against a Bengals run defense that gives up an average of 116.1 yards a game. A once fundamentally strong defense led by coordinator Paul Guenther, the Bengals miss too many tackles and have produced 57 penalties. The defensive line has been impressive as pass rushers, getting 25 sacks on the year, but their insistence on getting to the passer has opened up run lanes.

Another rookie who could play a major role in the outcome of the game against the Bengals is wide receiver Sterling Shepard. Starting wideout Victor Cruz has a sprained ankle and could miss the Bengals game. This will put Shepard into the starting spot against a defense that gives up tons of yardage to passing teams.

Another rookie the Giants were counting on to play a significant role, cornerback Eli Apple, was benched against the Philadelphia Eagles. Apple, the Giants' first-round selection out of Ohio State this year, had at least three mental mistakes against the Eagles and found himself on the sideline. "We're going to dust Eli off and we're going to put him back out there, and he's going to get better and learn from it," said McAdoo of the rookie defender.

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has made a living out of embarrassing NFL cornerbacks, Pro Bowlers and rookies alike. Green is second in the NFL in receiving yards with 896. Against a secondary that continues to give up big plays, the Bengals will be attacking cornerbacks Apple, high-priced free agent Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie with Green deep.

Coming off their bye week should work wonders for Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert. Eifert missed the early part of the season due to issues with his back. Now 100 percent healthy, Eifert is a tough matchup for any safety in the NFL. On Monday night, Eifert will be facing safeties Landon Collins and Nat Berhe. Collins has three interceptions on the year and is an improved coverage player. But his true strength lies in his physicality in the run game, not as a coverage player. Berhe is a smart player and will need to use his brains to hold up in coverage against a more athletic player in Eifert.

Updated November 11, 2016

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