Game 8: Redskins vs. Bengals (London)

When: Sunday October 30th @ 930 AM EST
Where: Wembley Stadium- London, United Kingdom
Weather: Partly cloudy 61 degrees, with 10% chance of rain
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field Reporter)
Line: Bengals -3 (Over/Under 47.5)

The game will be the Redskins’ first against the Bengals since hiring Head Coach Jay Gruden prior to the 2014 season. Before joining the Redskins, Gruden spent the 2011-13 seasons as the Bengals’ offensive coordinator, helping guide the team to playoff appearances in all three seasons. Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis served as the Redskins defensive coordinator in 2002 and has been the Bengals coach ever since. Cincinnati leads the series all time 5-4, including four of the last five and are 3-0 under Lewis against the burgundy and gold.

If you are still up for more football after the Redskins-Bengals, here is what is on tap:

Sunday 1 PM- New England @ Buffalo (CBS)
Sunday 1 PM- Seattle @ New Orleans
Sunday 4 PM- Green Bay @ Atlanta

NATIONAL PRIME TIME

Thursday Night- Jacksonville @ Tennessee (NFL Network)
Sunday Night- Philadelphia @ Dallas (NBC)
Monday Night- Minnesota @ Chicago (ESPN)

GAME 8 OPPONENT

The Cincinnati Bengals enter Week 8 following a 31-17 win against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. Cincinnati currently sits third in the AFC North with a 3-4 record. Head Coach Marvin Lewis is in his 14th season as head coach of the Bengals.

Quarterback Andy Dalton is in his sixth season with Cincinnati after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft (35th overall). Dalton has completed 166-of-246 pass attempts (67.5 percent) this season for 2,065 yards with eight passing touchdowns.

Running back Jeremy Hill leads the Bengals rushing with 84 carries for 439 yards and four touchdowns this season. Giovani Bernard has added 66 carries for 247 yards and one touchdown. Bernard also ranks second on the Bengals with 30 receptions, gaining 263 receiving yards.

Wide receiver A.J. Green leads the Bengals in receptions (50) and receiving yards (775) this season and has posted three receiving touchdowns. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell has recorded a team-high four receiving touchdowns.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby leads the Bengals’ defense with 48 tackles (28 solo). Safety Shawn Williams ranks second on the team with 39 tackles (24 solo) as well as one sack and one interception. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has a team-high 5.0 sacks this season. Six different Bengals have each recorded one interception in 2016.

Kicker Mike Nugent has made 14-of-18 field goal attempts (77.8 percent) this season. Punter Kevin Huber has averaged 44.2 yards per punt on 32 punts.

Wide receiver Alex Erickson serves as the Bengals’ primary kickoff and punt returner. Erickson has recorded for 10 punt returns for 57 yards and five kickoff returns for 103 yards through seven weeks this season.

AT THE PARK

GAME NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 301 yards with TD for 106.9 rating & added rush TD in Week 7. Has 100+ rating in 5 of past 6 on road…RB CHRIS THOMPSON had 113 scrimmage yards (73 rush, 40 rec.) last week. RB MATT JONES has 100+ rush yards & TD in 2 of past 4…WR JAMISON CROWDER had 7 receptions for 108 yards in Week 7. WR PIERRE GARÇON has 3 TDs in past 5 on road. TE VERNON DAVIS had 8 receptions for 114 yards in last meeting (9/25/11 with SF)…DE ZIGGY HOOD has sack & FF in past 2 vs. AFC. LB WILL COMPTON aims for 5th in row with 6+ tackles. LB MASON FOSTER aims for 13th in row with 5+ tackles. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Had 2 PD in last meeting. LB TRENT MURPHY had sack & FF in Week 7. Has 6 sacks in past 6. LB PRESTON SMITH had sack last week. CB BASHAUD BREELAND has PD in 5 of past 6…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON passed for 308 yards & 2 TDs for 128.3 rating last week. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating & 0 INTs. In last meeting, had 328 pass yards & 3 TDs for 132.9 rating…RB JEREMY HILL rushed for career-high 168 yards, incl. 74-yard TD, on 9 carries (18.7 avg.) last week. Has 11 rush TDs in past 15 (incl. playoffs). Since 2014, has 24 rush TDs, tied for most in NFL. RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 80 rush yards & TD last week…WR A.J. GREEN had 8 catches for 169 yards & TD in Week 7. Has 9 career games with 150+ rec. yards & TD catch, 4th most ever among players in 1st 6 seasons. Has 480 rec. yards (120 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4. Leads NFL with 50 catches & is 2nd in rec. yards (775). WR BRANDON LA FELL has 4 TDs in past 3…S SHAWN WILLIAMS had INT, sack & TFL last week. DT GENO ATKINS had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. Has 42.5 sacks & 8 FFs since 2011, most by NFL DT. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 18.5 sacks in past 23 games.

Cover Photo Courtesy Redskins.com

INJURY REPORT

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