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Week 8 Sunday, 10/29/2017 1:00 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-5-33-45-217.010.7291.3(5)1.331.712.7425.4(6.6)1.4
Road Games0-3-30-33-016.310.3253.0(4.9)2.042.715.3441.0(7)1.3
Last 3 Games1-2-11-22-116.06.3325.3(5.3)0.728.711.7464.3(7)1.0
Turf Games0-1-10-11-018.015.0237.0(4.4)
INDIANAPOLIS - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)17.010.716.929:4827-97(3.6)18-3158.9%194(6.2)58-291(5)(17.1)
Opponents Defensive Avg.2211.219.531:0828-114(4.1)21-3461.2%216(6.3)62-330(5.3)(15)
Offense Road Games16.310.314.725:5023-86(3.7)16-2955.2%167(5.8)52-253(4.9)(15.5)
Defense (All Games)31.712.722.031:4129-125(4.3)22-3563.1%301(8.6)64-425(6.6)(13.4)
Opponents Offensive Avg.21.59.519.630:0427-111(4.2)21-3559.3%226(6.4)62-338(5.4)(15.7)
Defense Road Games42.715.322.034:1033-142(4.2)22-2975.0%299(10.2)63-441(7)(10.3)
INDIANAPOLIS - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against10.51.52.114-640.7%1-043.3%1-33(22.7)19-2(7.9)7-60
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 14-644.9%1-166.7%2-29(18.5)1-5(4.5)7-58
Opponents Avg. Stats For1.10.61.7 14-537.4%1-155.4%2-39(22.5)14-2(6.9)8-61
Stats Against (Road Games) 14-750.0%1-1100.0%2-37(22)2-10(6)6-47

CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-4-3.43-32-416.312.0289.0(5.1)2.218.710.7289.0(4.8)0.7
Home Games1-2-2.41-20-39.75.3301.3(5.2)3.016.312.3251.7(4.2)0.7
Last 3 Games2-1+12-11-221.715.0305.7(5.4)2.017.310.0285.3(4.6)0.7
Turf Games1-2-2.41-20-39.75.3301.3(5.2)3.016.312.3251.7(4.2)0.7
CINCINNATI - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)16.312.016.829:3825-82(3.3)20-3164.0%207(6.6)56-289(5.1)(17.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.20.611.718.430:2027-108(3.9)21-3363.0%206(6.3)60-314(5.2)(15.2)
Offense Home Games9.75.314.727:5524-75(3.1)19-3456.9%227(6.7)58-301(5.2)(31.2)
Defense (All Games)18.710.717.830:5830-111(3.8)18-3157.8%178(5.7)61-289(4.8)(15.5)
Opponents Offensive Avg.21.610.419.630:1228-115(4.1)20-3460.9%201(6)62-316(5.1)(14.6)
Defense Home Games16.312.316.032:0534-136(4)15-2656.4%116(4.5)60-252(4.2)(15.4)
CINCINNATI - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against1.
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 15-533.7%1-040.0%1-28(20.7)3-27(9.4)6-47
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.41.4 14-537.1%1-057.9%1-32(22.5)18-2(8.8)7-58
Stats Against (Home Games) 16-534.0%0-00.0%1-11(17)3-26(9.9)9-72
Average power rating of opponents played: INDIANAPOLIS 17.3,  CINCINNATI 20.7
INDIANAPOLIS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/10/2017@ LA RAMS9-46L3.5L41.5O24-7511-21-150333-6322-30-3101
10/1/2017@ SEATTLE18-46L12.5L41.5O25-9816-29-139233-19421-26-2832
10/8/2017SAN FRANCISCO26-23W-1W44O35-15922-34-288122-6629-46-3360
10/16/2017@ TENNESSEE22-36L6.5L46.5O20-8521-37-212134-16823-32-3051
10/29/2017@ CINCINNATI            
11/5/2017@ HOUSTON            

CINCINNATI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/24/2017@ GREEN BAY24-27L7W48O30-11021-27-191117-6428-42-2801
10/1/2017@ CLEVELAND31-7W-3.5W41.5U30-8625-30-264117-4521-42-1701
10/22/2017@ PITTSBURGH14-29L4L40O17-7117-30-108243-15215-25-2680
11/5/2017@ JACKSONVILLE            
11/12/2017@ TENNESSEE            
11/19/2017@ DENVER            
INDIANAPOLIS: QB Andrew Luck has the tools to be an MVP, but still holds on to the ball too long and doesn't have a great supporting cast. WR T.Y. Hilton has become a more complete player and is a lethal deep threat, while WRs Donte Moncrief and Phillip Dorsett have work to do. 34-year-old RB Frank Gore is almost running on empty, but Indy is devoid of better options in the backfield. The young offensive line needs to take a step forward this year. New general manager Chris Ballard went on a front-seven shopping spree in free agency, loading up on underachieving and underused talent (e.g. OLBs Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo and John Simon). Last year's 30th-ranked defense also added former Giants run-stuffer DT Johnathan Hankins. Indy drafted DBs in the first two rounds, playmaking S Malik Hooker and physical CB Quincy Wilson, who are tabbed for starting roles.
CINCINNATI: Cincinnati's offensive woes last season were a product of poor offensive line play, and they lost their two most reliable linemen (Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler) this offseason. Rookies RB Joe Mixon and WR John Ross are big-play threats, WR A.J. Green is a nightmare to defend and TE Tyler Eifert can dominate in the red-zone. While QB Andy Dalton is more of a game-manager than a playmaker, he has more weapons than ever. Longtime defensive line tandem DE Carlos Dunlap and DT Geno Atkins are monsters up front, each contributing over 50 career sacks for Cincy. LB Vontaze Burfict is productive when he stays out of trouble, and former Cardinals LB Kevin Minter is an upgrade in the middle of the defense. The secondary is lackluster, but has some depth at CB with former first-rounders Darqueze Dennard and William Jackson waiting in wings.
Sputtering Colts look to alter fortunes vs. Bengals

For most of this decade, the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have been playoff regulars in the AFC.

In fact, Indianapolis reached the AFC championship game three seasons ago before absorbing a blowout loss on a rainy night in New England. That game would be largely forgotten were it not for a Colts' complaint that brought about "Deflategate" and gave John Jastremski and Jim McNally 15 minutes of fame they'd just as soon never had.

It's also a safe bet that the Colts would like to get back to the point where they could blame deflated footballs, or Jastremski or McNally, for a critical defeat. At 2-5 and fresh off a brutal 27-0 shutout loss last week at home to AFC South co-leader Jacksonville, their 2017 season has reached the point of no return.

But if Indianapolis is looking for sympathy Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, it has likely come to the wrong place. Cincinnati (2-4) is in a similar position, with its 26-14 defeat last week in Pittsburgh dropping it 2 1/2 games off the pace in the AFC North.

Simply put, if either team wants to realize the playoff hopes it brought out of training camp, a win here is required.

"We've dug ourselves a nice little hole," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "But we have an opportunity to write whatever we want to write. We've written seven chapters. There are nine more to write."

Were there an editor on hand to read over the seventh chapter, it would have probably been killed before even making it to print or online. Pick an aspect of the game and Indianapolis stunk at it.

Offense? The Colts' line got Jacoby Brissett, a fairly mobile quarterback, sacked no less than 10 times. The defense gave up a whopping 518 yards to a Jaguars offense missing its top player, rookie running back Leonard Fournette, and allowed mistake-prone quarterback Blake Bortles to throw for 330 yards.

About the only positive associated with that debacle was rookie punter Rigoberto Sanchez, who averaged nearly 45 yards in seven attempts and downed four kicks inside the 20.

"Never got anything going on either side of the ball," Pagano said. "Defensively, we showed some signs but then we had some lapses. Eight plays for 298 yards offense. You can't win games that way."

To insult and generally poor play, add injuries. Quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder) will miss his eighth straight game and rookie safety Malik Hooker, one of the few bright spots on a defense allowing the most points of any in the NFL, tore the ACL and MCL in his knee last week and will miss the season's remainder.

Hooker's absence will only make the Indianapolis defense more vulnerable to whatever the Bengals want to do. And their offense figures to come into this one with a point to prove after picking up just one first down in the second half at Pittsburgh.

It was Cincinnati's fifth straight loss to the Steelers and its 23rd in 31 meetings with the division rival during coach Marvin Lewis' tenure. The strain of all those defeats could have been evidenced in Lewis' terse response to a question about why rookie running back Joe Mixon and the offense's top weapon, wide receiver A.J. Green, never touched the ball after halftime.

"Whatever plays are called are called," Lewis said.

It seems to be a fairly safe bet that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who injected some life into a unit that was awful before he took over for Ken Zampese after Week 2, will put the ball in the hands of Mixon and Green pretty early.

A slow start in this one is the last thing the Bengals need. With a three-game road trip coming up in which they will be underdogs in every game (Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cincinnati), they can't afford to flub this one.

Quarterback Andy Dalton, who threw for only 34 yards and had two passes picked off after halftime in Pittsburgh, said Cincinnati can't dwell on its repeated failures against the Steelers.

"The Steelers are just one team," he said. "They aren't the only team we play. It is not about us against the Steelers, it's about us playing well and beating whoever we are playing."

Last Updated: 10/20/2018 4:02:52 AM EST

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