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Bengals-Bears Notes ‘n Nuggets


The Bengals are 5-4 against head coaches making their NFL debuts, including 2-2 under Marvin Lewis.

Chicago’s 53 opening-day victories (53-35-5) are the most of any NFL franchise. The Bears have won four of their last five openers and are 17-3 in their last 20 openers at home.

Cincinnati’s Geno Atkins (20) and Chicago’s Henry Melton (13) lead the NFL in sacks by interior linemen since 2011.

Chicago’s Robbie Gould has made 208 of 243 career field-goal attempts, making him the fourth-most accurate kicker in NFL history.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is 7-1 against teams from the NFC North Division.

Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton is 6-1 in his last seven games against NFC opponents, throwing 13 touchdown passes and five interceptions.


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