Bengals-Jets notes


• Cincinnati is 11-12 against rookie starting quarterbacks since Marvin Lewis took over as head coach in 2003.

• Bengals tight ends Jermaine Gresham (28 receptions) and Tyler Eifert (22) have combined for 50 catches, the most by a tight end duo (minimum 10 receptions each) in the NFL this season.

• A win today would give the Bengals their first five-game winning streak at home (including playoff games) since 2003.

• Jets rookie Geno Smith is the only quarterback since the 1970 merger to have four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first seven games.

• New York left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has started 126 consecutive games (including playoffs) since being drafted fourth overall in 2006.

• Jets kicker Nick Folk is a perfect 16 of 16 on field goals this season and trails only New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski in field goals made (18).


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