LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2)
DATE: Monday, September 25, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) LAR: 85 or 229 CIN: 158 or 228 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: CIN leads series, 8-6 (won 3 of past 4)
POSTSEASON: LAR leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/27/19: CIN 10 at LAR 24
POSTSEASON: 2/13/22 SB LVI: LAR 23 at CIN 20
RAMS NOTES: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 307 yards in Week 2 & is 1 of 2 (Kirk Cousins) with 300+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 59 career 300-yard games, 2nd-most among active QBs. Has 52,723 career pass yards in 193 games & surpassed HOFer Peyton Manning (52,606) for 3rd-most pass yards by QB in 1st 200 career games in NFL history. Passed for 283 yards & 3 TDs in SB LVI vs. Cin. • RB KYREN WILLIAMS set career highs in catches (6) & scrimmage yards (100) & had 1st-career game with rush TD & rec. TD last week. Is only player with 2 TDs in each of 1st 2 weeks & can become 5th player since 2000 with 2+ TDs in each of his team’s 1st 3 games of season. • WR PUKA NACUA (rookie) had15 receptions for 147 yards in Week 2, most receptions by rookie in single game in NFL history. Is 1st player all-time with 10+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in each of his 1st 2 games. Leads NFL with 25 catches, most catches by player in 1st 2 career games. Is 3rd player ever (Michael Thomas & Andre Rison) with 25+ catches in his team’s 1st 2 games of season. • WR TUTU ATWELL had career-high 7 receptions for 77 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. • DT AARON DONALD had 2 sacks in SB LVI vs. Cin. Had sack & 3 TFL in last reg. season meeting. Has 14 TFL in his past 9 on road. • LB ERNEST JONES led team with 10 tackles in Week 2, his 5thcareer game with 10+ tackles. Had 7 tackles, 2 TFL, sack & PD in SB LVI vs. Cin. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TFL & 3rd in row overall with 9+ tackles. • LB BYRON YOUNG (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 0.5+ sacks. • LB MICHAEL HOECHT aims for his 3rd in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. • DB JORDAN FULLER had 1st-career FF last week.
BENGALS NOTES: QB JOE BURROW passed for 222 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had 263 pass yards & TD pass vs. 0 INTs with 100.9 rating in SB LVI vs. LAR, only career start vs. Rams. Has 1,400 pass yards (280 per game) with 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 101.3 rating in 5 career starts in primetime. • RB JOE MIXON led team with 95 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 36 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 150 scrimmage yards (75 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career games vs. LAR (incl. SB LVI). • WR JA’MARR CHASE has 5+ catches in 10 straight games, tied 2nd-longest active streak in NFL. Had 5 catches for 89 yards in SB LVI vs. LAR. Has 80+ rec. yards in 8 of his past 9 at home. Has 50+ rec. yards in each of 3 career games in primetime. • WR TEE HIGGINS led team with 8 catches for 89 yards & 2 TDs last week, 3rd-career game with 2 rec. TDs. Had 4 catches for 100 yards & 2 TDs in SB LVI vs. LAR. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 in primetime, incl. in his last game on MNF (10/31/22 at Cle.). • WR TYLER BOYD had 6 catches for 52 yards in Week 2. Has 5+ catches in each of 2 career games vs. LAR, incl. SB LVI. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with sack, incl. postseason. Has 5.5 sacks in 5 career games on MNF, with 0.5+ sacks in each game. • LB LOGAN WILSON aims for his 7th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL. Had 9 tackles, 3 TFL & PD in SB LVI vs. LAR. • LB GERMAINE PRATT aims for 3rd in row with 9+ tackles. • CB CHIBODE AWUZIE had PD in Week 2. Has PD in each of 4 career games vs. LAR, incl. INT in SB LVI. • S DAX HILL led team with career-high 11 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & PD.