Game facts: Denver at Cincinnati

Key matchup: One important matchup to watch for in this game is Denver's rush offense versus the Bengals' run defense. The Broncos are averaging 141.0 rush YPG (4th in NFL), while the Bengals' run defense is allowing 138.0 rush YPG (32nd in NFL).

Key matchup No. 2: The Broncos' defense is one of the best at rushing the QB (8 sacks, T-2nd most in NFL); the Bengals' offense is one of the worst at protecting the QB (8 sacks allowed, most in NFL).

Streak at stake: No quarterback has had a 100+ passer rating against Denver in the last 28 games. Since 2015, Bengals QB Andy Dalton has a 104.2 passer rating (3rd in NFL). 

One-dimensional offense: Andy Dalton leads the NFL in passing yards through the first two games, but the Bengals' rushing attack ranks 30th in the league in yards per carry (2.8 yards/carry).

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