The Houston Texans (3-5) will head north to go up against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals (8-0) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT at Paul Brown Stadium.
Houston holds a 3-4 all-time regular season record against Cincinnati, including a 2-2 mark on the road. The Texans have been victorious in their last two trips to Cincinnati and in three out of the last four matchups overall in the series.
The Texans are coming off of their bye week after defeating the Tennessee Titans, 20-6, in Week 8. Houston tied a franchise record with 7.0 sacks in the game, led by a career-high 3.5 from OLB Whitney Mercilus and 2.5 from DE J.J. Watt. With 65.5 career sacks, Watt passed DeMarcus Ware (64.5) for the third-most sacks in a player's first five seasons in NFL history and set a single-game career-high with 10 quarterback hits against the Titans.
Offensively, QB Brian Hoyer set a franchise record with his fifth straight game with two-or-more touchdown passes. WR DeAndre Hopkins finished the contest with eight receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown and passed Andre Johnson (2,806) for the most receiving yards in a player's first three seasons in team history.
The Bengals will play in their second of three straight primetime games after defeating the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football, 31-10. TE Tyler Eifert caught a career-high three touchdown passes from QB Andy Dalton, while WR Mohamed Sanu added another score on a 25-yard run. DE Carlos Dunlap accumulated 2.0 sacks in the game and is tied with Watt for the second-most sacks in the NFL with 8.5 on the year.
Sunday's matchup will feature two quarterbacks ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in passer rating, as Dalton is second (111.0) and Hoyer is 10th (97.1). The Bengals are one-of-two teams (New England) to rank in the top five in the league in both points scored (4th, 28.6) and allowed (3rd, 17.8) per game.
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