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CINCINNATI (1-0) At DENVER (0-1)
Kickoff: 4:15 p.m.
TV: WKBN (27).
Series record: Broncos lead 17-8.
Last meeting: Broncos beat Bengals, 12-7, Sept. 13, 2009
Last week: Bengals beat Browns 27-17; Broncos lost to Raiders 23-20
Notebook: Bengals haven’t won in Denver since 1975. ... Andy Dalton became first Bengals rookie QB to start an opener since Greg Cook in 1969.
CLEVELAND (0-1) at INDIANAPOLIS (0-1)
Kickoff: 1 p.m.
TV/radio: WKBN (27)/WKBN-AM (570), WNCD-FM (93.3).
Series record: Browns lead 15-14.
Last meeting: Colts beat Browns 10-6, Nov. 30, 2008.
Last week: Browns lost to Bengals 27-17; Colts lost to Texans 34-7
Notebook: Browns have lost five straight in series and haven’t beaten Colts during Peyton Manning era. ... Cleveland’s last win over Indy was Sept. 25, 1994. ... Cleveland is making first trip to Lucas Oil Stadium and first trip to Indy in since Sept. 25, 2005. ... Peyton Hillis ranks seventh among AFC’s top rushers with 67 yards but averaged just 3.4 yards per carry against Bengals. ... New kickoff rule hasn’t affected Browns’ Josh Cribbs, who averaged 30.3 yards per return in Week 1. Cribbs needs 6 yards to pass former Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard for No. 7 on career list for yards on kickoff returns. ... Only Baltimore (seven) produced more takeaways in Week 1 than Colts defense (three). ... Kerry Collins needs to play four more games to become 16th quarterback in league history with 200 games played. ... RB Joseph Addai needs two rushing TDs to crack the top five in franchise history. Addai has 38. ... WR Reggie Wayne ranks third in AFC with 106 yards receiving. ... Indy averaged 4.0 yards per carry in Week 1 after failing to average 4.0 since Super Bowl-winning season of 2006.
SEATTLE (0-1) At PITTSBURGH (0-1)
Kickoff: 1 p.m.
TV/radio: WYFX (19)/WNIO-AM (1390).
Series record: Tied 8-8.
Last meeting: Steelers beat Seahawks 21-0, Oct. 7, 2007.
Last week: Seahawks lost to 49ers 33-17; Steelers lost to Ravens 35-7.
Notebook: Pittsburgh has won eight straight home openers and are 23-5 in last 28 games against NFC opponents. ... Steelers haven’t started 0-2 since 2002. They finished 10-5-1 that season and made playoffs as wild card. ... Seahawks last started 0-2 in 2008 when they went 4-12. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger’s interception last week against Baltimore was first in 173 attempts, a career-best. ... Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall needs 78 yards rushing to pass former QB Kordell Stewart for 14th most yards in team history. ... Seahawks have second-youngest roster in league
DALLAS (0-1) At SAN FRANCISCO (1-0)
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m.
Series record: 49ers lead 16-15-1.
Last meeting: Cowboys beat 49ers 35-22, Nov. 23, 2008.
Notebook: Dallas has won last two match-ups. Dallas has faced San Francisco in six of its 14 NFC title games, its most against any opponent. Cowboys are 4-2 in those games. ... They come to Candlestick Park after blowing 14-point fourth-quarter lead in 27-24 loss to Jets last week. ... Dallas is 246-1-1 when leading by 14 points in fourth quarter, according to STATS LLC. ... 49ers K David Akers, who booted four field goals in 33-17 season-opening win over Seattle, has scored 184 points against Dallas in his career — most by any player against Cowboys since 1960.