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CINCINNATI (7-6) At PHILADELPHIA (4-9)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 6-6-1; Philadelphia 3-9-1

SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 7-3-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 16, Eagles No. 27

LAST MEETING - Bengals 13, Eagles 13 (tie), Nov. 16, 2008

LAST WEEK - Bengals lost to Cowboys 20-19; Eagles beat Buccaneers 23-21

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (14), PASS (14)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (11), PASS (10)

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (9), PASS (15)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (17), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Eagles and Bengals two of seven teams ranked in top 15 in both offense and defense. ... Bengals 4-3 on Thursdays, including 1-2 under coach Marvin Lewis. ... QB Andy Dalton's 90.3 passer rating fifth in AFC. His 25 TD passes seven shy of tying Carson Palmer's single-season team record. ... RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis's streak of 100-yard games ended at three when he had 89 vs. Dallas. ... WR A.J. Green scored TD in each of first nine games, but has been kept out of end zone in last three. ... Bengals lead NFL with 42 sacks. Cincinnati has never led league in sacks. Club record for season 48. ... Defense has allowed 281 yards per game over last five, rising from 20th overall to seventh. ... QB Nick Foles set Eagles' single-game rookie passing records with 32 completions and 381 yards last week vs. Tampa Bay. Foles has 1,174 yards passing, trailing John Reaves (1,508 in 1972) and Davey O'Brien (1,324 in 1939) for team's rookie mark. His 113 completions are an Eagles rookie record. ... All four of Philadelphia's wins have come by two or fewer points this season, which is most in team history ... Rookie DT Fletcher Cox has three sacks in last five games. ... Rookie RB Bryce Brown had 6 yards rushing on 12 carries against Tampa Bay's top-ranked run defense after gaining 347 yards in first two starts. ... Eagles 39-16 in December under Andy Reid.

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Capitals vs. Panthers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Capitals vs. Panthers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Washington Capitals (3-2-1, 7pts) are coming off of an overtime thriller at home over the Rangers thanks to Matt Niskanen's crafty timing.

Through the first six games of the season, Washington is undefeated on Wednesdays, yet has failed to win consecutive games. The Caps hope to change that trend Friday night at home vs. the Florida Panthers (0-2-2, 2pts).

The Panthers have yet to win a game this season, with each of the four games being decided by just one goal. The Panthers have no problem scoring, netting at least five goals in two of the first four games, but have failed to seal the deal. This is where the defending Stanley Cup champions will need to capitalize.

Only the Maple Leafs (33) and Hurricanes (33) have scored times more than the Capitals (24). Washington has a clear advantage in firepower. The biggest key to victory is keeping the space in front of Braden Holtby clean as a whistle. If the Caps control their goalmouth, they should have no issues dispatching the Panthers.

Here is everything you need to know about the Friday night game, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington. 

CAPITALS-PANTHERS GAME: HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals-Panthers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

Live Stream: Watch Capitals vs. Panthers on the NBC Sports Washington live stream page and the NBC Sports MyTeams App.

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS-PANTHERS TV SCHEDULE:

6:00 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: NHL: Florida Panthers at Capitals 
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS INJURY REPORT:

Capitals: Travis Boyd (OUT, IR), Tom Wilson (OUT, Suspension)

Panthers: Michael Haley (OUT, Leave of Absence), Roberto Luongo (OUT, MCL injury), Mike Matheson (OUT, Suspension) 

CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Evgenii Dadonov, W, Panthers: Dadonov is leading the Panthers this season with two goals and two assists on the season.

John Carlson, D, Capitals: Carlson had a heck of a game vs. the Rangers Wednesday night with a goal and two assists. The Capitals practiced faceoffs in practice leading up to Wednesday night's game and all of the practice paid off with Carlson's goal coming right off the faceoff from Backstrom. 

CAPITALS vs. PANTHERS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time Meetings: 123

All-Time Series Record: 64-50-9

Playoff Record: N/A

Last Meeting: Panthers beat Capitals 3-2 (2/22/2018)

Last 10 Meetings: Tied 5-5 

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Kelly Oubre turns into 'Spooky Papi' ahead of home-opener vs. Heat

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Kelly Oubre turns into 'Spooky Papi' ahead of home-opener vs. Heat

As the weather in Washington, D.C. drops below 60 degrees, most athletes typically arrive at their games in sweatsuits for comfort or suits for luxury. 

Kelly Oubre, on the other hand, is going full gothic for the Washington Wizards' home-opener against the Miami Heat. Oubre is the self-proclaimed "Wave Papi," but tonight he is giving off a vampire-slayer vibe.

Maybe he didn't get the memo that Halloween is roughly two weeks from now.

For the sake of it still being October, let's call him "Spooky Papi."

His black belts and buckles match his rockstar lifestyle, but the bloody, disfigured skull accessory is one of the most ridiculous things we've seen at Capital One Arena. Ever. 

Maybe there's a hidden meaning to it all, or maybe it's just yet another in a long line of Kelly Oubre fashion statements. 

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