NFL Capsule: Broncos at Bengals

NFL Capsule: Broncos at Bengals


Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 4-3; Cincinnati 2-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 18-8

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 8; Bengals No. 21

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Bengals 24-22, Sept. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Saints 34-14; Bengals had bye





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Last time Broncos played at Paul Brown Stadium, Brandon Stokley caught deflected pass and went 87 yards for touchdown with 11 seconds left for 12-7 win, longest game-winning TD play from scrimmage in final minute of game in NFL history. ... QB Peyton Manning 7-0 career against Cincinnati with 17 TD passes and three INTs. He has thrown for at least three TDs in four of those games. ... Manning has thrown for at least 300 yards and three TDs in each of his last four games, the first player to do so since Steve Young in 1998. ... Manning has thrown for at least 300 yards in five straight games, matching personal best from 2009 with Indianapolis. .. Manning has thrown for 300 yards in 68 regular-season games, an NFL record. Including postseason, he has 76 games with 300 yards, also a record. ... WR Eric Decker has caught TD pass in four consecutive games. He can become fifth player in franchise history to do it in five straight games with TD catch Sunday. ... K Matt Prater 9 of 9 on field goal attempts. ... Broncos have outscored opponents 89-13 in fourth quarter, a 76-point differential that is most in NFL history through seven games in season. ... Manning leads AFC with 119.6 passer rating in fourth quarter. Bengals QB Andy Dalton second at 105.3. ... Dalton has thrown an interception in each of Cincinnati's seven games. He has thrown 10 INTs overall, including six in last three games. ... Bengals have lost three in row for first time since 2010, when they dropped 10 straight and finished 4-12. ... Coach Marvin Lewis publicly challenged Dalton and MLB Rey Maualuga to become more vocal leaders this week, underscoring that team's season is on line. ... WR A.J. Green has caught TD pass in six straight games, tied for third-longest streak in franchise history. Carl Pickens holds team record of 10. T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught TD pass in eight straight. ... In loss at Denver last year, Green caught 10 passes for 124 yards and touchdown. It was most completions by rookie QB-and-WR tandem in NFL history. ... Rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Bengals' top pick, expects to get in game for his NFL debut. He hasn't played because of knee injury over summer.


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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

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Vernon Davis pulls off memorable proposal in Ocean City

Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media. 

More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League. 

In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker. 

He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla. 

Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way. 

The best motivation I ever had. #shesmyrock

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Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look: 

Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond. 

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

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Stephen Strasburg returns to Nats lineup after DL stint

Friday night marks the first second-half game of Major League Baseball's 162-game season. 

The Washington Nationals begin 5.5 games out of the first-place Phillies and host the second-place Braves for a three-game series before traveling to Milwaukee. 

One big piece to Dave Martinez's staff who has been missing since June 8 is Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander was activated from the DL and will start on the mound Friday night. 

Ryan Zimmerman was also activated but is not in Martinez's starting lineup. 

Prior to experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder during a June 8 start that forced him out of the game early, Strasburg saw flashes of dominance throughout his 13 starts owning a 3.46 ERA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. 

Zimmerman hasn't played since May 9 due to a strained right oblique. With the emergence of Matt Adams, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses both guys throughout the summer. 

Here is a look at Friday night's official lineup: 

According to Byron Kerr, Zimmerman is still happy to be back, despite not being in the starting lineup. 

Catch the Nationals hosting the Braves Friday at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.