The First Look: Giants vs. Bengals

Posted Nov 7, 2012's Dan Salomone takes an early look at the Cincinnati Bengals

Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 3-5, 2-2 Away

Streak: Lost 4

Common opponents: Cleveland (W, 34-27; L, 34-24), Washington (W, 38-31) , Pittsburgh (L, 24-17)

PTS/G: 23.6 (tied 14th in NFL)

OPP. PTS/G: 27.3 (25th)

PASSING: 259.6 (11th)

OPP. PASSING: 240.4 (19th)

RUSHING: 95.6 (26th)

OPP. RUSHING: 117.0 (17th)

Head Coach: Marvin Lewis, 72-82-1 Overall (10th year)
Giants-Bengals Connections: OLB Keith Rivers was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft (9th overall) by the Bengals. He spent four seasons in Cincinnati before being acquired by the Giants in a trade for a fifth-round pick on Apr. 11, 2012.
Back in Cincinnati: "They play with a lot of confidence and they expect to win every game and that's something we have to instill in our players; where every game you're expecting to win," offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said Monday. "(The Giants) have already had some great comebacks this year where they're down, down, down and all of a sudden they just win at the end because they know they're going to. They make the big plays when they have to."

*Stay tuned to for a full scouting report from Michael Eisen later in the week.

Game Rewind: New York Giants