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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Bengals


With Sunday's matchup with the Lions now in the rearview mirror, the Redskins' next game will be against the Bengals -- the defending AFC North champions -- at Wembley Stadium.

The Washington Redskins will head to London for their first ever regular season game across the pond with a 4-3 record following Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Next up on the agenda in front of an international crowd: the Cincinnati Bengals.

Under longtime head coach Marvin Lewis, the Bengals will enter Week 8 with a 3-4 record after a 31-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns this weekend.

Lewis, the Redskins' defensive coordinator for the 2002 season, has guided the Bengals to five straight playoff appearances and six in the last seven years, but the team is 0-7 in postseason action under his lead.

Cincinnati is once again led at quarterback by Andy Dalton, the 35th-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

The two-time Pro Bowler has started every game he's ever appeared in and has passed for nearly 20,000 yards in his career.

Dalton's favorite target is All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green.

Green has made the Pro Bowl all five of his NFL seasons, recording 415 receptions for 6,171 yards and 45 touchdowns in his career. Last year, the University of Georgia hauled in 86 catches for 1,297 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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The University of Georgia product hasn't slowed down any this season, as he entered Week 7 action with 42 receptions for 606 yards.

While Green is far and away the No. 1 threat through the air for the Bengals, the offense also has Brandon LaFell and Tyler Eifert.

Eifert made his season debut against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday after missing the team's first seven games with back and ankle injuries.

Defensively, Cincinnati is stacked with Pro Bowl talent, as defensive tackle Geno Atkins, cornerback Adam Jones and defensive end Carlos Dunlap all appeared in this past year's all-star game, while linebacker Vontaze Burfict also appeared in a Pro Bowl in 2013.

This will also mark the first time Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has faced the Bengals since leaving  Cincinnati following the 2013 season.

In his final season as the Bengal's offensive coordinator, the offense ranked top 10 in both points scored and total yardage.

This is the first meeting between the two teams since Week 3 of the 2012 season. Washington's last victory over Cincinnati came in 1991, when Gerald Riggs lead the Redskins with three rushing touchdowns in a 34-27 victory.

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