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When the Giants visit Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati this Sunday, it will mark the ninth time these teams have met. In the previous eight games, the Bengals hold a 5-3 record.

In this series, the home team has won every game, which bodes well for the Bengals. However, the last meeting was in Cincinnati was in 2004, long before the Giants developed their reputation as being road warriors.

In seven of the previous right matchups, between these teams, the game has been decided by a touchdown or less. In fact, the last three games have been decided by a field goal or less.

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While the Jets are constantly measuring themselves against the them, the Giants see the Jets as just another opponent. This week, the two teams will meet in their annual August clash, which is traditionally played the third week of the preseason. It has been moved up to Week Two this year.

The Jets have been working on their "wildcat" formation, which will give the Giants something new to prepare for. Most NFL teams would be openly annoyed with the Jets for running such an untraditional strategy in a preseason game, which are generally reserved to get veteran players reps as well as evaluate the rookies.

Last week, Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis asked Rex Ryan not to employ the wildcat for just that reason. This week the Jets have announced publicly that they will run it against the Giants.

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