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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-0-0 7-4-0
1-3-0 7-4-0
2-1-0 4-7-0
1-2-0 4-7-0

Top Bengals News

  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Appears poised for another start

    Perine is tentatively on track to serve as Cincinnati's lead back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Joe Mixon listed as questionable but not expected to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol in advance of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Mixon still has a few more hours to potentially gain clearance from an independent neurologist, but after he was able to practice only on a limited basis this week, the Bengals may not be keen on handing him his typical workload even if he defies the odds and plays Sunday. With that in mind, Perine looks in store for a three-down role for the second game in a row, after he played 80 percent of the snaps on offense in last week's 20-16 win over the Titans. Perine carried a season-high 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the win and hauled in four of his seven targets for 35 yards.

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  • Bengals' Joe Mixon: Looks like 'long shot' to play

    Mixon, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, is viewed as a "long shot" to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    With Sunday's game not kicking off until 4:25 p.m. ET, Mixon still has a few hours to theoretically clear the five-step protocol, but the Bengals don't seem to be proceeding with the belief that he'll be available. Mixon was able to practice only in a limited fashion this week, so even if he clears the protocol and isn't included on the Bengals' inactive list -- which will be released 90 minutes before kickoff -- he may not fill his usual high-volume role out of the backfield. If that's the case, Samaje Perine will be set up for another turn as a three-down back for Cincinnati after playing 80 percent of the snaps on offense and turning his 21 touches into 93 yards and a touchdown in last week's win over the Titans.

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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Likely to return against Chiefs

    Chase (hip), who is officially listed as questionable, is likely to play Sunday against the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Chase has missed Cincinnati's last four games with the injury but has practiced for the last two weeks. He turned in a full session Friday, a good indication that he may be able to return. That said, Chase's status won't be officially confirmed until Cincinnati releases its inactive list 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

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  • Bengals' Joe Mixon: Remains in concussion protocol

    Mixon (concussion) did not clear concussion protocol Saturday and remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Mixon has remained in concussion protocol for the entire week leading up to the matchup against the Chiefs and has only limited time prior to kickoff to be cleared. He remains questionable, however, and his status will become official shortly before 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. If Mixon is out, Samaje Perine will serve as the Bengals' lead back for the second consecutive game.

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  • Bengals' DJ Reader: Returns to team

    Reader (personal) returned to practice Friday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Reader was away from the team for personal reasons Thursday. However, he'll be ready to return to his typical role as a run-stuffer along Cincinnati's defensive line for a Week 13 matchup against Kansas City. In five games this season, Reader has 11 total tackles and two passes defended.

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  • Bengals' Logan Wilson: Questionable, expected to play

    Wilson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus Kansas City, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    In spite of the designation, coach Zac Taylor expects Wilson to play Week 13 despite the linebacker missing practice Friday with an illness. Wilson notched nine tackles Week 12 at Tennessee, but he'll probably have to drop back into coverage more often against Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes.

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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Practices fully, listed as questionable

    Chase (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs after practicing fully Friday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    At this stage, Chase is trending toward a return to action this weekend following a four-game absence due to a hip injury. "He did everything we needed to see," coach Zac Taylor noted Friday of the wideout's running and cutting. "I hate to use the words 'for sure,' but I'm optimistic. He's on track." Added context regarding Chase's Week 13 status should arrive late Saturday or early Sunday, but either way it will still be worth confirming his status when the Bengals' inactives are posted ahead of the team's 4:25 ET kickoff.

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  • Bengals' Joe Mixon: Status up in air for Sunday

    Mixon, who still is in the concussion protocol as of Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    While Mixon didn't practice at all last week before getting ruled out for this past Sunday's contest at Tennessee, he's been able to maintain limited listings on all three injury reports this week. With at least one phase to complete before Cincy can remove him from the protocol for head injuries, his status is up in the air, and Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff doesn't do fantasy managers any favors. If Mixon doesn't gain clearance to play, the Bengals again will hand over the backfield to Samaje Perine, who turned 21 touches into 93 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD in place of the former in Week 12.

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  • Bengals' Joe Mixon: Still in concussion protocol

    As of Friday, Mixon remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    The running back has been able to practice in a limited fashion this week, but given that he has yet to officially clear concussion protocol, his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs has yet to be determined. Friday's final injury report is slated to add further context with regard to Mixon's chances of playing this weekend, but if he's unable to suit up, Samaje Perine would be in line to lead the Bengals' Week 13 backfield.

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  • Bengals' Joe Mixon: Stays limited in practice

    Mixon (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    Mixon's reps were capped in practice for the second day in a row, an indication that he hasn't made any notable progress since Wednesday as he works his way through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. If Mixon is able to practice in full Friday, he would likely be in good shape to suit up Sunday against the Chiefs, though he would still need to receive clearance for an independent neurologist before getting the green light to suit up. In the event Mixon can't get cleared for the Week 13 matchup, Samaje Perine would be in store for another turn as Cincinnati's lead back after getting 21 touches (17 carries, four receptions) in last Sunday's win over the Titans.

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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Reps capped in practice

    Chase (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    Chase has now been limited in five consecutive sessions and has yet to turn in a full practice since late October, when he suffered what he described as a hairline fracture of his hip and a hyperextended right leg. The receiver indicated Wednesday that he expects to put an end to his four-game absence this Sunday against the Chiefs, but whether Chase is cleared in advance of the weekend or receives an injury designation for the contest will likely be determined by the extent of his activity in practice Friday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 96.3
(27th)
291.4
(3rd)
367.1
(6th)
Def. 112.2
(13th)
226.5
(14th)
328.3
(13th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Mixon RB Joe Mixon RB Concussion
J. Chase WR Ja'Marr Chase WR Hip
L. Wilson LB Logan Wilson LB Illness
C. Awuzie CB Chidobe Awuzie CB Knee - ACL
C. Harris LS Clark Harris LS Biceps

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