Bengals at Colts Friday Injury Report

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Status Report
OUT WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion), WR James Wright (knee)
DOUBTFUL WR A.J. Green (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE TE Jermaine Gresham (back), RB Cedric Peerman (concussion, shoulder)
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion)
Thursday WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion)
Friday WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR A.J. Green (concussion), TE Jermaine Gresham (back), CB Leon Hall (not injury related), RB Cedric Peerman (concussion), WR James Wright (knee)
Thursday TE Jermaine Gresham (back), T Andrew Whitworth (not injury related), WR James Wright (knee)
Friday WR A.J. Green (concussion), WR James Wright (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday WR A.J. Green (concussion), RB Cedric Peerman (concussion)
Friday TE Jermaine Gresham (back), RB Cedric Peerman (concussion, shoulder)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Status Report
OUT G Hugh Thornton (shoulder)
DOUBTFUL C A.Q. Shipley (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE RB Trent Richardson (illness)
PROBABLE TE Dwayne Allen (knee), WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle), LB Erik Walden (knee), WR Reggie Wayne (groin), LB Bjoern Werner (shoulder)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), C A.Q. Shipley (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (shoulder)
Thursday C A.Q. Shipley (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (shoulder)
Friday RB Trent Richardson (illness), C A.Q. Shipley (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (shoulder), WR Reggie Wayne (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Gosder Cherilus (groin), LB Erik Walden (knee), WR Reggie Wayne (groin), LB Bjoern Werner (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Dwayne Allen (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle)
Thursday TE Dwayne Allen (knee), WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle), LB Erik Walden (knee), WR Reggie Wayne (groin), LB Bjoern Werner (shoulder)
Friday TE Dwayne Allen (knee), WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle), LB Erik Walden (knee), LB Bjoern Werner (shoulder)

Bengals at Colts Wednesday Wild Card Injury Report

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday WR Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR A.J. Green (concussion), TE Jermaine Gresham (back), CB Leon Hall (not injury related), RB Cedric Peerman (concussion), WR James Wright (knee)
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), C A.Q. Shipley (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Gosder Cherilus (groin), LB Erik Walden (knee), WR Reggie Wayne (groin), LB Bjoern Werner (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Dwayne Allen (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle)

Ravens Wrap Up Playoff Spot; Will Take On Bengals if Cincinnati Wins Tonight

Are you ready for round three?

That’s the matchup that would take place as the Bengals and Ravens would do battle one more time in a wild card game next weekend if the Benagls beat the Steelers in the AFC North showdown tonight.

The Bengals beat Baltimore at Paul Brown Stadium back in week 8 on October 26th 27-24. Back in week one in Baltimore, the Bengals stunned the Ravens with a 23-16 win.

Of course everything changes if the Bengals can’t get the job done tonight.

Dalton Sent Home From Practice with the Flu

Andy Dalton has been sent home from practice because he came down with the flu, the latest Bengals player to miss time with an illness going through the team, the Associated Press reports.

The Bengals (10-4-1)said Wednesday they expect him to be fully recovered by the time they go to Pittsburgh (10-5) for a Sunday night game that will decide the AFC North title. The loser gets a wild card berth.

They also expect to have receiver A.J. Green back. He bruised his upper right arm during a win over Denver on Monday night and failed to make a catch.

Bengals Blast Johnny Football and Browns in 30-0 Win in Cleveland

All week the Bengals had to sit back and hear about Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel and ‘Johnny Football.’

Sunday in Cleveland, they put their foot on the Browns throat, showing Manziel just what it was like to play as a rookie QB in the NFL.

Manziel was harassed all day by the Bengals defense, and Cincinnati used a punishing run game to pound Cleveland 30-0 to move to 9-4-1 on the season.

Wins over Denver and Pittsburgh in their final two weeks will clinch Cincy their second straight AFC North Title.’

“This game is big for us getting into the playoffs,” Bengals QB Andy Dalton said. “We didn’t play so well last time (a 24-3 loss), but to come out and get a big win like this is really what we were trying to do.”

The Bengals defense took it upon themselves to shut down Manziel, holding him to an awful day in which he went just 10-for-18 for 80 yards with two picks.

He was sacked three times and only ran for 13 yards on five carries. He didn’t fool the Bengals D all day, and paid for it more than once when he did escape the pocket with big hits.

“He didn’t play well, he looked like a rookie,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said of Manziel. “He made some obvious mistakes that typically a veteran quarterback won’t make.”

The Bengals slammed the Browns on the field and in the boxscore, recording their first shutout since Dec. 21, 2008 – in Cleveland.
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Cincinnati put up 347 yards to Cleveland’s 107. The Bengals picked up 24 first downs to five for the Browns, who went just 1 of 10 on third down.

Mike Nugent kicked two 44-yard field goals and added a 34-yarder for the Bengals, who turned a day of promise and potential for the Browns into Cleveland’s worst nightmare.

Cincinnati led 20-0 at halftime, putting the game away.

Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns, as Cincy put up 244 yards on the ground.

Dalton wasn’t great, but he didn’t have to be, as he was just 14-for-24 for 117 yards and a pick. He didn’t make any big mistakes through that would have allowed the Browns to hang around.

Bengals vs Browns NFL Week 15 Inactives

Bengals: QB AJ McCarron, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Terence Newman, G Tanner Hawkinson, TE Jermaine Gresham, WR James Wright, DE Margus Hunt.

Browns: DB K’Waun Williams, DB Tashaun Gipson, RB Glenn Winston, DB Robert Nelson, ILB Karlos Dansby, OL Vinston Painter, TE Gary Barnidge.

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Bengals at Browns

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Bengals at Browns NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-4-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-6)

SERIES

BENGALS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 43-39
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 15-8 Pettine: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 42-21 vs. Steelers L 25-24 vs. Colts
LAST GAME 11/6/14: Browns 24 at Bengals 3. Cleveland RBs Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell & Ben Tate each score a rushing TD. Defense has 3 interceptions.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/29/13: Browns 17, Bengals 6. Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer throws for 269 yards & 2 TDs. Browns TE Jordan Cameron has 10 catches for 91 yards & TD.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Cin.), 85 (Cle.). XM: 85 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton: 251-394-2891-15-13-84.7 Manziel (R): 5-9-63-0-0-77.5
RUSHING Hill (R): 152-729-4.8-6 West (R): 148-556-3.8-3
RECEIVING Green: 56-910-16.3-6 Hawkins: 56-756-13.5-2
OFFENSE 348.5 353.8
TAKE/GIVE -3 +8
DEFENSE 377.8 360.5
SACKS Dunlap: 6 Kruger: 9
INTs Iloka: 3 Skrine: 4
PUNTING Huber: 47.3 (1C) Lanning: 43.8
KICKING Nugent: 87 (30/30 PAT; 19/25 FG) Cundiff: 94 (28/28 PAT; 22/29 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON passed for 302 yards with 128.8 rating & 3 total TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) last week, surpassing JEFF BLAKE (93) for 4th-most TD passes in franchise history (95). Has 38-22-1 (.631) record, highest win pct. of any Bengals QB (min. 20 starts)…RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 86 scrimmage yards in last meeting (45 rush, 41 rec.). In past 6, rookie RB JEREMY HILL (Round 2, No. 55 overall) has 604 scrimmage yards (100.6 per game) with 3 rush TDs. Leads NFL rookies in rush yards (729) & is tied for 2nd in rush TDs (6)…Last week, WR A.J. GREEN had career-high 224 yards, 2nd-most in club history (CHAD JOHNSON, 260 yards on 11/12/06 vs. Chargers), on 11 catches with TD. Has 4,743 career receiving yards, 4th-most of any player in 1st 4 NFL seasons. In 3 career road meetings, has 15 catches for 227 yards & 3 TDs. Has 5 TDs in past 7 overall…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS has 20.5 sacks, tied for 2nd among AFC DTs. LB VINCENT REY leads team with 97 tackles, incl. game-high 15 vs. Steelers…BROWNS: Rookie QB JOHNNY MANZIEL will make 1st career NFL start. Scored 1st NFL TD in Week 13 vs. Buf. (10-yard run)…Browns are only NFL team with 2 rookies with 500+ rushing yards – RBs TERRANCE WEST (556) & ISAIAH CROWELL (529). Crowell (undrafted) has 4 rush TDs in past 5 & leads NFL rookies with 8 rush TDs in 2014. West (Round 3, No. 94 overall) leads team & ranks 2nd among AFC rookies with 556 rush yards. Rushed for 94 yards & TD in last meeting…In past 17, WR JOSH GORDON has 104 rec. for 1,856 yards (109.2/game) & 9 TDs. Had 125 rec. yards on 5 catches (25 avg.) with TD in last meeting…CB JOE HADEN has INT in 3 of past 4. Last week, S JIM LEONHARD posted INT & sack in same game for 1st time in career. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. Last week, rookie CB JUSTIN GILBERT (23-yard INT-TD) & LB CRAIG ROBERTSON (0-yard FR-TD) each scored 1st career NFL TDs. CB BUSTER SKRINE had career-high 2 INTs in last meeting. S DONTE WHITNER leads team with 85 tackles. LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO posted sack last week.