Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th84.0 (28th)227.0 (18th)
Defense2nd103.2 (14th)159.6 (2nd)

Next Game

Sun, October 22, 4:25 PM EDT
Heinz Field
on CBS Sports
Cincinnati Bengals
at
Pittsburgh Steelers

Schedule

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Fri Aug 11
W 23 - 12TB
RECAP
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Sat Aug 19
L 12 - 30KC
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Sun Aug 27
L 17 - 23@WAS
RECAP
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Thu Aug 31
L 6 - 7@IND
RECAP
Sun Sep 10
L 0 - 20BAL
RECAP
Thu Sep 14
L 9 - 13HOU
RECAP
Sun Sep 24
L 24 - 27@GB
RECAP
Sun Oct 1
W 31 - 7@CLE
RECAP
Sun Oct 8
W 20 - 16BUF
RECAP
Sun Oct 22
4:25 pm ET
CBS@PIT
Sun Oct 29
1:00 pm ET
CBSIND
Sun Nov 5
1:00 pm ET
CBS@JAC
Sun Nov 12
1:00 pm ET
FOX@TEN
Sun Nov 19
4:25 pm ET
CBS@DEN
Sun Nov 26
1:00 pm ET
CBSCLE
Mon Dec 4
8:30 pm ET
ESPNPIT
Sun Dec 10
1:00 pm ET
FOXCHI
Sun Dec 17
1:00 pm ET
CBS@MIN
Sun Dec 24
1:00 pm ET
FOXDET
Sun Dec 31
1:00 pm ET
CBS@BAL

Standings

AFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Pittsburgh4-2-02-0-0
Baltimore3-3-02-1-0
Cincinnati2-3-01-1-0
Cleveland0-6-00-3-0
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Bengals' Hardy Nickerson: Rejoins Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nickerson was promoted to the Bengals' 53-man roster Monday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Nickerson has resided on the Bengals' practice squad since Vontaze Burfict returned from his three-game suspension in late September. The 23-year-old takes the roster spot of tight end Tyler Eifert (back), and he will likely assume a role on special teams with the Bengals' linebacker corps currently in full health.

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Bengals' Tyler Boyd: Not at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyd (knee) isn't practicing Monday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Boyd is recovering from a sprained MCL as the Bengals come out of a bye week to face the Steelers. He'll likely miss at least one game, perhaps allowing John Ross (knee) to rejoin the offense with a major role. Ross is practicing Monday for the first time since Sept. 20.

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Bengals' John Ross: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (knee) is practicing Monday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Coming out of a bye week, Ross will practice for the first time since tweaking his knee Sept. 20. The extent of his participation may remain unclear, as the Bengals won't release their first injury report of the week until Wednesday. Should he return for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, the fleet-footed rookie likely would step right in as the Bengals' No. 3 receiver. Tyler Body is recovering from a sprained MCL, while Alex Erickson has caught just one pass since Week 2. With Brandon LaFell struggling to the tune of just 4.3 yards per target, Ross could make a push for the No. 2 job within the next few weeks, if he actually manages to stay healthy this time around.

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Bengals' Tyler Kroft: Starting role secure with Eifert on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kroft is expected to serve as the Bengals' starting tight end for the foreseeable future after Tyler Eifert (back) decided to undergo season-ending surgery and was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Kroft had already impressed in his three-game run in a starting role with 13 catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and now he'll receive the opportunity to show the Bengals that he could be a long-term answer at the position. Though Eifert has been incredibly effective when healthy during his four NFL seasons, health issues have limited his reliability and could make the Bengals reluctant to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent this offseason. Kroft's continued success amid Eifert's absence would likely go a long way toward determining how the Bengals address the position in the offseason. With his snap count now seemingly secure for the rest of the season, Kroft may be worth a pickup in leagues where he's still available.

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Bengals' Tyler Eifert: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eifert (back) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.

The move comes as no surprise, with Eifert slated to undergo season-ending back surgery. As a result, Tyler Kroft's role as the Bengals' top tight end has been cemented, while the oft-injured Eifert may well have played his last game with the team, as the 27-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season.

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