Friday, October 3, 2014
CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-0)
OUT DT Brandon Thompson - Knee
DOUBTFUL LB Vontaze Burfict - Concussion; WR Marvin Jones - Ankle; G Kevin Zeitler - Calf
QUESTIONABLE DE Margus Hunt - Shoulder
PROBABLE DE Robert Geathers - Toe; HB Rex Burkhead - Knee; WR A.J. Green - Toe; S George Iloka - Abdomen; LB Emmanuel Lamur - Concussion; G/C Mike Pollak - Knee; LB Sean Porter - Hamstring
The Bengals look to be without their starting linebacker, their number two receiver, and their starting guard. Hopefully the Patriots can take advantage of the match-ups, by exploiting the middle of the field in the passing game and by putting pressure on the replacement guard.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-2)
OUT DB Nate Ebner - Finger; OL Cameron Fleming - Finger
DOUBTFUL No Players Listed
QUESTIONABLE LB Jamie Collins - Thigh; CB Alfonzo Dennard - Shoulder; DL Dominique Easley - Knee; LB Dont'a Hightower - Knee; DE Chandler Jones - Shoulder
PROBABLE TE Rob Gronkowski - Knee
Ebner will be missed on special teams and his loss will likely mean more game time for Tavon Wilson. Fleming will likely be replaced in the line-up by either Ryan Wendell or Marcus Cannon, depending on how the team wishes to attack the Bengals (rushing by Wendell, passing by Cannon).
Easley is a new addition to the list, but hopefully he is okay.