CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a fumble for a touchdown during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Colts 27-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
The Bengals are still pretty banged up but they're heading into their Week 12 matchup against the Browns as a slightly healthier team than they were in Week 11 when they lost to the Ravens by a touchdown. The biggest name on Sunday's inactive list for the Bengals is defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Dunlap injured his hamstring while sacking Matt Hasselbeck for the second time in the Bengals Week 9. He missed the team's next game against the Steelers but came back against the Ravens. He may not have been quite 100 percent because the same injury has sidelined him again.
For the Browns, both running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty are active against the Bengals. Hillis hasn't played since Week 6 but through the first six weeks of the season, he only played in four games. Against the Bengals he carried the ball 17 times for 57 yards. Hardesty hasn't played since Week 9 and the last time the Bengals played the Browns he only carried the ball five times for 18 yards.
While having Hillis and Hardesty back in the backfield is good news for the Browns, the team will be without quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, safety T.J. Ward, fullback Owen Marecic, offensive lineman Oniel Cousins, linebacker Quinton Spears and defensive lineman Jayme Mitchell.