The Bengals are relatively healthy as they head into their Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens. This is good news considering they control their own destiny and a win gives them a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. It's all or nothing for the game today and their health heading into the game will only help them get the job done.
For the Bengals, safeties Taylor Mays and Robert Sands are out along with linebacker Dontay Moch, guard Otis Hudson, tight end Colin Cochart, wide receiver Armon Binns and defensive tackle Nick Hayden. All other players are active for today's game.
For the Ravens, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who was ruled out earlier in the week but came back to practice on Friday is ruled out and will not be playing. He will be joined by kicker Shayne Graham, running back Anthony Allen, cornerback Danny Gorrer, offensive tackle D.J. Jones, linebacker Sergio Kindle and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.
Hopefully the health of the Bengals transfers to a win and a spot in the 2011 playoffs when the final seconds tick off the clock in the fourth quarter today. It definitely won't hurt their chances.