Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs: All You Need To Know

Sam Greenwood

A collections of stories, previews and information heading into Sunday's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Location: Arrowhead Stadium
Series Leader: Series tied at 13
Streak: Bengals have won four of the last six
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 4-2. Crennel: 2-6
Broadcast: CBS (12:00 PM CT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 139 (Cin.), 112 (KC). XM: 231 (KC)
SB Nation: Arrowhead Pride
NFL.com: Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 52 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White

PREVIEWS

Kirkendall: Linebackers vs. Chiefs running game
Mojokong: Separate Directions

BENGALS AT CHIEFS HUB

Stories, reports and updates involving Sunday's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

PRESNAP READ

Though there's some optimism for the Cincinnati Bengals following their 31-13 win over the New York Giants, any stumble between now and the final week of the season means the end. Theoretically the Bengals have a shot at the division, but focus more on Wild Card projections. Assuming the Ravens and Steelers punch their respective postseason tickets, the Bengals will have a shot at the final Wild Card spot, currently held by the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts (currently the No. 5 seed).

San Diego plays the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins took a hit against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football. There's no chance Cincinnati holds a seed in the postseason picture after this weekend, but a win puts them as the first team out with a Denver victory, making next week against the Oakland Raiders very interesting.

READ MORE: Cedric Peerman could see more snaps | Rookie CB Shaun Prater returns | Marvin Lewis pleased with Dalton and Maualuga

BENGALS INJURIES

Safety Reggie Nelson missed practice for the entire week with a hamstring, listed as doubtful during Friday's injury report. Also doubtful is wide receiver Marvin Jones, who was limited on Thursday and Friday but out since Week Seven against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QUESTIONABLE ANDREW HAWKINS

Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins showed on Friday's injury report with a knee, clearly suffered during Friday's practice. If he can't go, the Bengals will be down to five receivers, leaving A.J. Green and Brandon Tate as your likely starters.

RISE OF MOHAMED SANU

Rarely does a four-reception performance generate so much buzz for a rookie receiver, but Mohamed Sanu's knack for converting critical third and fourth downs last week was impressive. It's not that he set a career-high in receptions, it's that his receptions were during pressure situations that helped sustain drives.

With Hawkins questionable and Jones likely out, Sanu figures to have a significant role against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.

READ MORE: Dalton named AFC Offensive Player of the Week | Dunlap nominated | Anthony Munoz chats with CJ |

THE BETTING LINE

The Cincinnati Bengals have been roughly 3.5-point favorites all week, heading to Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday. The over/under is between 43-44.

TELEVISION COVERAGE

The Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs will kickoff at 1PM on CBS. The following lists the broadcast area for the game, courtesy of The506.com.

THIE WEEK IN PRACTICE AND INJURIES

BENGALS WED THUR FRI STATUS
S Reggie Nelson Hamstring DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR Marvin Jones Knee DNP LP LP DOUBTFUL
WR Andrew Hawkins Knee -- -- LP Questionable
C Jeff Faine Hamstring LP LP DNP Questionable
CB Adam Jones Calf DNP LP FP Probable
LB Vontaze Burfict Elbow LP LP FP Probable
CB Nate Clements Knee LP LP FP Probable
S Taylor Mays Knee LP LP FP Probable
DT Devon Still Back DNP FP FP Probable
CHIEFS WED THUR FRI STATUS
G Jon Asamoah Thumb DNP OUT OUT OUT
WR Jon Baldwin Head, Neck DNP DNP DNP OUT
TE Jake O'Connell Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
QB Brady Quinn Head FP FP FP Questionable
C Ryan Lilja Knee -- -- DNP Questionable
TE Steve Maneri Ankle LP LP FP Probable
WR Dwayne Bowe Thigh LP FP FP Probable
DT Dontari Poe Knee LP FP FP Probable

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available

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