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]
BENGALS AT CHIEFS HUB
Stories, reports and updates involving Sunday's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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
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