The title for team that suffered the most injuries during Cincinnati's 34-30 win over Green Bay was clearly the Packers. Tight end Jermichael Finley exited the game after a first quarter concussion, followed by linebacker Clay Mathews and running back James Starks later in the afternoon.
However, the Bengals may have to approach this week with a wait-and-see regarding their best cornerback. Leon Hall suffered a hamstring pull in the fourth quarter during a block that helped spring Terence Newman on his fumble return for a touchdown. It forced him to miss the final series.
Hall intends to play the game. "That's the plan," he said via Bengals.com. When the game was over, Hall posted four tackles, three passes defensed and an interception that led to a fourth quarter touchdown to wide receiver Marvin Jones.
Taylor Mays filled in for the injured Hall, playing in the slot. And he played surprisingly well, writes Geoff Hobson.
One of the quiet heroes Sunday was safety Taylor Mays. He not only recovered the fumbled kickoff way back in the first quarter on the Packers 2, but when Hall got hurt he had to play slot corner with Dre Kirkpatrick and Brandon Ghee also out.
"Taylor stepped up big today," cornerback Adam Jones said.
We'll have to wait until practice kicks off on Wednesday to see how serious Hall's hamstring is and if he'll be ready for the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.