With 3:56 remaining in the first quarter, Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis gained four yards over the middle, picking up a first down to Cincinnati's 46-yard. Unfortunately, Bengals left guard Clint Boling laid on the turf during BenJarvus Green-Ellis' run and was helped off the field after an injury timeout.
The team announced that Boling had suffered an injury to the right knee and is questionable to return.
As a result, the team had to reconfigure the offensive line. Andre Smith, who was actually not participating on the drive, came in at right tackle, moving Anthony Collins to left tackle and sliding Andrew Whitworth to left guard. Mike Pollak remains at right guard, who had replaced Kevin Zeitler, out for his second straight game with a knee.