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Injuries could favor the Bengals Sunday

While Levi Jones will miss his fifth straight game, the Bengals will play Sunday's game relatively healthier than they've played much of the season -- relative to players not on Injured Reserve. Palmer will be sidelined again; we're far more convinced that even though he's throwing, he won't play against the Chiefs during the season finale. Kenny Watson is questionable with a problematic hamstring that's sidelined him the past two games; after missing Wednesday's practice, Watson was limited Thursday and fully on Friday.

The Bengals should get Chinedum Ndukwe back, along with Ben Utecht and Chris Perry. Stacy Andrews and Eric Ghiaciuc sat once during the week due to an illness while Chad Johnson was a late entry with a hamstring on Friday.

The Browns will be without tight end Kellen Winslow, and Shaun Smith is listed as doubtful. Cleveland also has several key players listed as questionable; only Joshua Cribbs practiced fully this week.

Levi Jones Kenny Watson Stacy Andrews
Carson Palmer   Anthony Collins
    Mike Doss
    Eric Ghiaciuc
    T.J. Houshmandzadeh
    Rashad Jeanty
    Chad Johnson
    David Jones
    Chinedum Ndukwe
    Chris Perry
    Ben Utecht
    Bobbie Williams


Kellen Winslow Shaun Smith Joshua Cribbs
  Leon Williams Jerome Harrison
    Shaun Rogers
    Eric Steinbach
    Lawrence Vickers
    Corey Williams
    Dave Zastudil