Dre Kirkpatrick and Adam Jones have now been declared out for this game. This leaves the Bengals’ secondary very thin for the rest of the game.
The Bengals lost multiple starting defenders, as well as their slot receiver. The first to go down was starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who went down with a shoulder injury early in the first quarter. He was later called questionable to return.
Later, starting cornerback Adam Jones went down with a back injury. He was later ruled probable to return. Both Jones and Kirkpatrick being out briefly led to William Jackson III, Darqueze Dennard and Josh Shaw being the top three cornerbacks.
But the most serious injury Cincinnati suffered was to slot receiver Tyler Boyd. He went down with a knee injury late in the quarter and was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. That’s a very bad sign for Boyd, who has to be assisted off the field with trainers as he barely put any weight on the injured leg.
As for the Bills, they lost starting tight end Charles Clay to a leg injury. Clay was then carted off to the locker room for further examinations. He’s one of Buffalo’s top offensive weapons, so not having him would be a big loss.
We will keep you posted on these injuries as more details come out.