The Cincinnati Bengals are somehow, someway on a two-game winning streak without Joe Burrow.
It seems the Bengals have finally pounced on some luck as they finish out a tough 2020 season. Of course, after there is far from any hope of playoff contention, the Bengals start to win.
That said, it’s easy to see these players on giving their all to keep Zac Taylor in the Queen City.
They took a double-digit lead at halftime on the 11-win Steelers a few weeks ago. They almost put up 40 points on the Texans. This team wants to win, but they may have to do it without their best cornerback on Sunday.
Per the most-updated injury report, William Jackson III is still in concussion protocol. Rookie Logan Wilson also did not participate with an ankle injury, having been sidelined since the team’s Week 14 matchup with the Cowboys.
Darius Phillips did move from resting to limited participation, so it is assumed he’ll be a go.
It’s unlikely either play in the season finale, a game that really only has playoff implications for the Bengals while potentially ending the Ravens postseason hopes.
Thankfully both defensive end Mike Daniels and A.J. Green returned to action. While the future is unknown for Green, he is expected to go in what could be his final game as a Bengal.
As for the Ravens, they held out veteran running back Mark Ingram II and elite pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Sadly, chaos-creating Calais Campbell was a full participant, as was Marcus Peters, Sam Koch and Orlando Brown.
Here’s a look at the full injury report from Thursday’s practices.
#Bengals #Ravens injury reports on New Years Eve, ahead of Sunday’s finale. pic.twitter.com/49CzFIr68T— Laurel Pfahler (@LaurelPfahler) December 31, 2020