Ahead of the game, the Bengals have announced their captains for the 2022 NFL season, which are:
- QB Joe Burrow
- C Ted Karras
- RB Joe Mixon
- DT D.J. Reader
- S Vonn Bell
- DE Sam Hubbard
- S Michael Thomas
It was essentially etched in stone that Burrow, Mixon, Hubbard and Bell would be captains again after earning the nod in 2021. The new captains are Reader on defense, Karras on offense, and Thomas as the special teams captain.
Reader gets the nod after becoming a force in the middle of Cincinnati’s defense in 2021 after injuries cut short his 2020 campaign.
Thomas gets a captain nod after becoming a core special teams player for the Bengals last season during his first year with the club.
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