The Cincinnati Bengals have the 3-0 Miami Dolphins coming to town Thursday night in a big AFC showdown. The Dolphins are coming off a dramatic win over the Buffalo Bills and will be the Bengals’ biggest test yet this season.
Cincinnati will debut their white helmets and wear their color rush jerseys, anticipating that they have a “white out” crowd. The energy in the Paycor Stadium should be electric for this one, and there are some notable takeaways before this matchup.
Bengals Notable Injury Report
- Drew Sample – Knee/Leg, OUT
- Clark Harris – Bicep, OUT
- DJ Reader – Knee, Questionable
- Germaine Pratt – Knee, Questionable
- Joe Mixon – Ankle, Probable
The Bengals have some notable injuries, mostly around Pratt, Mixon, and Reader, but there is a good possibility all three play. If anyone is in doubt, it would be Reader for precaution reasons since he just hurt his knee this Sunday. Mixon is expected to play, and Pratt missed last week but could be back this Thursday very well.
Dolphins Notable Injury Report
- Elandon Roberts – Quadriceps, Questionable
- Mackensie Alexander – Groin, Questionable
- Greg Little – Finger – Questionable
- Raekwon Davis – Knee, Questionable
- Hunter Long – Ankle, Questionable
The Dolphins have multiple uncertainties within their injury report, but it is a positive that they are all questionable and not ruled out or doubtful. Little and Roberts suffered injuries in Sunday’s win, leaving the game. Their status should be determined by Wednesday or Thursday morning.
Our overall injury report will be finalized Wednesday evening when we have more status updates on the listed players.
The Miami Dolphins have speed all across their offense ranging from Jaylen Waddle to Tyreek Hill. They have multiple shifty backs like Raheem Mostert and Chase Edmonds and present many issues to defenses. Cincinnati will need to be prepared to either match that offensively or limit the ability of some of these weapons to make plays throughout the game a lot like the Buffalo Bills did.
The Bengals will look to add to what they did on Sunday afternoon against the Jets and keep their momentum ticking in an upward direction.