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Ravens at Bengals injury report: Carlos Dunlap and Preston Brown back at practice
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Ravens at Bengals injury report: Carlos Dunlap and Preston Brown back at practice
mardi 6 novembre 2018 02:09:35
The Bengals are getting healthier ahead of their Thursday clash with the Ravens. After not practicing Monday , both Preston Brown and Carlos Dunlap returned to action on Tuesday. However, it was only a limited session for the two defenders, so how much work they get in Wednesday will largely determine their status for Thursday. Backup receiver Cody Core was limited once again and looks highly unlikely to play Thursday. We should expect the Bengals to roll with five receivers again and rookie Auden Tate be a healthy scratch.Left guard Clint Boling got a full session in Tuesday after being limited on Monday. He looks ready to rock for Thursday after helping pave the way for Joe Mixon’s big Week 1 (5.6 ypc on 17 runs).On Baltimore’s side, it was more of the same as backup running back Kenneth Dixon, backup cornerback Maurice Canady, backup defensive tackle Willie Henry and tight end Hayden Hurt remained out. All four are likely going to be inactive Thursday. Canady is the big loss simply because Jimmy Smith is already out due to suspension, so Baltimore’s secondary is going to be very thin against a team they’ve routinely been torched by in the fourth quarter Bengals Jessie Bates III Jersey , whether by A.J. Green or Tyler Boyd. While Dixon did get significant touches in Week 1, that was mainly because it was a 47-3 drubbing that saw every active player log significant snaps. Javorius ‘Buck’ Allen is the backup to Alex Collins, so those were going to be the two backs Cincinnati saw most Thursday regardless of Dixon’s status. Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday Injury ReportThe Bengals have a special teams problem Elements from the Bengals’ special teams have been showing signs of strain recently. Opposing teams are gaining decent yardage on kickoff returns; blown coverage on a punt return has already led to a touchdown; there have been multiple blocks in the kicking game. Special teams isn’t as sexy strutting on the catwalk like a scoring defense, a comeback-fueling running back, or a milestone-achieving future Hall of Fame wide receiver. You don’t need me to explain why special teams is a significant contributor for victories or landslide defeats — you’re smart football folks. It just is. However, what we’re seeing right now is an unfavorable trend with Darrin Simmons’ crew. Atlanta’s Marvin Hall returned a kickoff 53 yards, placing the Falcons at midfield. Eight plays later Bengals Dre Kirkpatrick Jersey , Atlanta took an early 7-0 lead. Granted, special teams gave Atlanta advantageous field position; the defense struggled all game too. Hall added a 33-yarder later in the same quarter. Keith Tandy blocked a Kevin Huber punt against Atlanta, giving the Falcons starting position on the Bengals’ eight-yard line — Cincinnati’s defense held, forcing Atlanta into a field goal. Randy Bullock missed a 53-yarder against Carolina—perhaps this is one example that should be scratched out—he’s known more for accuracy than distance, though he did boom a 51-yarder against Miami on Sunday. Cincinnati’s unfortunate special teams trend continued during the second quarter against Miami: Vincent Taylor blocked a field goal, Miami’s Jakeem Grant returned a punt 70 yards giving Miami a 14-0 lead with 23 seconds remaining in the first half. Let’s start with the blocked field goal. With 3:58 remaining in the second quarter, Randy Bullock readies for a 37-yarder to crack a troublesome goose egg on the scoreboard. Davon Godchaux and Vincent Taylor Youth Andy Dalton Jersey , two powerlifting bulldozers, collide into each of Alex Redmond’s shoulders. Unable to weather the onslaught, Redmond gave ground. Vincent angled inside Redmond’s shoulder and extended his arm. Bullock’s kick smacked Taylor’s extended hand, with the football harmlessly falling back to Earth.Fast-forward to the 40 second mark in the second quarter. Huber takes the snap and angles the 50-yard punt just beyond the 30-yard line. Jakeem Grant bolts up-field and bounces around the right edge. A pursuing Kevin Huber had no shot and Cody Core narrowly missed pushing Grant out of bounds right at the end zone. Touchdown.“It was great blocking — great blocking from the return team,” Grant said after the game. “All the credit goes to them. They’re the reason I scored. I just hit the hole.”In fairness to everyone, Grant is one the league’s top return-men and one of three players with a punt return for touchdown. By this point, the Dolphins had a 14-0 lead — a 10-point swing that Authentic Carlos Dunlap Jersey , had special teams converted the field goal and held Grant from scoring, should have been a 7-3 Dolphins lead. Thankfully the Bengals’ fourth quarter charge negated declining special teams production, and rendered post-game comments mute on the subject — it’s better to celebrate on Sunday and then become critical on Monday.
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