COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heading into their second matchup of the NFL season, both the AFC North-leading Bengals and the Browns are dealing with injuries.
The Bengals (6-4) were a mixed bag on the injury front yesterday.
Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga didn’t participate, but backup Michael Boley was back on the field for the first time since leaving the Jets game on Oct. 27th with a hamstring issue. Vontaze Burfict, Brandon Thompson, Chris Crocker, Devon Still, Kevin Zeitler and Kyle Cook were all out.
The Browns’ starting quarterback is heading in the right direction. Jason Campbell might not need the extra protection he has been wearing on his bruised ribs this week.
At 4-5, Cleveland is tied with Baltimore for second place in the division.
The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6 in their first meeting in Cleveland Sept. 29.