Friday, December 14, 2012
Upon Further Review: Bengals
By Jamison Hensley
Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-13 win at the Philadelphia Eagles:
The Bengals' suddenly hot running game took a hit in Philadelphia, where fullback Chris Pressley suffered a potential season-ending knee injury.
Pressley left the game with less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. He left the stadium on crutches.
Asked how significant the injury is, coach Marvin Lewis said, "A little bit but I don't like to speculate."
Rookie tight end Orson Charles filled in at fullback in Pressley’s absence. The Bengals struggled with the run in the second quarter, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis gained 51 yards in the second half. Green-Ellis has gained over 100 yards in four of his past five games.
Another injury concern is left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who was being evaluated for a concussion. It's unknown whether Whitworth will be ready to play against the Steelers but he'll get 10 days to recover because of the Thursday night game.
STAT THAT STICKS: 10 -- Wins in 15 road games over the past two seasons. That's a .667 winning percentage. This comes after the Bengals were 1-7 away from home in 2010.
OVERHEARD: "Coming out in the second half, in some of the defensive huddles, we were just asking who was going to make the big play that we need. That's the kind of defense we have here, even with the penalties or our performance not being great. We are able to come back and regroup and get the win." -- Bengals cornerback Leon Hall
WHAT'S NEXT: The Bengals (8-6) play at Pittsburgh, where they have lost by a combined score of 58-14 the past two seasons.