The Cincinnati Bengals host the Detroit Lions at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati today. RB Cedric Benson returns to the lineup after two weeks resting a hip injury, but the Bengals will be without starting DT Domata Peko and RB/KR Bernard Scott in their bid to secure just the second winning season in the last 20 years. Peko is out with a knee injury, while Scott is battling turf toe.
With Scott out, Larry Johnson moves into the No. 2 RB role.
Also inactive today for the Bengals are usual suspects Jerome Simpson and Crash Dummy. RT Andre Smith will see his second straight week of live NFL action.