The Cincinnati Bengals got a much-needed bye week to rest-up and get some of their injured players healed-up in hopes they can return for the next five games that will determine whether the franchise will make a third-straight playoff appearance. That would be unprecedented in Bengaldom, and it’s an accomplishment that’s very much in reach with the team sitting at 7-4 and playing three of their final five games in the friendly confines of Paul Brown Stadium.
But they’ll be hitting the road this week to take on the San Diego Chargers, and they’ll hopefully be getting a number of their key players back from injury. It looks like they’ll get middle linebacker Ray Maualuga and defensive tackle Devon Still back after they missed the past month of action, but starting right guard Kevin Zeitler is still dealing with an ankle injury that kept him from playing last week in a win over the Cleveland Browns:
#Bengals back practicing today. Maualuga, Still, Crocker (and even Chris Pressley) are practicing. Zeitler and Harrison aren’t.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 25, 2013