If the Cincinnati Bengals are going to clinch a playoff berth this week, they’ll need to beat the Minnesota Viking at home where they’re currently undefeated, but at least one other team needs to lose between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins.
Baltimore is hosting the slumping New England Patriots, while the Dolphins are in Buffalo to face a Bills team they’ve already lost to this year. But Miami has improved significantly since then, and the Bills would have liked to have quarterback E.J. Manuel Sunday to face Miami.
That won’t happen, as Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that Thad Lewis will start instead: ‘
Great Dolphins luck RT @NFL_ATL: Thad Lewis will start at QB for Bills this week. EJ Manuel (knee) out and Steve Johnson likely out too.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2013
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