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2017 Schedule
2-3, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers WR Antonio Brown hasn't had a 100-yard receiving game against the Bengals in the regular season since 2014. His last touchdown catch against Cincinnati was in 2015. Bengals were able to contain him last season. Brown is leading the league in receiving yards (700), ahead of AJ Green (504).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Boyd and Ryan Hewitt did not practice. Clayton Fejedelem (hamstring), Adam Jones (back), John Ross (knee) and Derron Smith (ankle) were limited. Andy Dalton (ankle) and Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) were full participants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Ross and Adam Jones are both practicing. Jones looks like he's moving around well after sitting out Monday with a back injury. Tyler Boyd and Ryan Hewitt aren't practicing.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis said things went well with Tyler Eifert's surgery and he'll do his rehab in Cincinnati.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton said his ankle is fine now. He was sore for a few days last week, "as anybody would be," but said no pain at this point.

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FPI: Bengals need help in playoff push

The bye week did no favors for Cincy, whose chances to win the AFC North dwindled to 5 percent in ESPN's FPI while the Steelers' grip on the division tightened significantly.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals will wear white jerseys and black pants at Pittsburgh this weekend. They're 25-28 in that combination since 2004.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have promoted LB Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad to fill Tyler Eifert's spot.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have given long snapper Clark Harris a one-year extension, signing him through the 2018 season. Harris, 33, has quietly been as solid as they come on special teams since the Bengals signed him in 2009.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals' WR John Ross has played only 5 offensive snaps, or 0.8 percent of all the team's snaps, which ranks 31 of 32 first-round picks this year. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has not taken a snap. Niners LB Reuben Foster and Chargers WR Mike Williams have also taken less than 2 percent of their teams' total snaps.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones is now working on the rehab field. Tyler Boyd is not participating today during the open period.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Ross is dressed and participating in practice for the first time in several weeks, but Adam Jones is watching from the sidelines.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have placed Tyler Eifert on injured reserve, ending his season. Eifert will have another surgery on his back, which will have a recovery timetable of 4-6 months. Tyler Kroft will continue to be the No. 1 TE in his place.

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Bengals' Eifert opts for surgery, to miss season

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will have a third surgical procedure on his back Thursday that will end his season. He was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL has flexed the Bengals Oct. 22 game against the Steelers into the 4:25 PM slot. It was previously set for 1 PM

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are 5-8-1 after a bye under Marvin Lewis, who was 1-4-1 in his first six seasons after a bye. He's 4-4 since then. The Bengals have played the Steelers once after a bye under Lewis, a 2015 game they won.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals originally had one practice scheduled for their bye week, but it was cancelled. Marvin Lewis challenged them last week: win and they get Wednesday off. Lewis said: “That was floated out there Wednesday after practice last week. When I told them on Wednesday, when I reiterated the schedule for this week, I watched a couple guys jaws hit the table. They always just assume that, as it was, they take care of me and I'll take care of (them), so they took care of me ... They'll be off Wednesday.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards227.018th
Rushing Yards84.0Tied-28th
Points For16.830th
Points Against16.62nd

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