Updated: 3:15 p.m.
Right guard Kevin Zeitler not only showed up with helmet in hand, he also wore it at Thursday morning's practice in Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since he injured his foot Nov. 10. Given that there's just one more heavy practice left before Sunday's game at sold-out PBS against the Colts (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) and that he was listed as limited, speculation continues the Bengals will leave
Zeitler was upbeat after practice, If only because he was moving around.
Whitworth (calf) and wide receiver
Which pretty much mirrors Sunday's game-time forecast. With temperatures again hovering around the freezing mark, there's a 60 percent chance of snow and freezing rain with winds out of the northeast at 10 miles per hour.
And that's just fine for Lewis in this matchup of division leaders. In the last six Decembers at PBS, the Bengals are 10-3 in the elements that Lewis says typifies his team. He is now calling it "Bengal weather." According to Elias, the Bengals are 10-7 under Lewis in regular-season games that start at 35 degrees or lower.
"It’s going to be a good Bengal day on Sunday. We’re going to get after it in Bengal weather,” Lewis said Wednesday. "That’s part of us. That’s part of our toughness. It’s just the way we’re put together. We say it all the time; when you walk in here you know you’ve got to work hard. If you don’t work hard, you stand out like a sore thumb. You’re going to get cast to the side because you can’t hang here. Either get with us or get on. That’s the way it’s going to be.”