Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 08:26 PM
Quick Hits: Geno DNP; Green Headed To Out; Mixon At Bay
Defensive tackle Geno Atkins surfaced on Thursday’s injury report with a knee issue, but indications are it won’t take him out of Sunday’s game (4:25 p.m.) in Oakland. Tight end Tyler Eifert had a rest day but he also is expected to play. On Friday, wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) is expected to be ruled out for Sunday, missing his 14th straight game dating back to last season. He was in sweats and not on the practice field again Thursday.
Matchup Of The Game: The Center Of Attention
Bengals center Trey Hopkins went against Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s defenses for four seasons in practice when Paulie G. succeeded Mike Zimmer as the Bengals defensive coordinator. Both have impressively moved on as they prepare to meet Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) in Oakland. Hopkins is overseeing the Bengals' new-and-improved run game that just went through an orange cone rehab.
Bengals Coaching Staff Hopes To Replicate Raiders Turnaround
When the Bengals play in Oakland’s famed Black Hole for the last time Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the two teams may be more closely tied than when Bengals head coach Zac Taylor played his old Rams team in London last month. After all, Taylor merely worked for Rams head coach Sean McVay. But he played for Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.