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The Bengals are leaving for Houston this afternoon for Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. kickoff against the Texans in the opening game of the NFL playoffs.
They head into the game in good physical shape.
S Taylor Mays (hamstring) and LB Dontay Moch (illness) are doubtful to play. Neither participated in Friday’s walk-through session.
The rest of the injury report has players that practiced fully. DT Geno Atkins (Achilles), RB Cedric Benson (foot), C Kyle Cook (foot), S Chris Crocker (knee), QB Andy Dalton (illness), DE Jonathan Fanene (non-injury related) and DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) are listed as probable for the game.
Dalton missed practice on Wednesday with a 24-hour flu bug but returned to practice on Thursday and is all good to go. Atkins was limited in Thursday’s workout but is also expected to start. That will be important going up against a Houston team that is averaging 153 yards on the ground, second in the NFL.
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The Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback suffered flu like symptoms extreme enough to keep him out of practice Wednesday and force Dalton to make a trip to the Hospital. Today as the Bengals play in their first play-off game in years, Dalton will face another rookie quarterback TJ Yates making this the first time two rookie quarterbacks faced each other in a play-off game.
Safety Taylor Mays is among seven players on the inactive list for the Bengals in their playoff game against Houston.
Mays also sat out the regular-season finale with a hamstring injury. Safety Robert Sands, linebacker Dontay Moch, guard Otis Hudson, offensive tackle Anthony Collins, receiver Armon Binns and defensive tackle Nick Hayden were also inactive for the Bengals.
Andy Dalton will need his "maturity beyond his years" to show up in order to win this week
Game time: 4:30 EST, Saturday
Weather Forecast: High of 72 with scattered showers
All time series record: Tied at 3-3
Spread: Texans by -3
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