Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) wait for a call to be reviewed during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals
Date: August 24, 2014
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium
Kickoff Time: 8 pm, Eastern Time
TV Info: Aired nationally on NBC
Radio: WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7)
Live Stream: NFL.com Preseason Live
Replay: This game will also be shown on the NFL Network at 1 pm ET of Tuesday, August 26
The Cincinnati Bengals travel to the desert today to take on the Arizona Cardinals in the third game of Cincy’s 2014 preseason schedule. Game 3 is usually the most telling about what a team will look like come opening day of the regular season, and the health of several Bengals is still uncertain as the Cardinals loom.
The latest on news on the injury front from around the web:
- Linebacker Vontaze Burfict, fresh off a successful contract negotiation, has missed several days of practice due to a reported stomach virus and may be replaced against Arizona by Sean Porter, according to Josh Kirkendall at Cincy Jungle.
- Nearly ten months after tearing his ACL, lineman Geno Atkins will return to the field against the Cards, according to Coley Harvey at ESPN.com.
- Meanwhile on the quarterback front, ESPN reports that Tyler Wilson is unlikely to play (head) and that Jason Campbell will likely be back in the saddle as Andy Dalton’s backup.
The preseason is winding down, so we’ll probably see more of Dalton and the first-stringers than we have so far in August. Key battles to watch include the linebackers, backup QB, and second-string wide receivers.