The Cincinnati Bengals started the 2023 NFL season poorly, losing three of their first four games. However, they have since turned things around and won four straight games, including victories over the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.
Joe Burrow has been instrumental in the Bengals’ turnaround, and he has stepped up his game in recent weeks. Unfortunately, the Bengals have been hit by injuries once again, and wide receiver Tee Higgins is expected to miss their upcoming game against the Houston Texans.
Ja’Marr Chase is the Bengals’ more important receiver, but he is also questionable for the game due to a back injury. If Chase is unable to play, the Bengals will be without their two top wide receivers against the Texans.
#Bengals WR Tee Higgins, who did not practice today after injuring his hamstring in practice yesterday, is expected to miss this Sunday's game vs the #Texans, sources say. He'll be evaluated on a week-to-week basis going forward. pic.twitter.com/LTfChAXOA6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 9, 2023
Despite the injuries, the Bengals are still the favorites to win the game against the Texans. However, they will need to find a way to replace Higgins’ production if he is unable to play.