With some injuries lingering, look for to step up.
Despite both Cincinnati Bengals receivers having solid games against the Buffalo Bills, the duo wasalso banged up this past week.ese five.
Ja’Marr Chase landed hard on his lower back after attempting to snag a jump ball against two defenders. Chase already said he plans to play vs. the Houston Texans, though he’s officially questionable.
On the other hand, Tee Higgins tweaked his hamstring in practice this week and has been ruled out
#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
With that being said, Houston coming to town isn’t a giveaway win by any means. The Bengals need these people to step in and have big games.
Our defensive backs this season have been impressive, to say the least. Each one of them has shown off their skills each game. Last week was a talent show as we held one of the best receivers in football to under 100 yards.
Houston is coming into town with two exciting receivers in Tank Dell and Noah Brown, two who tacked on 100+ yards in their Week 9 matchup with the Bucs. The Texans don’t have much of a run game at all, so if the Bengals can stop their air game, Houston will be very one-dimensional.
Let’s remember that Chase and Higgins aren’t Cincinnati’s only two receivers. This is why the Bengals’ receiver group is extremely underrated. It sounds like Chase will still suit up and play, but let’s say they are both out. Cincinnati still has Tyler Boyd, Trenton Irwin, Andrei Iosivas, and Charlie Jones, all of whom have made big plays at some point this season. Jones is looking to return after having thumb surgery. Before the injury, he had already impressed the team with several good punt returns, including a touchdown in Week 2 against the Ravens.