Denver Broncos vs Cincinnati Bengals : The Bengals are kicking off the month of December with an inter-conference matchup with the Broncos today. This is the Bengals last chance at salvaging their once promising season as their margin for error becomes thinner and thinner. But the news they received this week should help them out.
A few notable players will be returning to the field from injury today. The biggest has to be A.J. Green, who missed the last three games with a toe injury. The Bengals have been 0-3 without him. He should be a very welcome addition to Jeff Driskel who will be making his first start at quarterback in the NFL.
Cincinnati will also be getting Dre Kirkpatrick and Nick Vigil back. Vigil has been out since being hurt in the Steelers game, and Kirkpatrick just missed last week’s game. The defense can use all the help it can get after getting dismantled by Baker Mayfield and the Browns last week for 28 first-half points.
The Broncos are fresh off two wins against playoff teams (the Steelers and Chargers). That doesn’t mean they aren’t without their faults. Undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay is probably the best running back who isn’t consistently getting 15 touches per game. He was pretty much the biggest reason the Broncos pulled out the victory against the Steelers as he rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on only 14 rushing attempts.
Who will keep their Wild Card hopes alive?
How to watch the Bengals host the Broncos
Game: Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) vs Denver Broncos (5-6)
Date/Time: Dec. 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Streaming: Fubo TV
Series Leader: Broncos lead the all-time series 21-10
Streak: Broncos have won two of the past three
Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: (3-7) vs. Vance Joseph (0-1)
Television: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington. Broadcasters are Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst).
Radio: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).
SB Nation Broncos site: Mile High Report
Weather: High 40’s, Partly Cloudy [NFL weather]
Odds: Bengals open as, -1.5 [Odds Shark]