The Cincinnati Bengals have seen the odds stacked against them ahead of their divisional-round clash vs. the Buffalo Bills.
The Bengals already feel hard-done-by given the way the NFL chose to go with seeding after the cancellation of their regular-season game with the Bills. Now, they’re set to go into the important fixture without a pair of key offensive linemen.
According to ESPN, left tackle Jonah Williams and right guard Alex Cappa have officially been ruled out heading into Sunday’s showdown. The Bengals had already been without La’el Collins since Week 16, with the right tackle sustaining an ACL tear in his left knee.
While the Bengals are in a sore spot, head coach Zac Taylor commended the team on their preparation and level of communication in the buildup to the fixture.
“I thought they did a good job,” Taylor said. “I think they are ready to go and take advantage of their opportunities.”
Right guard Max Scharping and left tackle Jackson Carman will be filling in for Williams and Cappa and have been training with that in mind. Both of the latter were at the Bengals’ facilities this week but were kept out of practice.
Taylor would only say that the duo will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis when asked for an outlook on Friday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.