Bengals Down to Three Healthy Corners Sunday

Cincinnati Bengals cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Tre Flowers
Cincinnati Bengals cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Tre Flowers
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NFL Week 9 - The Cincinnati Bengals are officially down to three healthy cornerbacks, according to an injury report released by the team

The Bengals have officially ruled out Mike Hilton from Sunday's contest against the Carolina Panthers with a finger injury. Meanwhile, cornerback Tre Flowers has yet to practice this week, per to the injury report; he is listed as questionable for Sunday. This leaves Cincinnati with Eli Apple, Jalen Davis, and rookie Cam Taylor Britt. While Apple appeared on the injury list at the start of the week with a hamstring injury, he was a full participant as of Thursday's practice and was not given any qualifying game status.

Apple has remained the second corner on this Bengals roster, playing 415 snaps, Taylor-Britt has played just 99 defensive snaps this season, while Davis has only played on special teams. 

The Carolina Panthers are currently coming off their two best offensive passing games by DVOA this season, posting a 76.6% passing DVOA against the Buccaneers defense in Week 7 and a -10.8% DVOA against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8. The Bengals' ninth-best defense by DVOA is led by their seventh-ranked -4.8% defensive passing DVOA through eight weeks. Cincinnati will still have their two two safeties Jessie Bates III and Vonn Bell.


3 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2022, 5:33pm

#1 by MJK // Nov 04, 2022 - 3:41pm

Was very confused for a moment because Trey Flowers is an OLB for the Dolphins, not a CB for the Bengals.  Then I realized that Tre Flowers is not just a misspelled Trey Flowers.  

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#2 by Raiderfan // Nov 04, 2022 - 5:49pm

Given how the Panthers succeeded against a similarly injured Buccaneers secondary, they are timing this really well.

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#3 by ImNewAroundThe… // Nov 06, 2022 - 5:33pm

They allowed less than last week in a W. Hmm

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