The Cincinnati Bengals lost 16-12 to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but that might be the least of their concerns.
They lost superstar wide receiver A.J. Green to a hamstring injury that reportedly includes a significant tear, and they’ll also be without running back Gio Bernard after he tore his ACL, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
It goes without saying that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton must find some new targets after these injuries, both of which could be crippling blows.
Bernard rushed for 318 yards and two touchdowns through nine games, but his real impact came in the passing attack, where he tallied 296 yards and a touchdown on 34 receptions.
Jeremy Hill, who leads Cincinnati with 561 rushing yards and six touchdowns, should see a large increase in his workload with Bernard unlikely to return this season.
The Bengals are 3-6-1 after Sunday’s loss.
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