Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins will not play in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans due to a hamstring injury, the team confirmed. Higgins, who was already dealing with a fractured rib, was officially listed as “out” according to the latest injury report. Additionally, wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Charlie Jones are listed as questionable for Week 10, with Chase expecting to play and Jones being a game-time decision.
Defensive end Sam Hubbard and defensive tackle Josh Tupou will also be absent from Sunday’s game due to injury. The news was a blow to the Bengals, who have been on a hot streak recently. Quarterback Joe Burrow recently recovered from a calf injury and led the team to a four-game winning streak, including impressive victories over playoff teams from last season such as the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Buffalo Bills.
In the latest game against the Bills, Burrow had a standout performance, throwing for 348 yards and two touchdowns. Higgins also had a productive game, recording eight receptions for 110 yards. However, he sustained a hamstring injury during practice and is considered week-to-week.
Meanwhile, star receiver Ja’Marr Chase is dealing with a sore back and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Despite the injury, Chase expressed his intention to play and is determined to contribute to the team’s efforts against the Texans. With both Higgins and Chase dealing with injuries, the Bengals will have to rely on other wide receivers such as Tyler Boyd.
In terms of wagering, the Bengals are the -6.5 favorites against the Houston Texans, and they have shown a strong performance recently, covering the point spread in their last four games. Despite their injuries, the Bengals remain in the hunt for a playoff spot and are listed as -300 odds to make it to the postseason, with +235 odds to miss out.
Looking ahead, the Bengals are aiming for their first conference crown in the last three seasons and are listed at +600 odds to win the AFC title. Their Super Bowl odds have also improved, with the team now listed at +1200 odds to win Super Bowl LVIII. With a healthy Burrow and a strong recent performance, the Bengals are hoping to continue their winning momentum and make a strong push in the remainder of the season.