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Bengals Rule Out Key Offensive Player Day Before Game

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 30: A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet before the AFC Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 30, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 30: A view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet before the AFC Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs on Jan 30, 2022 at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without their top tight end for this weekend's game against the New England Patriots.

The team downgraded Hayden Hurst, who has been dealing with a calf injury, to out. 

Hurt has missed the last two games for the Bengals and he'll now make it three with this one. He's caught 48 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.

The Bengals will look to win this one without him as they close in on a potential AFC North title. They currently have a one-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens heading into Saturday's contest. 

They'll also look to make things more difficult for the Patriots as they come into this matchup with a 7-7 record following last Sunday's collapse against the Las Vegas Raiders. 

Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. ET and it'll be regionally televised by CBS.