Bengals Officially Rule Out Star Wide Receiver For Week 11

The Cincinnati Bengals are one of the most talented offensive teams in the entire NFL, and even without their biggest star in Ja'Marr Chase, they've turned to Joe Mixon to put up some incredible numbers, but without Chase, this team isn't the playoff threat they proved themselves to be in 2021 when they made an impressive run to the Super Bowl. 

Unfortunately for the Bengals, they've been without Chase for a number of weeks now due to a hip injury, one in which he avoided Injured Reserve for, with many in the building believing that he could return within the four week time frame. That now officially won't happen, as the Bengals have officially ruled him out for Week 11, as he has not yet begun to practice, with the Bengals reportedly targeting the December 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs as his return date.

Without Chase in the lineup, the team has got solid production from Mixon, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, but if they want to make it back to the playoffs again in 2022 and take the next step, they'll need their superstar available.

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