A surprising 4-2 start for the Bengals have fans thinking playoffs and a chance to leave Seattle with a 5-2 record. On the other side of things, the Seahawks look to build some momentum, advance to 3-4 and hope to challenge the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC West title.
Bengals running back Cedric Benson will finally serve his one-game suspension stemming from his offseason violation of the league's conduct policy. The loss of Benson will put more pressure on rookie quarterback Andy Dalton to perform in Seattle's noisy stadium.
The quarterback situation in Seattle is still cloudy as Tarvaris Jackson attempts to return from a pectoral injury. The Seahawks are holding out hope that he will be able to play after returning to limited participation in practice Thursday and Friday. If Jackson is unable to go, Charlie Whitehurst will again get the start.
The Bengals are coming off their bye week and had two weeks of rest and preparation for the game, while the Seahawks are coming off an ugly 6-3 road loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Usual Seattle weather could make the game sloppy—the temperature is expected to be in the 50s with constant rain throughout the afternoon.
FINAL Score: 34-12 Bengals