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Cincinnati Bengals inactive’s list; limping into week 17

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens won’t be fearing the Bengals sharp claws and fangs today, with the star players not suiting up from injuries.

Both runningbacks Jeremy Hill and Giovanni Bernard are out. ‘Raven killer’ A.J. Green is absent after a back-and-forth battle with the Cincinatti front office. Tight end Tyler Eifert finishes the season on injured reserve, just as he began 2016.

This is an uncomfortable amount of pressure taken from the shoulders of Baltimore’s defense. With four high-caliber weapons no longer capable of burning the Ravens, expect the defense to finish on a high note, regardless of Jimmy Smith and Zachary Orr’s ommission.