Latest from the NFL: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (neck) sits out


December 6, 2015 10:00PM (UTC)

The latest from NFL games around the league on the 13th Sunday of the season (all times EST):

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will be missing one of his top targets as tight end Tyler Eifert, the NFL's touchdown leader, will miss their game against the Browns with a neck injury.

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Eifert has 12 TD catches this season, three of them coming in Cincinnati's 31-10 win over the Browns on Nov. 5. Eifert has 46 catches for 522 yards.

Eifert had been listed as doubtful this week. He sustained a neck stinger in last Sunday's win over St. Louis. Tyler Kroft will start in place of Eifert on Sunday. Kroft has just one catch for four yards.

The Bengals (9-2) are closing in on their fifth straight playoff appearance and an AFC North title.

The Browns (2-9) decided not to activate wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, the former NFL quarterback who was signed earlier this week.

Cleveland is also missing Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden, who missed his fourth straight game with a concussion. Haden has sustained two concussions this season.

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— Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland.


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